Touchplan®, a provider of construction management and collaboration technology, has announced its continued global expansion into Canada. After seeing success on over 1,200 jobs in the United States, this expansion is a pivotal next step toward meeting the growing international demand for digitized construction collaboration and planning tools. For Touchplan president Michael Carr, who is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, the expansion into Canada is the logical next step for the company, and Touchplan has had a team of developers based in Edmonton for several years.
The construction industry has struggled to modernize over the past several decades, preventing contractors from achieving their maximum productivity potential. To maintain and grow their bottom lines, companies are now relying on improvements to operational efficiency. Touchplan facilitates digitized pull planning, which is integral to increasing efficiency. By planning backwards and involving all the teams, the phase schedules created in Touchplan make optimal use of time and materials by thoughtfully sequencing work. Pulled plans are then transformed into detailed plans that accurately reflect how tasks will be done week over week. This kind of structured planning results in a more predictable workflow, enabling trades to arrive at sites that are ready for them because the team ahead of them completed their work on time.
Because the entire planning process is done digitally, companies are also able to capture huge amounts of data on processes and materials that empowers project teams to measure, validate, and continuously improve their building process in real time. Even small gains in efficiency across many projects make a significant difference financially, and maximizing those gains creates more profitable businesses.