Greathearth Speeds Processes by 20%

Project name: Greatearth Construction Residential Development | Industry: Residential & CommercialLocation: Singapore

Greatearth Construction, a subsidiary of United Engineers Limited, successfully applied for public funding under the Productivity Improvement Project (PIP) Scheme offered by the Singapore Building Construction Authority (BCA). The project was a residential development covering six city blocks, 18 floors, and 540 units, plus car parking and facilities. With an industry average cost of S$80,000 (US$58,417) for labor and materials per construction day, reduced cycle times can prevent delays and overruns, leading to faster project completion on budget. To improve efficiency and quality of delivery, Greatearth managed project information and processes on a single platform.

Challenges

  • Improving the management of construction workflows across project teams.
  • Providing better tracking and reporting of construction progress. 
  • Achieving faster completion and prevention of schedule delays and cost overruns.
  • Reducing turnaround and cycle times for construction processes.

Solutions

  • Integration of all stakeholders in the request for information (RFI) process and central access to all documents and deadlines.
  • A complete audit trail to analyze and benchmark construction processes across different projects.
  • Continuous monitoring and tracking of comments on documents and communications.
  • Automatic generation and maintenance of RFI logs.

Results

  • The system increases on-site productivity and reduces cycle times by more than 20%.
  • RFI responses reach the site more than two days faster on average.
  • The platform automatically keeps track of pending processes, while highlighting and escalating overdue items.
  • Reports can be filtered and exported for further analysis and benchmarking.

 

*Conject, which delivered this project, was acquired by Aconex in April 2016.

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