Databuilding on construction management software

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Sectors that are heavily dependent on precise project management, robust working conditions, and synchronised interaction between front- and back-end systems are progressing because these functions fall within the scope of construction management software (CMS).

Morag Evans, CEO at Databuild, says CMS helps those in the sector solve a range of problems from evaluating to strategizing. The automation of tasks at a centralised platform ensures that all stakeholders have access to up-to-date information that enables better coordination and decision-making across departments and project teams resulting in improved efficiency and productivity.

Databuild serves as an industry representative and services and solutions provider for the construction industry and is a recognised knowledge hub for the construction and allied industries. Its mandate includes tracking the progress of trends that shape the industry and AI, big data analytics, and machine learning is arguably one of the most dominating influences in recent history.

“Companies must see CMS for what it is – an advanced technology-driven environment that can help those in construction unlock significant value. Think of it as a seamless way to consolidate several features and functionalities on one platform. So, instead of having several, often siloed, solutions doing different things, a CMS does all that and more. It comes down to providing the means to optimise construction projects.”

Furthermore, CMS can cater to the requirements of small-scale renovations or even expansive skyscrapers or shopping centres. It factors all the complexities of the environment to take care of the intricate details so managers can remain focused on delivering strategic value.

“With CMS, construction professionals can monitor and manage all the components in any project, regardless of size or scope. With multiple projects on the go, CMS is a lifesaver to help keep construction on time and, more importantly, on budget. By empowering project managers with ways to streamline planning and scheduling, CMS can also result in improved communication and collaboration between all the different role players on a project,” says Evans.

Other facts to consider with a CMS-centric model

Evans and her team agree with online research which names risk mitigation, issue tracking, and real-time performance analytics as key benefits. However, there is hard work to do and simply integrating a strong CMS into a construction project is not enough. While CMS can provide valuable tools and capabilities, its effectiveness ultimately depends on how well it is implemented and used by the project team. Successful integration requires proper training, commitment from project stakeholders, and effective change management processes to ensure that the software aligns with project objectives and workflows.

Therefore, while CMS offers significant benefits, construction companies need to invest time and effort into maximising its potential and ensuring that it adds value to their projects.