Ready for the New Year? 4 Suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions for Construction Managers
Like it or not, the new year is creeping up on us. This gives us a great chance to look back at the year and see what could be improved. At ECL Software we’re thinking of ways to improve and streamline our own company and we’ve thought of some great resolutions that many construction managers may benefit from. Read on to learn more and then contact us at 800-625-5972 to learn more about implementing them.
Improve schedule management
Make daily reporting a top priority
Invest in technology
Read every contract
When we talk to our clients in the construction industry, one of the biggest challenges they often report is managing their schedule. With so many different people coming in to a project, it can seem impossible to keep track of every moving part. This is even trickier when you think about trying to assure that everyone knows what’s going on – not just management. The good news is that there are construction management solutions that can help.
In a perfect world, most construction companies would indeed have comprehensive daily reports that tracked every aspect of their construction projects. This is rarely done, but not because it can’t be done but because companies get out of the habit. The truth is that these reports aren’t important just because you want to know what’s going on daily, but because when the project is over, it’s very useful to be able to look back and see how it progressed.
There are so many ways that technology has already improved the construction industry but too many companies aren’t taking advantage of them. For example, JDIO is a product offered by ECL Software that makes it simple for every employee and subcontractor at every level of your company to stay up to date on what’s going on. You can decide who gets what kind of access and can even allow vendors access to some reports.
Of course reading contracts is important. You won’t find a person in the construction industry who would argue with that, yet how many construction managers just assume that the boiler plate language doesn’t include important information? It may be tedious and it may take time, but you won’t be successful on a job if you don’t first take the time to understand the parameters of that job.
Need more help? Call on the organization experts
If you’re looking for other ways to streamline your construction company and boost your profits, then you’re looking to work with ECL Software. We are here with the experience, services, and products to help your company. Reach out to us today at 800-625-5972 to learn more about your options.