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Blog: May 12, 2020

It's undeniable that the construction industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Project delays and shutdowns have been widespread, but as reopening efforts begin it’s a good opportunity to use construction technology during this time.

The purpose of this blog is to provide suggestions to ease the transition back to the construction site and to improve team communication with FinishLine Software.

Speed up inspections

Finding ways to reduce time on the jobsite is crucial right now, even during inspections. Use FinishLine shortcuts like Favorites and Copy by dragging to quickly add repetitive punch list items. Admins can also copy or duplicate punch items to save time. Take a moment to review how your project Inspection Types/Tasks/Descriptions are setup, since having shorter lists to choose from can speed up adding punch list items when you're inspecting.

Space out scheduling

A lot of companies are feeling the pressure to reduce the numbers of workers on a construction site at any given time. Use FinishLine to schedule out and space due dates, including strategic times for subcontractors. When you schedule tasks by trade type or company to be completed at different intervals, you can allow for ample time between subs on the job site, making social distancing more doable.

Use photos more

For simple items like paint drips or superficial imperfections, have inspectors include a “Before” photo of the punch list item with markups, making it easier to identify exactly what needs to be done. After the subcontractor fixes the issue, require them to include an “After” photo for sign-off. This may help to reduce the need for an in person backcheck. Additionally, this method streamlines overall team communication, reducing follow-up calls and texts.

Use proactive checklists

Depending on how you are managing additional sanitation and health check efforts, many of those related tasks can be consolidated into proactive checklists in FinishLine. For example, you may schedule routine checks of handwashing or sanitizing stations to make sure supplies are stocked and require inspector signatures. Schedule to send an automatic report to keep all project stakeholders informed. FinishLine checklists are flexible, so if you want to incorporate safety and sanitation checklists, please reach out to the support team.

We recognize that these unprecedented times are challenging but using tools like FinishLine in new ways will help. If you have questions or need more information please contact us, we’d be glad to assist.


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