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A day in the life of… a construction executive (empowered by Trusstor)

By: Omri Sorek
16 November 2023
7 min

This is part three of a series of blogs. Read the first featuring a site engineer here and the second featuring a field manager.

 

Construction executives are part strategist, project planner, dealmaker, and people person. They’re the head honchos that build and guide the strategic plan to make sure everything runs smoothly for the construction company. 

So what do their daily tasks revolve around? Well in a nutshell: growing and maintaining a network of suppliers, haggling over contracts, keeping an eye on how projects are going using key metrics, planning out budgets, hiring and keeping teams of skilled construction folks happy, and chatting with all sorts of people inside and outside the company.

It’s a job that requires them to take a helicopter view of every aspect of the construction projects and to be able to zoom in to the detail when needed. So, let’s step into their shoes and see how their work lives can be transformed using Trusstor.

 

Task #1: Keeping an eagle eye on the progress of projects

 

Construction managers are the multitasking mystros. That is why their daily morning meetings are vital to help them stay in the loop. It is at these meetings where they and their team monitor construction progress by reading manually prepared reports and digesting lots of data. This enables them to swiftly address any hiccups, allocate resources effectively, and ensure that projects stay on track, on budget, and meet quality standards. So, for senior construction execs, staying involved on-site isn’t just a choice; it’s a key ingredient in the recipe for construction success.

 

But rather than spending time trawling through reports that are out-of-date by the time they are fully completed, Trustor provides construction executives with a one-stop shop for maintaining full visibility on all your projects and job-sites. Our platform provides a real-time monitor, dynamic workplan tool and analysis hub that allows executives to automatically plan, manage, execute and monitor weekly on-site activities to ensure effective construction resource scheduling with no time delay hiccups. 

 

And when you are on the move, whether jumping from meeting to meeting or on the go with your phone, you can check out the real-deal status of projects on multiple sites with a quick glance using Trusstor’s Executive Dashboard.

 

The Dashboard also shows you how well each part of the project is coming along and gives it a score for efficiency. You can also check if tasks are getting done on time and see if there’s a trend in how well things are getting finished. All this helps you make better decisions and figure out the best way to use your resources for each part of the project.

 

On top of all of that, Trusstor supplies quarterly reports, delivering data and insights to help inform and guide the progress of projects. This is all thanks to Trusstor’s nifty IoT wearables that keep things simple and accessible for everyone on the team. This tech seamlessly blends in on-site, delivering performance analytics on tap to allow builders to use data to constantly improve efficiencies and boost productivity. 

 

Executives can use the platform and quarterly reports to analyze the insights and trends of these metrics:

– Resource utilization analysis and benchmarks

– Cross-referencing of all on-site data

– Work hours monitoring, reporting and analysis

– Sub-contractor performance monitoring

– Advanced hoist analysis

– Risk analysis

– Instant safety incident reports

 

So, Trusstor becomes their secret weapon for making smart moves and handing out resources where they’ll do the most good at every stage of each project. 

 

 

Task #2: Getting the most bang for your buck 

 

Senior construction executives are the masterminds behind profit maximization in the construction industry. This is an ongoing daily task, because they know that boosting the bottom line requires a blend of sharp strategy and keen decision-making. Each day they need to keep a watchful eye on project budgets, ensuring every dollar is spent wisely. By efficiently allocating resources and optimizing schedules, they can minimize labor hours and reduce costly errors and rework. This not only saves money but also accelerates project timelines, getting the company’s cash flowing sooner. But with so many moving parts on a construction site and multiple teams including contractors, this can be easier said than done. 

 

Trusstor is a true game changer when it comes to improving productivity and streamlining operations. This is because Trusstor allows full real-time visibility of every job-site, in every project and the ability to handle resources and crises with ease. This means fewer hours wasted, fewer mistakes to fix, and a reduction in costly errors and rework. By implementing this cost-effective and cutting-edge solution, senior construction executives drive profitability and keep their companies ahead of the game in a highly competitive industry. And that’s a clear win for profit margins. 

 

Task #3 Putting safety on top of the agenda

 

Senior executives have to make time to get their feet on the ground and walk the site to review progress. But what happens when on that very day an accident happens? Look, all construction big shots know that nailing down what happens on-site when a safety incident occurs is absolutely critical. And the quicker, and more accurate, the better. 

 

On the day that things go south and an incident happens on site is when Trusstor steps in like a superhero. Trusstor makes everything that’s happening on-site visible in a flash. So when stuff hits the fan and accidents happen, there are no sneaky surprises lurking in the shadows. You can spot where your crew and gear are, what witnesses were around, what activity were they performing, what the conditions were like, and if anything fishy was happening. It’s like a safety superhero, giving you heads up in real-time and dishing out super detailed incident reports.

 

This is key as executives a lot of the time are held accountable personally, meaning safety is top of the agenda for construction management. Trusstor ensures they have a system in place that can help prevent major incidents and provide all the necessary information required for investigation

 

Task #4 Solving payment disputes 

 

Dealing with workers’ hours on-site to get everything ready for payday can be a real pain, especially when it comes to who’s working when and how much they should get paid. Figuring out when the day starts and ends can turn into a financial headache for construction companies. Those turnstiles and fancy gizmos? They’re not foolproof. Workers can sneak past them, and when the power goes out or the Wi-Fi acts up, they’re as good as useless. So when payday arrives there can be arguments about hours worked and amount paid.

 

Trusstor ensures no more guesswork or endless disputes. It automatically tracks workers’ hours, no more manual headaches. The best part? It’s all right there, neatly packed into instant reports. So, no more finger-pointing or overbilling headaches with sub-contractors. You’ve got the real deal, a one-stop truth source for sorting out money matters.

 

 

Trusstor: Maintaining a close eye on construction projects in realtime 

 

Rather than relying on outdated reports produced manually by teams of people, construction executives using Trusstor, in one quick glance, can see the status of each project in real-time to better monitor and manage construction sites.

 

This enables Construction Executives to make smart decisions, solve problems, and better-manage resources. That’s the kind of stuff that lets the big bosses keep a close eye on all those construction projects. Normally, teams spend weeks putting together these reports the old-fashioned way. But Trusstor takes all that work and does it in a snap. It serves up the deets that can help us save money, work smarter, and amp up safety. Plus, it’s super customizable. You get to pick and choose your data and can plug in the likes of Procore, OraclePrimavera, Microsoft, and Autodesk. With Trusstor, it’s like having your own data buffet.

 

Discover how Trusstor can give your construction executives a sharp, competitive edge by scheduling a demo now.

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