Communication is a critical element of many construction projects. Delays or challenges in communication can cause severe delays in project completion or even cause errors in the construction process that could prove incredibly costly to both construction companies and clients. With the right tools, including LinkedField, you can improve overall construction communication efforts and streamline your ability to share information with the members of your team.
In the construction industry, do you know what takes up a massive amount of your time? Unfortunately, for all too many construction professionals, from project managers to project engineers, often, the biggest time lost is in your email!
Long before the first contractor sets foot on a job site, the pre-construction process begins. By putting together an efficient pre-construction process, you can often save headaches, time, and money during the building phase--not to mention ultimately creating more satisfied clients.
Onboarding new hires is a vital part of any job. You want to be sure that your team members have the tools they need to succeed, whether on the job site or in the office. The latest generation of new project engineers, however, expects something more--and your construction company can benefit from providing it for them.
Learning on the job site is one of the most effective ways to learn all the ins and outs of construction. There are many things that it's incredibly difficult to learn in a classroom setting. As part of your daily operations, you need to make that learning accessible to all of your employees--and integrate it into your daily, on-site operations.
Corporate training is an ongoing challenge for construction firms. You pull 20 project engineers into a room, often far away from a jobsite. They're given training on an important subject: elevators, MEP coordination, etc. Unfortunately, out of those 20 project engineers, only around five of them are currently working on MEP coordination. Your 15 other project engineers might have a basic understanding of the content, but chances are, it will fade quickly once they're back on the job site, dealing with critical items of the job and managing the day-to-day running of their sites.
Experience and knowledge are important in construction. On-the-job training is always a part of the construction world, and knowledge without experience is limited in its utility.
Subcontractor management is no easy feat. Learn about the ways your management system may actually be preventing growth.
Construction project management involves a number of different systems and departments, all relying on one another for a successful project.
Learn more about construction safety, and how Covid has impacted it and will continue to shape it in the future.
For the next 2 years at least, employers must follow certain protocols whenever a worker is injured or cannot work due to potential COVID-19 exposure.
Subcontractors can create unique QR code for each project, and track/screen their workforce in separate attendance logs. The field and office staff have access to all these logs and can do any contact tracing immediately.
"I like the ease of use and traceability should the need arise. It also makes it easy for Superintendents who work on multiple jobs to always have access to who is at each of their jobsites at any time."
"LinkedField is easy to use, reliable and productive for check-in. The quickness of the check-in process and the paperless collection of data"
"During the first days on-site, we were told to consider having staggered start times to avoid having large groups of workers congregating around the sign-in/health screening station. This process added at least 1-1/2 hours of time to my daily routine. Once the LinkedField QR code process went live, the time to do the same work, that process was cut to 5 minutes or less."
“LinkedField saved my sanity in 2020! With the Santa Clara County COVID-19 guidelines, we had to figure out a way to track everyone coming in and out of the jobsite. Overnight, we were tasked to come up with a way to meet these regulations while not disturbing our construction productivity. LinkedField became an extremely helpful tool in eliminating this headache and was able to keep us focused on our end goal.”
“The sign in log shows all the workers' names and companies on one screen that can be scrolled through. Anyone on the General Contractor’s team with admin access to the app on the iPad can immediately see who is on site, helping the team understand manpower in real time”
Keeping digital records can make complying with SB 1159 and AB 685 far easier, saving you time and energy in the process. Ultimately, complying with regulations can make general contractors, subcontractors and workers feel safer and more secure during this pandemic and after it passes.
Everyone is being affected one way or another by this ongoing pandemic. Construction companies are facing ongoing changes in local, state, and federal regulations. Here at LinkedField, we can help you adhere to the changing orders while keeping your workers and visitors safe. The following seven steps can help you achieve 100% digital COVID-19 compliance.
Even though QR codes can address a few important issues, a productive, safe, and compliant job site needs more. Intelligent workforce management by LinkedField can help free up valuable time while making sure the job site remains a safe place for everyone involved.