Products & Solutions, Avvir Academy
March 30, 2023

So, we told you there's an issue on your construction project. Now what?

Written by Caity Taylor

It's a common scenario faced by construction professionals - knowing there's a problem, but feeling overwhelmed by the task of addressing it. We are here to make your lives easier, not harder. In this blog post, we'll address 5 tips for getting your project back on track and show you how Avvir can help you simplify the process of progress tracking and deviation analysis. Whether you're a construction manager, project engineer or field superintendent, you'll learn how to tackle common challenges and keep your projects moving forward.

Tip 1 – Don't Panic

When faced with a challenge on a construction project, it can be tempting to get overwhelmed. However, with Avvir on your side, you have more time to react and plan. Avvir's powerful features provide an easy-to-use platform that helps you better understand the situation and develop a plan of attack to minimize the impact of any issues. One real-life example of the benefits of Avvir is in detecting deviated pipe sleeves and risers before they cause downstream layout issues. In several instances, Avvir has identified these deviations, allowing teams to make adjustments before concrete was poured and avoiding costly rework. By using Avvir, you can stay ahead of the curve and keep your project on track.

Tip 2 - Invite More Users to Avvir

Collaboration is key in construction projects, and having everyone on the same page can make a big difference. By inviting more users to Avvir and tagging them on issues that they can address, you can ensure that everyone has the information they need to contribute to the solution. According to a study by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 77% of construction professionals consider poor communication to be the main cause of project failure. Furthermore, research has shown that lack of clear and effective communication can lead to a range of issues, such as delays, cost overruns, rework, and disputes. On the other hand, strong communication between all stakeholders can increase project efficiency, improve the accuracy of project timelines, and ultimately result in a better overall outcome.

Tip 3 - Update Your Project Schedule

Sometimes the best way to get reality to match your plan is to update your plan. By using Avvir to update your project schedule, you can keep everyone informed about changes and ensure that everyone is working toward the same goal. According to industry reports, construction projects are frequently delivered either over budget or behind schedule. In fact, a 2019 report by FMI Corporation found that only 2% of construction projects are completed on time and within budget. A similar study by the Project Management Institute (PMI) found that only 32% of projects were completed within their original timeline and budget. These statistics highlight the need for effective project management, clear communication, and collaboration among all stakeholders in order to improve project outcomes.

Tip 4 - Notify Others of Future Clashes

One of the biggest benefits of Avvir is the ability to identify deviations early on and take action to prevent rework. By using Avvir to notify others of future clashes, you can ensure that everyone is aware of potential problems and can take steps to prevent them. Additionally, Avvir integrates with some of the industry's leading issue tracking platforms, such as BIM Track and Revizto, allowing you to continue using your preferred platform while also leveraging the powerful features of Avvir. By integrating Avvir with these platforms, you can easily notify others of potential future clashes, assign tasks, and track progress, helping to ensure that your project stays on track and rework is minimized. By combining the best of both worlds, Avvir provides a comprehensive solution for managing construction projects and preventing rework.

Tip 5 - Use Avvir as a Historical Record

The ability to see the project history and understand how you got to a particular issue is invaluable. By using Avvir as a historical record, you can see how the project has evolved over time and use this information to make better decisions going forward. In a recent project with Avvir, a construction manager was able to utilize Avvir’s historical repository of reality capture to review the project history and identify the root cause of a delay. This information empowered him to escalate the issue and determine a solution without having to spend additional time building his case. In conclusion, construction projects come with their fair share of challenges, but with the right tools, it's possible to overcome them. By following these five tips and leveraging the power of Avvir, you can keep your projects moving forward and minimize the impact of any issues that arise. Whether it's preventing rework, improving communication, or tracking progress, Avvir is designed to help you simplify the process and achieve better outcomes. So, if you're looking for a way to tackle common construction challenges and get your projects back on track, consider giving Avvir a try today.

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