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Title: Top 5 ways contractors can leverage modern processes and tools to save construction costs

TOP 5 ways contractors can leverage modern
processes and tools to save construction costs.
Complex and fast-paced construction projects are
challenging for contractors if they are still
latched onto traditional processes and tools.
With schedule overruns, budget overshoots, and
paper-thin profit margins, contractors need
advanced construction processes and tools.
Reinforcing contracting services with new
technologies can help contractors cut building
costs, stay productive and achieve a sound net
profit. Contractors taking on various
responsibilities including overseeing fabrication
and installation face unavoidable challenges.
Negligence in identifying ambiguities in the
preconstruction stage leads to devastating
construction failures. Inability to identify
clashes, inefficient schedule workflows,
inaccurate cost estimates, etc. can lead to
rework, project delays, cost overshoots, material
waste, and more.
The following blog focuses on new and advanced
processes and tools for contractors or
contracting companies to leverage costs-savings.
1. Enhance project planning through BIM
reinforced with advanced construction management
tools. BIM has been the spearhead of modern
construction for thousands of contractors on a
global level. The existence of various
dimensionsreinforced by tangible software-driven
technology helps contractors visualize project
execution in three-dimensional geometry.
Adopting BIM in the early design stages has
helped contractors ease down on construction
challenges through proactive clash detection,
accurate scheduling, and sequencing, precise
cost estimates, diminished material waste,
etc. The use of end-to-end construction
management tools from iFieldSmartTechnologies
has assisted contractors with digital, yet
holistic visualization of the entire
project. Capabilities like construction
coordination, storage for MEP drawings,proactive
task management, RFI and submittal
management,design automation, analytics, and
other features drive project collaboration for
smart BIM.Referencing BIM models create fewer
errors,diminishes delays, and lowers construction
2.Better logistics tracking and material usage.
  • BIM models reinforced with accurate 4D
    scheduling, walkthroughs, quantity takeoffs, and
    cost estimates lead to effective and efficient
    construction logistics and material usage.
    Construction management tools from iFieldSmart
    Technologies assist contractors with centralized
    data storage and access with updates on logistics
    and effective material management.
  • With realistic and graphical 4D sequencing,
    contractors can truly visualize actual
    construction through equipment placement,
    material usage, resource allocation, etc.

3.Deploy advanced automation and field
documentation to achieve onsite efficiency and
  • Revit reinforced with automation tools like
    Dynamo, APIs, and Plugins to automate and speed
    up the BIM modeling process enables greater
    accuracy in the design stage.
  • Coordinated and clash-free digital deliverables
    like BIM models, model-based drawings, etc. can
    help contractors speed up the construction
    process with 100 MEP installation and fewer
    change orders.
  • Field documentation and tracking through
    360-degree photo-proof, laser scans, 3D models,
    and drawings can assist contractors with accurate
    construction prediction. Performing side-by-side
    comparisons of photos with models, laser scans,
    or drawings over a while helps monitor planned
    vs actual onsite progress. Precise field
    documentation assists subcontractors with greater
    onsite safety as they can visualize the location
    of every component or equipment whilst
    installation or maintenance.
  • Documenting As-Built conditions with rough-in
    pictures before the close-out drives better risk
    management for O and M contractors for
    maintenance and renovation.

4.Enhance onsite communication and collaboration
with remote construction management solutions.
Remote management of field conditions can help
save time for contractors and other crews. With
information stored, accessed, and shared on a
single platform back-office and onsite teams can
communicate quickly to identify and resolve
ambiguities. This helps reduce the number of
costly RFIs and change orders leading to lower
construction costs. Mobile technology devices
and apps make it easier for onsite personnel to
access data on the fly for faster task execution
and adherence to project timelines.
5.Improving efficiency and meeting planned
timelines with projects on the cloud.
  • Housing project information on a cloud-based
    platform enables effective and efficient
    construction project management. Better project
    visibility throughout the entire lifecycle
    enriched with proactive notification capabilities
    helps manage changes in project scope with the
    right set of modifications. Reports updated in
    real-time help contractors and other contracting
    parties stay on the same page and up to speed for
    seamless project management and greater ROI.
  • One of the biggest advantages of cloud-based
    construction management software is connecting
    ERP solutions and onsite accounting. With
    detailed business intelligence and reporting,
    mobile-based tools can drive material and
    equipment tracking, task management, timelines,
    manage distribution lists, etc.

The key to adopting construction management
software from iFieldSmart Technologies is saving
countless hours through software flexibility and
scalability. To learn more on how software-based
construction management can help you, the
contractor, cut costs, schedule a quick demo.
Visit Us www. i f ieldsmart. com
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