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Avoid Rework with Drawing-Centric Construction Project Management Software

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2 ProjectSight White Paper Avoid Rework with Drawing-Centric Construction Project Management Software Contents Introduction Traditional drawing management tools aren't up to the task A drawing-centric construction project management solution Attain easy access to current drawings in real time Support your teams with mobile access Manage the latest versions of your drawings The business benefits of a drawing-centric platform 2 Introduction What can happen when your field teams don't have the current version of construction drawings? The negative effects can include tremendous inefficiencies, confusion, errors and delays. But most of all, out-of-date drawings can lead to expensive, often avoidable rework that can add up to as much as 20% of a project's total cost. Several factors make it challenging to keep construction drawings up to date: • Drawing updates can require multiple steps and applications. Engineers often must retrieve a drawing from a file system, then process it through a PDF tool so it can be sent to field crews in a standard, easy-to-use form. • Requests for information (RFIs) can be stalled by lack of integration with the project control system. Often, the engineer must export the RFI as a PDF and attach it to the drawing. This method also makes it hard to see and document the complete RFI collaboration between the engineering team and the contractor or crews. • Multiple drawing systems are used by field and engineering teams, with no integration for automatic version tracking and updates. A time gap can arise between when engineers release new drawings and when field teams receive them And the need to manually send changes and RFIs back and forth from field staff to engineers creates further delays. Although many construction teams have drawing management tools, those tools only partially address these challenges. If you use traditional tools for construction drawing management, you have probably experienced the frustration of their limitations. 3 3 4 5 6 7

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