KRT Building Consultants (KRT) is a small surveying and construction consulting firm with over 70 years of experience in building surveying. While quality inspections in construction can be a detailed and sometimes time-consuming process, with PlanGrid within Autodesk Construction Cloud™, KRT can maximise their time and increase their efficiency, delivering quality projects for their clients.
Tasks and Issues tracked
KRT’s process for conducting construction quality inspections was cumbersome. Teams would take photographs and manually attach the document to the issue. This process resulted in a labour intensive workload when evaluating a jobsite as teams would have to distill all the information into an easily digestible report and distribute it to contractors, engineers, and clients.
KRT required a way to streamline the traditional “camera and site notes” process, providing the project team with accurate information in real-time to deliver high-quality and cost-effective services.
The company quickly discovered that PlanGrid was the best product for the team to log issues and upload documents for contractors to access. With PlanGrid, KRT’s field teams can add markups directly to an existing drawing, quickly pinpoint and raise an issue to the contractor, and communicate what needs to be fixed and where it is on the project. This streamlined process eliminates substantial paperwork and enables greater field collaboration.
“We can record a QA issue on the tablet on site, take a photograph and easily locate it on a floor plan or elevation. This makes it easy for the team to know ‘what’ and ‘where’ the issue is. In addition, when we’re reviewing drawings or plans, we can mark up our concerns with commentary that can be easily interpreted. It cuts down on time spent going back and forth between people in the field and the office.”
– Peter Grantham, Director
Cutting down on all the administrative headaches that came with how they did things “in the old days” meant cost and time savings for KRT and its clients.
KRT’s success with PlanGrid is impressive and inspiring both clients and the teams they collaborate with. KRT has tracked more than 3,000 tasks and issues, 700+ annotations, and 4,000 photos with PlanGrid. The advantages to their bottom line and client satisfaction speak for themselves. And with PlanGrid at the helm, KRT can deliver higher quality projects for their clients in record time.
“The main benefit of PlanGrid is the speed. Supplying all that information quickly to the contractors, designers, and architects means they can act on it right away. In any project, time is money. Getting that information out and the work turned around quickly saves the client money.”
– Keith Rankine, Director
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Auckland, New Zealand