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AEC firms need to be on their toes for keeping their projects on track. However, certain aspects of the project process require exceptional coordination and communication techniques. One of these aspects is Request for Information (RFI).

RFIs are generated to resolve the need for critical information regarding the project for further proceedings or decision making.

As there might be a lack of information regarding the scope of work, firms raise an RFI requesting the client to help ease up workflows.
In a real-world scenario, these requests take a real toll on time consumption. It might take days or even months to fulfil an RFI. The process may involve a set of communication exchanges, comprising emails between firms and stakeholders. There may also be the implementation of archaic techniques like sharing physical RFIs via postal mails. All these methods certainly are sluggish in this day and age of the internet.

An overview of an RFI in Tracker

planBIM Tracker is the module for such perplexities making sure there are lower delays in RFI redressals. Raising RFIs is a simple process with an intuitive and user-friendly design of Tracker RFI submodule. Creating an RFI notifies the concerned collaborators with an email as well. There is a timestamp along with a small description in a tabular format. Search and filter options in the module are similar to the ones in planBIM Content: activity tracking and a comments section helps to deliver better coordination techniques.
Return on Investment (ROI) is a documentation tool in planBIM Tracker. Keeping track of every investment is a hard job to perform. Plus there may be a point in time where a single individual may be responsible for the flow of information regarding every investment. Such situations bring in an unwanted amount of pressure that may lead to errors in calculating the ROI. However, the distribution of responsibilities in maintaining a record of every ROI could help keep a proper account of every benefit. Therefore, the need for a robust documentation tool is a must.

As planBIM promotes the collaborative approach towards managing BIM, Tracker ROI presents itself as a tool that can handle multiple ROI queries at once.

The submodule consists of a tabular format comprised of a list of benefits from particular investments. Calculating time and cost impacts are more comfortable with the presence of presets for every type of resource that is employable on a project. These settings allow managers to adjust the pricing of resources so that every time impact calculation is appropriately carried out.
The rest of the ROI calculation would consist of displaying separate sums of time impacts, cost impacts and the rate of approvals for all the listed benefits. An option to add attachments to each benefit is present in case a need persists. Approval rates depend upon the project manager’s approval of each ROI query. Extensive sort and filter options can easily organise everything present in the ROI according to a user’s desired interest. An active comments section for each benefit would help in clearing out confusions.

Different benefits listed down in Tracker ROI

The final submodules of planBIM Tracker are Tasks and Issues. Tasks generally deals with collaborators mentioning the duties that they have completed which concern the project. Users can define the type of work that they perform and write up a short description as well. Moreover, they can mention the hours that they have spent on those tasks. Managers can approve or reject the tasks performed by collaborators. Issues would let collaborators convey problems that are hindering a specific procedure. When created, each issue is assigned a numbered tag, and the collaborator at the other end receives a notification. Dynamic features for each item involve options like attaching files and posting comments for further discussions.

Tasks performed by collaborators on a project

planBIM Tracker presents an entirely new perspective to performing functions that consume extreme amounts of time and may unknowingly delay a project. It can maintain the complete ROI of the project, supply and receive RFIs, keep track of every issue and last but not the least, mention all tasks performed by others on a project. Acting as a singular source of providing solutions to some of the necessary activities in AEC project management, planBIM Tracker uplifts the quality of workload for anyone using it. Make sure you do not miss out on all this and much more from planBIM by logging on to www.planbim.io and signing up for a free trial!
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