Revolutionizing time management in the construction industry through custom software solutions

19th of February 2024

In construction, effective time management is crucial for project success. Delays can lead to increased costs, strained client relationships, and decreased overall profitability. Fortunately, advancements in technology, particularly software solutions, have paved the way for significant improvements in time management within the construction industry. This article explores the benefits of leveraging software to enhance management, mitigate risks, and improve profitability, with a focus on how solutions like those developed by Shoothill can be tailored to specific business workflows.

Improved project management:

Construction projects involve numerous tasks, teams, and resources that need to be seamlessly coordinated. Project management software, such as Procore or Autodesk BIM 360, allows for efficient planning, scheduling, and monitoring of tasks. These tools provide real-time updates on project progress, helping construction managers identify potential delays early on and make informed decisions to keep the project on track.

But many companies don’t even use these, they rely on old fashioned gantt charts and ‘guesstimations’. Moving beyond this is key to your improved success. Platforms such as Procore while versatile tools for management, are built in a one size fits all approach. Meaning your team will have to change their workflows and procedures. Where a custom solution tailored to your company enhances your current workflows and can apply whatever new process improvements your team is looking for.

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Risk mitigation:

Construction projects inherently involve risks, ranging from unforeseen weather conditions to supply chain disruptions. Software solutions enable effective risk management by providing tools for risk identification, assessment, and mitigation. By utilizing platforms like Deltek Acumen or RiskWatch, construction teams can analyze potential risks, develop contingency plans, and minimize the impact of unforeseen events on project timelines.

It should be noted that these platforms while excellent tools to work within your main platform for build management, need to be integrated into your software. This can’t always be done, but it’s vital to save your team time and as a result, boost profitability.

Profitability through data insights:

Data-driven decision-making is a key driver of profitability in the construction industry. Software solutions capture and analyze data related to project performance, resource utilization, and costs. Business intelligence tools like Tableau or Power BI enable construction companies to gain valuable insights into their operations, helping them identify areas for improvement, optimize workflows, and ultimately enhance profitability.

Shoothill as expert in data visualisation have built numerous different systems like this. Ranging from our early FloodAlerts project which achieved national recognition, to our current suite of reporting tools in Housebuilder Pro. Having seen the business-changing success of these over recent years, we’d implore every company that can, to use these to make better decisions.

If you’re not sure how to implement them, get in touch with the team here for a free consultation.

Enhanced communication:

Effective communication is vital in the construction industry, collaboration between various stakeholders, contractors and managers is critical. Software solutions facilitate seamless communication through features such as centralized document sharing, real-time collaboration, and messaging platforms. These may not always be a part of SaaS or off-the-shelf solutions.

Tailoring workflows with Shoothill:

Shoothill, a leader in innovative software solutions, offers you a platform that can be customized to meet the unique workflow requirements of construction businesses. By integrating Shoothill’s solutions, and methodologies, companies can create a tailored software environment that aligns with their specific processes, enhancing efficiency and overall project success.

Where time is money, the integration of software solutions has become a game-changer for construction companies aiming to improve time management, mitigate risks, and boost profitability. Leveraging advanced tools and platforms, such as those provided by Shoothill, allows businesses to streamline their workflows, enhance communication, and make data-driven decisions, ultimately leading to more successful project outcomes. Embracing these technologies is not just a trend but a strategic move that positions construction companies for sustained success in a competitive landscape.

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If you’d like to find out more about Shoothill’s way of improving time management or even begin your journey with us get in touch with the team here.