Using Technology to Reduce Risk on Construction Projects

There are very real physical risks on any jobsite, in addition to financial, and they can be exacerbated by lack of communication or simply not having the most recent project documents on hand.

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Supers manage the day-to-day tasks of a project, requiring the most up-to-date information to make sure the project lands on time and on budget. Limited or inaccurate information can mean double work, incorrect decisions, or time wasted.

Paper blueprints can get damaged on the jobsite, and digital blueprints aren’t always up to date. Faulty blueprints can result in skewed specs or money and time lost, especially when the build is incorrect.

Document Managers
From field engineers to project controls managers, document managers are responsible for getting the most current information to project stakeholders as quickly as possible. There can be thousands of pages of revisions, and paperwork can get lost, contributing to increased risk if the right project documents don’t get into the right hands.

Mobile apps and document management solutions can solve many of these problems and help mitigate risks. For more on how document management technologies can help, read more here.

This article was sponsored by Autodesk BIM 360.