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.
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.