Real People, Real Results: Achieving Field Reporting Efficiency
The need for construction project productivity improvements is a common theme that we have heard many times. According to a report issued by the McKinsey Global Institute, the construction industry is noted for having the lowest productivity gain of any industry. How can multi-disciplinary firms who serve the construction industry be part of the solution to this problem?
Several of Agile Frameworks’ customers are making a difference in their clients’ construction projects by improving their field reporting efficiency and construction materials testing processes.
STEP 1: IDENTIFY INEFFICIENT PROCESSES
North Carolina-based S&ME was trying to improve their field reporting efficiency as well as the quality of the information they sent to their clients. “The main things we were attempting to address—both from a client perspective as well as an internal perspective—were how can we do this quicker, more efficiently, more consistently, and with high quality?” said Matt Moler, P.E., senior engineer.
S&ME chose Agile Frameworks’ MetaField® solution because they were trying to address challenges with their field reporting processes and saw that technology could help them do that.
STEP 2: AGREE ON CHANGES AS AN ORGANIZATION
Matt Coaker, P.E., the geotechnical engineering manager at Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. (SESI) came back from a GBA conference with the idea of a technology solution that would help improve their efficiency in construction materials testing to SESI’s corporate team.
“We knew that it was time to make a change to keep up with technology to be more streamlined,” said Coaker. “We knew that we could be much more efficient in what we did—specifically in CMT—by bringing a system like MetaField on board.”
STEP 3: MEASURE THE RESULTS
For GeoProfessional Innovation Corporation (GPI), using MetaField’s powerful data workflow, entering data as well as reviewing and publishing the data for clients wasn’t as time intensive. The time savings for each of these tasks may be just minutes or hours, but when you start adding up each individual increment of efficiency, the total time savings can have quite an impact on the bottom line.
“MetaField offers a lot of opportunities to create efficiencies whether through real-time scheduling or managing the data. Profitability at the end of the day is your ultimate metric and I certainly attribute a significant component of our financial success today to a using MetaField,” said Travis Wambeke, CEO.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Agile Frameworks offers a field reporting solution, MetaField. This platform is a subscription, cloud-based solution that is accessible on any computer or mobile device. MetaField also is the only industry solution that fully integrates corporate, field, and lab information management activities in one platform across multiple engineering and construction disciplines like construction materials testing, non-destructive testing, and many others.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
To learn more about how MetaField’s capabilities can help your firm with field reporting efficiency to be part of the solution for construction project productivity, please check out our Solutions overview along with many resources that may help in your journey to streamlining your project processes.