A day In the life… of a site engineer
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A day In the life of… a site engineer (empowered by Trusstor)

By: Omri Sorek
14 September 2023
5 min

How site engineers can instantly stay on top of all activities on site in real-time and slash reaction time when navigating incidents and project delays using Trusstor.

 

In the world of construction, forget about “normal” days – they simply don’t exist. Each sunrise brings fresh hurdles that demand quick thinking and adaptability. And right at the heart of this super dynamic environment are site engineers. Their mission? To keep the gears turning as smoothly as possible amidst the ever-changing, often turbulent  landscape.

 

By providing the technical advice and insights needed, site engineers help oversee, organize and supervise construction projects. They are responsible for maintaining daily logs, and their tasks revolve around the management, coordination and supervision of on-site activities and subcontractors, the preparation of invoices, the ordering of materials and equipment, and planning and coordinating schedules.

 

Site engineers are the activity maestros on site. They not only act as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors and operatives, but also need to keep tabs on all the action. This is vital because if one activity hits a roadblock, then bam! It could cause a domino effect that messes with the timelines of all associated activities.

So, let’s take a peek at some of their tasks and the impact of ditching old-school manual tasks and embracing digital transformation using Trusstor.

Task #1: Kicking off the day by reviewing the workplan

Site engineers usually kick off their day by taking a look at the workplan to see how things are going with on-site projects and activities. This is a big deal because they’ll be talking to all sorts of folks throughout the day – consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors, and the whole crew working on the project. And they have to keep that ship sailing smoothly. 

The issue with doing it the old-school way — staring at those Excel sheets, daily logs, and site plans — is that there’s a pretty good chance they’re not up-to-date with what’s happening on the site right now.

But with Trusstor, it’s a whole different ballgame. Trusstor delivers a constant flow of real-time data directly from the site. So, instead of flipping through a bunch of files, with Trusstor everything’s on screen, in one place, always up-to-date and can be reviewed with a glance. This means that site engineers can kick back and relax, knowing they’ve got the absolute one source of truth about what’s happening on-site. 

Task #2: Getting up close and personal on a site walkaround

The goal for today’s site walkaround is to review the work begun by the plastering subcontractor two days ago on the fifth floor of tower two on the construction site, as per the project plan. But guess what? Plot twist – the plastering team never got there.

And here’s the catch: the site engineer won’t find out about the plastering delay until a good two or three days later. So, they can waste their time scheduling a walkaround to review plastering work that hasn’t even begun yet. And when they do find out, it’s all hands on deck, scrambling to figure out how this domino effect hits other projects. They urgently need to talk with other subcontractors and shuffle schedules like a deck of cards.This is a major headache.

Using Trusstor, site engineers will know the plastering team did not arrive to that location on the day they were planned to. This means they don’t waste their time doing a walkaround to review an activity on site that has not begun. It also means they have two- or three-days advanced notice, so their problem solving instincts can kick into gear to reorganize things to ensure minimum delay and disruption to other activities. This additional time is priceless on a construction site.

Task #3: The daily grind of preparing daily reports

Let’s spill the beans – manual data collection and paperwork are the not-so-enjoyable part of every project engineer’s tasks. Trusstor’s no-hassle, wearable IoT (Internet of Things) devices ensure the automated flow of digital data to replace these time-consuming, manual and frustrating tasks. 

Trusstor captures information on the fly and ensures project engineers can keep tabs on the progress of on-site projects, track workers and tools around construction sites, document any incidents, and maintain automated daily logs. These instant and automated updates and reporting capabilities save time, boost decision-making, and give you the golden ticket out of the daily report paperwork purgatory.

Task #4: Getting ready to rock the weekly management meeting

As site engineers require more of a strategic overview they need to be aware of the bigger picture. Trusstor ensures their on-site x-ray vision is constantly tuned in by delivering a flow of data directly from the site to monitor progress so they will always be ready to rock at management meetings.

Trusstor basically means super-informed site engineers, always on the ball before, during, and after meetings. Yep, you heard it right – no more “uh-oh, what’s happening?” moments. Trusstor’s got ’em covered.

Turning site engineers into virtuoso conductors

So what’s the upshot of using Trusstor? Well, picture this: site engineers that are always in the groove, fine-tuning resources like virtuoso conductors, fueling the rise of next-level project mastery. Armed with insights that pierce through complexity, they’re the architects of seamless operations. Think projects that glide like a well-oiled symphony, costs that bow to efficiency, and progress that hit all the right high notes. 

Discover how Trusstor can give your site engineers the edge by scheduling a demo now — https://trusstor.com/contact/

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