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 loses sight of the progress on some of the sites due to a breakdown in communication between his sub-contractors, the engineer, and his staff. Some sites do fall through the cracks when the results of the inspections from the contractor’s foremen and the engineer’s inspectors do not come to the attention of the relevant people for remedial action (or if 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 come back to 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.
Exalon QMS offers the contractor and the 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 “oldest” to “newest”. A daily glance at this table, which is on both the contractor and engineer modules will ensure that action is taken so that no site becomes dormant.
Exalon QMS is offering much more than mobile inspections. We offer the tools needed to assist engineers and contractors to save time, money, and complete their projects faster.