Simpson Strong-Tie of Pleasanton, Calif., has introduced an online quality assessment program designed to allow builders and contractors to monitor the quality of construction on job sites and ultimately resolve issues that may be slowing down jobs. Titled TRAX (Train, Report, Analyze and eXcel), it is a complimentary program implemented and managed by Simpson Strong-Tie field representatives. The program captures real-time data directly from the job site and features a variety of tools as Quality Control Checklists and Improvement Goals to address quality issues. The Charts and Reports feature tracks and summarizes data so that builders and trade contractors may have a comprehensive analysis of their projects and use the information to remedy issues, look for opportunities to reduce costs and identify training needs.

“The goal of TRAX is to help builders and contractors build higher quality homes by bringing new technology and communication to the job site,” said Mike Moran, vice president of builder programs for Simpson Strong-Tie. “We essentially do the work, and builders and trade contractors see the benefits of training, better installations, lower job site costs and improved quality.”

TRAX was developed for Simpson Strong-Tie by Unify International. It works within the Unify environment and builds upon their database, which is recognized throughout the building industry for its ability to drive project improvement based on real data.