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Complex and fast-paced construction projects are challenging for contractors if they are still latched onto traditional processes and tools. With schedule overruns, budget overshoots, and paper-thin profit margins, contractors need advanced construction processes and tools.

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TOP 5 ways cont r act or s can l ever age moder n pr ocesses and t ool s t o save const r uct i on cost s. Compl ex and f ast - paced const r uct i on pr oj ect s ar e chal l engi ng f or cont r act or s i f t hey ar e st i l l l at ched ont o t r adi t i onal pr ocesses and t ool s. Wi t h schedul e over r uns budget over shoot s and paper - t hi n pr of i t mar gi ns cont r act or s need advanced const r uct i on pr ocesses and t ool s. Rei nf or ci ng cont r act i ng ser vi ces wi t h new t echnol ogi es can hel p cont r act or s cut bui l di ng cost s st ay pr oduct i ve and achi eve a sound net pr of i t . Cont r act or s t ak i ng on var i ous r esponsi bi l i t i es i ncl udi ng over seei ng f abr i cat i on and i nst al l at i on f ace unavoi dabl e chal l enges. Negl i gence i n i dent i f yi ng ambi gui t i es i n t he pr econst r uct i on st age l eads t o devast at i ng const r uct i on f ai l ur es. I nabi l i t y t o i dent i f y cl ashes i nef f i ci ent schedul e wor k f l ows i naccur at e cost est i mat es et c. can l ead t o r ewor k pr oj ect del ays cost over shoot s mat er i al wast e and mor e.

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BI M has been t he spear head of moder n const r uct i on f or t housands of cont r act or s on a gl obal l evel . The exi st ence of var i ous di mensi onsr ei nf or ced by t angi bl e sof t war e- dr i ven t echnol ogy hel ps cont r act or s vi sual i z e pr oj ect execut i on i n t hr ee- di mensi onal geomet r y. Adopt i ng BI M i n t he ear l y desi gn st ages has hel ped cont r act or s ease down on const r uct i on chal l enges t hr ough pr oact i ve cl ash det ect i on accur at e schedul i ng and sequenci ng pr eci se cost est i mat es di mi ni shed mat er i al wast e et c. The use of end- t o- end const r uct i on management t ool s f r om i Fi el dSmar t Technol ogi es has assi st ed cont r act or s wi t h di gi t al yet hol i st i c vi sual i z at i on of t he ent i r e pr oj ect . Capabi l i t i es l i k e const r uct i on coor di nat i on st or age f or MEP dr awi ngs pr oact i ve t ask management RFI and submi t t al management desi gn aut omat i on anal yt i cs and ot her f eat ur es dr i ve pr oj ect col l abor at i on f or smar t BI M. Ref er enci ng BI M model s cr eat e f ewer er r or s di mi ni shes del ays and l ower s const r uct i on conf usi on. The f ol l owi ng bl og f ocuses on new and advanced pr ocesses and t ool s f or cont r act or s or cont r act i ng compani es t o l ever age cost s-savi ngs. 1 . Enhance pr oj ect pl anni ng t hr ough BI M r ei nf or ced wi t h advanced const r uct i on management t ool s.

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BI M model s r ei nf or ced wi t h accur at e 4D schedul i ng wal k t hr oughs quant i t y t ak eof f s and cost est i mat es l ead t o ef f ect i ve and ef f i ci ent const r uct i on l ogi st i cs and mat er i al usage. Const r uct i on management t ool s f r om i Fi el dSmar t Technol ogi es assi st cont r act or s wi t h cent r al i z ed dat a st or age and access wi t h updat es on l ogi st i cs and ef f ect i ve mat er i al management . Wi t h r eal i st i c and gr aphi cal 4D sequenci ng cont r act or s can t r ul y vi sual i z e act ual const r uct i on t hr ough equi pment pl acement mat er i al usage r esour ce al l ocat i on et c. 2 . Bet t er l ogi st i cs t r acki ng and mat er i al usage.

