Blog Post

Speaking Concretely: Sharing is Caring

Coordinating construction-industry projects can be tough. Effectively sharing valuable information makes things a lot easier.

As a project manager in the construction industry, it can be hard to know who is working on what. Coordinating between your team, your subcontractors, your suppliers and the various people on site can be very challenging. This can see you firing off emails in different directions just to get on top of things, instead of being able to focus on the construction design itself or in getting the project done. Does this sound familiar? Well, you are not alone.

Destroying silos and building communication

Construction projects typically involve many people who work for different companies, each of which has a specific set of tasks to fulfill on site. Unfortunately, working as a single team to achieve the same goal can sometimes be harder than creating a building itself!

If the different parties work in silos, the risk of poor communication is high. Silos mean people lack the information they need to do their job properly and make it harder for the company managing the project to achieve peak performance during the construction process.

Contractors and subcontractors are the ones who typically have access to the data that everyone onsite needs. However, those who are onsite might be using a lot of time looking at some outdated 2D drawings guessing what needs to be done next. Finding the right way to share this information and drive the right actions is the key to success in construction.

Sharing information to create one source of truth, a constructible model

Having a unique source of information within which people can share their plans, know-how, and change requests can also help to build a strong bond between the different people working on the same project. People are more likely to collaborate and be innovative when they’re all using the same source of information, even more if they are participating in creating it.

Critical decisions are also likely to be better when information flows freely and it is available for all the parties involved in a project, and at every stage of the construction process. Communicative collaboration has a positive effect on work quality by reducing mistakes and misunderstandings, too.

Sharing 3D model information with all parties during the entire construction process

Whether you are at the office or onsite, 3D models help everyone to quickly and easily understand their work requirements. Having the information you need to do your job removes any guesswork, significantly reduces RFIs and other unproductive work, and lowers the potential for error. It’s also easier to ensure that construction work progresses on schedule.

Sharing information, collaborating, and creating a constructible 3D model together will save your time and money, and definitely transform the way you do business.

Like this post? Get the whole Speaking Concretely series in one handy eBook!

Get The eBook!



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

BIM Technology

Three Ways that BIM technology will save you time and money

Are you ever frustrated by delays, miscommunication or budget overruns on your construction projects? Do you find yourself wondering if you’re working from the most up-to-date plans? Do you wish there was a foolproof way to save time and money on your next project? If so, you’re not alone. BIM is the solution you’re looking

Robotic Total Station

Construction Layout with Robotic Total Stations

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is revolutionizing the construction industry thanks to extensive use of centrally-shared data and 3D modelling of modern developments. But, often, contractors still rely on printed plans, tape measures, and plumb lines to translate those designs to the field, which can lead to mistakes. The next evolution in BIM is technology, which

Robotic Total Station

Three ways you’ll see ROI with a Robotic Total Station

Does the idea of shifting technologies in your construction layout equipment have you feeling stressed? Do you wonder if this kind of investment is going to have a solid ROI for your business? Or maybe you’re simply thinking, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Change can feel hard and you wonder if it’s worth

CD Smith Gains 5x Increase in Productivity Using Robotic Total Stations

CD Smith Gains 5x Increase in Productivity Using Robotic Total Stations

C.D. Smith Construction, Inc., a family-owned general contractor focused on commercial construction services, has historically used a variety of two-person mechanical total stations for layout. Given the need to work quickly and precisely, Jamie Spartz, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, wanted to see how robotic total stations could be used to improve C.D. Smith’s

Scroll to Top