Glenveagh Properties is an Irish developer dedicated to creating high-quality housing and apartments across Ireland. The rapidly growing company has over 250 employees across Dublin, Galway, Cork, and Limerick and completes over 800 housing and apartment projects annually. Delivering the best quality housing and apartments is at the heart of their guiding principles.
Projects run on PlanGrid
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Glenveagh Properties (Glenveagh) floated on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges in October 2017, with ambitious plans for the future. Nancy Sweeney joined Glenveagh in May 2018 as Quality Manager. Her role is essential to the company strategy, as delivering the best quality housing and apartments is at the heart of Glenveagh’s principles. However, Nancy found that on apartment developments particularly, meeting regulatory requirements at the completion of projects took a significant amount of time and acted as a drain on overall productivity.
Sweeney was keen to achieve the highest level of regulatory adherence and quality while also improving closeout speed. Glenveagh needed a solution to support their full compliance and improve efficiency to underpin the business’s ambitious growth plans.
“Our approach to closing out projects wasn’t very sophisticated. Updates on any defects had to be logged on a computer, offsite, into a hefty spreadsheet. The process was slow and resource intensive, and it was hard for our architects to see the inspections’ status.”
In 2018, Glenveagh was approaching the closeout of Herbert Hill, an apartment complex located in Dublin. The team was running into the usual difficulties with managing the closeout and completing the necessary documentation. However, the architect on the project had used PlanGrid within Autodesk Construction Cloud™ elsewhere and told Sweeney how effectively the platform could support the process of closing out.
PlanGrid acts as a central location for all necessary documentation, with clear version tracking. The platform provides a means of recording outstanding issues against project plans, enabling teams to confirm when problems are resolved, attaching photos and comments as supporting proof. PlanGrid can be accessed from tablets and mobile phones on-site and, provides a single source of truth to all parties on a project.
“With PlanGrid, the team could take photos, upload them onsite and add new comments to the plans in real-time. It meant issues were very quickly done and dusted. Overall, PlanGrid helped us make closing out easier and faster.”
Using PlanGrid has helped stakeholders throughout the business. Closing out is easier and faster for teams on the ground, while the traceability of the platform encourages everyone to be extremely thorough and ensure that all issues are resolved. Site managers can download reports and see what’s open and closed without sifting through spreadsheets. Meanwhile, architects can quickly review and verify compliance, making it faster to pull together the new owner’s Certificate of Compliance on Completion.
For Glenveagh, the next stage will be to gain even more value from PlanGrid by rolling out its other functionalities. As the company grows rapidly, finding the time to teach these new functionalities to the business is perhaps the biggest challenge. But by using PlanGrid during the closeout, the team enjoys greater peace of mind that all projects meet regulatory requirements – and reflect Glenveagh’s commitment to absolute quality on every build.
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