Your construction business is growing, which is a good thing, but with all this growth, you have to make smart changes to keep up. One of those changes could be introducing helpful apps that’ll make your life a little easier, and the following are five examples to keep in mind.
1. Job Tracking App
One app that could make things a lot easier for a growing construction company is one that can help you manage your jobs. A construction company gets many contracts, which means you have several potential jobs out there to take care of.
Keeping up with quotes and new jobs can be a little hard to do, and it takes away time, which is the reason you need an app to do this. Ideally, you want an app that focuses on your specific types of construction, so if you are a roofer, you’ll be looking for roofing software.
2. Time and Attendance Tracking Apps
As your business keeps growing, it may be time to get a little more sophisticated with the way you monitor attendance. Yes, there are apps that all your employees can download so that you know when they clock in, where they are, and when they clock out.
This tracking system helps you monitor hours a little more effectively and helps reduce the chances of employee errors. You know how many times an employee forgets to clock in or out. This is a problem you are going to be able to reduce if you start using an app to help you out.
3. Apps for Employee Scheduling
Okay, so you are using an app to help you monitor employees while they are at the job site, so it makes sense to start using an app to help with scheduling. This has always been one of those tasks that give employers a headache, but you won’t have to do this alone.
You can use an app to help you schedule your employees. There are several options out there; some options give you tips to ensure everyone is getting the right amount of hours. Most apps also make it easier to communicate with your employees, so you’ll be notified if someone requested a specific day off and how that could affect your schedule. The simplification of employee scheduling should help free up your time, and that’s always a good thing.
4. An In-Field Project Management App
You need to download an app that’ll help you manage the day-to-day happenings within your construction site. An app can help you accomplish a lot, such as sharing up-to-date changes to the plans as they come. Every person on your team will be alerted of this change and will act accordingly. You can also make sure emergencies are properly communicated to everyone.
Changes or issues could be communicated to you or the manager directly from the employees, no matter where they are located within the site. Having an app like this one could also make it easier for your management team to track progress as it moves along. Being able to track progress could give insights to your management team on workflow, which could be used to improve overall performance.
5. Digital Modeling Apps
A digital modeling app could help you reduce the chances of making errors while you are designing your plans. Human error is everywhere, and it could end up delaying a job or end up costing you a good chunk of money, usually both. You do not want to be in this position, and using a digital modeling app should help with that.
These apps take your designs or plans and use augmented reality to help you see what you are going to be building. You can explore each part of the design and see if any issues could be addressed now before you continue with your work. You probably want to do this several times to make sure you’re good to go.
These are just some apps you can use in your growing construction business but there are others. Try to be open to change because the more tech you incorporate the more efficient you’ll be.