“The best thing since sliced bread” gets used a lot, probably because it’s a warming feeling knowing you don’t have to consume the entire loaf when all you really want is a sandwich.
Enter Bridgit Bench and project phases.
If your project is the loaf, phases are the slices of bread. Rather than a project being “active” for its entire duration, you can now also see what phase the project is in. The first step is outlining what phases you’ll be using on your projects over in the “settings” area. You’ll manage, delete, and create phases to accommodate unique projects here.
You’ll have the option to automatically add any project phases you create to every new project you start. We suggest creating the usual suspects; pre-construction, construction, and close-out so you’ll only need to set the goal dates you’re targeting, or you can customize your own phases for unique projects. You can even break up individual phases into sub-phases. So many slices. So many sandwiches.
I know what you’re thinking, what if a phase gets delayed and I’ve already sliced the bread? Not a problem, you can manage all phase dates in their respective project files under the ‘“dates” tab.
You’ll spot your active phases everywhere you look for project information; the project details, gantt, and list view will all keep you up to date. Now sharpen that knife and get to slicing. For more information about resource scheduling, check out our guide to construction resource scheduling.
For a deeper dive into project Phases, click below for more information on how to use phases to your benefit.
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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