Lighten the Load on Labor with TraceAir

While homebuilders and land developers continue to struggle with staffing challenges, learn how TraceAir can help maximize efficiency for the whole team.
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Are you experiencing staffing challenges? 

You’re not alone. 

Although the need for new buildings — such as residential homes, master-planned communities, commercial, public, and institutional buildings — has skyrocketed, homebuilders and land developers are severely understaffed. Almost every homebuilder, land developer, and contractor is desperately seeking to fill positions. In addition to other factors like rising fuel prices and supply chain issues, the labor crisis is causing a significant impact on the industry. 

While it may feel like these factors are out of your control and there is nothing you can do, now is the perfect time to find ways to improve your processes and maximize the efficiency of your time, budgets, and employees. 

We're here to help. Designed for developers and home builders, TraceAir is the best way to streamline workflows and save time during site work. The data and tools provided by TraceAir save hours, even weeks, on some key tasks. TraceAir enables you to do more with less, here's how:

1. Maximize Productivity

Spreading your team too thin is a recipe for disaster. Instead, TraceAir allows users to make the most of their time. Tasks like conducting measurements, planning and sequencing, verifying lot grades, and progress tracking would typically take several hours if not days to be complete, require site visits, and rely on data from a surveyor. With TraceAir users can obtain the data needed to complete these tasks with just a few clicks.

We don’t always have to go out to the project site, have the surveyor measure something, and then wait a week to get the results. We can use TraceAir to measure much faster. With multiple projects going on this has been very helpful.”

Steve Shaffer, Director of Land Development, W.B. Homes

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Additionally, the data from TraceAir helps users identify potential issues in advance, helping avoid them altogether. In the event of an issue, TraceAir's visual record helps resolve disputes fast. Less time spent obtaining data and dealing with disputes not only equates to increased productivity, but also less stress.

Learn how a Land Development Manager at Lennar was able to double the number of projects he could manage by using TraceAir.

2. Empowered with Data

Home builders and land developers can spend days obtaining measurements and data to make decisions. During this time, major delays can occur.

The data you receive from TraceAir is fast, affordable, and reliable. We provide unlimited licenses so that everyone from stakeholders to contractors can use the data to make better decisions. You will be able to track site balance, check elevations and grades, measure stockpiles, overlay design documentation, check progress, and more with just a few clicks. Best of all, you can trust this data is accurate within 1/10th of a foot. Having one source of data accessible to everyone drastically reduces the risk of mistakes.

When we started to use TraceAir and realized how user-friendly and accurate it was, we relied on it a lot more and benefited from it significantly. Unlike other software in the industry, TraceAir puts data analytics in the hands of field managers. So, now we do many tasks that were previously done at the office, including measurements.”

Mike Jensen, Foreman, Independent Construction Company

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3. No Time for Downtime

Do you have time to train your team on how to use new software right now? We didn't think so. Unlike other site work management platforms that require long and complicated startups, TraceAir is completely turnkey. The entire project team, including the least tech-savvy, will be able to use TraceAir with very little training. No downloads are needed, TraceAir works from the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

All the people I work with on my jobs, whether they're moving dirt or creating spreadsheets, absolutely love it. TraceAir's site management and analytics platform elevates the communication and collaboration with everyone involved in the project, from investors and owners to contractors and engineers. The more communication you have on a project, the smoother the project will go.”

PJ Stambaugh, Land Development Manager, Toll Brothers

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4. Reduced Travel Time and Expenses

Many land development professionals are responsible for multiple project sites across large geographic areas, spending countless hours a day on the road. Without being on-site each day, decisions are delayed, issues are not identified early, and it negatively affects the project schedule. Accessible from any location, TraceAir enables users to check progress and make decisions from anywhere. Time saved from travel can now be used for more productive tasks.

Using TraceAir reduces our travel costs significantly and allows me to be more strategic with my time. It gives us visibility into how our projects are progressing, so we can spend less time on routine site inspections and more time focusing on helping our builders solve problems."

