Why You Need Construction Software

Why You Need Construction Software

Advances in software technology are impacting all types of businesses, including commercial construction contracting. They increase efficiency, help control costs, enhance planning, and unite diverse teams located at different sites. Contractors benefit from construction management software in the following ways:

  • Paperwork reduction

  • Risk assessment capabilities

  • Cost control enhancements

  • Online collaboration

  • Remote Access

Paperwork Reduction

No one likes paperwork, and in the old days, it was a necessary evil. However, in today’s digital age, everything that used to be handled via paperwork and filed can now be done digitally and stored in the cloud. All the information needed for a project, such as personnel files, payroll information, plans, designs, change orders, etc., is available on your computer system.  All authorized personnel can access the relevant documentation at the same time. No valuable time is lost hunting down documents.

Risk Assessment Capabilities

Construction management software provides the contractor with a bird’s eye-, real time view of the entire project. Contractors can use this vantage point to perform a thorough risk assessment. This allows for early detection of risk situations and the ability to intervene long before a disaster strikes.

Cost Control Enhancements 

Access to the most up-to-date data provides the contractor with the opportunity to address cost overruns before they turn into a financial nightmare.

The cost control advantages provided by construction management software are obvious from the start of a project. Construction management software gives contractors the most accurate estimate for a project in the initial stages. As the project progresses, the costs stay close to the original figure or fall below it. In addition, construction management software assists in setting deadlines and sends reminders of those deadlines to relevant parties. 

Construction management software also helps contractors plan staffing more effectively and efficiently, as well as use materials and equipment to optimum effect.

For example, construction management software alerts the contractor that he or she needs to plan for and schedule the delivery of certain materials. This reduces the possibility of the contractor being stuck with excess supplies, which can wreak havoc on the bottom line. 

Online Collaboration

Keeping the whole team on the same page was a challenge before the advent of construction management software. Construction projects include a diverse set of workers who are not all located on-site. All team members, from architects to designers to vendors to tradesmen to project managers, can communicate and collaborate via construction management software. The team has uninterrupted access to needed information. By helping unify the team, construction management software helps the contractor complete the project on time, on budget, and with marks for high-quality.

Remote Access

Construction management software provides remote access from anywhere. This capability becomes especially important when contractors are called away unexpectedly or when issues arise after hours. 

Software providers offer many construction management software packages. Contractors can choose between out-of-the-box solutions or opt for a customized platform tailored to their specific needs.  

Construction management software helps contractors complete construction jobs on time and on budget. It also takes away the headaches of managing reams of paperwork and unifies the entire team, from architect to tradesmen. The result is higher profits and a reputation as an efficient, professional contractor.

Carlton Building Services General Building Contractor in Hampton Roads Virginia

Carlton Building Services Hampton Roads Virginia uses top-flight technology to manage projects. We complete building projects ranging from new builds to remodeling for medical facilities, retail spaces, and commercial office space. Visit our website to see examples of outstanding construction.

If you need medical facility remodeling in Hampton Road Virginia or a new build, retail- or office renovation, contact Carlton Building Services.

JP Carlton

J.P. Carlton

J.P. Carlton is the founder of Carlton Building Services, a Hampton Roads-based construction company.