SDC - Site Diary Construction

At UiRevolution, we believe in creating applications that make the most monotonous jobs easy. In our endeavour to create unique apps for our clients, we constantly strive to build on newer technology and make the best use of advanced software tools. SDC is an app that fits well into this bracket.

What is SDC?

SDC is an application we created for our client Fulton Hogan. SDC or Site Diary Construction is an application created for foremen or managers, enabling them to assign jobs to employees and contractors. True to its name, SDC behaves as an app-based diary for entering information about everyday site interactions. Managers at Fulton Hogan often manage multiple projects at once, making it difficult to keep track of all activities across their construction sites. This app is designed to make it easier for them.

In the simplest of terms, this is a foreman’s or manager’s app.

SDC derives pre-set details from Salesforce, the back-end entity which helps us with every little bit of information we need to build applications for Fulton Hogan. Through SDC, a manager can assign a job to a labourer, update information on plant and materials as well as hire sub-contractors from other units.

How Does it Work?

SDC is an app that can be managed by a foreman or a manager, therefore, only they can log into the application. As a foreman, you will be provided with the necessary login credentials from your company. Use this to login to SDC!

SDC can be accessed on an iOS tablet or as a web-based application. Since a single foreman or manager may be assigned to different projects, all the projects will be grouped under different project IDs.

After logging into SDC, the user will be able to view and edit their project ID.

 
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Tap on any of the options on the interface above, such as Project Comments or Materials to access more information on each of the components. Labour & Day Hire is the most important component on the page as it enables you to assign a labourer for a job. Under this component, you can:

  • Tap on ‘add labour’ and assign a labourer for a job
  • Edit their roles
  • View the supplier
  • Update the number of hours they have worked
  • Update the number of hours for unpaid breaks
  • View the total number of hours they have worked

If each of the employees have been assigned to more than one project, you as the foreman or manager can allocate specific number of hours the employees have worked on each of the projects assigned to them. The total number of hours would show up after you have completed allocating the hours, only then can you click on ‘completed’ at the end of the page.

 
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Another important component on the shift report is Major plant and Wet Hire. This component enables you to add more information on different plant assets that you may use as a resource. You can click on ‘add plant’ to do this. You can edit the category, edit the number of hours and view the total number of hours. As seen in case of the Labour & Day Hire component, you can allocate hours on a particular project as well.

 
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The next important component is ‘sub-contractors’. The features of this component have been listed below:

  • Add a contractor from a different unit to a project
  • Add a plant as an asset
  • Add materials
  • Add descriptions for site conditions
  • Describe any issues you have encountered
  • Allocate resources if required
 
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Apart from the other components listed on the shift report, you can view a Productivity Report which will enable you to view a detailed report for a whole week. You can also view multiple productivity reports by selecting different Job ID’s as you work on this page.

 
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As a foreman, you can also view the different claims that have been signed off on or are still pending a sign off under ‘Dayworks Claim’. Here, claims are grouped under different projects, on specific dates, under a specific format followed by their status.

 
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So, the next time you want to add the messy details for a site, let SDC take care of it for you!

Outcome
Designed for our client Fulton Hogan, the features of the app have been designed as per our client’s needs. It is an ongoing project with iterative development and more exciting features regularly being added to the app.