Yukti Arora, Co-Founder & CFO, Buildsys

Yukti is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Buildsys, a construction productivity application that reduces paperwork and makes field-to-office communication faster, trackable, and mobile. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Ohio State University. She has over seven years of experience in industrial, service, and digital design, as well as user research and business strategy. She is passionate about storytelling, design strategy, visual thinking and creating experiences that make technology human and emotion centred.

 

The construction industry was upended by the novel Coronavirus pandemic – halting work on-site, disrupting supply chains, and leading to delays and disruption of funds.  Prior to the outbreak, GlobalData predicted an increase in the pace of growth in the global construction industry, from 2.6% to 3.1%. However, given the disruption in the world’s economies following the outbreak, the forecast for growth was revised to 0.5%. With the pandemic limiting the number of workers allowed on job sites, the sector witnessed a shift towards digital solutions. The construction industry’s accelerated adoption of digital tools could be the silver lining that improves productivity, a metric in which the construction industry is severely lacking. 

Buildsys effectively responds to these challenges by offering a digital platform for seamless communication and collaboration between project stakeholders. It helps project managers, contractors, owners, designers, and architects collaborate easily to manage field and office work. By centralising information and enabling effective communication between team members, it simplifies construction processes, saving time and effort. It is compatible across devices, making it easy to use from the comfort of your home, office, or project site. The product offering includes Drawings (view, track and manage blueprints right from phone or laptop), Files & Photos (manage all project files and site photos in one place), Meetings & Tasks (compile meeting minutes and manage tasks in real-time), and RFIs & Submittals (review and track RFIs, approvals and paper-free workflows).

Construction management softwares, enables large-scale remote collaboration in real-time and efficient resource management. All project data is centralised and easily accessible across remote locations. construction managers and project managers can optimize their productivity using these tools, to automate workflows and digitize processes. Hence, in the post Covid-19 world, the construction industry will benefit immensely from focusing on fast-tracking digital adoption and digital technology.

Transforming Construction Management

Construction has been one of the least digitized industries in the world, historically lagging behind other markets in the adoption of technology. The pandemic is driving a shift in this pattern, accelerating technology adoption by the sector as it has become a growing necessity. More companies are making the switch to digital applications like Buildsys by the day, as they seek to make construction management processes more trackable, real-time and productive.

A significant aspect of construction management will always require on-site staff, but with digital software all the project stakeholders can stay up to date with the progress of the site without being physically present, it also minimises gaps in communication and lapses due to misplaced paperwork. Digital applications also ensure that valuable project data is always stored in a repository and can be accessed at any time. 

Buildsys is a comprehensive platform for managing construction digitally. It brings the whole team on one workspace, giving real-time access to information to all project stakeholders. It works everywhere construction works – users can view plans, manage tasks or create RFIs right from the construction site through their phone. It makes communication and documentation faster, trackable and accountable, with automated workflows and digitized processes. It is user-friendly and easy to implement, seamlessly integrating with existing digital tools in your system.

Although the construction industry will take time to recover from the devastating effects of the Global Pandemic, it encouraged project and construction managers to adopt sophisticated and efficient software solutions that increase efficiency and productivity. This in turn, may prove to be a long-term win.

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