Is your construction project getting boxed through dumb construction project management apps? Is your existing AEC app suite blowing financial holes? The AEC sector is complex and counts on advanced processes and tools for accelerating construction projects to achieve efficiencies and economies of scale. Construction project management reinforced with powerful software can assist AEC professionals to reduce rework, diminish project delays, lower material wastage, and mitigate cost and time overruns. iFieldSmart Technologies offer comprehensive project management capabilities to connect onsite teams with remote stakeholders. As a single secure cloud-based platform, tools integrated into iFieldSmart connect every aspect of your AEC project, integrate seamlessly with other apps and coordinate people and projects.
The iFieldSmart Ecosystem.
Project managers and other construction stakeholders are perpetually challenged by fragmented communication, flawed data storage tools, information loss, disjoint processes, and a lack of accurate task management. iFieldSmart Technologies enables various teams to achieve greater project visibility, streamline bidding, centralize data storage, improve job site productivity and diminish silos for enhanced collaboration. Listed below are the top 8 tools that can help you transform the way you work with cloud-based construction project management and digital workflows.
– Leverage greater project visibility into project breakthroughs with secure and cataloged 2D storage
2D drawings are dominant deliverable for any AEC team or firm. Architects, general contractors, engineers, project managers, and other stakeholders face continuous project setbacks as a consequence of substandard data storage platforms. Analyzing real-world challenges, iFieldSmart Technologies has derived the ultimate solution to store, access, and share updated drawings from a single secure interface.
Through powerful annotation tools, and greater capabilities that include drawing markers, layer editing, file export, etc. teams can coordinate and collaborate on a single source of truth to stay on track. Teams can leverage cloud-based technology to store and catalog drawings based on various disciplines viz. Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, etc. with quick search capabilities amongst thousands of drawing sets.
– Powerful RFI tools to create, record, and assign RFI’s
Get quick answers to costly RFIs. Diminish excuses to streamline projects and complete them on schedule with proactive RFI management. Inefficient management of RFI’s can lead to project delays, cost overshoots, and lower business profits. iFieldSmart Technologies helps stakeholders achieve accurate and efficient time management for holistic project wins. AEC professionals and firms can leverage cloud-based RFI management to create new RFIs and turn them into actions with collaboration, integration, updates, and distribution lists.
Assigning RFIs to various professionals or teams highlighting its cost impact can reduce project costs by taking informed decisions. Powerful search tools make it easy for contractors and other stakeholders to search from thousands of RFIs for various projects. Quickly creating or identifying a status change helps deliver the right response and manage a cataloged history of RFI’s.
– Approve the right set of components for installation with effective submittal management
Construction submittals are crucial deliverable that are created by contractors to general contractors. Managing submittals like shop drawings, material samples, cut sheets is imperative for Architects and Engineers to accurately verify building components and their quantities in compliance with design or contract documents.
iFieldSmart Technologies understand the importance of submittals to ensure design intent, adhere to codes, and project safety. With the right set of capabilities like specifications, submittal package, issue date, etc. teams can create, manage, and streamline the submittal management process.
– Detailed reports drive greater project tracking through real-time visualization
In-depth project reports based on levels and trades assist project managers to track project progress. Proactive clash management helps visualize viewpoints, RFIs, and other parameters for various trades viz. mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler, etc. Reports based on status events like Open, Closed, and Overdue make visualization comprehensive.
– Encouraging construction flexibility on the go with Cloud Conferencing
iFieldSmart Technologies integrates cloud conferencing capabilities to drive greater collaboration amongst remote teams. Getting multiple teams on a single screen helps multiple teams and stakeholders share project deliverable like drawings, documents, and other deliverable. Users can annotate and markup plans to enable real-time discussions and feedback for quick project execution. Creating multiple project agendas can help teams stay on track and drive a seamless meeting experience.
