Accurate job costing is essential to making a profit in construction, but it can be a challenge to achieve. And even if you’re getting costing data from the field, how do you make sure it’s accurate and arrives daily, not just every once in a while?
The solution to both these challenges is empowering foremen with digital tools that are easy to use and that give instant feedback on what they did that day. Once you have that, everything else falls into place. In our 2020 survey, 8 out of 10 foremen who use HeavyJob say they would recommend it to a friend and 92% of foremen use HeavyJob on their tablet or phone every single day in order to get accurate construction data field data.
Why are foremen such big fans of HeavyJob?
That is because HeavyJob cuts their data entry time in half, allowing them to finish their daily tracking in 10 minutes or less a day including crucial pieces of information like: crew hours, equipment hours, materials, quantities, cost codes, weather conditions, quick notes, daily log and photos. Once a foreman submits their data for the day, they don’t have to drive anywhere with paper time cards. It’s all automatically sent to the Project Manager for approval. The foreman also can get instant feedback in the app that shows them in simple red and green if they hit their productivity goals for the day and where any variance from the estimate happened, in each cost code.
Crew Time Tracking, Inspections, & More
It’s possible to speed up the field tracking process even more with HCSS myField. Instead of verbally communicating with the foreman, crew members can directly clock in or submit their own time and information about what they worked on that day. Once submitted, it automatically is sent to their foreman for review and editing in today’s time card. Crew members can do more than just submit their time, they’re able to quickly log inspections, maintenance requests, and safety observations.
Field productivity tools like HeavyJob aren’t just popular with crews. They’re even more popular with company owners. 9 out of 10 company owners who use HeavyJob say they would recommend it to a friend and it’s easy to see why. It’s a daily challenge with paper or email to organize your job costing, employee hours, job progress, and production quantities. Through tools like HeavyJob and myField, they can instantly see all of that data and can even see which field employees input the data. With HeavyJob, they always know who is working where, what they’ve done, and if the job is on track to beat the budget.
Imagine how much you could save if you could easily see every day if you’re making or losing money on each job, as the work is being completed.