EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Runjob SoftwareSM provides a simple, affordable, and powerful software for site work subcontractors and suppliers: clearing/grubbing, mass excavation, utility, flatwork, and asphalt. Document your project through submittals, RFIs, letters, PCOs (Potential Change Orders), and transmittals.
Clearing the land, doing the mass excavation, laying the underground utilities, and finally putting down curbs, sidewalks, and asphalt. You’re the site work contractor – you do some or all of this work depending on your capacity and specialty.
I’ve been in this business, site work and heavy/civil work, for almost 25 years. I’ve worked for large national general contractors as a subcontractor, and as a general contractor on private and public contracts.
We’ve done private work where we bid off of one set of prints and then been asked to “build on the fly” during the project after the Permit Set of drawings came back different. The projects continue to change almost by the hour as we sort through changes in erosion control devices, changes in final berm and house lot elevations/contours, changes to pipe diameter, layouts of sidewalks, and then thickness of the final asphalt lift.
How do you currently manage those changes as a site work contractor? Do you catch all of these changes? Do you catch any of them? You’re not alone. You can’t afford the necessary staff to catch all of these changes. Let Runjob Software help.
Start the documentation process by submitting on your materials. Provide your client with a package of manufacturer’s literature which shows, in writing, what you will be providing him/her on the project. Provide the type of pipe, the shop drawing of the manholes and catch basins, the mix design for the concrete, and the type of concrete reinforcement for the flatwork. Then, after review by the Owner, you receive written acceptance of your product. With Runjob Software, we make it easy to log these submittals and then track them through final approval.
As the project progresses, there are always clarifications required on details of water services, types of base course to use under sidewalks, and thickness of asphalt lifts. This is where the RFI (Request for Information) comes into play.
And perhaps most important in directly contributing to the bottom line is the PCO (Potential Change Order) log. All of these changes that are happening, at times almost daily, can be captured by the PCO log. When a hedgerow is added to the clearing scope, when pipe is upgraded from SDR35 to C900, or when standard manhole lids are changed to special “City of Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love” lids, track that extra cost. And if it takes more time, track that too.
We know a lot of contractors already track these items in their own way. Project manager “A” tracks it one way, project manager “B” in another, and project manager “C” in yet another. Runjob Software establishes a consistency in controls: identical document numbering, identical document layout, and a central holding place for all of these documents for review by other project managers or the Operations Manager for your company.
I’ve been waiting for Runjob Software for years – something simple, yet powerful, and affordable. Runjob Software was designed for any size contractor looking to simplify construction management and document control. Try it today – purchase it or try it free for 30 days. If you have any more questions about our software, please visit our website or our FAQ page. You may also contact us via phone or email.
Scott Jennings has been in the site work and heavy/civil construction business for almost 25 years. His career started in the Philadelphia area and traveled through Texas, Washington, and Hawaii. His decades of experience have led to the creation of Runjob Software and the blog you read today.