Request For Information
clear communication, no more overdue RFIs, email & mobile support
Clear overview of a Project’s RFIs
You will always be aware of the current state of a project’s RFIs with our project listings and visual colour coded padlock system.
Clear audit trail of answers and comments
A clear audit trail of who has raised the RFI, who it has been distributed to and needs to answer it with optional attachments. With this, all information that is submitted is stored within BuilderStorm and can never be tampered with or removed.
Receive notifications and reply to RFIs via email
An RFI can be sent to an email address or user on the system. All users can reply via email that will be pulled into BuilderStorm automatically. So they don’t need to be on the system to answer RFIs.
Check out a short demonstration of how it works
A short 3 minute demonstration of how the RFIs system looks and works.
But wait, there’s a whole lot more
Reports can be generated to provide daily summaries or emails whenever an RFI is created so you’re always in the know.
Like most sections on BuilderStorm the RFIs are mobile friendly and can be used on all smart phones on the go.
Export to PDF/CSV
All RFIs can be exported to a PDF/CSV as a detailed or summarised report. These are great for sharing with other members of the project that may not have direct access to the system.
Request For Information
The Request for Information (RFI) section was the first feature we created in BuilderStorm in response to a specific request from a client. From there, further features were requested and the result is the complete solution you see today.The RFI feature in BuilderStorm will manage your project’s request for information procedure and replace the many different ways these are carried out today. We envisage our system becoming the industry standard for construction RFIs. Improved speed, communication and clarity, combined with the fact that everyone is working on the same platform, will vastly improve your existing RFI system. You can replace Word documents – that need to be opened, edited, saved, attached and sent – with our simple RFI interface.
The RFI section will manage your projects request for information procedure and replace the many different ways these are carried out today. We envisage our system becoming the industry standard for construction RFI’s. The improved speed, communication and clarity combined with everyone working on the same platform will vastly improve your existing RFI system. You can replace word documents that need to be opened, edited, saved, attached and sent with our simple RFI interface.
Reliable and extensive RFI functionality
As each RFI is created, it is assigned a unique reference number. You can add attachments and specify a due date for the response. You can also forward the RFI to anyone within the project and they will receive a notification that a new RFI has been issued.
The feature uses our unique colour-coded padlock system to track the status of your RFIs so you can see at a glance how your project is performing. A chart will be visible in the homepage overview showing the ratio of open/closed and ontime/late RFIs.
Each RFI is stored for the duration of the project, meaning you don’t need to hunt down emails, printed documents or phone records to verify when a RFI was created or resolved; all the information is ready to view on BuilderStorm.
Users with the permission to respond to RFIs can add text and attachments, and other users can add comments to help resolve any issues or ask for more clarification. As response deadlines approach, relevant parties will be notified that an answer is required; this will help improve response times and ensure your project progresses as smoothly as possible.
Colour-coded padlock system – Mobile ready
Full RFI tracking – Improves response time via notifications