Don’t be AVG; check your AVP

Construction project managers face many challenges when monitoring the gap between actual and planned work. Keeping track of all the active tasks, timelines, costs, and resources involved in a project can be a difficult and time-consuming task, and it can be hard to identify when actual work has diverged from the initial plan. To make matters worse, comparing actual and planned results can involve complicated and manual data processing and analysis. 

Fortunately, a command and control platform can help to address these issues. Automatically receiving information about the workforce, these solutions can provide automated analysis, graphs, and dashboards that give project managers a clear picture of any discrepancies between the plan and the actuals. This helps managers quickly identify and address any issues. Moreover, by making the comparison between planned and actual easier, project managers have more time and energy to focus on more strategic decisions and be more creative in their thinking. 

Automated solutions allow project managers to be less bogged down by monitoring and move up to the bigger picture. 

By tracking the progress of work being done, conducting regular inspections, and regularly reviewing progress, a project manager in a multi-story building project was able to identify discrepancies between estimated and actual results early on.  As a result of noticing discrepancies between planned activities and actual work patterns, foremen were asked to observe more closely than necessary work resources arrived at critical areas of the superstructure and that works there were pursued within the expected time frame. This enabled her to quickly address any issues that arose and keep the project on track and within budget.

But there is a catch-22 here. In order to monitor the actual investments of work resources vs the planned expectations of work resources, Project managers and foremen need to invest considerable work resources in the task. In busy times, close monitoring of discrepancies between actual and planned (aka A.V.P.) can often be delayed, which carries additional and unwanted operational delays. this is why Trusstor’s command and control suite was developed as lean as possible in terms of site managers’ efforts.  Trusstor C2 platform is offered to site managers through a software-as-a-service model. this means that once acquired, site managers will receive everything they need to get up and run in no time. And enjoy insights about their work resource utilization sooner than later. 

By reducing the cost of improvement, Trusstor overcomes the conforming tendencies that result in average monitoring of AVP discrepancies and paves the way toward increasing efficiency and safety improvements. 

For construction project managers looking for a way to take the burden of monitoring actual vs. planned works off their shoulders, investing in a command and control solution may prove to be a smart decision. With the added support of automation, project managers can take back control of their projects and make sure they stay on track to success. At the end of the day, monitoring the gap between planned and actual work can be difficult, but with the right support and automation tools, project managers can make the comparison easier and more efficient than ever before.

So why wait? Take back control today with a command and control platform, contact us!

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