Software that supports the construction industry in its challenges

Software for construction, that understands the challenges of builders.

Construction companies are facing more and more challenges.

As a result of a shortage of (good) staff, many projects do not meet their tight deadlines and budgets. Also, the purchase prices are soaring up, making the already small margins even smaller. Add to that the extra work involved in the nitrogen matter and other regulations, and there is very little profit left at the bottom of the line. And yet demand is higher than ever!

Do you want to remain profitable as a construction company? Then it is very important to work in the most structured way possible and to minimise failure costs. Doing so, you will have the time to keep the quality of your projects high. In order to realise this, project leaders, work planners, craftsmen and women need specific construction software that understands these challenges the construction industry is dealing with.

Software for the construction industry
Software is a must for the construction industry

There is a lot of building software to choose from, so where do you start?

There is so much building-specific software to choose from these days, that it’s possible you can’t see the wood for the trees. However, not all software is the same. There are point solutions, for example, that digitise a specific process in the construction industry. Tools for Quality Assurance are an example of this.

In addition, there are also platform solutions that can be used more broadly. After all, a good document management system is useful throughout the entire construction process.

Whatever you choose, it is important to keep some characteristics in mind when making that choice:

01. Flexible

The software must be flexible so that it can be adapted to an organisation’s existing processes, tools and challenges

02. Proactive

All data must be connected to each other. Make sure that the information does not end up in a silo. That way, you can proactively manage risks.

03. Support

Choose a platform that can support the entire construction chain. That way you know that the software can grow with your organisation.

04. Cooperate

Please note that you can also cooperate and exchange information with external parties in the software.

Document management

Document management is the backbone of any organisation, on which all other processes, such as quality management, workflows and BIM, depend. It has always played a central role for us (Docstream) and is therefore the core of Prostream, around which the other processes are built.

This allows us to easily control the complex structure of numerous contractors, partners and internal employees within various projects.

Discover how Heylen Warehouses uses Prostream to make document management 100% digital.
Go to "Automatic version control"

Automatic version control

Always work with the latest version of a document due to the version numbers automatically updating themselves. You can only view historical versions if you take action, so you always work with the most recent document.

Go to "Send large files"

Send large files

Send big files or large quantities of files to colleagues or external parties. Secured with password so only the right person can access them.

Go to "Preview files"
Preview Files

Preview files

Thanks to a powerful preview function, you can immediately see the content of a document on all your devices.

Go to "Local synchronisation"

Local synchronisation

Continue to work on the devices you prefer. Prostream synchronises everything 'real time' with your local disk and before you know it you are working online.

Digitaal de bouwplaats inspecteren.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance is essential in the construction industry. Not only because you want to deliver the best result as a builder, but also because of regulations. With the right software, you can save hours per week in this process.

We do not work on paper,
we do not know analogue

Find out how PlanGarant Netherlands uses Prostream to make quality assurance 100% digital.
Go to "Quality assurance (with Snags)"

Quality assurance (with Snags)

In case of deviations you can easily place a Snag on, for example, a technical drawing. Create different default template snags for different observations; is it a defect, improvement or a request for information? You decide.

Go to "Visual context"

Visual context

Place Snags containing your observations on, for example, a technical drawing. Use a photo, a drawing, a geographical map or even a 3D model as a basis for your observations.

Go to "Tasks and workflows"

Tasks and workflows

With Prostream, every project gets a little better. Plan your projects around milestones, create fixed procedures and link all the necessary information together so that you always have all the information you need at a glance.

Go to "Smart folders"

Smart folders

Merge documents into 'smart folders' by means of document attributes, metadata or statuses and always find the information that is important to you.