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Scalability Is a Crucial Element in Construction Project Management

Because construction projects span all sizes – from a single structure to massive mega-projects – the concept of one-size-fits-all project management falls flat. 

Unlike buying a sweater, where settling for a "good enough fit" might suffice, executing important construction projects requires a project management information system (PMIS) that can scale. Scalability – defined as the ability to adapt to increased demands in size or type – is crucial for businesses that construct a variety of projects.  

The Need for Scalability 

Asset owners and contractors deal with projects that have diverse requirements.  

A survey conducted by Dodge Data Analytics revealed that 70% of construction industry owners in federal and state government, healthcare, education and commercial sectors needed additional software products when their businesses changed due to disruptions. Additionally, 74% required extra custom work from their PMIS provider, highlighting the need for scalability in the construction industry. 

The Kahua Advantage 

Enter Kahua, a PMIS solution designed to address the scalability challenges faced by construction industry professionals. Kahua stands out by delivering benefits that directly align with the demands of an evolving market: 

  • Cost Savings: As market demands fluctuate, Kahua lets company growth scale without incurring additional project management expenses. 

  • Operational Efficiency: Kahua eliminates the need to continually add new technology to fill gaps when new needs arise, preventing operational disruptions. 

  • Future-Ready: Construction projects may span several years, and Kahua accommodates changes in technology and regulations, incorporating new features and capabilities within the platform. 

To ensure the PMIS your company selects is the right choice for now as well as the future, you must invest in the one that facilitates effective, efficient growth … both vertically and horizontally. That means if your company expands the type of business it handles OR the amount of business it acquires.  

Scalability in a PMIS is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. By adapting to varying project sizes and complexities, Kahua is a powerful ally in the journey to successful projects, regardless the size. 


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About the Author

Patricia McCarter is Senior Industry Content Manager at Kahua specializing in Government and Commercial Construction. She engages in high-level executive communications, messaging strategy, social media and content marketing, bolstered by a background in journalism.

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