Digitizing a construction site: Where do you start?

As a building contractor, you often rightly ask yourself where exactly you should start with digitalization in your construction company. After all, there are literally a thousand construction sites that lend themselves to this. Read here about 4 typical problems in the construction process and how they can be solved through digitalization.

1. “We have problems finding suitable subcontractors quickly and efficiently.”

Drawing up a tender, having it proofread, comparing providers, discussing options, having them approved and finally awarding and managing the contract – finding a subcontractor for a specific project can often take a long time. After all, awarding the contract alone is not enough, as the subcontractor must be continuously supported and managed. That entails a lot of work.

The start-up Cosuno has developed a solution to make this process faster, more efficient and therefore less stressful. From the search and selection to the awarding and follow-up of a subcontractor, the entire process is handled in one simple software package. This allows you to compare different providers directly and then place orders with a click. This not only saves stress, but also time and therefore costs. According to the company, the benefits include time savings of up to 60 % and up to 50 % more responses to tenders. Around 80,000 subcontractors are now registered in the network.

2. “I don’t have an overview of where my machines are.”

We know from our own experience: Construction companies, regardless of their size, often lack an overview of their entire equipment fleet. This not only refers to large construction machines, but also small appliances such as drills or chains. Due to this lack of overview, you often spend a lot of time on the phone and searching.

But there are already digital solutions for this that are easy to implement. With SAM, the machines can be localized live and displayed on a clear map. At the touch of a button, you can see directly which machine and which device is on which project and who is responsible for it. Transports can also be organized intuitively and quickly using the software. Here you will find all the functions of SAM and the advantages they offer.

3. “We often notice upcoming machine inspections too late.”

If a machine has been scheduled for various projects for a long time, it must not happen that upcoming technical inspections are overlooked. In the worst case scenario, this delays projects, as there is a long wait for the device. The VDBUM has long been a reliable partner when it comes to carrying out technical inspections. That is why we have teamed up with the association to enable fast, digital processing of technical test protocols. You can read more about this in our blog post – because now not only VDBUM partners benefit from this function, but also SAM users.

4. “Construction machinery is often booked to the wrong cost centers.”

Due to the aforementioned lack of machine and project overview, machines are often booked manually to the cost centers. As this also involves a lot of time on the phone, incorrect bookings are not uncommon.

The magic word: automatic cost center allocation. The machines are equipped with telematics devices and assigned to current projects. The machine’s operating hours in a specific project are therefore assigned automatically. This automates the process and prevents errors.

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