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Revi t r ei nf or ced wi t h aut omat i on t ool s l i k e Dynamo API s and Pl ugi ns t o aut omat e and speed up t he BI M model i ng pr ocess enabl es gr eat er accur acy i n t he desi gn st age. Coor di nat ed and cl ash- f r ee di gi t al del i ver abl es l i k e BI M model s model - based dr awi ngs et c. can hel p cont r act or s speed up t he const r uct i on pr ocess wi t h 1 00 MEP i nst al l at i on and f ewer change or der s. Fi el d document at i on and t r ack i ng t hr ough 360- degr ee phot o- pr oof l aser scans 3D model s and dr awi ngs can assi st cont r act or s wi t h accur at e const r uct i on pr edi ct i on. Per f or mi ng si de- by- si de compar i sons of phot os wi t h model s l aser scans or dr awi ngs over a whi l e hel ps moni t or pl anned vs act ual onsi t e pr ogr ess. Pr eci se f i el d document at i on assi st s subcont r act or s wi t h gr eat er onsi t e saf et y as t hey can vi sual i z e t he l ocat i on of ever y component or equi pment whi l st i nst al l at i on or mai nt enance. Document i ng Document i ng As- Bui l t condi t i ons wi t h r ough- i n pi ct ur es bef or e t he cl ose- out dr i ves bet t er r i sk management f or O and M cont r act or s f or mai nt enance and r enovat i on. 3 . Depl oy advanced aut omat i on and f i el d document at i on t o achi eve onsi t e ef f i ci ency and saf et y.

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Remot e management of f i el d condi t i ons can hel p save t i me f or cont r act or s and ot her cr ews. Wi t h i nf or mat i on st or ed accessed and shar ed on a si ngl e pl at f or m back - of f i ce and onsi t e t eams can communi cat e qui ck l y t o i dent i f y and r esol ve ambi gui t i es. Thi s hel ps r educe t he number of cost l y RFI s and change or der s l eadi ng t o l ower const r uct i on cost s. Mobi l e t echnol ogy devi ces and apps mak e i t easi er f or onsi t e per sonnel t o access dat a on t he f l y f or f ast er t ask execut i on and adher ence t o pr oj ect t i mel i nes. 4 . Enhance onsi t e communi cat i on and col l abor at i on wi t h r emot e const r uct i on management sol ut i ons.

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Housi ng pr oj ect i nf or mat i on on a cl oud- based pl at f or m enabl es ef f ect i ve and ef f i ci ent const r uct i on pr oj ect management . Bet t er pr oj ect vi si bi l i t y t hr oughout t he ent i r e l i f ecycl e enr i ched wi t h pr oact i ve not i f i cat i on capabi l i t i es hel ps manage changes i n pr oj ect scope wi t h t he r i ght set of modi f i cat i ons. Repor t s updat ed i n r eal - t i me hel p cont r act or s and ot her cont r act i ng par t i es st ay on t he same page and up t o speed f or seaml ess pr oj ect management and gr eat er ROI . One of t he bi ggest advant ages of cl oud- based const r uct i on management sof t war e i s connect i ng ERP sol ut i ons and onsi t e account i ng. Wi t h det ai l ed busi ness i nt el l i gence and r epor t i ng mobi l e- based t ool s can dr i ve mat er i al and equi pment t r ack i ng t ask management t i mel i nes manage di st r i but i on l i st s et c. 5 . I mpr ovi ng ef f i ci ency and meet i ng pl anned t i mel i nes wi t h pr oj ect s on t he cl oud.

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The k ey t o adopt i ng const r uct i on management sof t war e f r om i Fi el dSmar t Technol ogi es i s savi ng count l ess hour s t hr ough sof t war e f l exi bi l i t y and scal abi l i t y. To l ear n mor e on how sof t war e- based const r uct i on management can hel p you t he cont r act or cut cost s schedul e a qui ck demo. Vi si t Us: www. i f i el dsmar t . com C o n c l u s i o n .

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