Improving subcontractor performance with construction reports

Improving subcontractor performance with construction reports


Adam Latta is a Site Superintendent at McKay-Cocker Construction Ltd., working on a long-term care facility. It’s a luxury project, with high-end details and finishes. To ensure the best quality while staying on schedule, Latta relies on Bridgit’s construction reports to keep the work flowing on site every single day.

Hold subcontractors accountable with construction reports

When they’re walking the site, Latta’s team uses Bridgit Tasks to track every issue they see: “If you see an issue, you don’t walk past it. You track it, so that everything is logged into the system.” Because his team logs every issue they find, Latta has a flood of information to pull from -and that keeps his project moving. He uses Bridgit’s reporting features to show the progress, bottlenecks, and quality of work made by his subcontractors. He creates reports and uses them to keep everyone accountable. All he has to do is export a report from Bridgit, and bring it to his weekly meetings.

Exporting that report is very easy. We can see which subcontractors have tasks, how many, and how long they’ve been outstanding. We can see if those outstanding tasks have been affecting other subcontractors, and the report backs us up if we need to take action. I just print that report and put it on the table for all the subcontractors to see. Nobody wants to be the guy with overdue work.
— Adam Latta, Site Superintendent at McKay-Cocker

Reviewing quality of work 

Subcontractor reports help to keep Latta’s job site rolling, but they provide even bigger insights later on. Latta used Bridgit during his previous project, and the data he collected there gave McKay-Cocker an accurate picture of the quality of work that was done. “At the end of the project, we did a full summary of all our subcontractors to find which ones are valuable assets on site. You can really monitor a subcontractor’s quality, how much they care, from the data collected in Bridgit.” That summary will help McKay-Cocker make better decisions about which subcontractors they should hire for future projects in the area. All it took was a little data and the right software solution.



Lauren Lake

Lauren Lake is the COO and co-founder at Bridgit. She holds a degree in Civil Structural Engineering and is well-versed in construction workforce management and resource planning processes. Lauren has been named to the Forbes Manufacturing & Industry 30 Under 30 and Best Of Canada Forbes Under 30 Innovators lists. Lauren has presented at industry events and conferences, including BuiltWorlds, Canadian Construction Association, Procore Groundbreak, and more. Follow Lauren on LinkedIn and Instagram.


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