When Hurricane Sandy hit the Atlantic Coast, homes, buildings and infrastructure were significantly damaged from the heavy winds, rain and flood conditions. Builders are already making preparations to rebuild homes and structures to get residents settled and back to work as soon as possible.
Because the extent of the wreckage and number of sites where rebuilding will take place is significant, builders will likely use construction management software to keep track of progress, assets and supply chain operations. Leveraging the scheduling tools and other features of the solutions will help managers rebuild the neighborhoods faster, for accelerated economic recovery along the coastline.Manage heavy workloads
Rebuilding and redeveloping a community struck down and swept away by a hurricane is a complicated undertaking. Construction firms must coordinate arrangements for large amounts of materials
, supplies and workers to launch the projects, as each job is under a tight time constraint.
Residents of areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy were left with very little to piece their lives back together. Construction teams are working hard to provide stable living and working facilities for affected populations quickly and efficiently, and are taking on large workloads with short deadlines. Firms are tapping into software for construction to keep all workers updated on progress while adding new staff and assets, scheduling meetings and accessing business intelligence to aid in decision making.
In an interview with NJ.com, Alfred Garino from Hackensack Roofing explained his company is hiring more workers and increasing supplies to accommodate the influx of projects. While the firm wants to meet the needs of the community in a timely fashion, managers are continuing to focus on fundamentals of construction, not rushing through the projects.
"Our company policy has always been to use our professionals that we have because we want to have control over the quality of the work," Garino said. "Even if we don't have enough men to be able to keep up with all this, we're not going to hire additional people and take any chance of not only inferior work but possible injury."
Cleveland Utilities sent a team of construction professionals to the Northeast to help rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
. The Cleveland Banner reported the team found shortcomings in its daily maintenance and distribution of assets. Depending on the utility service, the firm reported varying levels of system upkeep and upgrade, which negatively impacted overall performance.
Maintaining assets and tools, tracking progress at each construction site and monitoring quality and performance of resources and staff will increase productivity for construction firms. Asset management solutions help managers achieve these goals while taking on more projects.