I don’t know about you, but I’ve always preferred getting paid sooner rather than later. (Strange, right?) Especially in the construction business, getting paid on time can be a real challenge. In fact, in 2018, it took contractors an average of 83 days to get paid. That timeline affects not only your finances, but the suppliers, subcontractors, and employees that are waiting to be paid by you.
Even the most well-intended owners and GCs often operate under the philosophy of “trust, but verify.” Which simply means they want to see proof that the work is done before they start cutting checks. Lucky for you, StructionSite can help. Our Site Documentation and SmartTrack® tools can help you prove the work you’ve completed so the owner or GC can pay you with confidence.
1. Show site documentation. This can be a tremendous asset for proving the work installed. After taking a VideoWalk® you’ll be able to accurately see what material has been installed, mapped to its location on the drawing. How you share this information is important — I suggest including links to specific jobsite images straight from StructionSite, along with your invoices for easily accessible proof of work installed.
2. Show percent complete. The SmartTrack dashboard shows the progress you’ve made so far. You can easily share this information by taking a screenshot of the graphs in the web app, or by downloading the .csv file with exact quantities and completion percentage on drywall and framing, and then displaying the information in a way that’s easy to consume.
3. Show progress over time. SmartTrack shows work completed over the course of the project — from start to finish — and the rate at which it has been done. Armed with this data, you can demonstrate that you’re on track to meet the schedule, and make proactive decisions to adjust dates as needed with your crews or other trade partners to hit the dates and targets you’ve established.
“SmartTrack gives the real dollar and cents value to site documentation. That’s value we get right away, not just a cheap insurance policy.”
Brendan Murray, CFO | Southmost Drywall
If you’re ready to talk about how StructionSite can help you get paid faster than ever before, contact our team to schedule a demo today.