Feb 12 2016

The mobile app improving onsite efficiency

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Profit margins on construction projects are eaten into when snags or defects aren’t resolved on-time or to an acceptable quality.

Contractors and asset owners are increasingly adopting mobile-enabled software tools to better integrate their project supply chains with the latest defects updates in an attempt to improve efficiency and raise standards of workmanship.

5 ways mobile apps help clients on live projects
Here are 5 ways snagging and handovers are getting done faster and better amongst companies who are using mobile apps onsite:

1. Faster construction time
With access to real-time information onsite such as the latest revisions of plans and which contractor is responsible by trade or by defect, issues that would otherwise put projects on hold or add to construction time can be resolved in much faster timeframes.

2. Improved communication with all project stakeholders
Regular reports tighten the communication loop with project stakeholders. When all parties have access to the same information at the same time, errors are reduced and issues can be addressed faster.

3. Increased back-office efficiency
Onsite data entry means reduced admin time, and avoiding rekeying of information reduces errors and speeds reporting and information sharing. The result is less administration and a more productive back office.

4. An indisputable audit trail
Capturing information on an app at the job site improves accuracy. Photos and plans marked-up onsite provide an accurate and indisputable audit trail for the project, delivering accountability to clients or evidence in legal disputes.

5. Easy offline working
When there is no internet connection, simply work offline and mark-ups and actions will be synched when the connection is available

Substantial savings identified
The results so far have been very encouraging. Construction and Fit-out specialists ISG identified a 200% time saving when using the conjectMI solution in comparison with their old manual processes on a hi-tech fit-out project.

Such success stories are common and has led to the development of functionality to provide value to construction and real estate market customers.

Configurable reporting
conjectMI has been enhanced to include fully configurable forms. The benefit for users is the ability to define and report on the activity status of any piece of information. This enables the easy monitoring of standards, identifies trends and instances of non-conformity.

CONJECT has also released two complimentary modules for conjectMI, each with its own unique capabilities.

conjectMI Handover
Tailored to the needs of the real estate market, conjectMI Handover module:
⦁ Provides the asset owner with a full agreed record of the asset at the point of handover
⦁ Manages the capture, tracking and repair of defects
⦁ Vendors/ buyers can sign off via mobile device to complete handover

conjectMI Cut
For easy transfer of DWG files:
⦁ View, detail and cut all sizes of DWG files into zones
⦁ Determine views wanted for inspections and snagging visits
⦁ Automatic Bulk PDF/PNG export and easy updates

Global appeal
CONJECT mobile solutions are used on worksites across the globe: construction projects in Russia, Central Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Australasia and Asia are currently using the software. Recently, the conjectMI Product Manager presented at a seminar in Singapore entitled “Improve your Defects Management”.

This coincided with the implementation of conjectMI on a major transport infrastructure project in Singapore.

To find out more about CONJECT mobile solutions click here.

About the author

Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason leads the UK and MEAP Marketing team, with far too many years in B2B marketing to mention. A CONJECT newbie, Michelle is eagerly climbing a steep learning curve.

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