PROJECT PROGRESS TRACKING
In the first half of 2017, a mid-size residential property developer was struggling with tracking construction progress across all its sites. The management reviews were largely conducted using information gathered by site visits or weekly summary emails from the site supervisors. Hiring full time project management consultants was not only costly, the effectiveness was also not entirely clear.
SURVEYING DIFFICULT TERRAIN
One of the world’s largest real estate portfolio holding firm was evaluating a site in Puerto Rico for a large ultra-luxury residential vacation homes project. The 180-acre site had a very wooded terrain with many areas difficult to access on foot. The conventional total station based survey would have taken 4 months to complete, delaying decision making and incurring high manual effort cost.
Excavation is one of the key construction activities where risk of cost overruns is very high. Presence of rocks in an excavation site leads to significant cost escalations and therefore the quantum of rock blasting needs to be closely monitored. A leading developer wanted to explore if a technology based solution could help closely monitor excavations remotely and also continuously compare actual excavation volumes to estimates.
AS-DESIGNED VS. AS-BUILT
A leading residential property developer wanted to conduct quality checks at an under-construction residential project. In particular, the developer was interested in detecting any deviations from the structural designs (GFC drawings) during the excavation, foundation and formwork stages. The developer wanted to institute an efficient process by which errors are detected early and cost of rework or adjustments are minimized.