It happens all the time in construction— a misunderstanding between the project manager and the accounting department, between the plumber and the electrician, or even between the contractor and the client. Everyone starts on the same page, agrees on a reasonable timeline, and provides their professional input. Somewhere along the way, there’s a communication breakdown, which then leads to budget overruns and delays.
Here’s why it happens: for every project, you have a team of individuals working on the field, each responsible for a different task prior to hand-off. You then have the staff back at the office, working diligently to manage expectations and maintain the budget. Then, there’s the client who should be kept in the loop at every stage of the process. The only way to prevent mistakes and facilitate a seamless flow is to share information. The best way to do this is in real-time.
By using integrated technology such as mobile apps and video, team members can easily and accurately report and share information on the status of every task. An issue arises on the job site? Everyone gets the memo; proactive measures are taken to find a solution. The carpentry is delayed due to materials not arriving on time? Scheduling is adjusted with no further delay. The key is to keep all members of the team connected at all times, throughout the lifecycle of the project.
At WA Bentz, we believe two-way communication between the field and office is critical to success. Our team uses mobile apps and other technology tools to enhance collaboration, share data, and proactively manage risk. Call us today to learn how we can ensure the timely completion of your next construction project.