Construction management is really the management of the flow of information. It never ends from the time the bids are taken to the final close-out of the contract. Forms convey questions (RFIs) and responses, price changes (change order requests) and status reports. Ongoing design changes add to the volume of information between owners, designers and contractors.
Unfortunately, managing these changes can be difficult with most Project Management Information Systems (PMIS).
With Construction Viz, you can leverage the powerful revision-management capabilities of SharePoint. However, we took it a step further by integrating revision-management capabilities directly into our Form Apps. This feature enables you to see the different revisions so you can more easily manage the entire process—from creation to reporting—for all construction correspondence forms, including submittals, transmittals and RFIs.
Here’s how it works.
Create a Revision
A Create Revision button within a form allows you to easily create and link form revisions together at any point in time.
Duplication of Form Content
When revisions are created, important information captured in the previous revision is carried over from one form to the next. This ensures consistency and saves time because you do not have to fill in that information again.
You can easily jump back and forth between revisions as needed.
Revisions are automatically added to the form grid in descending chronological order. Simply click the form to open the sub-grid to see all the revisions related to that form.
All revisions are grouped together, which makes it easier for you to find any revision. Reports can be saved in a variety of formats including PDF, Excel and PowerPoint. The form number/revision is hyperlinked, making it easy to open any form.
Revision management is just one of the many ways Construction Viz makes your job easier. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter below to get our latest blog updates, tips on using Microsoft SharePoint, and other useful info delivered directly to your inbox.