WASHINGTON -- Construction projects large and small suffer from a problem so pervasive that many contractors have simply taken it for granted. Document version/revision control (or more accurately, lack thereof) leads to substantial wasted time and money. Recognizing this problem, iProjectSolutions has created MostCurrentSet (iprojectsolutions.com/MostCurrentSet.html), a way to create "smart" documents that keep all team members on the same page--literally. Learn more about the various features of MostCurrentSet, as well as related technologies, at iprojectsolutions.com/MostCurrentSet.html.
MostCurrentSet eliminates the problem of decisions made based on outdated information. The technology works with plans, specifications, contracts, addenda or any document where version control is a constant issue.
"Convenience and instant response are the defining features of MostCurrentSet. Contractors only need a smart device, such as an iPad, iPhone, Android phone, tablet or PC, to make use of the technology," explained Kevin Rowe of iProjectSolutions. "We think of MostCurrentSet as 'information insurance' for construction companies, saving thousands of dollars and hours of wasted time answering requests for information (RFIs)."
Design changes typically lead to expensive reworks, especially when revisions are issued and communicated to team members. These reworks can add up to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. In one study, researchers found that construction information errors accounted for many of the issues.
Errors occur at any stage of a project. The average construction project will produce an average of over 400 RFIs. Each of these represents a time delay and an administrative cost. Each of these RFI's requires dozens of phone calls, emails and site visits. MostCurrentSet can be deployed throughout a team, regardless of an individual's position within the hierarchy.
When companies use MostCurrentSet technology, plans, specs, addenda, RFI's, submittals and contracts are printed with the MCSQR code on the document or embedded in a digital file. Any smart device can then scan this code on a printed document to check that it corresponds to the most recent iteration. If it is an electronic file, the code can be clicked to check the accuracy of the version or revision of the information right from within the file. Users receive one of two notifications: "This version is outdated" in red or "This is the latest version" in green. Should the version be outdated, MostCurrentSet allows users to download the newer version.
MostCurrentSet is proactive, too: it can notify you every time the particular information changes. The correct file may be instantly download to your device.
TRC Digital Services (www.trcdigital.com) is the exclusive provider of MostCurrentSet in the Mid-Atlantic area.
With over 80 years of combined knowledge and experience, iProjectSolutions is the oldest resource for project information management logistics. From over 50 consultations, to project hardware, software and fulfillment services, iProjectSolutions provides the new technologies needed for today's workflows.