No matter the size and scope of your project, there will always be questions. It’s not a matter of IF there will be questions, but WHEN and HOW MANY. Questions come from every area of the project and need to be both understood and answered clearly and in a timely manner. That’s why RFIs (Request for Information) in your construction project are so incredibly important.
What is an RFI?
In a perfect world, everyone would be on the same page about every aspect of the project. But the world isn’t perfect, and information and clarification are often needed. An RFI is a document used to request further information or clarification about a specific part of the project. They can come from contractors, stakeholders, owners, or anyone involved in the project, and are an absolute necessity when it comes to the work being done.
An RFI or an RFC can come at any time, and they are rarely orderly. Navigant Construction’s study found that approximately 10 RFIs occur for every $1 million spent on construction. A missed RFI/RFC can have costly consequences for both time and budget, which is why it is so important to have a foolproof system for receiving, sending, and responding to RFIs. Owner Insite has worked to make this process easy and quick for the sender and the receiver.
No two RFIs are the same. Each one has specific needs and criteria, depending on what is being asked and by whom. We make it easy to respond to the RFIs in your construction project. You can incorporate photos and other documents with ease. Additionally, you have the flexibility to invite others to comment or approve.