E-Commerce on Job Sites Offers Builders Construction Management
Dallas Builders around the country will soon "be discovering the convenience of managing complete construction projects via the Internet" with the launch of a new e-commerce initiative developed by Buildscape, Inc., the Dallas-based Internet services company announced.
According to Buildscape, Inc. the creator of the home building- and remodeling-related Web site community Buildscape.com the company's latest venture, BuildscapePRO, is a password-protected site that will enable professional homebuilders to manage and coordinate all aspects of their projects, including materials selection, ordering and delivery, subcontractor selection, scheduling and customer relations.
Three pilot distribution programs have already begun with select lumberyard affiliates in Alabama, Florida and Texas, the company said, adding that affiliate relationships with leading homebuilding suppliers are expected to bring BuildscapePRO to nearly all major U.S. markets within the next year.
"By establishing local affiliates, Buildscape allows a builder to source nearly the entire materials for a new home from a single provider, thus saving the builder time and money in the construction management process," said the company.
Other features of Buildscape-PRO will include the ability to locate and schedule subcontractors on a project, and to provide better customer service through improved client communications, better management of change orders, and full documentation of key exchanges throughout the life of a project, the company added.