Procore is the construction industry's elephant in the room when it comes to CRM systems. It does everything from DCRS, RFIs, Submittals, Schedule, Budget, all the essential construction tools. Sometimes though, Procore has limitations. When it comes to $100M+ projects, there are so many nuances that it is hard to standardize with one platform. Using … Continue reading WordPress + Procore for Construction Workflows
Grit Virtual is a program that I first encountered at Procore Groundbreak 2019. It is the ultimate tool that fills the gap in scheduling. I have spent several years looking into different ways to do collaborative scheduling properly. My favorite building of all time, the empire state building, used linear scheduling to create their schedule … Continue reading A Scheduler has Grit
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Procore is a really great tool to help manage your construction project. It offers an all in one solution to connect all parties to the field and office. A traditional plan table is not really needed if your project uses Procore. Digital plan tables or ePlan tables are becoming more and more popular. Using Procore and a wireless connection, you can build a virtual plan table easily with a touch screen and ChromeOS powered device. What if I told you that we could do it for under $1000 which is cheaper than purchasing a full set of printed plans.
My favorite punch list app to date is Bridgit Closeout. Started by two awesome women Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake, there app is everything a Superintendent needs to maintain dynamic open items lists and punch lists. Here's a quick look at some screenshots of the app: They are even giving back to the community by researching … Continue reading Bridgit for Punchlist Review
Change orders on a construction site are pretty common because nobody is perfect and something is always missed. A change order is anything over and above a contractors' base contract value. Any problem that occurs on a site can always be fixed with one of three things: money, time, or sacrificed quality. This is also … Continue reading Lump Sum vs. T+M
Whenever we start a new project, the conversation of maintaining a current set of documents always comes up. Back in the day, we used to slip sheet RFIs and new sheets into one huge paper set of current drawings. This method though time tested, sort of draconic in our current age of technology. There are … Continue reading Maintaining a 2D Current Set with Bluebeam! (Part 1)
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QR Codes have always been an important part of eManager. Every item within the program is able to be tracked using a QR Code. Today, someone handed me a paper copy of a record within the system and said to me: "This does not exist." My curiosity immediately engaged and I replied "Let me take a … Continue reading QR Scanner using HTML5 and WordPress