Release notes: Project Gantt enhancements

Release notes: Project Gantt enhancements

Bridgit Bench was built with construction workforce planning in mind. First, we reduced the amount of time you spend preparing for your meetings by streamlining data collection and management. Our goal is simple—to improve your meetings by creating a powerful Project Gantt fit to house your workforce planning meetings from beginning to end. Some of our users have been able to cut their meeting times in half with Bridgit Bench, and we’re only making it more powerful.

After the launch of Bridgit Bench, the Project Gantt quickly became where many of our users expressed they’d like to spend more time during their workforce meetings. It’s a clear way to communicate and collaborate on project assignments while visualizing where each project is in its lifecycle.

Project Gantt enhancements in Bridgit Bench

The Bridgit team has created features to complement the Project Gantt and help streamline your construction workforce planning meetings. Less time spent navigating Bridgit Bench allows you to keep a high focus in your meetings.

There’s much to cover here, so let’s get right to it.

Manage all project roles and assignments

You can manage individual project roles and allocations directly from the expanded Project Gantt, allowing you to add, edit, and delete all project roles. You can also manage the person assigned to the role while staying fixed on the Project Gantt for your entire meeting, keeping it productive and cost-efficient.

Project panel

When you click on a project bar in the Project Gantt, a project panel will appear on the right of your screen. This panel will house all of your project details, as well as target project and project phase dates. You are also able to make edits to details and shift project dates.


Filters can be an incredibly effective way to segment your projects during workforce planning meetings. You can apply filters to any project field directly from the Project Gantt or apply them in the Project List view to have them carry over to the Gantt, isolating projects to get through meetings more efficiently.

For step-by-step guides to Bridgit Bench and it’s features, visit our support page here.


Looking for a specific project? The search bar atop your Gantt view allows you to search all of your projects by name, allowing you to find key projects quickly.


You can sort your projects by name and start or end dates or by any project field in your Project List view to carry them over to the Project Gantt.

Drag and drop dates

Need to extend a project or move an upcoming project up? Simply drag and drop the project bar within the Project Gantt to change project dates and all project roles, allocations, and phase dates within it. With this feature, it’s almost fun to delay a project.

“Game planning and coordination on the front end win or lose a project. Before Bridgit Bench, everyone would leave personnel meetings exhausted… Now, everyone is more engaged.”
— David Diltz, Compass Construction

Bridgit agrees – that’s why we built a powerful Project Gantt that can house your workforce planning meetings from start to finish. Meetings have been getting a bad rap lately, but properly executed, efficient meetings will always yield positive results. They are the best time to collaborate and create a workforce plan to drive your company forward.

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Michel Richer

Michel Richer is the Manager of Content and Product Marketing at Bridgit. He started in the construction industry early on with a local restoration company. Michel is driven to propel the construction industry forward by helping to eliminate outdated, ineffective processes.

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