In the construction industry, compliance is a word that is very much tied to a project’s quality and safety. For construction firms, it also implies a lot of challenges. Failing to comply will likely put a firm’s reputation at risk, not to mention the integrity of their project, in addition to heavy fines that they will incur.
This means that a firm should really focus and take the necessary steps to ensure that they are able to fulfill their regulatory obligations. Technology can help address some of these compliance challenges. For instance, the right construction management software (CMS) can help make inspections, coordination, document management, and asset tracking more efficient.
Here are 5 ways you can ensure construction compliance throughout project implementation:
1. Digital inspections for real-time reporting and visibility
A CMS platform that is enabled with robust inspection capabilities can help you deliver site-specific, real-time reports that provide better visibility to team members. Not only do you lower printing and administration costs, but you also get to make more informed decisions based on relevant, up to date data. This allows you to address possible safety issues earlier, inspect critical areas needed to meet compliance and do all these activities with minimal downtime, while ensuring safety.
2. Better document tracking
A reliable CMS platform lets you migrate most, if not all of your paperwork, on a digital platform. The tedious back and forth that typically happens as documents get passed around throughout the whole compliance process is eliminated. This allows you to keep constant tabs on your material vendor list, controlling your lien releases and knowing where your subs insurance stands. It also helps streamline the entire process by having the ability to track, document and report where everything is.
3. Automated notifications
This is especially useful for major construction projects where multiple teams based across various geographic locations have to work together. With the ability to pinpoint and see where potentially problematic areas are, you can opt to receive automatic notifications that need immediate attention. The same goes for certain rules and policies that aren’t being followed. This makes the whole process of tracking compliance and ensuring that regulations are met a lot easier for construction firms.
4. Up-to-date asset tracking
Tracking your assets using the right tools become easy when you have the option to build detailed checklists and review maintenance histories. This allows project managers to stay on top of any given project by ensuring safety, implementing corrective action and processing improvements that are meant to mitigate possible accidents.
Making sure that you approach your construction projects in the most efficient way possible means ensuring that important aspects of the process are consistently met. And if you’ve tried using CMS to ensure compliance of your projects from start to finish? We’d love to hear your experience. Tell us all about it below.
If you want to streamline your own construction business operations by using a construction management software, get in touch with PASKR today and find out how we can help!