Construction Daily Report Templates

Conveniently create and submit daily reports for your construction project anytime anywhere

Published 17 Sep 2021

What is a Construction Daily Report?

A construction daily report is a record of the progress of a construction project. It helps site managers and contractors keep track of the work at a construction site and ensure that the project is on schedule and within budget.

Construction daily reports often contain information about the crew, weather, hours worked, project phase, and any incidents or disruptions that may delay the project. These daily reports provide transparency to stakeholders and subcontractors regarding the current status of projects.

In this article, we will briefly discuss the following:

How to Create a Construction Daily Report

A lot of vital information is recorded on a construction daily report and it is vital to have someone who is familiar with the project and always present at the site to be consistent at completing the form every day. Here are some steps on how to create a construction daily report:

  • Assign a foreman or site manager who will commit to creating and submitting the construction report daily.
  • Use a construction daily report template that is easy to understand and will not take too much time for the assigned person to fill out.
  • Prepare the construction report template that should, at the minimum, include the following information: job details, weather and precipitation, workforce and instruction given, materials and quantity, delays, and risks incidents observed at the site.
  • A construction daily report can also include: all the equipment and hours in operation, names of the subcontractors and time on-site, job’s progress, and signature of the assigned person to confirm the validity of the report.
Construction Daily Report | iAuditor

Construction Daily Report | iAuditor

Challenges when doing paper-based construction reports

There are instances where daily reports are not done consistently and as detailed as they should be. This puts the construction project at risk especially when there are disputes, incidents on site, or delays in completing tasks. Doing construction reports on paper makes it more challenging to be consistent at completing, submitting, and maintaining the forms due to the following reasons:

Time consuming

There is a lot of information to be manually written down on paper and it can seem tedious to complete in addition to all the responsibilities at a construction site.

Recordkeeping

Construction reports, ideally, should be accomplished daily and this means there is a need to set aside adequate space to keep all the paperwork, that will compile overtime, safe and secure.

Delays in submissions

Physical copies of construction daily reports can get misplaced or require additional effort to scan and send to stakeholders. Making updates or changes will also consume more time when done on paper construction daily reports.

Powerful tool for efficiency in doing your construction daily reports

With iAuditor by SafetyCulture, the construction foreman or site manager can easily complete construction daily report templates and instantly send out reports using handheld devices, saving time and eliminating the burden of manually transcribing from logbooks. Use iAuditor to accurately record information, eliminate delays in reporting, and prevent documentation issues caused by incomplete notes or missing paperwork.

We have prepared these construction daily report templates which you can download for free and immediately use with the iAuditor mobile app.

SafetyCulture staff writer

SafetyCulture staff writer

Erick Brent Francisco

Erick Brent Francisco is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. As a content specialist, he is interested in learning and sharing how technology can improve work processes and workplace safety. His experience in logistics, banking and financial services, and retail helps enrich the quality of information in his articles.

Erick Brent Francisco is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. As a content specialist, he is interested in learning and sharing how technology can improve work processes and workplace safety. His experience in logistics, banking and financial services, and retail helps enrich the quality of information in his articles.