When project teams work in silos, it creates unnecessary and avoidable breakdowns in the flow of information resulting in costly delays to a project’s overall timeline.
One of the more expensive delays to a project is the time and money spent dealing with rework. In the United States alone, non-optimal activities such as searching for project data and dealing with rework resulted in $177.5 Billion in labor costs in 2018. To break that number down a little further, construction professionals are spending 35% of their time, roughly 14 hours per week, on non-optimal activities. That number is simply too high.
Some of the more common causes of construction rework include miscommunication between project teams, missing documents (such as RFIs and Submittals), schedule pressures, and poor data management.
To combat these issues, many contractors have found great success in implementing a construction project management platform, such as RedTeam.
What problems does RedTeam solve to reduce rework?
Miscommunication Between Project Teams
Construction is a collaborative process, your software should reflect that. RedTeam’s collaborative console provides contractors with real-time collaboration to accelerate progress from contracting all the way to project closeout. By allowing your project teams to seamlessly collaborate, they are given access to the right information at the right time, enabling them to stay ahead of anything that might slow them down.
Missing Documents (RFs and Submittals)
With RedTeam, you can manage the flow of requests for information (RFIs) on any of your projects. By utilizing this robust workflow, project teams can receive, review, share, and track any RFIs. Additionally, users can maintain an accurate and up-to-date log, as well as collaborate proactively with all parties involved with metrics to make sure that no RFIs fall through the cracks.
Furthermore, our streamlined submittal workflow allows you to create and track requests and submittal packages with a log that updates in real-time. Leverage this process to capture all the metadata that is associated with your submittals.
Organize the different stages of your project using our Gantt scheduling feature. With RedTeam, you can track progress throughout the life of the project and manage milestones on a platform that operates very similarly to Microsoft Projects. RedTeam will also keep track of every update to the schedule so that team members on the job will have access to the most up-to-date information.
Poor Data Management
The RedTeam field management app, FieldShare®, allows you to connect the jobsite and office seamlessly. While using the app, you can create RFIs, Daily Progress Reports, Punch Lists, and Expenses all from RedTeam’s point and click functionality. Through the application, you can also access all current versions of your plans and specifications for up-to-date field management reporting.
RedTeam’s project management platform is built from hands-on experience to assist contractors in facing the challenges of commercial construction. With an emphasis on document control and collaboration, RedTeam arms your employees with the right information at the right time to mitigate risk so you can build with confidence.