Famed Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne once said, “There is no need for me continuing unless I’m able to improve.” If you want to attract more business and thrive going forward, you need to position your company to continually improve. Whether your company is challenged with handling requests for information (RFIs), managing documents, avoiding rework, or making the best use of your labor force on construction projects, it’s important to seek out the tool(s) that can help you focus on improving your processes.
Your ideal tool may be something that assists with estimates, document management, revisions to designs, quality control, and/or conservation of office resources. One of the best technology tools available today that can help you achieve those improvements is Bluebeam Revu.
Revu is a digital solution that enables companies to operate more efficiently with better communication and leaner methods.
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Customers basically look for four things in a construction company:
- Good reputation – If you nurture relationships with current customers, they will be more likely to refer you to others. Stay in touch, even after the job is complete. Also nurture relationships with subs, suppliers and other contractors.
Using a tool like Bluebeam Studio enables cloud-based communication among all teams. The most up-to-date information is accessible to everyone and promotes transparency among stakeholders. The stakeholders you work with on a successful project can be another source of referrals. Make good relationships a feature of your business.
- Professionalism – The perception of professionalism affects not only whether someone wants to work with you, it usually influences how much they’re willing to pay for your services. Your company’s image is important. Digital management of design documents helps you hone that professional image.
Using Revu features like Overlay, you can track drawing changes automatically so team members can see what changed from one iteration to the next. There’s no need to compare drawings manually, because Revu will mark the changes with clouds. You can share changes with other teams, keeping everyone up to date and on the same page. Improving that communication is another way to distinguish yourself from the competition. When you minimize delays and mitigate the risk of rework, you not only save labor on jobs, you improve your image as someone who knows how to get the job done right.
- Personality – Be a person. Take time to meet with potential clients. Find out what you need to do to be eligible to bid on future work. Some companies are now requiring that contractors have digital aptitude or use certain technology on their projects.
- Success – Using Revu, you can track performance on your jobs by task and time required. Revu features help determine your cost of labor, and data can be analyzed and used to inform estimates for future jobs. Performance measurement tools and metrics can be used to prove out your successes. This type of business intelligence can really help you refine and improve your operations. You can put guesswork aside and improve consistency from project to project.
Once you determine the successes of your projects, show them off using photos and videos on your website. Spread the accolades around to everyone in the company during and upon completion of successful projects. Celebrating successes improves company culture.
There are the old ways of doing things (by hand), and there are new ways to do things (with Revu). You can choose from:
- Paper or digital drawing sets.
- Mark-ups by hand or with Revu.
- Hand calculated estimates or fine-tuned estimates with Revu.
- Human error or fewer mistakes with Revu.
- Costs of rework or less rework with Revu.
Try Bluebeam Revu for yourself with a full working version on a 30-day free trial. See firsthand how a digital process using Revu can transform your company’s workflows. When it’s time to convert that 30-day trial to a subscription or perpetual license, contact Applied Software and talk to a Bluebeam expert about your firm’s specific needs.