PCL Construction launches Job Site Resourcing app
PCL Construction has launched Job Site Resourcing, an intelligent application integrated within PCL's Job Site Insights smart construction platform which supports 'next generation' smart job sites.
The mobile-enabled logistics management solution is designed specifically for the construction market to manage the shared usage of resources, and track details of delivery and movement of materials to job sites. Site resources can include elevators, staging or unloading areas, and material handling equipment like cranes and hoists.
Using the JSR self-service mobile app for iOS or Android devices, subtrades and suppliers have access and transparency to the site calendar for availability of resources and autonomy to manage their bookings.
Automated notifications remind subtrades of their delivery appointments and notify project staff when new bookings have been created for review. Using the JSR reporting and analytics features, projects can maximise utilization of project resources, and increase overall efficiency - directly decreasing site operating costs.
"The trades jumped on board quickly, and now our site deliveries are running completely through online requests," says Aaron Akehurst, Project Manager, PCL Construction, a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, US, the Caribbean and Australia.
"This process streamlines superintendent approval and puts the onus back on the trades for determining weights and material routing. We are minimizing printing, transfer of paper, and removing the need to keep a delivery board updated on site. This is a fantastic tool which will bring value to any busy job site."
Job Site Resourcing is continuing to evolve and new features include delivery evaluations against booking requests, providing the capability to record details that occurred with the delivery.
"Delivery evaluations can track the actual durations the resource was used compared to the time requested," he added. "All these details are mineable and summarized providing actionable analytics our projects have never been able to track before."
Job Site Resourcing can be used as a stand alone application or with the Job Site Insights IOT telemetry platform and is available immediately.
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