Analyzing construction practices can lead to more efficient processes. Today, a wide array of software solutions is available to help construction managers make the best use of data and turn that information into action.

Recently, one construction company announced it is using a software solution to improve management analysis. Bot Construction Group, www.botconstruction.ca, Oakville, Ont., is a privately owned heavy civil construction firm that focuses on industries including transportation infrastructure. The company’s work features projects such as highways, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure projects, as well as surface mine site preparation and extraction operations and installation of public infrastructure.

To support its work, Bot Construction Group is using Process Quality Management software from Intelex, www.intelex.com, Toronto, Ont. With construction sites spread out across Ontario, Bot Construction needed a solution that would allow it to monitor and measure activities on projects in an efficient manner. Intelex’s solution provides a means to collect realtime data and conduct analysis of the information.

According to Bot Construction, Intelex is supporting the company’s quality management system. Intelex offers process nonconformances software application that is designed to support construction industry requirements for conformance measurement and management. Managers have visibility into nonconformances and their impacts. Bot Construction was able to integrate the Intelex solution with its existing conformance tracking applications, gathering them all into one platform view.

With realtime information on nonconformances, Bot Construction is able to make better and timelier decisions.

Assuring quality on the jobsite is important, and construction software offers many tools to streamline the process. Autodesk, www.autodesk.com, San Rafael, Calif., offers its Autodesk BIM 360 Field software. The solution is designed to promote QA/QC (quality assurance and quality control), and it provides electronic checklists and automated project-level reporting. Dashboards allow executives to view data for multiple projects in one location, and the solution is available on various mobile platforms for ease of use in the field.

By using software to monitor and manage processes, construction companies can help to ensure projects are completed correctly the first time. This not only saves time and money, but also promotes good customer relations.