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Construction Applications of BellHawk

Building Construction

BellHawk has been used to track the fabrication and installation of building components including:

In such applications, the BellHawk software:

  1. Tracks the receipt, storage, and movement of building materials between multiple geographic locations, including stock-rooms, warehouses, yards, and construction sites.
  2. Tracks materials by length, width, color and other user defined parameters with a common part number.
  3. Tracks the issuance, movement, and return of tools and other assets, including the locations of tools,  who they are issued to, and which truck they are on.
  4. Provides a real-time view of the status of all materials and tools at all locations anywhere there is an internet connection on tablets, PCs, and smart-phones.
  5. Tracks the cutting, welding, fabrication, painting, and assembly of architectural elements and retains a traceability record in case problems subsequently occur and it is necessary to establish legal liability.
  6. Automatically generates barcode labels to accurately identify each component, sub-assembly and assembly to be installed on site.
  7. Records the packing of materials to be shipped to site, including generation of barcode labels
  8. Tracks the loading of materials and tools onto  trucks and keeps a permanent record of what was shipped to site in case disputes subsequently arise as to what was shipped.
  9. Can track the receipt of materials on site, their storage in different locations on site, and their installation.
  10. Tracks the return of materials and tools from job sites.

Best of all, BellHawk eliminates the use of paper forms and manual keyboard data entry to do all of this tracking. Eliminating this labor intensive and mistake-prone process can often save smaller organizations the equivalent of one full-time equivalent (FTE) person and larger organizations two or three FTE people at a loaded labor cost of over $50,000 per person per year.

This application of BellHawk typically requires the Real-Time Operations Tracking System (RTOPS) in conjunction with the Warehouse Management (WMS) plus the project management option. Also many of these applications involve the use of the barcode label printing appliance (BLPA) to print out labels to identify each component and the release it belongs to.