It’s often too easy to overlook the complexity of communication on a jobsite, and we rarely acknowledge that the lack of it hinders the efficiency or effectiveness of project teams
Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) December 01, 2014
Jobsite Unite has rolled out a mobile- and web-based platform featuring new tools for construction contractors and aimed at streamlining the jobsite communication process among superintendents, foreman, project managers and workers while bolstering awareness and safety in the field.
Studies have shown that a lack of effective communication on U.S. jobsites contributes to significant budgetary concerns with construction contractors tallying up the impact of tens of billions of dollars in wasted materials, the cost of rework or other potentially avoidable mistakes each year.
Jobsite Unite's flagship product, Jobsite Groups, fosters digital collaboration by facilitating transparent access to all jobsite information vital to stakeholders back in the office and for those with boots on the ground.
Users can sign up at no charge and create a free account at http://www.JobsiteUnite.com, and download the Jobsite Unite Android application on Google Play or find the iOS version of Jobsite Unite on Apple's App Store. General contractors can purchase and set up individual Jobsite Groups and grant access to specific members of a project team.
Workers check-in using their tablets or smartphones to enable location-based communication and critical roll-call functions while viewing tasks or images, locating contacts, participating in relevant project interactions and instantly connecting with teams on the entire jobsite. A responsive web design and intuitive dashboard allow managers to establish Jobsite Group profiles, monitor discussions or activity on the page, post messages and send out push notifications in real time.
The company's founder, Jay Olsen, is a professional finish carpenter with nearly 15 years of experience in all areas of the construction industry. He said that Jobsite Unite was forged in the industry with the goal of building up working relationships among project teams.
"Collaboration is key to delivering any project on budget and on time," he said. "By combining all jobsite communication into a single platform and including social media inspired features that everyday users are already comfortable with or comprehend, we've established a mechanism for contractors to increase the fluency of both the management and field personnel."
In addition to mitigating expenses associated with duplicating or the mishandling of data in a barrage of texts, emails and voice messages, Olsen said Jobsite Unite's centralized platform inspires better logistics and workflows, leading to safer and more productive job environments. Project managers, for example, are afforded the flexibility of making critical decisions in the office or from a remote location or broadcasting notices – such as the condition of a jobsite or changes to a subcontractor's schedule – directly to a user's mobile device.
"It's often too easy to overlook the complexity of communication on a jobsite, and we rarely acknowledge that the lack of it hinders the efficiency or effectiveness of project teams," Olsen said. "The longer it takes for a mistake or issue to be discovered, the higher the cost of construction materials, do-overs or the remediation of another issue. Jobsite Unite was designed to save contractors both time and money in operational costs by reducing the types of mistakes that could be avoided with the implantation of a well-defined communications plan. This is a completely new approach that no one in the industry has taken before. We're adapting to the way people are already trying to communicate in the workplace."
Jobsite Unite offers a flexible implementation schedule and individualized training for all project rollouts to ensure maximum use and effectiveness of the software. Those who are interested in learning more about the Jobsite Unite platform – from the perspective of a construction professional, industry partner, potential investor or employee – can contact Jay Olsen directly at Jay@JobsiteUnite.com.
About Jobsite Unite
Jobsite Unite helps simplify, streamline and record critical jobsite communication – anytime and from anywhere – for residential and commercial construction projects. The company was born within the construction industry and later developed at Startup City, a technology incubator in Des Moines, Iowa. With 12 years experience in the construction industry, Founder Jay Olsen has gathered a rock-star team and built a new social communication tool that will change how contractors and teams interact. Learn more at http://www.JobsiteUnite.com.