While today there are cloud-based project management systems that builders use, software in 1995 was, well, in the last century. There were no smartphones or tablets, and the big tech breakthrough that year was the launch of Windows 95.
Jayman’s supervisors now walk around with laptops, smartphones or tablets, or they input data at the building site office into computers using Fast Management’s up-to-date software.
Fast Management is a division of Constellation Homebuilder Systems Inc., headquartered in Markham, Ont., which now owns and manages a number of construction software companies and has more than 125,000 customers in 100 countries. Using Fast Management adds about $150 to the cost of each house, but it more than makes up for this in time saved and the ability to track construction progress and supplies, Mr. Westman says.
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