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Built by construction professionals for construction professionals, InEight’s construction project management software solves your toughest information management challenges. Select a topic and explore some key examples of how logically bundled InEight products address critical construction processes.

Daily Field Execution Benchmark-Driven Estimating & planning Management Value Earned Management Project Construction Practices Proven

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Construction Project Management

Construction projects often involve highly structured, complex and frequently changing scopes and schedules. That’s why the successful delivery of a capital construction project hinges on communication, transparency and traceability. Technology can play a valuable role in all three areas, but a true construction project management solution spans the entire project life cycle and ensures all project stakeholders are in sync as the project evolves.

 

The Process

Everyone on a construction project relies on drawings, specs, schedules, budgets or work plans. But that information changes constantly, a reality  plaguing many construction projects with costly mistakes and re-work. With a single source of truth for project documentation, everyone can access the latest information and easily see what’s changed. The ideal solution also enables team members to participate in review and approval workflows driving accountability, and keeping the project moving along at a swift and efficient pace.

 

The Solution

InEight’s construction management solution delivers the robust communication and collaboration functionality required by today’s project teams. Changes in scope, specs, drawings, contracts, plans, schedules, and more, are all instantly communicated between the owner, GC, engineers, designers and subcontractors. With any device, team members get notified of important changes and requests requiring their review or approval. It all happens in real time – without endless phone calls and emails – leading to the orderly and efficient project completion.

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Construction Project Management
Earned Value Management
Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning
Daily Field Execution

Construction Project Management is built for:
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Owners

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Contractors

Earned Value Management is built for:
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Owners

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Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning is built for:
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Daily Field Execution is built for:
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Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a proven and widely accepted methodology for managing project performance. While it can be daunting to the uninitiated, implementing EVM at a level sufficient for most construction projects is actually quite simple and extremely beneficial. EVM provides an effective way to report on the overall state of a project’s (or program’s) cost and schedule as well as a basis to forecast completion that removes any room for interpretation.

 

The Process

The essential elements of EVM are a plan or schedule that identifies the scope and timing of the work, a budget, and a method for recording progress as work is completed. EVM provides many metrics to track cost and schedule performance. Most prominent is “earned value,” calculated by multiplying the percent complete by the budget. That serves as a valuable comparison to actual costs by ensuring that spending stays in line with expectations for the completed work.

 

The Solution

InEight’s solution enables earned value best practices, providing best-in-class functionality for: budget management, schedule management, and progress capture using rules of credit. The solution uses the progress reported daily or weekly to automatically calculate key metrics like earned value, cost performance index, estimate at completion, and more. Whether you’re embracing EVM for internal project controls, or to meet contractual requirements, InEight’s out-of-the-box solution is the fastest way to get there.

 

Ineight Products That Support
Construction Project Management
Earned Value Management
Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning
Daily Field Execution

Construction Project Management is built for:
1Asset 12

Owners

1Asset 12

Contractors

Earned Value Management is built for:
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Owners

1Asset 12

Contractors

Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning is built for:
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Daily Field Execution is built for:
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Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning

The wisdom gained through the completion of every construction project is pure gold. But in many companies, that knowledge stays trapped in only a few people’s heads or incomprehensible spreadsheets. New technologies are making it easier than ever to capture the cost and productivity knowledge from completed projects and make that wisdom accessible to everyone. For new projects, that “knowledge library” means estimates, plans and schedules can be developed more efficiently and then confidently validated against historical benchmarks.

 

The Process

You’re already doing the hard work of creating estimates, plans and schedules, carefully considering all the risks and assumptions. With the right software, those cost and duration “models” are easily validated against actuals and can become part of your ever-growing knowledge library. 

When creating a new estimate or schedule, the software consults your knowledge library to make suggestions, validate each cost and productivity assumption and provide a new level of confidence to everyone.

 

The Solution

Retire your 3-ring binders or disorganized spreadsheets to benchmark your project’s costs and schedules. InEight’s benchmark-driven estimating and planning solutions use human input and machine learning to give you unprecedented visibility into your prior actuals, risks encountered and historical performance to make precise selections in bids and plans. See instantly how each line in the estimate or schedule compares with the costs, productivities and durations from prior projects. The more green, the higher the degree of confidence in the numbers.

Ineight Products That Support
Construction Project Management
Earned Value Management
Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning
Daily Field Execution

Construction Project Management is built for:
1Asset 12

Contractors

Earned Value Management is built for:
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Contractors

Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning is built for:
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Contractors

Daily Field Execution is built for:
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Contractors

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Daily Field Execution

Well-run construction projects have a tight connection between planning in the office and execution in the field. That requires software picking up where project schedules leave off, enabling daily work plans to be sent digitally to foremen in the field.  During the shift, the field team can easily capture all the information – timesheet payroll, progress information and photos. But most importantly, they know immediately how they’re doing against the budget and productivity goals.

 

The Process

Work ultimately must be broken down to a daily plan – a small enough scope of work performed by an individual crew. This “last mile” of the construction management process is critical, ensuring efficient completion of the right work at the right time. By capturing information digitally during daily execution, managers not only get immediate feedback into the health of the project, but other critical processes get updated automatically, such as payroll, budgets, schedules, and forecasts.

 

The Solution

InEight’s Daily Field Execution solution automates the critical work performed by project engineers, field engineers, superintendents, and foremen. Break the work into logical work packages, bringing together all the information required to accomplish the scope in one place. Then create publishable daily plans for field execution using InEight’s mobile solution. A simple, no internet connection required user interface makes quick work of timesheets, quantity entry and daily logs, including notes, photos and issues to support claims and change orders.

Ineight Products That Support
Construction Project Management
Earned Value Management
Benchmark-Driven Estimating & Planning
Daily Field Execution