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Civil | COMPANY NAME

Civil

By Dr. Sergey Sundukovskiy

Avoiding

Liability

Through

Technology

L

itigation is an ever-present threat
for construction firms and businesses. All the hiccups that can occur
during a complex construction
project - such as delays, accidents, miscommunications, or unkept promises - put
a contractor at risk from lawsuits filed by
unhappy stakeholders.
Protecting yourself from litigation is
time-consuming. Litigation-proofing your
construction business involves building a
solid foundation of supporting data that meticulously documents the events, milestones
and mishaps of a project. This can involve
hundreds or thousands of emails, orders,
schedules, plans, and photographs.

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Managing this overwhelming amount of data presents a two-fold
challenge: finding the time to deal with it and finding the data
when needed.
With 70 percent of firms still having trouble recruiting skilled craft
labor, construction supervisors continue to be asked to do more with
less. With their attention spread so thin juggling multiple projects,
traditional pen-and-paper record keeping is far too time-consuming
to be feasible.
Even electronic record keeping can be self-defeating if the data is
kept in an unorganized array of laptops and ancient desktop computers, locked in trailers or vehicles or even lost in the shuffle. Evidence
can't protect your company if it can't be found.

Collation
Advances in cloud-based reporting software offer hope. By properly
organizing and documenting the myriad data points generated


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