How to use job scheduling software to improve efficiency

Buildertrend has job scheduling tools that makes managing day-to-day projects and tasks easier. Learn how these tools can help you run your construction business.

Sean Robinson / Buildertrend

Managing multiple large jobs at once can become overwhelming and chaotic.

There are the office jobs, keeping track of the warehouse, managing subs, sending purchase orders, paying invoices, not to mention the other countless day-to-day tasks for each project. That’s a lot to wrap your head around.

We don’t have to tell you that the key to success for any construction job is being able to keep projects on track, avoid delays and make deadlines. As cheerleaders of your success, we work hard to give you all the tools in our construction management software that you need to get the job done and do it on time.

One of those tools is our top-notch Scheduling feature, what we like to call the backbone of our platform. Check out these pro tips on how to make your schedule work for you.

Share information with your team

To keep projects on track, it’s important to communicate with your team and keep everyone on the same page. Buildertrend’s construction app makes it easy for you to share your schedule items with your team, subcontractors and clients – whoever needs to be in the loop.

By cutting out the middleman, you’re saving yourself time and increasing your productivity. And that’s what we call a win-win!

Assign To-Do’s

Are you staying organized by adding To-Do’s to your schedule items? If not, you should be to streamline job processes and ensure accountability.

By adding To-Do’s in our construction scheduling software, you can track what’s getting done and by whom. That’s right – you can assign To-Do items to team members or subs, which makes it easy for you to track the progress of jobs and know who’s responsible for each task.

Use multiple views to enhance your experience

If you’re like us, it helps to see a project from all angles. Lucky for you, our Schedule feature can be seen through multiple views – nine to be exact. Each view has a purpose depending on the task at hand.

For example, the calendar view lets you see your workload across an entire month while the Gantt view allows you to link and rearrange schedule items with ease. This means when you move one item, the others follow suit and adjust accordingly, keeping everything in order. Cool, right? We think so, too.

Stay on top of office tasks

Our Scheduling feature can also help you with day-to-day office tasks and makes time management easy. Need to schedule recurring events or meetings? Add it to the schedule. Need to stay on top of things at the warehouse? Schedule regular check-ins or To-Do items to ensure you’ve got it all under control.

Sync your personal calendar with your Buildertrend Schedule

Did you know that you can sync your Buildertrend Schedule with your Google calendar, Outlook calendar or iCal calendar? That’s right! And, it’s super easy, too. This seamless one-way integration makes it simple for you to transfer your jobs and project data to your personal calendar without adding any personal information to your Buildertrend Schedule. Syncing with our home builder app ensures that no matter where you are, you’re in the know with all your projects.

Become a schedule master with the help of Buildertrend

If any of these tips caught your eye and you want to learn more about the endless capabilities of our Scheduling feature, contact us today. Or if you’re new here and interested in what the Buildertrend platform can offer you, schedule a demo with us.

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About the Author

Sean Robinson
Sean Robinson

Sean Robinson is a senior content marketing specialist at Buildertrend

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