Bridgit: Pioneering Workforce Management for Construction Industry

Mallorie Brodie

Co-Founder & CEO

“The transparency and accountability provided by Bridgit Bench have enhanced communication and collaboration among project teams, leading to smoother project execution and higher levels of client satisfaction”

In the construction industry, workforce management solutions encounter a myriad of challenges that can hinder project efficiency and success. Seasonal fluctuations in labor demand, coupled with skills shortages, pose significant hurdles for workforce planning and resource allocation. Compliance with labor laws, safety regulations, and industry standards further complicates workforce management processes. Moreover, the variability of construction projects in terms of size, scope, and location requires flexible solutions capable of adapting to changing project requirements and environments. Remote work locations add another layer of complexity, impacting communication, coordination, and access to workforce management tools. Additionally, integrating data from disparate systems and managing a diverse workforce with varying backgrounds and skill levels present additional challenges. Addressing these obstacles necessitates innovative workforce management solutions that prioritize flexibility, scalability, and ease of use. Leveraging technology such as cloud computing, mobile applications, and data analytics can help construction firms overcome these challenges and optimize workforce management to drive project success.

In the dynamic and fast-paced world of construction, effective workforce management is crucial for project success. Bridgit, a leading provider of construction workforce management solutions, has been at the forefront of revolutionizing how construction firms optimize their staffing levels, allocate resources efficiently, and drive project profitability. Founded in 2012 by Lauren Lake and Mallorie Brodie, Bridgit emerged with a mission to address the challenges faced by construction teams in managing their workforce effectively.

From its inception, Bridgit recognized the complexities and inefficiencies inherent in traditional workforce management practices within the construction industry. Lauren Lake and Mallorie Brodie, drawing on their backgrounds in civil engineering and business management, set out to develop a solution that would streamline workforce planning, improve resource allocation, and enhance project outcomes. The result was Bridgit Bench, a powerful workforce planning and resource management platform designed specifically for the construction industry.

Bridgit Bench revolutionized workforce management in construction by providing construction firms with real-time insights into their workforce capacity, skills, and utilization rates. The platform offers a range of features that enable construction teams to make data-driven decisions and optimize their staffing levels for maximum efficiency and productivity. One of the key features of Bridgit Bench is its skills tracking functionality, which allows construction firms to track the skills and certifications of their workforce. This ensures that project teams have the necessary expertise to complete tasks efficiently and safely, reducing the risk of errors and delays.

Bridgit Bench also provides construction teams with valuable insights into workforce availability, project requirements, and skill requirements, enabling them to allocate resources more effectively. By matching the right people to the right projects at the right time, construction firms can prevent overstaffing, reduce costs, and maximize project profitability.

Furthermore, Bridgit Bench helps construction firms plan their workforce needs more effectively by providing insights into future project requirements, skill gaps, and resource availability. This allows construction teams to proactively address staffing needs and ensure they have the right people in place to meet project deadlines. The impact of Bridgit’s workforce management solutions on the construction industry has been profound. By providing construction firms with a centralized platform for workforce planning and resource management, Bridgit has helped streamline workflows, reduce errors, and improve project outcomes. The transparency and accountability provided by Bridgit Bench have enhanced communication and collaboration among project teams, leading to smoother project execution and higher levels of client satisfaction.

Bridgit Bench is hosted on AWS in North America.  All customer data is stored in AWS in the US. More specifically the company  host on the west coast across multiple Availability Zones and have Disaster Recovery infrastructure in central US. The customer data in Bridgit Bench is backed up continuously and the backups are encrypted at rest.  Customer data is also replicated across availability zones. This also includes the safety of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan.

Looking ahead, Bridgit remains committed to driving innovation and delivering value to the construction industry. With a focus on customer feedback and market trends, Bridgit continues to refine and enhance its workforce management solutions to meet the evolving needs of construction firms. By empowering construction teams with the tools and insights they need to optimize their workforce management practices, Bridgit is helping to shape the future of construction management and drive industry-wide improvements in efficiency, productivity, and profitability.