Achieving Success in the Field: The Right Information in the Right Place at the Right Time

Achieving Success in the Field: The Right Information in the Right Place at the Right Time

Today’s projects are increasing in complexity and size with ever tighter budgets requiring teams be more efficient with scarce resources. Whether they are project superintendents working for the Contractor or Inspectors working for the Construction Manager, these highly skilled individuals need to remain productive. Having access to the right information in real time is crucial to completing projects on time and within budget. This means eliminating wasted time walking to and from field offices to retrieve drawings, RFI, Submittals and inspections as well as eliminating the volumes of paperwork they must carry and search through in completing inspections, daily reports, time cards, and quality control procedures. With the advent of tablet computers, teams in the field have real time access to every piece of project information  with the tap of a button.  Field personnel now have instant access to the volumes of information that used to be stored in large filing cabinets. As soon as an Engineer issues a change, the field is notified immediately, allowing them to respond quickly and reducing the potential for delays. Responses to RFIs and submittals are provided directly to the field, eliminating the lag time associated with processing them through field office personnel. Not only can Contractors and Construction Managers improve field personnel efficiency, but they are also able to reduce office staff, office space, and the cost of generating the traditional mountains of paper required to support the field team. With every member of the team accessing EADOC’s collaborative construction project management application, project teams are ensuring that the right information is in the right place at the right time every time.