Demonstrating good quality assurance processes is integral to efficient delivery in construction. The real time data and sophisticated, accurate visualisation in the AEC Production Control Room will improve the independent checks that can be made on critical decisions. This reduces inaccuracies, minimises risk and improves the financial assurance of delivery.
The AEC Production Control Room provides a repeatable and controllable process that provides a deep dive and insights into individual construction sites allowing clients to review trends across a whole portfolio of construction projects.
eviFile’s workflow management process has already been proven to be more sustainable, replacing 500,000 sheets of paper by digitalising reporting. The AEC Production Control Room also brings the site into the office, reducing the need for everyone to travel to the site to obtain information.
Having this holistic accurate view of a construction project gives greater confidence in plans and schedules and removes the need for excessive built-in contingencies. The AEC Production Control Room is hoping to demonstrate productivity improvements in the region of 10-15% across the capital expenditure of a project. These savings will be realised by the reduction of onsite meetings and greater planning efficiency around onsite tasks and deliveries.
The AEC Production Control Room can help identify hazards before anyone arrives onsite, supporting better planning and management of safety risks. Early warning systems will immediately flag site safety issues and visualise them on the 3D models. AEC Production Control Room can also help track and analyse real time data around health issues, such as particulates, noise and vibration, so contractors can act to minimise or remove the risk. The project team is hoping to work with the Health & Safety Executive to improve the type and quality of safety data being collated, analysed and reported.
The AEC Production Control Room provides construction teams with 50% more information, reducing daily briefings by 2.5 hours per week and resulting in a 40% reduction of time spent for planners alone. Reporting can now be produced at the click of a button, saving as much as 10 days on large construction projects.
Overall the project is aiming to demonstrate an increase in tasks completed vs planned, reducing programme delivery timescales by 25%.
Thanks to its work on this project, project partner eviFile is now attracting attention from several large construction clients and contractors that would otherwise not have been aware of the work that they do - from presenting at the launch of Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership’s (i3P) new innovation portal, to being involved in Australia’s equivalent of HS2, a massive undertaking and huge business opportunity.