Iesh Dixit is the CEO and Co-founder of Powerplay, an end-to-end construction management SaaS platform that aids in the simplification of communication and synergizing collaboration within project teams in the construction industry. In his capacity within the organization, he heads Powerplay’s corporate team, orchestrating a range of business-fostering activities like omnicorporeal communication, curating and implementing the company’s vision, and evaluating the organization’s short and long-term goals. Overall, Iesh supervises the fluid functioning of all departments while having a vantage view of the holistic development of the organization.
The sophistication with which a construction project is handled is unmatched by most other corporate operations. Construction projects are prone to unexpected challenges which necessitates the best management skills for efficient and successful implementation. The vast hierarchies of work breakdown structures in these projects not only makes communication and coordination difficult, but a mix-up is also unavoidable.
India’s construction industry is the country’s second-largest employer, employing more than 44 million people and contributing 9 percent to the national GDP, but its workforce is more unprotected than any other industrial sector. Poor site management causes mishaps from vehicles, machinery, or supplies. Thanks to construction management software solutions, contractors and workers are heaving a sigh of relief.
Advent of construction tech reshaping the sector
A series of coordinated developments have taken place in recent times, leading to the advent of digitization in construction project management. The tiers of technology has made sure that smartphones are easily accessible to all. This can be attributed to the fact that smartphones are being used by most workers and contractors in the construction industry.
Modern technology is assisting the construction space to boost production, operational effectiveness, managerial efficiency, and site safety. In today’s competitive and massive construction market, operational proficiency and efficient management is a must. Thus, secure mobile access to resourceful and verifiable project data is certain to improve worksite efficiency. Many industry executives have already realized that investments in construction management software applications will pay off in the long haul.
The transition from conventional to automated technologies is progressively absorbing the construction industry’s complicated anatomy within its grasp. Internet penetration in India with a massive number of 932 million internet users currently has fueled India’s major transformation.
The worksite wizard: How construction management are empowering contractors and workers
When it comes to managing and executing construction projects, contractors, clients and engineers encounter several hurdles such as the absence of real-time relay of information from the site to respective stakeholders at different tiers leading to cost overruns, severe inefficiencies, delays and even project termination.
Therefore, it is vital to empower the contractors and construction workers through tech solutions for superior management on the worksite. Construction project management apps are critical for the current construction industry due to salient features like real-time information relay between site and office and all-in-one documentation space. Additionally, being mobile-first gives them an all-embracing advantage.
Magic wand for workers: Construction management applications and its wonders
Construction management software systems track project progress, site attendance, material inventory, and bills; automate reporting; detect issues; and manage finances. It is an advanced yet simple software solution at the same time. It provides the power of managing project activities carefully and simplifies communication and collaboration, purpose-built for the worksite. These construction management applications provide a triple edge to the construction project ecosystem, fortifying the three Os of the construction project workflow – On-site construction groups, the Office group, and the Owners of the project.
On-site groups involved in development planning and site layout would benefit from receiving live updates from the application. This increases their efficiency and reduces time and resource waste. As required by various management teams, the application generates daily progress reports, labor reports, and machinery reports. It also creates a worklist and a target timetable. All buy orders and material requests are transferred to the centralized server where it is securely stored in an encrypted format. From a construction management point of view, the office can handle the essential activities on the application. The back end will review all invoices received on location, eliminating the risk of losing paperwork while following the chain of command up to the head office. The trendsetting technology also keeps track of all the procedures on the construction site for the project’s owners. The product framework is completely automated to evaluate and determine work materials and work specifications and also to prevent unnecessary monetary waste.
In recent times, some of the leading end-to-end construction management SaaS platforms in the country have come up with a mobile-first approach for the industry’s site workers, managers, and owners with the visible power of collaboration on apps designed for simplifying communication and collaboration. For instance, in 2021, approximately 1% worth of construction, quantified at ₹7000 crores across the country, was executed with the help of an Indian construction management app.
The sluggish adoption of digitalization in more conventional sectors like construction is now occurring at a quicker pace due to the technological trickle-down effect. It is not only the top of the hierarchical pyramid that is benefiting from these developments; they are also making their way down, empowering every construction worker and contractor to manage construction sites more efficiently and effectively.