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Construction Perspective

Option Matrix R&D team has summarized our experience in specialist areas of work to
offer initial ground up of nearly 30-60% in our projects and this results in shorter delivery
cycles. Our industry expertise also enables us to provide insights to our clients on the
most effective user interface, functional workflow and technology use.

Possibilities

In the construction industry, we focus mostly on general contractors, builders and real estate agents. Our team has expertise in purchase & stores, inventory management, maintenance management of heavy equipment & vehicles, project estimation, field safety audits and field to office reporting.

Project Management

Project Management

Field to office reporting and interactive estimation with automated document generation

Job Order Module

Job Order Module

Tasks can be assigned and tracking via checklists for field staff. Leave & Claims are included

Purchase & Stores

Purchase & Stores

Automation of processes in centralized and site stores for purchase, receipt and issue of items

Vendors & Payables

Vendors & Payables

Vendor rating system is provided. Ageing analysis of payables & integration with QuickBooks

Accounts Receivables

Accounts Receivables

Invoicing module is built with automated notifications. Ageing analysis is provided.

Process Monitoring

Process Monitoring

Standard operating procedures are logged for each process step. Random Audit is included.

Training Module

Training Module

Calendar and notifications for training events is managed in this module.

Manpower Module

Manpower Module

Attendance logs and time sheets are managed here. Track late attendance & unplanned leave

Fleet Maintenance

Fleet Maintenance

Workflows and checklists for preventive maintenance, condition / performance monitoring.

Fleet Financing

Fleet Financing

Financing contracts for vehicles and EMI payment schedules with alerts are provided

Report Syndication

Report Syndication

Excel reports are uploaded across locations and are digested to generate CEO dashboard

Safety Audit

Safety Audit

Checklists are defined for field safety audits and both text / picture updates can be consolidated


Areas of Expertise:

Project Management

Field to office reporting and interactive estimation with automated document generation

Job Order Module

Tasks can be assigned and tracking via checklists for field staff. Leave & Claims are included

Purchase & Stores

Automation of processes in centralized and site stores for purchase, receipt and issue of items

Vendors & Payables

Vendor rating system is provided. Ageing analysis of payables & integration with QuickBooks

Accounts Receivables

Invoicing module is built with automated notifications. Ageing analysis is provided.

Process Monitoring

Standard operating procedures are logged for each process step. Random Audit is included.

Training Module

Calendar and notifications for training events is managed in this module.

Manpower Module

Attendance logs and time sheets are managed here. Track late attendance & unplanned leave

Fleet Maintenance

Workflows and checklists for preventive maintenance, condition / performance monitoring.

Fleet Financing

Financing contracts for vehicles and EMI payment schedules with alerts are provided

Report Syndication

Excel reports are uploaded across locations and are digested to generate CEO dashboard

Safety Audit

Checklists are defined for field safety audits and both text / picture updates can be consolidated

Key Success Factors & Trends

Drone usage and 3D printing

Advanced technology will make construction work safer and easier; drones can be used to ensure materials are placed exactly how they should be, and 3D printing can be used to make sure every material is the perfect size. Self-driving vehicles may also become more popular within the construction industry, as well as mobile and cloud applications that make the whole construction process more straightforward.

Increase in Prefabrication and Modular Construction Projects

Using hot melt adhesives and the overall ease of design, the actual construction of the homes is faster. Modular construction is a prefabricated approach to building repetitive structures. Office buildings, hotels, apartments and other such buildings are great for modular and prefabricated buildings.

Additional Focus on Sustainability

While it is still important to find the best product for the job, it is likely managers will look for products that have a focus on ecological benefits, such as living walls that provide an area with fresh oxygen. There are carbon scrubbing building facades, bricks made of recycled cigarette butts, thermally driven air conditioners and asphalt that will heal itself.

Improved Safety Procedures

Construction industry suffers far more workplace accidents and fatalities, and this knowledge has resulted in an increased level of scrutiny on the industry. This scrutiny has resulted in the development of technology designed to make construction sites safer. New mobile apps and computer programmers make it easier for employees to adhere to safety measurements when they are working. There are work boots that can connect to Wi-Fi, send their GPS coordinates, and can even tell if users have fallen or are tired. The technology used in moisture-wicking fabric and cooling vests are also getting lighter and more effective. And with drones and other surveying equipment, it is easier to see other problem areas of a job site. This will help keep more of the workers safe on a site and bring about a new era in construction safety.

Building Information Management

BIM is a way of representing buildings, roads, and utilities. It is a process of generating and managing computer representations of the projects before they are built. Architects and engineers can use the models to show how building materials will hold up overtime. And owners can create maintenance schedules with BIM models. BIM is proving to be a useful tool in construction. It not only can better predict job costs, but companies that use BIM can tell if the project is possible. Sometimes there isn’t enough space for HVAC needs, or predetermined pieces won’t fit and will need to be reordered. BIM can be used to build better projects.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Smartphones, GPS, Cloud, SaaS — Collaboration, sharing, photos, docs, data, logistics, inventory, time tracking, vehicle remote and tool detection are among the thing’s builders use the most, and that technology will only get smarter. Using VR gadgets, you can simulate a project, showcasing it for your customers, before a tool is delivered to the site. Everything is now connected online, and our projects have been digitalized in such a way that paper is almost no longer needed. More powerful smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices will improve communication.

Labor and Government Implications

Skilled labor shortages have been quite a problem recently with the amount of construction going on. Finding skilled workers is really a challenging situation that could get worse once the immigration changes go into effect, affecting many projects nationwide and requiring a different thought process to get skilled labor during the next years. Builders need to focus on developing existing talent, equip them with the right knowledge and tools to succeed. Training and development must be part of every construction company, and careful planning is another important thing to do. Rent-a-worker might soon be a trend, so be on the lookout to keep your business going.

Cost, Funding, and Finances

P3s or Private-Public Partnerships to obtain financing approval and complete projects that otherwise would be impossible. Material costs are high, and they are not expected to come down, so your supply team must be aware and act fast to secure good prices with your vendors. A smart and effective purchasing team is key to lowering costs for your projects and builders are bundling work with other contractors to obtain better pricing in materials.

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