Kevin Smith is a Site Superintendent at Minto in Toronto, ON. We’re sitting down with Closeout users at great companies committed to high construction quality to discover their favourite construction apps, processes and how they use technology on-site.
What project are you currently working on?
88 Condos at Sheppard and Yonge in Toronto, ON.
What kind of smartphone do you have?
Why do you like your mobile phone?
It’s durable and I prefer the keys to a touchscreen.
Do you use any other devices on-site (tablet, etc)?
Yes, we use an iPad mini with a rugged case on-site as well.
How has your job changed since starting to use a smartphone on site?
Since starting to use a smartphone on-site project progress tracking has greatly improved, especially with the addition of more photos.
We use Closeout for our deficiency tracking; using a mobile software for this process makes it easier to start the deficiency tracking process earlier on, and also results in far less manual data entry at the end of the day.
Other than Closeout, do you use any other apps on-site? If yes, which one(s)?
We use Journeyman for our daily reports.
How does Closeout help you most on-site?
Since using Closeout, we’ve found that the deficiency information quality is much better, and that issues are getting communicated a lot faster. Both of these factors play into better overall construction quality and improved project timelines.
What is your favourite Closeout feature?
I like the draw feature. With that, I’m able to markup the photos to provide more information than a simple picture can offer.