Decision-making is crucial to the construction process. Just think about how many choices are made each day by superintendents, project managers, contractors, project owners, architects and engineers, and people in the office. Construction professionals make many significant decisions throughout their careers. They have considerable autonomy and authority over how and in what ways millions of dollars are spent in one of the most complex and risky industries.
To make the most informed jobsite decisions, you first have to see the big picture. What does that mean exactly? You need to ask yourself: can I guarantee the project is managed to the satisfaction of the customer while making a profit? Construction management and jobsite management solutions like those offered by RedTeam make it easier for project teams to collaborate and keep track of the big picture.
3 tips to managing your jobsite for better decision making
1. Organization from the start.
Let’s face it. The more organized you are at the beginning of a job, the smoother your project will run. Did you request quotes from the right subcontractors? Are your contract agreements and insurance certificates in order? Are there any permits that may hold you up? Do any specialty items / materials need to be ordered early due to long lead times or supply chain issues? Every step of the process should be well thought out and effectively documented and shared with the appropriate members of the project team–both internal and external team members–at every stage of the project. Communicating with each other early and often about the plans, specifications, and job schedule can resolve many potential issues before the start of the project. Field teams can use posts and push notifications to collaborate in real-time with each other and with their counterparts in the office, as well as with the architect, engineer or project owner using Fieldlens by RedTeam. The easier it is for field teams to communicate nearly instantaneously with all of the conversations and decisions documented and visible to all stakeholders, the less likely rework, safety risks and delays become. Efficient decision-making and proper documentation reduce risk and increase profits.
2. Ensure quality work and quality control.
One key aspect of construction project management is making sure the project is built to the plans and specifications. This means project managers and superintendents need to have knowledge and understanding of construction processes and procedures. It’s important to review work completed, including design, materials used and workmanship, to make sure the work meets all plans, specifications and local building codes. The QA process is key to not only to ensure your customer’s satisfaction with the project, but to ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget. RedTeam’s construction management solutions, Flex and Go, allow project teams to plan and execute all phases of the construction process, from preconstruction through project closeout and handover.
3. Track project costs.
Being able to review up-to-date project financials at any time throughout the project will help you better track whether you’ll be over budget on any line items within your budget.. Adjustments can be made to fix overages and stay on track. Knowing where money is spent and how will help you keep track of the project’s budget and help ensure profitability. RedTeam’s construction management and jobsite management solutions help your team see the big picture, make effective decisions based on real-time project information, and plan and execute all work efficiently so projects remain on time and on budget.
Using these top three tips to manage jobsites will help you see the big picture to make better-informed decisions that’ll result in customer satisfaction and increased profit.
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