How it Works

Agile pROJECT MANAGEMENT for Construction

How It Works

At Grit, we understand that no single Construction team member or planning style is adequate to guarantee project success. The key comes in connecting Preconstruction Schedules with:

  • Lookaheads
  • Procurement
  • Weekly Coordination Meetings
  • Daily Huddles and Logs.

Master Schedule

Replace your PDF with something your team can explore

Import Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project files or create schedules using Grit’s Quick Edit tool. You can continue to enrich your schedule by assigning Subcontractor, Material/Submittals, Equipment, Submittal, RFIs. Extend licenses to your entire team and allow them explore what they are concerned with. You can choose to import schedules in an editable or read-only state and no other pages are updated until Activate is confirmed on the Master Schedule. 

1, 3, & 6-week Lookahead

near term view of schedule, sorted by scope

When the schedule is Activated from the Master Schedule page, the team can explore the near-term activities, sorted by subcontractor. This page is also sortable by Activity and Subcontractor. In 1-week view, our DarkSky integration displays the upcoming 7 day forecast.

Procurement

connect submittal and rfi due dates to active schedule

For the past few years, contractors have largely switched to tracking Due Dates for Submittals and RFIs in cloud-based SaaS solutions such as Procore. Yet, the Submittal section within our schedules have never seemed to notice. Now with Grit, import your Submittals and connect them directly to corresponding activities. This allows for the tracking of the material procurement even after the submittal has been approved. 

work plans

Weekly/daily schedule commitments and progress tracking

To complete the cycle, the schedule is then fed into a backlog for Weekly Work Plans. The week prior, the Work Plan is used to track commitments and determine handoffs between trades. In the Flow view, project teams can visualize and communicate different flows based on shared Workspace, Labor, Equipment,  or Material. A Kanban board view is also available to easily visualize what is Committed, In Progress, Ready for Review and Approved.

4D – model viewer

3d model viewer added to master schedule, lookahead and work plan pages

When our integration with the Autodesk Forge viewer, you can upload models, or connect to your BIM 360 account in order to connect your schedule activities to model elements. This allows for 4D playback animations and using model parameters to quantify Labor, Material and Equipment quantities. 

Floor-d – plan viewer

2d plan viewer added to master schedule, lookahead, and work plan pages

With our integration with Procore and BIM 360, you can import PDFs and select the pages to be used to represent Work Area. Typically, these are Floor Plans and Site Plans. This process presents much of the same visualization and coordination power of 4D, but without the administration and difficulties of working with a model. This is a new feature within Grit, and we have a lot of plans for it. 

EXPLORE THE POWER OF GRIT
All parties can filter by Scope, Submittal, RFI, Material or Equipment making this a dynamic, explorable experience.
1, 3, and 6-week Lookaheads allow teams to focus on the near term. Filtering and search allow for enhanced analysis.
Connect Submittals and RFIs from Procore directly to activities, allowing live tracking of material and information procurement throughout the schedule.
Using Kanban Board or Flow views, Grit feeds your schedule through a backlog of work for commitments, starts and completions…
Import your BIM elements to connect to schedule activities to visualize and coordinate work areas and quantify resource usage.
Similar to 4D, teams can draw their workspace for each activity to visualize sequence and mitigate against congestion.
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