Work in Progress Control in low cost housing project management
ExalonQMS has contributed positively to an increase in quality in the construction of low cost housing projects that make use of it. Product managers see the number of failed structures to demolish reduce greatly as quality standards are being met – due to the following features:
- Standardised electronic QS checks across the project by all inspectors
- Pictures, annotations and comments are recorded with the inspections, uploaded to be viewed on the web interface by management to make quick decisions
- Every inspection is saved with the XY coordinates and the distance recorded from the house to the inspector to make sure the inspector is on site when doing the inspection
However, often, inspecting a structure when it is completed is too late…. Time and material have been wasted and the structure needs to be re-built. To make sure snags are caught early, and not only when stage completion inspections are taking place, ExalonQMS allows the inspector to do a separate set of inspections called WIP Inspections that mirror the normal inspections. These inspections do not constitute the basis for any claims etc… but serve only for management purposes and can be used as Site Instructions.
These WIP inspections can be done as a regular exercise but also by a manager, foreman driving through a project and noticing snags that require immediate attention. He can from his vehicle do a quick inspection, take a picture and in the comment give a site instruction with remedial action required.
All WIP inspections are viewed on a separate report and all the comments and pictures are available to stakeholders ensuring that all reported information is shared.
Both normal and WIP inspections are gathered in the site history, so when a Lot Number is called on a device, every single inspection and comments associated to this house show the comprehensive construction history.