C+S September 2021 Vol. 7 Issue 9 (web)

Howmany days would it take your team to realize a small loss of $1,800 today on one of your jobs? Now imagine if those same processes from today are repeated during the job until the loss is noticed. Just three days of production would result in a loss of $5,400. Seven days grows into $12,600. If it takes a full 30 days, that’s $54,000 in losses that could have been avoided if the loss was caught on day one. A skilled project manager is a master at managing production and tak - ing jobs to the finish line, but construction has gotten more competitive over the last 10 years. Project managers are running more jobs than ever and at faster rates than in the past. How are the most successful Are Small Daily Losses Eating Up Your Budget? How the Most Competitive Teams Are Controlling Costs By Tom Webb

PMs reducing their costs and staying on schedule? We know that at least one part of the equation is technology. At HCSS, we’ve seen project managers struggling to keep up with day-to-day demands become industry leaders when technology al - lowed them to have instant access to their field information. Digital field tools, like HCSS HeavyJob, can give immediate insight to your team so there’s no guessing if you’ve made or lost money that day. HeavyJob provides a faster and simpler way for foremen to complete timecards and record progress daily. With this data being captured in only 10 minutes or less, you can see if production goals were hit or fell short that day. Even better, you can easily drill down to find the exact cost code that caused a loss. Digital field tools also help to bridge the gap between the field and the office, providing on-demand access to detailed information like weather, annotated photos, and field notes from the foremen. This provides more context and allows the office to understand why losses might be happening without having to phone the field. However, when necessary, shared data makes it easy for everyone to get on a call at the end of the day to discuss how to adjust the plan for tomorrow.


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