Tracking the workers on a jobsite can be simple if there are only a few people to monitor. It gets more complicated when there are hundreds of workers representing several companies as is common with commercial—and large residential—projects.

What can be overwhelming is a large government project with thousands of workers and a hundred companies or more involved. It’s not just numbers that need to be collected, there are regulations and requirements that flow from government contracts that must be ordered in a specific manner and in certain timeframes. In other words, it’s not just your grandfather’s time cards that are needed.

This was the task ADR Software,, Reston, Va., undertook when its Workforce Monitor tracked 2,296 workers from 181 companies for 10 months—over 500,000 hours—at a large scale government facility improvement project in Arlington, Va.

According to Bruce Labovitz, co-founder and president, ADR Software, “For nearly 10 months our system provided workforce information and analysis to the general contractor managing the project. The system tirelessly logged workers using our advanced RFID-enabled monitoring stations. We produced daily workforce reports by shift with a cumulative time-logged-to-date total each day. We also generated reports on specific subcontractor resources and hours throughout our time on site when issues or questions arose. We are proud of the work we did on this project and are pleased to have contributed to this important effort.”

Workforce Monitor uses RFID tags, embedded in stickers affixed to hard hats and ID badges, to monitor workforce traffic without delays, interruptions, or intrusions. Workforce Monitor is currently monitoring more than 17,000 workers at numerous construction sites throughout the United States.

General contractors, owners, project managers, and subcontractors use ADR’s service to empower realtime workforce decision making, provide valuable project workforce documentation, improve safety awareness and response readiness, and ultimately manage risk.