Tools of the Trade
HCG is CONNECTED! We have the tools and resources in place to ensure smooth progress from beginning to end and we make sure that you always know what's going on with your construction project.
On site, in the office, at home...Wherever we may be, HCG staff is ALWAYS connected - to each other, and to you!
HCG offers a wide range of Project Management and Procurement tools which are tailored for each project, including:
Procore is the world's most widely used construction management software. HCG uses Procore to increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communication and documentation. Hundreds of thousands of registered Procore users manage all types of construction projects including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, retail centers, and more.
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices increase productivity for project managers and teams.
SmartBid is the preferred invitation to bid software for commercial general contractors worldwide. With the SmartBid management software, general contractors can access a web-based and mobile platform to streamline bid project data, documents, and subcontractor communications.
PlanSwift is the fastest and easiest takeoff software available. PlanSwift is easily customized specific trades. Simply create assemblies of commonly used materials, waste and even labor. Then drag those assemblies onto the takeoff items for instant and accurate estimates of all your costs, including labor.
EarthCam is the leader in professional webcam services and provides a comprehensive line of camera technology to monitor, document and promote projects of all sizes. EarthCam maintains the industry’s largest IT staff with experienced technicians, certified installers and qualified trainers and provides quality support from start to finish.
Holladay Construction Group has several experience Drone pilots on staff and we offer customized Drone services as requested by the Owner. Here are just a few examples of the ways we can use Drone technology in the management of your construction project:
- Construction Surveying - Drones can be used for effective aerial land surveying as well as inspections of sites. We can save resources, time and manpower by having a drone survey tight areas or places that are difficult for people to physically reach, capture images, discover access points, and gather information that can help contractors calculate the site’s dimensions.
- Documenting how work is progressing - We can use drones to perform surveillance throughout the work site—identify if work is going as scheduled or falling behind in specific areas, if safety and health measures are being observed, and if security is being maintained. A drone’s enhanced mobility and cost-efficiency has been found to be more beneficial than the stationary CCTV technology.
- Observing area lighting - Construction projects take lighting into consideration and drones can be especially useful in monitoring lighting conditions and variations onsite during the day as well as at night.
- Gathering aerial footage for marketing - Drones can capture high definition images and videos to effectively monitor the work site in real time. In addition, high quality footage from drones can be used to create valuable marketing content that can help promote the contractor’s services, or motivate potential customers to hire the firm. Likewise, the images can be shown to existing clients so they can follow the progress of the project. Using drones are much less expensive compared to getting aerial photography specialists to record footage from a helicopter. Check out some of our drone footage on our YouTube page.