Perform Takeoffs with Ease
Perform digital takeoffs on drawings and send quantities directly to the field for easy communication. Clouds, links to callouts, and polygons draw crews’ attention to important details or changes.
Attach Photos to Plans
Add annotated photos, audio clips, or even videos to plans and revisions to encourage collaboration.
Upload Plans, Drawings, Specifications, Safety Documents, Project Documents, and Manuals
Upload and publish any set of PDF plans to give quick, easy access to the most up-to-date information and eliminate the need to lug around tons of paperwork.
Control Versions and Revisions
Upload new sheets in the office and make them instantly available to field supervisors. Overlay versions, and highlight changes quickly for easy revision comparison.
Perform Quick Calculations
Perform quick calculations in the field to see how long work will take and how much material is needed, and report accurate quantities back to the office.
Compile all plans along the life of the job to quickly and easily create accurate as-builts, and send them directly to stakeholders.
Add Notes to Sheets
Add descriptive notes to revisions, calculations, and annotations to help your crews build correctly in the first time.
Designed specifically for the heavy civil construction industry, HCSS Plans is a digital plan management tool that allows your foremen to take control of their production and reporting in the field.
HCSS suggests that each person who will access HCSS Plans — project managers, superintendents, estimators, executives, and crew leads — should have their own license to log into the HCSS Plans website or mobile app.
HCSS Plans licenses are individually named per user, so the license belongs to the individual and can travel from device to device.
HCSS Plans is a web and mobile application; there are no network and server requirements for your IT department to host the software. All of your data is stored in the HCSS Cloud for access anywhere you have an internet connection. You can also access uploaded documents in disconnected mode.
Coming in 2018, HCSS Plans will integrate with HeavyBid, HeavyJob, and HCSS Safety.
After your estimators win the job using HeavyBid, they can send all of their pre-bid information, including notes, measurements, and photos, to HCSS Plans without double entry, allowing you to know exactly how they bid the job and why so you can build accordingly.
Your crew leaders can use the calculators built into HCSS Plans to get accurate quantities of work performed and send those calculations directly into the Daily Diary in HeavyJob for accurate daily reporting to the office.
You can also upload safety documents into HCSS Plans for easy reference without lugging around heavy books or notebooks, ensuring that everyone has access to the information they need. Soon, you will be able to send those safety documents directly to HCSS Safety to ensure your crew always has access to pertinent safety information and is holding relevant safety meetings.
In the office, your project managers, estimators, and executives can use HCSS Plans on the web to upload drawings, plans, and other project documents. They can do quick takeoffs and make annotations, link to callouts, add notes and photos, and mark revisions and versions. They can then share those documents with the field and with job owners to ensure that everyone has the most updated information.
The HCSS Plans mobile app, available for iOS devices, allows superintendents, foremen, and crew leads to have instant access to all project documents without lugging around heavy rolls of drawings or managing outdated plans. They can annotate plans directly from their iPad to show changes made in the field, perform calculations to determine how long work will take or how much material is needed, and work in a sandbox environment to make hypothetical changes without affecting the final plans. They can also store and access safety documents for reference, or send out as-builts to stakeholders.