FieldManager is a construction management system employed by over 1000 users to manage and track road and bridge construction projects in Michigan. It will be used by MDOT’s Region, TSC and construction field offices, local government agencies and construction consultants. Business functions automated by FieldManager include the following.
- Contractor payments
- Inspector’s Daily Reports (IDR)
- Daily Diaries
- Work item progress
- Contract Modifications
- Material usage
- Stockpile management
- Project finalizations
Construction projects are initialized in FieldManager from files that have been created in Lansing using AASHTO’s Trns*port software. Once construction begins, FieldManager stringently monitors and reviews the work activities that occur throughout the life of each project. IDR information is captured on notebook computers directly at the construction sites and later transferred to a network, or desktop computer, located in the field office responsible for managing the project. More than 50 inquires are available to provide information when and where it is needed. FieldManager also sends pertinent data to Trns*port software on a daily basis.
The FieldManager suite of products consists of four components:
- FieldManager - The main component, which usually runs at the field office and manages product data by processing IDR’s, Contract Modifications and Estimates.
- FieldBook - Used to gather IDR information directly at the construction site and sends the IDR’s electronically to FieldManager.
- FieldPad - A subcomponent of FieldBook that runs on a hand held device.
- FieldBuilder - Allows local government and consulting agencies to establish their own respective FieldManager projects on contracts that will not be processed through the Trns*port system.
For information on acquiring the software, self-paced FieldManager and FieldBook Tutorials, FieldManager User’s Guide, Trns*port interface or technical questions, please call the FieldManager Help Line at 517-322-1556.
Current information on FieldManager system requirements, articles, press releases, events, presentations, license feed, etc., can be found at www.fieldmanager.com