When you are running construction business you understand, that getting paid from contractors is a real challenge. Of course, you've tried hundreds of ways to get paid on time, unluckily, in vain.
To avoid this kind of situation, in the future, you must start to prevent it at the stage of creating contract, or even bids. The same problem, is also duplicated with any change orders. It’s hard, and sometimes impossible, to get approval for change order.
Creating a precise Proposal is fundamental in this situation, but as you know sometimes it's not enough. Contractor will always look for objections to the scope of work, and of course, payment, because everyone wants to save as much money as is possible. Eventually GC budget is limited too. If we already know that, we can be step ahead of the contractor. All we have to do is create solid foundation and arguments, which will defend our Proposal and Change Orders. You can prove, that requested amount is not taken from nowhere your first . From the other hand, most people remember better, when they see graphically presented information. That’s why we suggest sending a quote with mapped drawings. All work listed in proposal is reflected on drawings, point by point. World is changing, so what is the point to practice old school estimating? Nowadays, we have plenty software’s dedicated for estimating process. New technology can make your work easier.
One of our favorite tools is Bluebeam Revu’18. This software is powerful tool, so you can create great detailed take offs and mapped drawings. It also great, when it comes to the drawings notes. After work is done you can easily save your work as a pdf and send it to your cell phone. Sounds great, isn’t it? You can have needed data all the time with you, and what is the most important, you are always ready to talk about scope of work. Creating Mapped Drawings has more advantages than you think. It is possible, that you didn't realize, that mapped drawings can be useful in your daily work, because it's not used frequently yet. But it's just the matter of time. To meet market requirements, construction business needs new solutions.
Below we have some of advantages of using Mapped Drawings for daily work: