BMC: Pioneering Construction Management Excellence with Range
Jan 24, 2024
BMC, an emerging leader among New Zealand's most innovative construction companies, specializes in creating retirement village single and multi-unit dwellings, alongside high-end residential projects, with a commitment to precision and efficiency. Celebrated as the fastest-growing construction firm in the 2023 Deloitte Fast 50 awards and the 11th fastest-growing company in the nation, BMC credits a portion of its success to the adoption of Range over the last 12 months. This application, tailored for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector, enhances team collaboration and documents work in real-time while providing location context to on-site tasks and observations.
BMC's quest for efficient project delivery was hindered by the limitations of conventional construction management site observation software. Previous applications were cumbersome, slow in the field, challenging to use, and lacked real-time updating capabilities, leading to a reluctance for team adoption. Consequently, BMC often reverted to labor-intensive manual processes, which included piecemeal photo documentation and disjointed communication methods—approaches that stifled productivity and obscured project visibility.
The Range Solution
Range emerged as the innovative solution that revolutionized BMC's approach to on-site documentation and worflow, streamlining processes, eliminating risk, ensuring quality outcomes and also emphasizing sustainability.
Detailed Process Innovation:
On-Site Documentation: 'Leading Hands' on-site embraced Range to document and highlight issues on the spot, through the app, thereby eliminating delays and inaccuracies inherent in manual processes and paper-based methods.
Centralized Review: The 'Site Manager' utilized Range's desktop platform to conduct comprehensive reviews, using tags and filters to smartly assign work to the appropriate sub-trades.
Targeted Task Execution: Sub-trades either receive thorough PDF reports with precise details on on-site tasks or interface directly with the mobile apps in real-time, empowering them to address issues effectively and efficiently. Leaving behind an extensive history of work done with the necessary documentation (photos, documents, etc).
Award-Winning Growth: Range's role played a part in BMC's achievement in the Deloitte Fast 50 awards, as the tool's contribution to operational efficiency and project delivery was extensive in BMC's growth narrative.
Operational Efficiency: The elimination of cumbersome administrative tasks freed up significant time, allowing the BMC team to concentrate on strategic growth efforts.
Enhanced Collaboration: Range fostered an environment of improved cooperation among project managers, subcontractors, and stakeholders, facilitating a seamless integration of efforts.
Quality Assurance: The ability to update and report on tasks in real-time led to an elevated level of quality control, resulting in increased client satisfaction and a solid reputation for BMC.
Additional Value Adds
Risk Mitigation: Range's real-time nature and centralized approach to project updates allowed for swift action on site issues, greatly reducing project risks.
Data-Driven Decision Making: Insights from Range's analytics empowered BMC to identify and resolve common project hurdles, enhancing overall process efficiency.
Sustainability: The shift to digital documentation with Range underscored BMC's commitment to sustainability, a crucial factor in the modern construction landscape.
BMC's incorporation of Range into its operational paradigm not only spurred the company's rapid ascent in the industry but also established a new standard in construction project management. By combining operational finesse, collaborative synergy, and informed decision-making, BMC has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the realm of construction innovation, poised for continued growth and success. (edited)