What is Construction Operations? If you google this, you’ll find just a few results. However, the most important role in every ENR400 Construction firm is the COO, Director, President, or VP of Operations. Why? Because, in construction, operations is where all the money and risk is. Generally, the people in these roles have decades of experience, are linchpins within the org, and are or report directly to a CxO.
So what is construction operations? It’s how work gets done on the construction site. Operations is about managing what work is being performed, by whom, how, when, and where, managing space, equipment, materials, labor, and making sure the required information and permission are there. Making sure the project is safe, yet productive. Shit happens, materials get delayed, equipment stolen, workers called to another job, incomplete designs, access blocked, the list goes on. It’s on operations to deal with it and get things done.
There are several companies in the construction tech space. Companies like Procore, Fieldwire, and Autodesk do structured document management/workflow. Then there is RealityCapture, robotics, labor management, logistics, scheduling and planning, bid management, estimating, contract management, daily reports, coordination, the list goes on. None of these categories tackle the main problem construction has: Operations & Productivity.
Team. Planflow is centered around the idea that people matter. We’re not just saying it, this is our thesis behind our product, we believe in empowering everyone on the construction site and in our company. The A in A Player does not stand for ‘asshole’. People are not a commodity.
Vision & Mission. To increase construction’s productivity by connecting people on a job and giving superintendents the information they need to make educated decisions in a timely manner.
It starts with the schedule. If you’ve ever been in a construction schedule update meeting you quickly realize why productivity in our industry is in the toilet. Our co-founder, Daniel Soliman has spent most of his career leading these meetings, not only do they provide zero benefit to the contractors, but it provides a facade that the schedule is only something to think about once a month because someone else, the scheduler, is responsible for it.
Funding. We are a bootstrapped company. We’ve been profitable for the past year and expect exceptional growth moving forward. We have no intention of raising capital at this time.
Partnership. We are currently looking for a few general contractors in the South Florida area who would be interested in partnering with us to help shape the future of Planflow. If that sounds like you contact us here.