FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- On the heels of its release of BizApps - a B2B mobile marketing package designed specifically for construction suppliers - jobsite123.com today introduced CrewBlast, a mobile app designed to simultaneously broadcast information across a jobsite.
Construction managers will use CrewBlast's SMS technology to reach all members of a crew instantly, right where they are. These text messages may include information like safety alerts, operational updates, scheduling or weather issues and resources or equipment coordination. With this tool, management can reach any or all employees and subcontracted workers with one click.
"The single biggest controllable factor for loss in the construction industry is miscommunication, which can result in losses upwards of millions of dollars," said Craig Noble, jobsite123.com's chief content officer. "The ability to provide clear and swift communication can make or break a project. This level of communication can be particularly challenging when coordinating workers and crews scattered across a jobsite, often at multiple locations."
"With CrewBlast's capabilities, our aim is to keep all parties involved with a project on the same page to save time and money," he said.
Whether it's a change in project scope, building plans, weather or arrival of a building inspector, the information needs to be delivered without delay or error. CrewBlast utilizes what is called a SMS short code for the project parties to subscribe to via text messaging on their mobile phones. Once opted in, those parties can receive job critical information from the project managers whenever that information needs to be distributed, instantly via text message.
"Until now, project managers have had to predominately rely on written notes and phone calls passed from one person to the next to share information," Noble said. "Our job is to make sure the construction industry keeps pace with the benefits that technology has to offer, and we feel that CrewBlast is absolutely a step in that direction."