Gonsalves and Stronck Construction (G&S) is a full-service construction management and general contracting firm serving both the public and private sectors in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Its projects range from schools, hospitals, and fire stations to R&D facilities. On a day-to-day basis, on site personnel manage 40+ subcontractors on each of their sites.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all California-based construction companies were required to track all personnel on site. This included name, address, phone number and email. Due to the critical infrastructure nature of their projects, G&S worked throughout the pandemic. To address the immediate need to track all personnel they created their own in-house contact tracing database to do this. Each contractor had a personalized QR code stuck to their hardhat, which was scanned as they arrived and left each site. Alongside this, contractors' email and phone numbers were recorded a database.
It soon became clear that the system wasn’t scalable. Typos in email addresses, phone numbers, and misplaced hardhats became big problems. The homegrown system to save lives was costing them hours of management time.
G&S set out to find software to meet their needs. One must-have feature was an integration with Procore to stop data double handling.