Digital Solutions Improving Project Management for Fire Protection Companies

 

Fire protection industry is nowadays said to be the fastest growing branch within the construction sector. This is why proper project management should be the number one priority on any fire protection company’s list. Luckily for you, digital solutions - that will help you achieve it - are already here!

In 2021, the fire protection business is truly a gold mine. The global market value, estimated at 50 billion dollars last year, is rumoured to reach up to 70 billion dollars by 2027. This brings a compound annual growth rate between 2021 and 2027 down to 5.5% - a number that cannot be overlooked.

The main reason behind this undisputed growth is the rise of awareness of fire safety measures among people. Logically, we prefer to prevent fire rather than deal with it and with its disastrous consequences.

Taking these numbers into account would mean realising the full potential of the fire protection sector in the coming years. One might ask though how it can be done? The answer is simple: focus on digitisation of project management within your fire protection company!


The Successful Functioning of Fire Prevention Systems

A large part of the successful functioning of fire prevention systems lies in their installation. Installation should always be carried out by a trained and certified contractor. Also, contractors have to follow the guidelines and standards set by the regulation body. We all remember too well the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 that took 72 lives of innocent people. It was one of the deadliest structural fires in the UK’s history.

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry revealed that fire was facilitated by combustible plastic cladding. It affirmed that the building's exterior did not comply with regulations and was the central reason why the fire spread, and that the fire service were too late in advising residents to evacuate.

This was definitely a wake up call for an entire construction industry. These unfortunate events raised awareness about cladding and its impact on fire safety issues and how significant the fire protection systems are in the face of such a massive risk. In response to the tragic event and to prevent future ones, the government introduced a new legislation, according to which all multi-storey residential buildings should investigate the risk of cladding that is combustible.


Driving Project Process and Compliance

Each company, no matter the size or the industry, needs well-functioning processes in order to keep track of all the on-going projects. The more your business flourishes, the more attention and energy you need to pay to the driving project processes within your company. It is of utmost importance that your projects run smoothly and are delivered on time and within the budget. In order to achieve this, you must first target your project management and its effectiveness, and the best way to accomplish that is by introducing digital solutions to your company’s processes.

Aside from streamlining your processes and improving project management, digital solutions will help you reduce tons of headachy issues you’re dealing with on a daily basis, such as:

  • Delays

  • Errors

  • Overspending

  • Wasted Time

  • Site Returns

  • Loss of Information


Industry Specific Project Processes

Tracking the projects, storing project specific information, controlling the costs and schedules - it takes a real multi-tasker to manage it all at the same time and to do it well. Many fire protection companies use various platforms and tools to take control over these aspects but little do they know that it only creates an additional mess within their company.

If you and your company found yourselves in a similar situation, the solution is one platform that can manage all aspects of your processes. Modern and cloud-based ERP software can support your daily work, giving you tools to schedule and control projects with access to crucial information anytime and anywhere you want.

Archdesk welcomes your company and its troubles like no one else - we know what works best for you and your business, which areas to improve and how. This is why we offer you:

  • Process mapping
    Helps you manage your project process.

  • Scheduling tools
    Offer you a financial overview and cost-tracking, as well as real-time reporting.

  • On-site Management
    Gives you clear and constant communication between site and office.


Archdesk’s company wide project information works both across browsers and across platforms. It includes custom forms, budgeting, dashboard reporting, change management, estimating, cost, scheduling and DMS. Trust your instincts and digitise your processes now - we will guide you through everything step by step!

If you want to learn more, check our other articles dedicated to Fire Protection companies:

  1. New Technology for Fire Prevention

  2. ERP for Fire Prevention Industry

Or directly schedule a demo to discover all possibilities of our digital solutions!

 
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2024-03-03 22:48:17