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One of the challenges in large housing projects where the main building contractor has allocated sections of the project to sub-contractors, is to keep track of the progress of every single house.

Often, especially in rural KZN areas, where low-cost housing projects cover expansive areas of mixed accessibility, it is not uncommon that the contractor looses sight of the progress on some of the sites due to breakdown in communication between his sub-contractors, the Engineer and his staff. Some sites do “fall in the cracks”, when the results of inspections from the Contractor’s foremen and the Engineer ‘s inspectors do not come to the attention of the relevant people for action, or the subbie simply abandons the site not to be seen again.

These sites become dormant…. they exist on paper, but the lack of activity on the ground is not evident straight away, and therefore some lots can stay standing for long periods of time, resulting in money being tied up in incomplete dwellings where no claims can be raised to recover the investments. Furthermore, for a building contractor to have to come back  an area to finish one house, that was left incomplete, is very costly and inconvenient when he is working through a sequence order and has moved on to a different area of the project.

The Exalon QMS offers the Contractor and Engineer peace of mind, as every site that has not been inspected by an Engineer during the last 14 days, appears in the Dormant Site table, starting from the “oldest” to “newest”.  A daily glance at this table, which is on both the Contractor and Engineer modules will make sure that action is taken so that no sites become dormant.

Exalon QMS is offering much more than mobile inspections, it offers the tools to assist engineers and contractors to save time, money and complete their projects faster.


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