Connection is Critical for Your Design-Build Jobsite

By |2019-03-26T11:48:19-05:00February 20th, 2019|

So you’re using Design-Build on your jobsite. Great! Your approach is streamlined which saves you time and money.

Design-Build: The Ultimate Construction Approach?

Many of the delays that happen in a construction project boil down to one thing: communication silos. The time it takes to coordinate, schedule, relay messages, confirm or amend, estimate, etc can be better spent when all the parties come together to form an all-inclusive construction package.

Reducing friction between parties, avoiding the blame game, and improving coordination all lend themselves to better outcomes on a project timeline.

While your design-build approach definitely sets you up for success, there’s a critical component to its success that’s often not discussed: your connection in the field.

Major ISPs = Majorly Unreliable

So you’ve called a major ISP. You’re scheduled for installation. But then you get to the field, and discover the connection you were promised would be there on time has been delayed.
Or you spend more time playing phone tag to get a line set up than you should have to.
Or the ISP says they’ll set up your connectivity, but they can’t do it in the time frame you need to stay on track.
Or you experience recurring outages and the ISP basically shrugs their shoulders.

There aren’t many companies in the remote connectivity game. Due to the scarcity of resources, it’s easy for companies to slack on their customer service etiquette. They’ve got other clients, other revenue streams, and you end up at the mercy of their convenience and prices.

Connecting Your Design-Build Jobsite

All that technology, all the restructuring, they’re contingent on the ability to reliably use them over and over, no matter where your team needs to be in the field. The last thing you want is to have a team who has to run back to the trailer for a good enough connection to use your tech. This is hardly the “real-time data” you were banking on to keep the project moving.

Because of the Design-Build structure, there’s a clear person responsible for this task. It will fall on your shoulders if the connection your team needs isn’t there, and you know your firm chose Design-Build because of the faster-projected project timelines, the enhanced communication and transparency of the project, and the higher profit. You really don’t have time to waste.

So there are a few key things:

  1. Quick times to deploy your connection are important.
  2. You need someone else to monitor your connection so you don’t have to.
  3. You need a reliable source of bandwidth no matter where your team goes in the field.

These are things to ask and research when searching for a remote connectivity provider. Find someone well-versed in remote connectivity and place a great deal of importance on the service you’ll get from them. Call around. Ask others in your industry. Call CCR and chat with our team.

Make sure you’ve got the bandwidth you need, total coverage for your site, and a provider who will tend to your connectivity to make sure it’s consistent, reliable, and cares about high-quality service.

 

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