How has your job changed since starting to use a smartphone on site?
It’s a lot less paperwork and much easier to get a hold of everyone. It’s also easier to track everything. Previously, I had to rely a lot more on memory.
Other than Bridgit, do you use any other software on site?
No, it’s the only software we use on site.
How does Bridgit help you most on site?
You have an evolving list, which is very helpful when you’re at the stage where there could be potential warranty issues. Instead of emailing our owners or the architect with they can log into Bridgit Field and review the project in near real-time.
Previously, logging items took too much time. I used to try and send emails as consistently as possible, but realistically it was only possible to send them once a week. Now, I’m able to send updates every day. I find myself going home and making quick edits from the day on the web app as well. It’s so much faster.
What are your favourite features?
On a daily basis, I rely on several great features:
Marking issues as urgent
Adding photos and marking them up (with arrows, etc.).
A picture is worth a thousand words. Since using Bridgit Field for my construction punch list, I find I don’t need to write as long of a description for the trades to understand the issue.
Subtrades were easy to adopt— a couple of them would even comment on issues give me feedback about how I could use change how I used the software to communicate better with them.
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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