Recording digital versions of meetings help stakeholders keep a copy of crucial meeting discussions that can lead to better decision-making. Going back to recorded discussions can clear out ambiguities and regular communication keeps construction sites connected with back-office teams. Communicating in real-time enables greater flexibility for remote teams through various devices and platforms.
– Manage users and file activities with premium Cloud storage
Storing large CAD/BIM/Point Cloud files is a challenge for design and construction teams. iFieldSmart Technologies can help AEC stakeholders store, share, and access crucial construction documents. With unlimited storage and high bandwidth, teams can store project photos, 360 images, videos, and other formats. Workplace productivity and enhanced tracking enable secure file storage with encrypted linking and file sharing. File versioning capabilities with timestamps help store multiple versions of files with quick restore capabilities and greater collaboration.
– Manage multiple construction tasks with proactive Task management
Assigning tasks with iFieldSmart Technologies is quick and easy. A simple form with task name, due date, status, and assigning capabilities can help track project activities and tasks. Tracking work progress with time sliders can help teams follow task duration with precise descriptions for other stakeholders to follow.
– Improving construction photos for documentation & tracking with Lens 360
360 – Degree photo documentation has gained significant popularity amongst construction firms to represent the entire view and navigate to various and specific components. Reinforced with construction management software, this rich source of visual data can be leveraged to capture and track project progress.
Scrap attachments through email.
While it seems easy to send onsite photos through email, it is an inefficient method to transfer photos as it creates a trail of confusion and inaccurate data. Images can lack the right context or meaning if not delivered at the right time through emails. Capturing and sending onsite photos directly from the field to a mobile platform or device and mapping them to drawings, reports, and documents through cloud-based software delivers an accurate and clear reference.
With construction management software like iFieldSmart and its integrated tools, contractors can tag and annotate photos with 2D drawings to achieve greater viewer context. Capturing As-Built details, and identifying & resolving issues helps contractors and other stakeholders make informed decisions. RFI’s raised on issues can be solved quickly through greater depth of context.
Greater structure for file storage.
Fragmented photo storage can be misleading, and consumes a lot of space. Automated or AI-based photo documentation software can save time and promote greater usability. Pushing photos to a centralized storage system reinforced with tagging can help identify locations, work type, onsite conditions, subcontractor location, etc. Photo filtering capabilities through advanced tagging can help general contractors and sub-contractors better search results and build imagery reports.
Tagging imagery to specific onsite locations.
Tagging photos with GPS systems can help contractors access the job site remotely. Geo-tagging onsite photos can diminish manual work and stakeholders can get a perspective through various map views.
Conduct hassle-free site inspections.
Site inspections can be taken to the next level with highly detailed 360 – degree photo documentation. Up-to-date and accurate 360-degree photos can help teams draw up schedules, track progress, resolve RFIs, diminish change orders, and mitigate disputes. Controlling project progress can streamline site inspections to stay on budget and schedule.
Achieve proof of progress.
Recording a job site in 360 – degree helps teams view multiple job sites from any location. With photos being available instantly, teams can validate proof of progress – whenever it is required. Performing side-by-side comparisons of photos with 3D BIM models and drawings helps contractors identify and achieve planned progress around a single source of truth.
Making a lasting impression with accurate As-Builts.
Contractors looking at making a high-impact impression with As-Built documentation can leverage accurate and complete field documentation during the handover process. Precise project close-outs can help the FM team access complete data with dimensions, locations, specifications, descriptions, dates, etc. By the time, As-Builts are exported, onsite photos are ready for quick access for multiple teams.
iFieldSmart Technologies helps every stakeholder connect on a single platform. With complete coverage from pre-construction to closeout, projects, and teams can stay away from risks and leverage greater profits. Higher team focus and efficiency reinforced with productivity reduce overruns, reduce administrative budget, and enable greater project tracking. Achieve complete oversight over your project with real-time data analytics, cost intelligence, and automation and identify the effects of issues on schedules with advanced project management capabilities.
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