A daily log can be one of the most important pieces of documentation when a claim or dispute arises, but a superintendent may find it difficult to spend the time required to properly fill out a log describing key events after a long, hectic day. Too often superintendents attempt to recreate a daily log from memory at the end of the workweek. Using the iPad, the superintendent can do his data entry while in the field and transmit critical information to the main office. When Daily Logs are not submitted on the days that they're due, the application shows the superintendent that they are "past due".
EXTRA WORK FORM
During the course of construction, nearly every project requires extra work performed by a subcontractor. This form allows your company to determine the scope of additional work performed on a project which should be tracked. It replaces many other paper forms that are submitted daily to the construction professional from the trades on the job site. It defines a scope of work which may or may not result in a future change order or be contested at a later date. Once the final quantity of hours, material, rates and costs are agreed upon, the information is entered into the application, and the form is submitted to the contractor's office and/or the subcontractor's office, complete and ready for signature.
SAFETY INSPECTION REPORT
You don't need to be an expert in safety to do detailed inspections and maintain a safe environment. The application provides a comprehensive safety checklist with over 130 individual inspection items organized into 16 categories. All of them may not pertain to every project, so the application allows you to pick and choose the categories that apply to each individual project.
Simply click "Yes" or "No" to indicate if an item is in compliance. If the answer is "No", a text field appears, allowing you to describe the reason the item is not in compliance and the expected completion date for corrective action. Once complete, the form can be emailed to subcontractors and/or suppliers as non-compliance notification.
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FORM
Like extra work forms, on every construction project, no matter how big or small, questions will arise regarding interpretation of a detail, specification, or note on the construction drawing. In the field, a superintendent may juggle several trade foremen's requests for information regarding omission or misapplication of a product. Instead of waiting until the end of the day when the superintendent has returned to the job trailer, the application allows the superintendent to enter a request for information in the field. The application automatically numbers each form and submits it to the appropriate architect, engineer and main office personnel.