If you could reduce turnaround time and miscommunication on your projects without sacrificing reviews and approvals, would you do it?

Companies are becoming more efficient through the use of data, which can be collected more easily today than ever before. Still, construction project management is complicated, made more so by an unpredictable supply chain, changing customer demands for efficiency and sustainability, and a desire for buildings that are responsive to residents’ needs.

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Projects involve teams, changes and thousands of hours of work. Speeding up delivery and improving quality through better communication bring into play workflows that are critical for keeping up with market demand. Fortunately, companies have access to innovations and technology that can improve productivity and design processes and simplify project management.

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Following are 5 ways you can connect critical construction workflows:

1.     BIM: Building information modeling is changing the way buildings are designed and delivered. Benefits include faster reporting, fewer design mistakes, expedited project delivery, and improved safety. Smart drawings leverage the power of BIM for the field, and model data is available in 2D and 3D. Issues, annotations and photos make it easy to work together directly on drawings, while tracking progress from any device.

2.     Transparency: The ideal scenario on a project is to have project teams work in unison to solve problems. This can be accomplished by increasing transparency into the project for all project teams, enabling seamless collaboration. If you can streamline processes, you can save time and money. Having data organized into reports and dashboards in the background for insights enables teams to focus more of their efforts on value-added tasks.

3.     Connected field and project management: Autodesk Build is a holistic solution for connecting field and project management workflows. It can connect plans and data from design and pre-construction directly to the office and field. Because it is a scalable, interconnected tool, all teams can work together to deliver a project on time and within budget. Predictive insights drive better business outcomes. Whether simple or complex, the most successful projects have connected teams and workflows. Build provides intuitive tools for sharing plans and gathering information.

4.     Accountability: Build keeps everyone accountable. If something is delayed, you can see the reason and get it addressed before it becomes a bigger issue. Teams can see the status of RFIs and submittals, so they can work more quickly. From the field, they can search for and instantly access drawings, RFIs, daily logs, and safety audits. They can also perform flexible scheduling.

5.     Standardization: Build enables your company to use one solution to standardize and reduce confusion, risk and resolution time. With connected meeting minutes, forms and assets, collaboration and decisions are easier. When an issue needs to be escalated, you can snap to the RFI, change order and cost workflows.

Build provides real-time project management, field collaboration and cost controls that can be managed together in the office or in the field. We’ve seen that challenges impacting a company’s ability to deliver better construction projects can drive technology adoption. Build is one of the products that can influence industry output and enable better decisions today and in the future.

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