Anyone in the construction industry can tell you that efficiency is everything. In order to be profitable, you need to streamline processes, improve your communication, and increase productivity wherever possible.
The secret to accomplishing all of these things? A custom-built app that meets the unique needs of your business.
The apps that Onsharp creates are tailor-made for each client, so no two solutions are the same. That being said, what we’ve seen work well in the construction industry are apps that help solve some of the most pressing problems companies face.
Here’s how an app can help you achieve maximum efficiency:
Real-Time Access to Everything Your Workers Need
Your workers regularly need to access things like plans, quotes, and orders throughout the course of a normal workday. In the past, that’s required them to either track down physical copies of these documents or go find a computer to view them on. This is highly inefficient, not to mention frustrating.
Mobile apps are a better way to give your workers access to everything that they need to do their jobs.
You can add electronic versions of things like building codes, work orders, bylaws, and more to your company’s mobile app. You’ll even be able to update these things in real-time so that your workers will receive the most up-to-date version of a document whenever they access it.
Optimized Management of People and Equipment
Construction mobile apps also make it much easier for your company to manage its people and equipment by providing complete visibility for all your assets and employees. GPS location features enable you to view staff travel times and the amount of time that they spend on-site during their shift. This feature will help you increase the accountability of your entire time.
Additionally, managing the use of equipment and maintenance can be streamlined with an app. This makes it much easier to keep track of who’s using a piece of equipment, when it’ll be available next, and when it needs to be sent in for maintenance.
Streamlined Safety Training
Safety is paramount on construction sites. But your team’s safety is only as good as the training that it receives. But the training process is often cumbersome and overly time-consuming.
Mobile apps make the safety training process much easier. They enable you to digitize everything from inspection checklists to accident instructions. They even make it possible to share out live updates of your latest training videos to your entire staff with the push of a button.
The right app can help you increase the safety of your entire job site. It’s another example of the many ways in which mobile apps are being used to transform the construction industry.
Increased Communication with Outbound Dispatch Teams
Getting the right people to the right place at the right time is an essential part of any efficient operation. Mobile apps make it much easier to manage your company’s dispatch system. An app can help you keep track of the locations of your technicians with GPS so that you can easily see which worker is the closest to a new job.
Additionally, your technicians will be able to use your app themselves. They can complete their paperwork right from the field so that they don’t need to waste time coming back to the office to fill out or submit their paperwork. These powerful features all combine to increase the efficiency of your entire dispatch system.
Building Your Own Transformational Construction App
Custom apps can provide numerous benefits to the construction industry, including improved communication, streamlined processes, increased productivity, enhanced collaboration, and increased safety.
If your company doesn’t have its own construction app yet, then there’s never been a better time to build one. Doing so will revolutionize the way that your company conducts the most important aspects of business.
Interested in exploring the possibility of creating an app but don’t know where to begin? Onsharp is here to help.
We’re mobile development experts who know how to design powerful apps that target the unique needs of every company that we work for. Get in touch with us and we’ll learn about your needs and offer a solution for you to evaluate and decide on.