Streamline Communication — Increase Project Performance
Length: 43 Minutes
Technology is not limited to innovative materials or equipment on a jobsite. Digital technology is changing how teams operate and is dramatically increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Cloud-based project management software allows key stakeholders to consolidate project data on to one mobile platform for easy collaboration. The entire project team, from general contractors, specialty contractors, owners, architects, engineers, conservators, and others can exchange data and documents with the tap of a screen. Communication between the field and the office is streamlined where everyone has access to real-time project details. This helps avoid duplicate entry errors and rework because teams built from an outdated drawing. In addition to drawings and details, project management software brings contracts, submittals, RFIs, billings, safety reporting, meeting minutes, photos, and financial reporting into one platform. Examples of these tools will be reviewed and how they apply to the repair and restoration of the structures.
Andy Garver, Senior Branch Director at PULLMAN Services, has over 20 years of experience managing all aspects of a multimillion-dollar branch including all construction projects, business development, training, safety, supervision of project managers, job superintendents, assistant project managers, sub-contractor management, QA/QC, scheduling, budgeting, planning, monitoring progress, and client communication and coordination. He has been with PULLMAN for 15 years and brings a broad range of engineering, restoration expertise, and operational leadership experience including historic, commercial, multi-family residential, and institutional building restoration construction.
Tim Ekberg, Senior Manager of Integrated Solutions at Structural Group Inc., has a diverse career in the building construction industry starting in the building trades and later project management, quality assurance and corporate and operational leadership. He has worked across the Structural Group Inc. family of companies for over 11 years. He now applies that experience to lead a multi-disciplinary team with the express focus of improving the technologies and processes used by Structural Group Inc. and its subsidiaries: STRUCTURAL, PULLMAN, and STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES. This team works on efforts ranging from frontline operations through back-office efficiencies, operating with the belief that good process and smart technologies can lead to effective and practical solutions for all involved.