Only 25% of construction projects are finished on time¹. Why? Office and field teams are frequently disconnected, physically and virtually. Field employees are often an afterthought when it comes to technology applications, resulting in manual, error-prone and time-consuming processes.

The alternative? Cloud-based, mobile-enabled personnel who are plugged into the same integrated system as the rest of the company. With real-time accessibility anywhere, workers in the field can enter information, even without an internet connection.












A Tale of Two
Construction Companies

Company A and Company B have tight timelines for their building projects. The technology and processes they use significantly impact whether they finish on time.

COMPANY A

Uses integrated construction software from Viewpoint.

COMPANY B

Uses a mix of different technologies and manual processes.

Employees in the field enter time via mobile device. GPS can alert people to switch jobs if they're at a different site, preventing time card errors.

See Result  

A 50% reduction in time and materials tracking² led to more focus on other areas of the project.

Employees log time on paper, via a spreadsheet, etc. This data has to be re-entered in the office, which takes extra time.

See Result  

Data needed to be re-entered in the office, taking hours of extra time and effort, requiring additional staff overhead.

The wrong materials are accidentally used for a support column, and a field team member captures this defect digitally and reports it in real time so rework is done quickly and efficiently.

See Result  

A 20% reduction in post-completion rework was achieved, in part due to better defect capture and management².

The same error occurs on Company B's project, and a field team member reports the defect to his supervisor, who calls the back office for documentation around the defect to determine the best path forward. Work stops until this is completed.

See Result  

An email chain between multiple parties took significant time and rework did not begin until days later.

Field employees input daily reports into an app via a mobile device, tablet or laptop – even without an internet connection. Data automatically syncs when a connection is re-established.

See Result  

A 50% reduction in time spent on daily logs² meant the project kept moving efficiently.

Field employees record daily safety and progress reports by hand, in emails or in word processing documents. This data must be delivered to the office and rekeyed into software.

See Result  

Project progress could not be analyzed in real time, and occasional loss of data or errors in rekeying led to additional confusion and delays in both the field and in the office.

When a miscommunication is identified, the project manager consults digital documents via mobile device to find the evidence needed to show a task was completed.

See Result  

Company A realized a 20% reduction in project delays², in part due to a quick resolution.

An issue arises, and the project manager struggles to track down documentation to verify if a task was completed.

See Result  

The manager spent hours sorting through paper, emailing the office and interviewing employees. Project delays dragged on while the issue was investigated.

A subcontractor needs a question answered and submits it to Company A’s software platform. The software automatically notifies the correct person through a defined workflow and a quick response is provided.

See Result  

Field teams and subcontractors stayed in the loop in real time, and project delays dropped by 20%².

A subcontractor needs clarification about an issue and emails several people at Company B hoping for a quick response.

See Result  

A whole day passed while the subcontractor waited for a reply. Work in other critical areas was halted and the project fell behind schedule.

Field employees add notes, drawings, documents, photos, video and voice messaging to punch list tasks via mobile device.

See Result  

A 30% reduction in time spent on punch lists led to a quicker, more accurate project
closeout for the client.

To complete punch lists and checklists, employees must return to the trailer or office to find and record information.

See Result  

The disconnected processes led to confusion near the end of the project, and with more last-minute work than had been anticipated, it costs the contractor time and money.