I Insights and Expertise report. Construction is booming, yet miscommunication, equipment and crew management slip-ups, jobsite safety and certification issues, last-minute added costs, and delays are still rampant on the jobsite.
Project managers and supervisors lack visibility into their operations and are left to tackle these challenges without immediate access to crucial information. This disconnect among key players on projects, including subcontractors and field-to-office, is one of the biggest hurdles to successful project execution. Fortunately, new digital tools are helping contractors overcome the challenges of using old-school, manual processes that lead to information siloes.
The bad news is that while these collaborative tools continue to improve, JBKnowledge’s 2018 Contech Report found that only 24% of construction employees say they are “very comfortable” with newer technology. Rather than fear rising tech, contractors need to embrace the latest platforms to simplify operations, reduce their liability and deliver consistent, quality results.