- Jul 31, 2018
With over 2,300 apps targeting the construction industry, many of them are concentrated on specific aspects of field work, which can add layers of duplication causing frustration for project teams. How do you choose which ones to invest in? Avoid digital clutter with some tips my team has implemented at Gilbane with a focused effort on integrated platforms that deliver an entire process solution end to end for the business.
Tip #1: Quickly Adapt…Don’t Wait
Most leaders agree that the construction industry is experiencing the biggest historical shift of its time in the use of technology. The technologies that will power our future will be able to adapt quickly to the dynamic nature of the industry and allow for the full use of data to both drive productivity and also insights that will fundamentally change the way work is done. Are you ready?
Tip #2: Explore No to Low-Code Solutions
Smartapp.com is one example in our industry that offers an integrated suite of applications. Everything a team needs to do their job is all in one unified package. It allows the information from each phase of the project to become increasingly more powerful by enhancing workforce productivity, improving communications and driving actions.
Tip #3: Adopt and Implement Across an All-Inclusive Mobile Platform
We put Smartapp in the hands of the entire project team enabling them to go paperless and spend more time in the field where it counts! Gilbane is on the leading edge of utilizing low-code platforms to drive actions in the field keeping jobs on-schedule and on-time. The suite of applications work together seamlessly allowing our teams to complete everything in the field using their phones, tablets or other smart devices. Gone are the days of paper based forms that get lost.
Tip #4: Know When to Integrate Solutions
Clients and architecture/engineering firms are obviously pivotal to our growth and technology vision. Listen to their ideas and find ways to improve. Gilbane has integrated SmartApp and Bluebeam to streamline the review process of submittals.
Want More Tech?
For more cutting edge information, you can visit me at these following locations:
- AGC IT Forum Conference at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, IL
Thursday August 16, 2018
Presentation title: Pilot to Enterprise: How to Make Innovation More than a Buzzword
- A Dialogue about Digital Transformation panel discussion at the ConstrucTech Technology Day at the Double Tree in Chicago-Arlington Heights, IL
Thursday, August 23, 2018