Builders are looking to tap into the latest technologies to help manage construction projects and save time
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013
AxisPointe announced it has added several new quality and risk templates for its builders operating in the USA and Canada. The announcement came today as the Pacific Coast Builders Conference kicks off its two-day conference and trade show at the San Diego Convention Center.
The new resources include Jobsite Safety, ADA compliance, Storm Water Management and additional construction risk templates that builders can customize for their specific projects, said Stan Luhr, AxisPointe’s CEO.
“Builders are looking to tap into the latest technologies to help manage construction projects and save time,” said Luhr. “AxisPointe is empowering builders to do more with less, and build a culture of quality that is unmatched in the industry."
The company’s InSite Mobile™ platform links a builder’s construction schedule with quality metrics called “checkpoints”, each of which defines a specific quality, safety or process rule. “Construction is a complex process of many little steps,” Luhr said. “Our templates allow builders to carefully control every important construction operation and verify that the work was properly done.”
Luhr said that his builders have relied on his risk checkpoints for more than 20 years, eliminating more than $9 billion in construction claims. But until recently those risk checkpoints focused only on construction quality. AxisPointe’s new templates greatly expand on Luhr’s prior systems to include jobsite safety, Best Management Practices (BMP's) for controlling jobsite pollution, and accessibility risks. Builders can also create their own quality metrics and tasks into any template, or simply copy one of AxisPointe’s many templates and begin using the system in a matter of minutes.
AxisPointe’s new Trade-Alert(SM) notification system instantly sends out an email to the specific vendor whenever a problem is discovered by the builder or QA consultant. Once the correction is made, the vendor simply clicks on the email, attaches photos or other information and the information is instantly updated on the builder’s system. Luhr said that the system can receive email from any smart phone or computer device, and eliminates wasted time calling and reminding trade contractors to correct non-compliant work.
“Building a home can be greatly simplified by following a consistent and focused process,” said Luhr. “Every other industry in the world utilizes these tools and it makes sense that builders tap into this quality management culture.” Construction photos and data are collected throughout construction, which builds an important library of information to reduce future claims, Luhr added.
AxisPointe’s web-based system also makes it easy for builders to comply with new disclosure laws enacted in California under the Cal-Green Energy Code, which requires builders to provide information on appliances, energy efficient building components and required maintenance. Builders can utilize AxisPointe’s Home Maintenance manuals or customize them to suit any project, at no extra cost, saving builders thousands of dollars per project.
The company maintains a database of over 300,000 building components linked to manufacturer’s use and care documents, which are automatically shared with the homeowner via a website accessible using the home’s unique license number. All documents linked to the home during construction are available to subsequent homeowners for the life of the home, or can be professionally printed into bound books using AxisPointe’s integrated professional printing interface, an industry exclusive.
Since 2002 AxisPointe has provided home builders and contractors with technology solutions to eliminate construction risk and improve efficiency. AxisPointe’s HomeProfile® document management solution has been employed on thousands of homes by leading builders. Builder support services include risk management services, quality assurance and job schedule management, project quality assurance and control systems, project document storage and archiving, customer service management, insurance certificate management, and post-warranty claims support. AxisPointe’s customer web portal allows homeowners to watch their home being built in real time, and directs instant communication and builder document sharing. AxisPointe’s services are completely hosted, eliminating I.T. overhead and operate on multiple cloud-based service networks and company-owned servers.
For more information visit http://www.AxisPointe.com