To save time applying commonly used filter combinations, Bench users can save specific filter sets for easy access. For Bench admins that are adding new users and want to reduce learning curves, or just want to create a common lens for workforce planning with their larger team, Saved Filters can also be easily shared with every Bench user.
Effective project management in construction demands an understanding of how workforce planning influences the success of projects. The challenge is balancing project schedules with labor availability, all while maintaining tight control over budgets and deadlines. It requires foresight, strategy and a grasp of the nuances that come with each project and team member. In this
Looking to get a project team together quickly? Did you have a previous project whose success you’d like to repeat? When creating roles in Bridgit Bench, you can build and reuse Role and Task Templates for both your precon and project teams to save time, or you can quickly copy project roles from a previous job to repeat previous success.
For each project in Bridgit Bench, users can receive notifications each time a new role is added. For contractors dealing with regular labor requests, or even just users looking to stay in the know, Role Notifications are a quick and easy way to maintain visibility on team changes and project needs. Users can also choose to receive Role Notifications for all projects in their respective user settings.
Aligning your workforce capabilities with project demands is the key to cost-efficient labor planning. In construction, you face the dual challenge of avoiding labor shortages delaying projects and excessive staffing that can inflate costs unnecessarily. The good news is that labor costs can be one of the most controllable costs on the balance sheet. This
We talk a lot about construction lagging behind other industries in terms of technology adoption. I’m not so sure that’s the case anymore. At ENR Futuretech this year, I was struck by the sheer number of software vendors pitching their solutions. Dozens of booths offering a promise of greater efficiency, streamlined processes, and the potential
Addressing the challenges of specialty contractors goes beyond general construction needs. Their niche expertise demands detailed workforce planning, tight coordination, and adaptability. Let’s dive into the specifics of what sets them apart and how they can navigate these unique hurdles. Specialized Skill Sets Required Specialty contractors require individuals with a set of skills tailored to
You know the old saying “Summers were made for big software improvements”? Of course, you don’t. It’s likely never been said before, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. This summer, we pulled out all the stops at Bridgit to add new functionality and new reports to Bridgit Bench.
Located in your projects, the Available People widget provides a list of team members with the availability you need for the project and a one-step allocation process where you simply drag people from the list directly onto an unfilled project role. What’s even better? You don’t even need an unfilled role. Just drag your team members and we’ll build a role for them.
We know construction has faced a myriad of challenges over the past couple of years brought on by the pandemic. The industry grapples with turbulent prices, a scarcity of skilled labor, and rising borrowing costs. It goes without saying that this leads to rising construction costs, skewed project timelines, and the inviability of projects.