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          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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      $23 billion in project value completed

      99.9% of projects were completed on time & on budget

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Enabling Transparent Construction Processes for Modern Teams

Enabling Transparent Construction Processes: A Guide for Modern Teams

Introduction

The construction industry is no stranger to challenges such as delays, cost overruns, and miscommunication. With numerous stakeholders, complex workflows, and large volumes of data, ensuring transparent processes is essential for modern construction teams. Transparency allows teams to make informed decisions, identify bottlenecks, and improve project efficiency. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of transparency in the construction industry and discuss how modern teams can enable it with the help of software solutions.

Why Transparency Matters in Construction

Transparency plays a crucial role in construction projects for several reasons. Firstly, it fosters trust among stakeholders, including owners, contractors, and subcontractors. By providing clear and accurate information, construction teams can build strong relationships based on trust, leading to successful project outcomes.

Secondly, transparency increases accountability and reduces the likelihood of disputes. When all team members have access to real-time project data, it becomes easier to track progress, identify potential issues, and ensure that tasks are completed on time. This transparency promotes accountability and reduces the risk of finger-pointing or conflicts arising from miscommunication.

Thirdly, transparency enables better decision-making. Construction projects involve numerous decisions about design changes, material selections, and workflow modifications. When project teams have access to all relevant information, they can make informed decisions that align with project goals, budget constraints, and schedule requirements.

Enabling Transparency with Software Solutions

To enable transparency in construction processes, modern teams can leverage software solutions specifically designed for the industry. These tools provide a centralized platform for collaboration, communication, and data management, ensuring that all team members have access to accurate and up-to-date information.

  1. Project Management Software

Project management software is a vital tool for enabling transparency in construction projects. These platforms allow teams to track project progress, assign tasks, monitor timelines, and communicate in real-time. With project management software, all stakeholders can access project-related information, including schedules, documents, and updates, from anywhere and at any time. This accessibility ensures that everyone is on the same page, reducing the risk of miscommunication or delays.

  1. Document Management Software

Document management software is essential for maintaining transparency in construction processes. These tools allow teams to store, organize, and share project documents efficiently. By centralizing documents, teams can ensure that the most up-to-date versions are accessible to all stakeholders. Document management software also enables version control, so team members can track changes and access previous versions if needed. This transparency in document management minimizes errors, confusion, and delays caused by outdated or missing information.

  1. Construction Accounting Software

Transparent financial management is crucial for construction projects. Construction accounting software provides teams with accurate cost tracking, budget management, and financial reporting capabilities. By integrating project management data with accounting records, these tools enable stakeholders to monitor project costs, analyze spending patterns, and evaluate the financial health of a project. This transparency in financial management helps teams identify cost-saving opportunities, mitigate risks, and ensure that projects stay within budget.

  1. Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is revolutionizing the construction industry by enabling real-time collaboration and visualization of project data. BIM platforms create a digital representation of a building or infrastructure project, incorporating information about the design, materials, and construction process. This digital model can be accessed and updated by all stakeholders, ensuring that everyone has a clear understanding of the project scope, progress, and requirements. BIM software promotes transparency by facilitating collaborative decision-making, reducing errors, and enhancing overall project efficiency.

Benefits of Transparent Construction Processes

Implementing transparent construction processes through software solutions offers several benefits to modern teams.

  1. Improved Communication: Transparent processes ensure that all team members have access to the same information, reducing the risk of miscommunication or misunderstanding. This clarity fosters effective communication, enabling teams to collaborate and resolve issues more efficiently.

  2. Efficient Resource Allocation: Transparent processes allow project teams to accurately track resources, such as materials, equipment, and labor. This data enables teams to optimize resource allocation, minimize waste, and ensure that the right resources are available at the right time, reducing unnecessary costs and delays.

  3. Enhanced Risk Management: Transparent processes provide teams with real-time data and insights, allowing them to identify and mitigate risks promptly. By promptly addressing potential issues, teams can avoid costly delays, rework, or disputes, ensuring that projects stay on track and within budget.

  4. Increased Client Satisfaction: Transparent processes build trust and confidence with clients by providing them with real-time information about project progress, schedules, and budgets. Clients appreciate transparency as it enables them to stay involved and informed throughout the project, leading to higher satisfaction levels and potential referrals.

Conclusion

Enabling transparency in construction processes is vital for modern teams to achieve project success. By leveraging software solutions such as project management, document management, construction accounting, and BIM software, teams can ensure that all stakeholders have access to accurate and up-to-date information. Transparent processes promote effective communication, efficient resource allocation, enhanced risk management, and increased client satisfaction. As the construction industry continues to evolve, adopting transparent practices and leveraging technology will become increasingly important for teams looking to stay competitive and deliver successful projects. So, embrace transparency and empower your team to achieve construction excellence.

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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