Making the most out of Bridgit Field

Making the most out of Bridgit Field

Bridgit Field

Many people think of Bridgit Field as a powerful punch list management solution that’s easy to use. Although that statement isn’t incorrect, punch lists aren’t the whole story. In fact, if you’re only using Bridgit Field for punch lists, then you’re not getting the most out of our solution.

You don’t have to have the arguments. You don’t have to walk the job with every subcontractor, 10 times a day. It’s on your own schedule, and Bridgit Field doesn’t allow anybody to forget anything because it’s all automated and online.

Ensuring quality

Inspections and quality control are standard elements of any construction project, from the moment ground is broken until an owner walkthrough (or PDI). Pinpointing issues early gives you the flexibility to address these issues immediately, while keeping costs down and overall, keeping the project on time and on budget. Plus, beyond simply ensuring quality and reducing rework, inspections play a vital role in ensuring worker safety.

From kick-off to closeout, you can use Bridgit Field to both plan and conduct inspections that ensure the highest levels of quality and safety by:

Completing work

From punch lists and defect tracking, to work items, managing a construction project involves coordinating thousands of tasks, all of which are part of an interdependent whole.

Keeping your project on schedule and within budget requires efficiently managing tasks, quickly resolving deficiencies, relentlessly closing out a punch list, and effectively managing the countless subcontractors and trades who come and go on a construction site.

Bridgit Field allows you to get to the end result faster by effectively and efficiently managing tasks of all sizes:

Measuring and reporting

Keeping a construction project on track means making sense of an overwhelming amount of information, to draw clear conclusions that lead to decisive action. Bridgit Field lets you make informed decisions and track progress by gathering, sharing, and synthesizing data from the field:

Tricks of the trade

Regardless of the jobs you’re doing with Bridgit Field alongside, there are some tried-and-true strategies and tactics you can use to get the best results.

First, take care of the basics — like creating a project, adding project details, and setting up automatic emails — so you can get started, fast. Lots of our customers are up and running on the same day, and we want you to join their ranks.

Next, to experience the largest Bridgit benefits, you’ll want to maximize in-field adoption. There are a few things you can do, like sharing the Subcontractor Training Guide and taking a few minutes to demonstrate the app. Probably the most important strategy, though, is to be persistent. Most subcontractors and trades recognize early on that using Bridgit Field makes their job less complicated, but some folks need a bit more cajoling.

We also recommend that you learn about our tagging feature and spend a few minutes thinking about how you can best put tags to use. Some of our customers have cited tags as being the most important feature. Using tags can really help you to get and stay organized, which pays major dividends as projects progress.

Throughout the project, it’s important to track progress and share results. Our Insights module comes with built-in reports that show status and progress in easy-to-read graphs and charts, but that’s only a small piece of Bridgit’s reporting functions. Many of Bridgit’s users swear by the custom filtering, reporting, and exporting capabilities, because these features make it very easy to ‘zoom in’ on particular pieces of information.

And on that note, our detailed audit logs and custom reports are a very effective way to increase subcontractor and trade performance, or at the very least to hold people accountable on the job site. The best way to win an opinion fight is with facts and data, and Bridgit Field supplies you with both.



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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