Making the most out of Bridgit Field
Many people think of Bridgit Field as a powerful punch list management solution that's easy to use. Although that statement isn’t incorrect, punch lists aren’t the whole story. In fact, if you’re only using Bridgit Field for punch lists, then you’re not getting the most out of our solution.
Inspections and quality control are standard elements of any construction project, from the moment ground is broken until an owner walkthrough (or PDI). Pinpointing issues early gives you the flexibility to address these issues immediately, while keeping costs down and overall, keeping the project on time and on budget. Plus, beyond simply ensuring quality and reducing rework, inspections play a vital role in ensuring worker safety.
From kick-off to closeout, you can use Bridgit Field to both plan and conduct inspections that ensure the highest levels of quality and safety by:
Creating quality plans: Quickly and easily build quality plans for every stage of your project, from shovels to sign-off
Improving safety: Easily implement proactive, preventative safety inspections that improve worker safety and avoid project delays
Carrying out inspections: Speed up inspections without sacrificing effectiveness
Conducting homeowner walkthroughs: Quickly create and easily deliver custom pre-delivery inspections and homeowner walkthroughs
From punch lists and defect tracking, to work items, managing a construction project involves coordinating thousands of tasks, all of which are part of an interdependent whole.
Keeping your project on schedule and within budget requires efficiently managing tasks, quickly resolving deficiencies, relentlessly closing out a punch list, and effectively managing the countless subcontractors and trades who come and go on a construction site.
Bridgit Field allows you to get to the end result faster by effectively and efficiently managing tasks of all sizes:
Managing tasks: Take the time and complexity out of task management
Closing out a punch list: Finish projects faster with powerful punch list management that people actually like to use
Managing subcontractors and trades: Get your extended team of subcontractors and trades performing at new heights
Handling warranties and post-delivery issues: Quickly address post-occupancy fixes and improve cost recovery
Measuring and reporting
Keeping a construction project on track means making sense of an overwhelming amount of information, to draw clear conclusions that lead to decisive action. Bridgit Field lets you make informed decisions and track progress by gathering, sharing, and synthesizing data from the field:
Monitoring and sharing project status: Gain valuable insights and monitor performance with a one-stop dashboard of task and inspection metrics
Auditing work history: Quickly and easily find detailed information about task, inspection, and project history
Tricks of the trade
Regardless of the jobs you’re doing with Bridgit Field alongside, there are some tried-and-true strategies and tactics you can use to get the best results.
First, take care of the basics — like creating a project, adding project details, and setting up automatic emails — so you can get started, fast. Lots of our customers are up and running on the same day, and we want you to join their ranks.
Next, to experience the largest Bridgit benefits, you’ll want to maximize in-field adoption. There are a few things you can do, like sharing the Subcontractor Training Guide and taking a few minutes to demonstrate the app. Probably the most important strategy, though, is to be persistent. Most subcontractors and trades recognize early on that using Bridgit Field makes their job less complicated, but some folks need a bit more cajoling.
We also recommend that you learn about our tagging feature and spend a few minutes thinking about how you can best put tags to use. Some of our customers have cited tags as being the most important feature. Using tags can really help you to get and stay organized, which pays major dividends as projects progress.
Throughout the project, it’s important to track progress and share results. Our Insights module comes with built-in reports that show status and progress in easy-to-read graphs and charts, but that’s only a small piece of Bridgit’s reporting functions. Many of Bridgit’s users swear by the custom filtering, reporting, and exporting capabilities, because these features make it very easy to ‘zoom in’ on particular pieces of information.
And on that note, our detailed audit logs and custom reports are a very effective way to increase subcontractor and trade performance, or at the very least to hold people accountable on the job site. The best way to win an opinion fight is with facts and data, and Bridgit Field supplies you with both.
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