When the average person hears the words “construction industry” it’s unlikely that the first thoughts to pop into their head are synonymous with the environment, conservation or sustainability, but within the industry itself, things are starting to change. If you go online, you can see an uptick in companies promoting an effort to make their construction programs more sustainable and to reduce the environmental impact of each project. One way they are achieving these goals is through the use of a construction program management software.
Be 2.5x More Successful
According to the Project Management Institute, projects are 2.5 times more successful when proven project management practices are used. By implementing a construction program management software, organizations are able to make their projects more efficient, not only saving them time and money, but resources as well.
At the most basic level, a project management software solution allows users to drastically reduce paper consumption by managing documents such as PDFs, drawings, spreadsheets, documents and photos online and allowing users instant access to those documents from multiple platforms.
However, the benefits of online document management far exceed reduced paper consumption. This online system improves the efficiency of projects by ensuring that users always have access to the most up-to-date information, thus reducing the amount of rework associated with each project and therefore reducing the amount of wasted materials and energy that rework requires.
$4.2 Billion... The Cost Of Rework In The U.S. Due To Poor Document Control
As technology improves, these sustainable processes will continue to expand within the construction industry. A prime example of this technological innovation within the industry is the use of Building Information Modeling or BIM within a construction program management software.
These models provide an unprecedented amount of knowledge relevant to every phase of construction. At the earliest stages, BIM helps with items such as site analysis, phase planning and cost estimation. On site, BIM promotes more effective labor as well improved materials procurement.
On the backend these models can be used for items like maintenance scheduling and asset management, ensuring that these structures are able to operate as efficiently as possible. The wealth of knowledge available in these models improves the efficiency of projects and as a result allows workers to reduce the amount of emissions produced and energy consumed per project.
Go Green With A construction program management software
The construction industry accounts for 23% of air pollution, according to research by construction blog Bimhow. But the shift toward green building has already begun. And, it makes sense.
The most exciting part about this industry shift toward a construction program management software is that as users continue to become more proficient with software of this kind the opportunities to improve efficiency and sustainability will continue to grow as well.
[Additional sources: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management | “Measuring the Impact of Rework on Construction Cost Performance”]