Our client- A Construction Consulting Company

Our Client - A Construction Firm

ACF provides general contracting and construction management services to clients throughout the Midwest. This family-owned business from Chicago has over 90 years of pre-construction and construction experience serving healthcare, educational, and commercial facilities.

Their Problem – Process Inefficiencies and Lack of Visibility

After their current system led to safety issues and a major loss in revenue, ACF decided it was time to re-work and automate their processes with new software. Their previous procedure for checking in workers involved manually writing each worker’s vest numbers and information by hand. With a daily average of about 60 workers, the process became too time consuming and caused a bottleneck at the start of the day. Their employees were frustrated with the current method - finding an easier and faster way to do their daily check-ins would improve both efficiency and employee morale.

Safety is also a priority for everyone involved, especially due to the nature of the facilities our client works on. ACF works in areas inside the hospital rather than on a separate construction site. They needed a way to communicate to patients, visitors, staff, and administration about construction so that they can safely close the areas off from public traffic. Another issue arose regarding incident reporting on the job site. In case a problem occurred, it was necessary for ACF to keep all staff members informed of where their workers are and what they are doing at all times.

Our Solution – A Custom Employee Check-in System

Our solution streamlined the firm's morning huddle processes by providing a way for workers to check in using their mobile device, whether or not it is connected to the internet. The system also allows ACF to efficiently manage necessary information on their employees. As a result, employees spend less time getting organized for their morning meeting, and the company can expect to save an estimated $500,000 a year from increased efficiency. The increased visibility of employee data is expected to save the company an additional $100,000.

We also worked with ACF to mitigate safety issues that put their revenue at risk. The check-in feature helped identify and keep track of workers on a regular basis and is particularly useful for having information on employees during an incident. The mitigated risk of their company losing revenue from these safety features is valued at approximately $300,000 per year.

Phase II – Timecard and Alert Functionality

Our relationship with ACF continues through additional updates as they express a need for new functionality. Their processes were further automated by using the application to record employee hours. Furthermore, employees can stay more connected with specialized group alerts on their device and managers can stay organized by having a central place to submit daily reports. These are just a few of the ways we continuously worked with our client to address their unique needs and make adjustments to optimize the application for their company.

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