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          About MySmartPlans

          Shelley and Dominick Armato

          Shelley is the Founder and CEO of MySmartPlans. Her husband Dominick is Co-founder and President. They suffered firsthand the effects of chaos in the industry. Dominick, a 45-year contractor, was wildly successful and one project with insufficient data caused them to shut the doors on that company. But they rose again and reinvented the construction industry by streamlining the business.

          MySmartPlans is a software-as-a-service solution with an experienced digital information librarian as part of your team, who creates transparency, organization, and efficiency in construction projects. They are the driving force behind Data Governance, which mitigates the risk associated with insufficient document oversight. MySmartPlans has been improving the industry for 16 years and has a revenue aggregate of over 19 billion dollars. Build on time, on schedule, and with audited as pre-discovery files that are proven to prevent litigation!

          Honors & Awards

          Business Of The Year
          Kansas Women-Owned Businesses 2017

          Rule Breaker Award
          New York Rule Breakers 2015

          25 Outstanding Businesses Under 25 Employees
          Twenty Five – 25  2012

          CEO of the Year
          City Union Mission 2009

          Women Who Mean Business
          Biz Journal 2009

          Vision of Excellence
          National Association of Women in Construction – 2009

          About MySmartPlans

          Shelley Armato and Dominick Armato

          Shelley is the Founder and CEO of MySmartPlans. Her husband Dominick is Co-founder and President. They suffered firsthand the effects of chaos in the industry. Dominick, a 45-year contractor, was wildly successful and one project with insufficient data caused them to shut the doors on that company. But they rose again and reinvented the construction industry by streamlining the business.

          MySmartPlans is a software-as-a-service solution with an experienced digital information librarian as part of your team, who creates transparency, organization, and efficiency in construction projects. They are the driving force behind Data Governance, which mitigates the risk associated with insufficient document oversight. MySmartPlans has been improving the industry for 16 years and has a revenue aggregate of over 19 billion dollars. Build on time, on schedule, and with audited as pre-discovery files that are proven to prevent litigation!

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      100% of our 2,130 projects were protected from litigation

      $23 billion in project value completed

      99.9% of projects were completed on time & on budget

      18% project on-site savings

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The Value of Data as an Asset in Construction Project Management

In the world of construction project management, data is not often seen as a tangible asset. However, when managed effectively, data can prove to be a powerful resource that contributes to the success and efficiency of projects. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of data as an asset in construction project management and discuss how it can help streamline processes and ensure the delivery of a facility with audit-ready trusted data.

Why is Data Important in Construction Project Management?

Construction projects involve various complex and interconnected activities, from planning and design to execution and delivery. Throughout these stages, a vast amount of information is generated, such as drawings, specifications, schedules, and budgets. This data holds valuable insights that can drive informed decision-making and improve project outcomes.

Historically, construction project management heavily relied on manual processes and paper-based systems. However, with the advancement of technology, the industry has witnessed a digital transformation. Project management software solutions, such as construction management platforms and Building Information Modeling (BIM), have become prevalent, enabling the collection, storage, and analysis of project data in a more efficient and structured manner.

Leveraging Data as an Asset in Construction Projects

When project teams recognize and leverage data as a strategic asset, they can unlock its full potential to optimize project outcomes. Here are some key ways in which data can be used as an asset in construction project management:

Improved Decision-Making

Data-driven decision-making is a cornerstone of successful project management. By leveraging accurate and up-to-date project data, construction project managers and teams can make informed choices that are based on objective insights. For example, analyzing historical project data can help identify potential risks and cost overruns, enabling proactive risk mitigation strategies and cost control measures.

Increased Efficiency and Productivity

Efficient data management processes contribute to improved productivity throughout the project lifecycle. By having access to real-time data and automated workflows, project teams can streamline communication, collaborate effectively, and eliminate bottlenecks. This allows for faster decision-making, reduced rework, and improved resource allocation.

Enhanced Quality Control and Assurance

Data plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality of construction projects. By capturing and analyzing data related to construction processes, materials, and performance, project teams can identify areas for improvement and implement corrective measures. This, in turn, leads to the delivery of projects with higher quality standards and increased customer satisfaction.

Facilitated Compliance and Auditing

The construction industry is heavily regulated, and compliance with various safety, environmental, and building codes is paramount. Data management practices that capture and document project information in a structured and auditable manner contribute to compliance efforts. They provide a trail of evidence that demonstrates adherence to regulations, simplifying the auditing process and reducing the risk of non-compliance penalties.

Value Creation and Project Handover

Data becomes an invaluable asset during the handover of a construction project. A well-managed dataset that captures all project data, including design documents, as-built information, maintenance schedules, and warranties, creates a valuable digital twin. This digital representation of the facility ensures a smooth transition from construction to operations, enabling effective facility management, maintenance, and future renovations.

Implementing Data Management Best Practices

To fully harness the potential of data as an asset in construction project management, project teams should follow data management best practices. These include:

Data Governance

Establishing clear data governance policies and procedures ensures that data is managed systematically and consistently across the project. This involves defining roles and responsibilities, data ownership, data quality standards, and data access controls.

Data Integration

Integrating data from various sources, such as design models, project schedules, and financial systems, provides a comprehensive view of the project and enables seamless data exchange between stakeholders. Technologies like BIM and data integration platforms facilitate this process.

Data Security

Protecting project data from unauthorized access and ensuring its integrity is crucial. Implementing robust data security measures, such as encryption, secure cloud storage, and access controls, safeguards sensitive project information and mitigates the risk of data breaches.

Data Analytics

Leveraging data analytics tools and techniques allows project teams to gain valuable insights from project data. Advanced analytics can help identify trends, predict risks, and optimize resource utilization, thereby improving project outcomes.

Continuous Improvement

Data management practices should be continuously reviewed and improved to adapt to changing project requirements and emerging technologies. Regular data audits and stakeholder feedback help identify areas for improvement and ensure data remains relevant and valuable.

Conclusion

In the construction industry, data should be regarded as a valuable asset rather than a mere byproduct of project activities. By recognizing the importance of data and implementing effective data management practices, construction project managers and teams can streamline processes, improve decision-making, enhance efficiency, ensure compliance, and deliver projects with audit-ready trusted data. Embracing data as an asset empowers construction professionals to unlock the full potential of their projects and drive successful outcomes.

MySmartPlans is the leading software solution for construction project management, offering transparency, organization, and efficiency to ensure on-time and on-budget completion of projects. With our experienced digital information librarians and data governance capabilities, we help mitigate risks and prevent litigation in the construction industry.

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