If you value your time, stay at home!
Now that we’re living in the future, with virtual tours, Zoom meetings, and working remotely, I could get far more done in less time by simply scheduling a Zoom call and attaching a link to Matterport in the meeting invitation. By the time the Zoom call is over, my team members and I:
- Have fully toured the site;
- Have more site data available to them than they ever could have collected with their phones;
- are at the end of step #3, and so we:
- saved a few weeks on the project schedule, and
- saved tons of work hours across all disciplines.
It seems silly to me that in 2023, many project teams still have to physically visit their job sites as a primary (and often only) way to collect site information. Not to mention, when you include the time to commute, a simple meeting or a site visit can take 3 or 4 hours of a person’s day. That’s going to affect somebody’s bottom line!
Now, I’m not saying that we should never visit our sites or have in-person meetings with team members (the benefits of doing so are outside the scope of this article). But here’s a thought experiment: