PlanGrid, when communication on the job site can't wait!
March 23, 2016

PlanGrid, when communication on the job site can't wait!

Ken Hoernschemeyer AIA, LEED AP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PlanGrid

PlanGrid is used mainly as a real time communication aid between the design team and contractor and contractor and their subs. When communication fails so goes the project. When communication is managed in a way that everyone understands with a tool that is intuitive and collaborative, the project tends to go forward. We use PlanGrid to keep track of changes on a device that's small enough to carry around the job site and in the office at someone else's work station but also big enough for people to gather around and see. This makes construction documents portable. A manageable package is invaluable.
  • Punch lists are much more streamlined on PlanGrid as they can be issued as you're doing one.
  • Drawing reference anywhere on the job site or in the office is invaluable.
  • Screen shot feature lets you narrow down on a detail to note it up and get issues communicated and dealt with quickly.
  • Make desktop and iPad work flows the same or similar.
  • Produce punch list report for export from iPad for issuing in field.
  • Have field report function for iPad that is not a punch list that is issuable from iPad in the field.
  • It does save a lot of time when referencing drawings and specs.
  • PlanGrid should probably have a free version with ads which people can opt out of when they subscribe.
  • PlanGrid needs to market this better so more bosses and managers see its value.
Bluebeam tends to be really slow on the iPad compared to PlanGrid and is more cumbersome.
For solving a complex problem, that would be better done in Bluebeam Revu session.