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Last edited 29 Dec 2022
5 tips to streamline any project with Construction Management SaaS
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With so many stakeholders – both internal and external – regulations and guidelines to follow, such as the cladding pledge and the uplifted Regulation 40 Part L, and many moving parts of your business and projects – it means that often you’re powerless to stop your project drifting further away from completion.
What it boils down to is everyone on a project working from a single platform – a single source of truth that is inclusive to key project stakeholders, making data visible to all concerned and supporting the decision-making process. This, however, is easier said than done and we advise the transition should be a phased one to encourage trust and adoption.
The beauty of a digital, cloud-based solution, is that everybody can have the data they need to ensure progress toward completion – at any time – and all be working from the correct workflows, templates and forms to ensure your data is accurate, easily findable, preserved, sharable and correct.
Our solutions are configured for your project. We consult with you to understand what workflows, forms and data you need to ensure you can set a process that works across your business and supports your role though the project to completion – and we deliver a solution that brings your team and external stakeholders together, so collaboration is as simple as a push of a finger on a touchscreen.
A big problem for construction projects is incomplete, incorrect or missing data. ‘Bad data’ cost the sector more than £1.3 trillion in 2020.
Cladding remediation will demand all concerned businesses to complete this critical work – and data will be pivotal to any cladding project being completed. To obtain an EWS1 form for completed remediation works, relevant safety and maintenance documentation will need to be readily available and correct – while photographic evidence may need to be presented to an assessor to prove the building work done and its safety.
The uplifted Part L of Regulation 40 requires mandatory photographic evidence and housing plot data to be collected, categorised, stored and shared, so assessors can sign off building work for EPC ratings and the BREL report for plot completion.
Without this evidence and specific data tailored to your project, potentially crippling costs can ensue from intrusive works to demonstrate work done to already built developments – something that can easily be avoided.
With a construction SaaS platform built for purpose, all data, information, and processes can be standardised, so evidence can be captured in the right way, and assessors can swiftly inspect this and sign it off work to issue BREL and EPC Reports.
All data that is needed for any regulatory or project sign-off can be made visible and available to review and feedback on, with tailored dashboards that make any relevant information sharable, easy to locate and mark up. Nothing is missed and your project moves like clockwork.
So it makes sense that whatever you choose has the features to hand that you and your team will need to progress your project. Ready-made forms, workflows, templates and a menu that makes everything simple to find and share.
For Part L compliance as an example, a checklist and schedule for photographic evidence at every stage of your build would be desirable. Something that offers transparency when compliance isn’t an option – it’s necessary.
A Construction SaaS platform like Zutec provides sector-specific templates to get you started quickly and before you even begin using the software solution –providing a tool that meets exactly what you need from the moment you press the ‘on’ button.
You and your team can be on-site and gathering data with various devices without the need for a wi-fi connection – and the information you input stays secure and will be uploaded as soon as you recommence a data connection.
And then you’ll wonder how you managed without it.
The hours you will save in avoiding countless trips to the office and back is reason enough to favour a cloud-based, construction SaaS platform. One where you can save time and money by doing all your data processing on site.
It places even more dependency on your processes and workflows to be standardised and best practice enforced. With such shifting goalposts, it’s important that the framework for work and data that has been completed and is yet to be completed – is clear, concise and transparent.
You need to be able to track milestones, monitor progress, stay on top of problems and risks, and keep your fingers on the pulse of your project. So do your team. The only way to do that is with simple workflows designed to prompt delivery and productivity – and with dashboards that visualise that information in the clearest way so you can understand your project better.
A SaaS construction platform with intuitive, adaptable workflows and dashboards as standard promises to be the solution your project is looking for. With every team member and stakeholder pulling in the same direction, regulation compliance while driving efficiencies will be part of the journey, rather than a tricky prospect.
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--Zutec 10:00, 19 Dec 2022 (BST)
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