The Value of Instant Information Retrieval in the Construction Industry

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Document management in the construction industry has traditionally been a cumbersome affair. The sheer amount of documentation generated by and accumulated during a build can seriously hinder access to vital information when it’s needed. Fortunately, the need for instant information retrieval has been recognized, driving the creation of several construction industry document management applications designed […]

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What horrors can be hiding in your project?

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(how to see everything that’s happening in your project) Every project manager hopes that their project will proceed without a hitch. Sadly, that’s rarely the case. In fact, 70% of companies reported at least one failed project in a one-year sample, indicating that horrific surprises can easily lurk inside. There are many reasons why hidden […]

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Why Checklists Aren’t Enough For a Good Closeout

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Properly closing out your construction project is an essential part of the job. Yet for one reason or another it’s an area that project managers seem to let slide, or at the very least it’s a step they don’t take as seriously as they should. It’s a startling fact that only 2.5% of companies complete […]

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5 Ways To Get ROI From Your Project Management

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Starting a new construction project can be an exciting time! The possibilities are endless – increased revenue streams, opportunities for your firm to grow, and the prestige that comes with being associated with a job well done. It’s an alarming fact that for every $1 billion invested in projects, $122 million is wasted due to […]

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4 Big Things Missing From Your Closeout Process

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During a busy construction project closeout process, it’s easy to overlook things that may seem trivial but are actually vitally important. Ask yourself, have you covered all the bases? Is there anything you can do that adds value to the project experience even at this stage? The closeout process should be more than a reckoning […]

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How to Create Verified Trust

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The British Embassy Bangkok and Thailand’s State Enterprise Policy Office (SEPO) are working together to promote the Construction Sector Transparency (CoST) Initiative. It’s an age old challenge: transparency during construction.  So many general contractors have one mission: change orders – building trust without the tools to verify.  MySmartPlans was designed to eliminate this behavior by […]

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Subfolders, Be Gone!

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Unorganized files stressing you out? MySmartPlans to the rescue! Time to take control over your project information. Sure, you have a system that has worked for the past 20 or so years… but is your system efficient? In real-time? Can you find any information you need in two clicks? Unless you have a robot for a […]

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