Why should I use public sector construction management software?
Public sector construction projects require a high level of accountability. Each penny needs to be accounted for and each decision taken requires justification. Pubic sector construction management software helps project managers to document every single activity on-site and create an automatic log of all communication. In addition to documentation, construction software can help to streamline processes and identify the best ways to use resources. This ensures that public sector projects can be brought in on-time and on-budget, delivering the best value for the local community with minimal disruption…
Can I use PlanRadar for public sector property management?
Yes! PlanRadar is idea for managing public sector properties and government buildings. With larger property portfolios to manage and limited budgets, it’s important that government estate management teams have oversight on current issues, can implement thorough preventative maintenance regimes and can respond quickly to emergencies. Your team can use PlanRadar for all of these purposes – plus the implementation of fire safety measures, checklists for inspections and more.
Is it possible to use a single platform for both public sector construction and asset management?
Absolutely. PlanRadar is designed to work throughout the life cycle of a building, from construction to operation. After using PlanRadar to oversee and manage your contractors and subcontractors, you can hand the final building plans and documents over to your asset management team.
By having the data from construction to hand, your building management teams will be able to access user manuals, installation information and other key data that will inform their maintenance and repair strategy, making it more robust and efficient. And, of course, you can turn to PlanRadar to support refurbishment and retrofitting of public sector buildings.
Can I use PlanRadar to store plans and blueprints of public buildings?
Yes, PlanRadar works best when you upload plans, blueprints, technical drawings and BIM models to your projects. You can store these items securely in the cloud, using flexible permissions settings to make sure that only relevant people have access to sensitive plans. It is far more effective than relying on paper plans, which are easy to lose or damage. You can also upload PDF scans of old plans, storing them securely for future generations.
Is PlanRadar GDPR-compliant?
PlanRadar’s software complies with all data security laws in the UK. If you have concerns about your particular property’s security requirements, get in touch with our team for a more detailed consultation.
Can I use PlanRadar to support planning for public construction projects?
PlanRadar is an idea solution when planning public construction projects. Although it is not a design software, you can use PlanRadar to share the latest versions of designs with multiple stakeholders and collect their feedback. You can add plan annotations and compare previous plan versions to track changes throughout the design process, making sure that your building plans meet all your requirements before beginning construction.
Can I use PlanRadar to monitor health & safety on my federal construction projects?
Yes. By setting up your own bespoke health & safety forms and report templates, you can easily conduct safety audits on your federal construction projects. Intervene quickly if you find a safety risk during a site inspection and store all safety data securely for future reference. You can also use PlanRadar for monitoring health & safety interventions, including fire safety interventions, in the rest of the properties in your government estate.
How can I choose the best public sector construction software in the United Kingdom?
The best public sector construction software offers real value for money. It should be flexible and not tied to one specific type of project, but should work equally well across all kinds of buildings and public structures.
To choose the best software for you, test several different software solutions and make detailed notes about the features that are essential for your team. If the software also needs to work for your property management teams, then include them in the trial phase. Request custom demonstrations and support with your trial phase to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the free trials. Finally, compare quotes and your team’s feedback to ensure that you’re choosing a construction software that is as close to a perfect fit as possible, while delivering a real return on investment.
Can I try PlanRadar’s public sector construction management software free of charge?
Yes, all users can access a free 30-day trial of PlanRadar’s construction and real estate software where they can access all of the software’s features. You can even invite subcontractors and other team members so that they can give you feedback on the platform.
Alternatively, contact our team for a free demonstration and consultation that will be tailored to the needs of public sector estates teams. You can then ask any specific questions that you might have.
Does PlanRadar integrate with other software solutions for the public sector?
Yes. We offer an open API and Webhooks, so if there’s a specific integration that you’re looking for, we can support your IT team during setup. To make plan management and document sharing even easier, PlanRadar also integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive
Read more about PlanRadar’s integrations.