ANF Group has recently rolled out iPad Air 2’s to all its field and project management personnel.
Since the deployment of mobile devices and cloud-based software and apps, ANF Group has been patient in researching and testing the right combination of hardware and software which would take advantage of the innovation in technology-based solutions the construction industry has recently experienced. Like most construction firms, ANF Group Project Team Members have been lugging around hard copy drawings to and from jobsites & meeting locations. In addition, collaborating with all team members can at times be a challenge.
In its simplest form, PlanGrid is a mobile construction blueprint replacement app and platform that provides real-time updates and seamless file synching over Wi-Fi and cellular radio. PlanGrid replaces paper drawings, brings the benefit of version control to field workers, and is a collaborative platform for sharing construction information like field markups, progress photos, issues tracking, storage location for drawings, specifications, schedules, submittals, RFIs and punch lists; all in one place for easy sharing and collaboration by team members. This is all done by uploading to the PlanGrid website then our staff downloads updates via their iPads for instant access, no matter their location or internet accessibility.
In this industry, when changes are issued, it is vital that they are distributed quickly to the field. Time lost waiting for design changes to be implemented can lead to a project experiencing costly schedule delays. PlanGrid solves these issues by bringing simplicity to tasks which have traditionally been fairly cumbersome.