Jeff Brouellette, Principal, Arroyo Capital

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Unfortunately, the labor shortage isn't going away any time soon. While you may still need to attract new employees, retaining your current employees is just as important. Implementing software like TraceAir will go a long way in lightening their workload and reducing stress. Schedule a demo to learn how we can help.

I’m mesmerized by the engineering complexity and beauty of the process of converting the designs into functional spaces. A powerful blend of people’s creative ideas, brutal economics rules, laws of physics, and construction people’s skills and expertise makes this industry so unique. It’s incredibly cool to be a part of this process and contribute to empowering people in it.”

Maria Khokhlova, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Construction marketing has always been a challenging and highly rewarding career path. Now that I’m in construction technology, I enjoy communicating how adopting new solutions can drastically increase efficiency for construction teams.”

Samantha Burns, Head of Marketing

I really enjoy being a part of the construction tech industry. It’s exciting to see ideas such as drones and automation that once were very futuristic now be an everyday reality that helps people and businesses. As a creative person, I find it empowering to work in a space that embraces out of the box thinking and going against the grain.”

Katie Larrimore, Marketing Specialist

My favorite part about working in the construction industry is listening to customer stories and being able to provide tech solutions to make their job easier. No two divisions are the same, and it’s rewarding to be able to connect and help clients solve their unique challenges here at TraceAir! I am eager to hear new challenges and look forward to the tech solutions down the road that TraceAir will create based on the needs of our clients.”

Jordan Wojtowecz, Account Executive

The construction technology industry is constantly changing and I love being a part of that evolution. I get to speak with a diverse group of land developers and acquisitioners who are integral parts of the home building machine; making their lives easier is so rewarding.”

Lauren Schaefer, Business Development Representative

I find it thrilling to be part of an industry with so much room for innovation and growth. Every day I am given the opportunity to speak with and learn from best-in-class homebuilders. At TraceAir, it’s incredibly rewarding to watch great minds come together to make construction a more collaborative and effective industry.” 

Kyra Ketch, Market Development Representative

Built environment impacts our lives on so many levels and the significance of what we do as an industry inspires me every single day. Our shared responsibility for the fragile nature we transform keeps me laser-focused on innovating sustainably. And I am beyond grateful to do so alongside the many amazing women leaders and professionals of TraceAir!” 

Alena Petrova, Product Manager

I've always been fascinated by how so many construction projects are so unique and individual, though the construction processes are the same for all of them. It is awesome to be a part of and to see how choosing to use sustainable materials, taking into account environmental factors, applying innovative engineering ideas and using digital technology make construction better, smarter and faster.” 

Olga Rollins, Operations Manager

I enjoy seeing the projects come together, each project is so different and presents a multitude of challenges that take real teamwork and collaboration to overcome. I love working with my clients in the construction industry and helping them utilize powerful tech tools to help their projects run smoothly.” 

Isabella Knori, Customer Success Manager

I’m particularly interested in the ever-evolving use of spatial data to inform decision making at all stages of construction. The increase in innovation and application, of both vector and raster data products, is really fascinating.” 

Cari Ruffino, Operations Manager

I worked at construction sites for 9 years and I can tell you that it’s so inspiring to see how your efforts grow into real objects. I was a surveyor and I saw all construction processes with my own eyes. The construction industry adapts to the technical progress so slowly, Traceair makes this process better and faster. It's why I like our company - it drives construction to the next level. We are on the way which turns the dreams of our clients into reality, and our dreams too.”

Olga Razina, GIS Specialist & Customer Success Engineer

Throughout the past  5 years in cartography & GIS, I have observed how technologies and automatization are making the industry better and faster. I find inspiring bringing this into construction to make the industry even greater! Humans are everywhere, everybody needs place, construction grows. TraceAir shows that we are able to reach our designs faster with drones help and to enjoy the process using platform, maps, tools, etc. Join us!”

Vera Lugovskaya, GIS Specialist

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