Quality assurance in construction: 5 golden rules for saving money

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Reputation-, trust-, and quality-assurance are the cornerstones of the construction industry for continuous growth. If you want to create customer confidence you must stand behind the quality of your work. But quality is nothing you create on your own – it’s a team effort. Every project member takes ownership of ensuring the highest level of quality. Planned and systematic actions, as well as flexibility regarding unforeseen events, are must-haves to minimize construction costs while meeting all requirements.

Read this article which aspects of quality assurance you should consider and how to deliver the highest level of quality in the construction industry by using PlanRadar construction software.

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Facility Manager Software – More customers through process optimization

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Facility management during construction saves medium- and long-term costs in the lifecycle of a building. Good facility management will help to optimize the building from a management perspective while it is still under construction on site. Maintenance starts with the first day a user enters the building and everyday business and work processes start. Learn about how to use software equipment to manage your future facilities based on your organizational duties.

Since facility managers are rarely entrusted with the supervision and maintenance of only one object, but often follow a credo as self-employed persons -the more objects, the more profitable -, we would like to present you the PlanRadar software as a tool for an optimized asset and facility management. Faster and smoother work, which also secures you against liability issues, allows you to land more orders and still meet your responsibilities. Based on this knowledge, we want you to learn more about our service and the best software solution for your needs.

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Construction document control software – Save thousands of dollars with PlanRadar

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“Crap! It’s not the right plan, there’s something missing, I’m gonna have to improvise.”

What are the most important documents and papers in your industry? Whether you are a planner, external expert or construction company, we know that the flood of paper is neither manageable nor in any way cost-effective, productive or sustainable. You might think that we are talking about marginal investments that you are putting into your projects, documents and construction plans. We´d like to give you some information which will enlighten you at this point and show you project management software solutions for your business.

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Managing construction projects: 9 out of 10 do not finish construction projects in time

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It´s hard to believe how stressful and confusing it is while several construction sites take place at the same time and hardly any working team is available to manage the construction sites. This problem occurs especially in an early construction phase when construction processes interlock and affects builders and general contractors and their business likewise. 1 out of 10 construction projects is efficiently managed and finished in time through planning, project management, and a great teamwork process. We all agree, that this is far from enough. A specially designed app can solve all your problems and save you 90 minutes a day – PlanRadar.
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Planning vs. on site: How to avoid information loss by using PlanRadar project management software for construction

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Every architect, planning engineer, construction specialist and every building company knows this problem regarding defects at the construction site. For example, a doorway is not big enough for a wheel chair user. Now, the craftsman has to communicate and discuss the problem with the planning site at the one hand and the planning side have to make corrections and explain it to the construction side at the other hand.

This article is about how to fix big communication problems between both planners and project members on site, and how to improve your daily routine with the PlanRadar software.

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PlanRadar construction contractor software: How to lower tensions between project members

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Especially in the case of small businesses in the construction industry, which often has to make very favorable offers in order to remain competitive, even small mistakes can lead to the financial ruin of a business. So, it’s no wonder that the climate between constructors and planners is often very heated and hard to manage. Everyone is at some point in the liability.

Read in this article how PlanRadar saves your company about 9.000 USD a year and smoothes the hierarchies in the construction industry through:

  • the direct contact to the interlocutor without the detours of the -warranty etiquette-,
  • an equal footing without temporal and nerve-wracking delay, and
  • preventing misunderstandings and increases the willingness of all parties to perform.
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5 user-friendly construction apps for android

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Inspections, checklists, reports, defect management, construction management and more – there are countless construction apps for android on the market in 2018. All these construction management apps promise to help you manage projects more efficiently, but which app is right or even the best for your field of work? If you’re on the market for a comprehensive software app solution, we believe that one important feature trumps all others independent from your business and field of work: a simple and easy-to-navigate interface.

Here are five of the best (free) Android apps which not only offer a wide range of productivity-enhancing features, they are also very user-friendly and a great benefit to your construction project.

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5 ways to boost construction productivity

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Although the construction industry is one of the world economy’s largest sector (around $10 trillion spent on construction yearly) that employs about 7 percent of the total world’s working-age population, it’s productivity “increase” is -0.32 percent per year. Nowadays, efficiency in the construction industry is even lower than it was in 1993.  No less than 98 percent of all megaprojects slip by over 30 percent, more than 75 percent of the big projects suffer cost overruns by even 40 percent and more. If productivity could catch up with the global labor-productivity growth (2.8 percent) nearly $1.6 trillion would be added up to the construction sector (McKinsey).
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Punch list app – How to boost efficiency on site!

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PlanRadar’s punch list app boosts your efficiency during the construction and closeout phases. Our software informs you about important tasks and progress, so you can take action as soon as possible. Save up to two hours of rework time for every job site inspection hour!
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DefectRadar becomes PlanRadar

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Dear reader,

We are pleased to announce that DefectRadar will present its new name “PlanRadar” starting on 24th of May 2017. All contracts, services, and known addresses remain unchanged and will not be affected by the renaming.

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