Touchplan is a construction planning and management tool that helps organizations reduce overall project duration, improve team communication, streamline project execution, and simplify implementation of the ‘last planner system’. The platform serves various roles in the industry including trade foremen, superintendents, and project managers, as well as project executives, designers, and owners, helping to facilitate complex construction.
Touchplan aids in improving team collaboration with the milestone scheduling feature, which allows users to develop and and define a list of key activities to drive the overall schedule. To plan the work sequence, team members can each simultaneously detail their tasks on tickets, specifying the duration and crew size required. Users work backwards, collectively organizing their tickets by pulling their tasks to the beginning of a work sequence. Tickets placed in the same column will be completed on the same day.
To refine work plans, team members can specify a milestone date to create start and end dates on tickets. ‘Last planners’ are able to identify any critical outside constraints or key task dependencies through collaboration, and warnings are sent to project members if any of those could put the plan at risk. Touchplan's Gantt charts allow project members to sharpen and revise work plans for the upcoming week, and coordinate workday and staffing details. Any changes will automatically be updated across the entire plan.
Users can generate planning materials such as weekly work and look ahead plans at the push of a button, and are automatically based on the configuration of the plan. As tasks are finished, team members can check off completed tickets in order to update work progress, and the effects of any late (or early) completions are immediately carried across the entire plan. Additional features include percent plan complete (PPC) reports for assessing reliability, as well as variance reports to improve planning.