Managing the data of a massive and evolving external workforce
Since 1864, McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has been building facilities that deliver greater value to people across America. The company’s portfolio of projects is expansive and includes beloved buildings such as the football stadium of the Las Vegas Raiders.
McCarthy relies on an evolving network of more than 3,000 craft professionals – from cement masons and woodworkers to plumbers and electricians – to get the job done. Every time a project begins and ends, this workforce of craft professionals changes.
“For example, when we build a solar farm, we hire 400 to 500 people who put the project together in 8 to 9 months, depending on the size of the field. Then, we move onto the next project and have to hire again,” Bill Warrick, vice president of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., explains.
With 120 to 150 projects ongoing at any time, McCarthy is constantly onboarding and offboarding craft professionals. This posed unique challenges for the company’s data management.
Specifically, McCarthy was challenged to ensure its workers’ location data was complete and accurate. Highly manual processes bogged down on-site administrators responsible for data entry and financial tasks for individual construction projects.