Mobile apps to streamline your construction business
SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO / - ----- March 6, 2015 --- Mobile apps might hold the key to achieving streamlining success Streamlining operations of any kind in the construction businesses has always been a challenge. This is primarily due to the fact that construction involves so many unpredictable variables, from municipality complications to unreliable labour forces.
In order to save both time and money, but without compromising on the quality and reliability of the products it offers to its customers, the construction industry has been looking to streamline its various processes and operations for some time now,.
Many within the industry believe that mobile apps might hold the key to achieving streamlining success, and with good reason: mobile apps are no longer the lone privilege of individuals in social media or the marketing industry. Mobile apps are even gaining popularity in the construction industry.
Here are some of the ways the construction industry is tapping into the popular and fairly budget friendly realm of mobile apps:
1. No more heavy paperwork
One of the foremost challenges faced by the construction industry is handling and keeping track of endless amounts of paperwork and red tape. But with the help of mobile apps, everything from construction blueprints to workers' contracts can be uploaded to apps, and stored and accessed at any time.
2. Covers multiple aspects
For those of you in the construction business, using mobile apps can be a boon because it can be used as a means of keeping track of literally every aspect of a construction job, both on and off-site.
Mobile apps are available for pretty much every aspect of work, right from those that create and monitor bids, to the sharing of blueprints, floor plans and other building based data. Mobile apps can even be used to quickly share pictures among colleagues, subordinates and stakeholders; allowing everyone to communicate effectively, no matter what stage of construction is underway.
3. Effective time management
Although it might not be the first thing that would come to your mind when you think of an advantage to using mobile apps, construction companies are utilizing apps more and more to save time.
From obtaining critical information to making copies of forms or receipts, apps are making the construction site a smaller place. Apps also make it simple to send information from location to location without having to move a muscle.
This means that less time needs to be spent on operations such as administration, paperwork, and follow ups. Apps are paying for themselves in more ways than one!
4. Quickly resolve issues
Outstanding and monumental construction is just an over-complicated balancing act which involves managing people, materials, time, and the construction site. Today, there are apps that can help you track a construction defect, which means that even major problems and construction bottlenecks can be swiftly and effectively dealt with before they transform into a conflagration.
There are numerous options for project management construction software which have integrated apps that you can use to keep track of on-site materials, materials that are in transit, and even materials that need to be ordered as well as when they need to be ordered.
This is quite useful, as anyone in the construction business will tell you how important and difficult it can be to keep a track of materials, no matter where they are and how much of it there is.
By Rachel Matthews
Troy Media MUST