It was not so long ago that estimations and cost calculations for material and works on the construction site were made manually. Especially when it is a matter of obtaining a partial performance in a project from a construction company, calculations must be coherent so that they can be compared with each other and the suitable company awarded the contract. However, just as the term preliminary costing suggests, such invoices are assumptions that serve only to describe a defect-free and optimal workflow.
Software vendors facilitate and accelerate such processes. Microsoft Excel, for example, is the absolute pioneer when it comes to spreadsheets. Today, however, more and more companies are advertising smartphone applications that transfer the same benefits to your tablet or mobile phone and thus guarantee mobility at work, but also cost and time savings.
We would like to show you as project participants that it takes more than a spreadsheet to implement cost estimates or cost calculations without having to answer for additional costs due to faulty work or defects.
What efforts have we made to optimize communication between project participants in the construction industry, to accelerate processes and to support all planners involved? The trend towards digitization has now slowly arrived, one can say, also in the construction industry. Applications for architects, engineers, specialist planners, facility managers, and project managers are gratefully accepted and are already increasingly contributing to productivity in the construction and planning process.
Have we not, however, overlooked a crucial point at this point? What about the actual manpower? The greatest capital of any company is its employees. PlanRadar has thought about how to not only network leading positions, but also to integrate the other links in the chain. What does it take and what does this bring us in practice?