New Web solution prevents waste of time at Construction Site
MALMÖ/LULEÅ. Researchers have concluded that only every third workhour is productive at Construction Site. At Construction Fair Öresund 2013 on April 23-24th, IT Company Structural Design Software in Europe AB (StruSoft) will demonstrate the cloud service SyncroSite, which makes the Construction Process more efficient.
SyncroSite is an application for more efficient Production Management of the construction work. Time on a construction site can be used more efficiently. Researchers have shown that one-third of the work time at Construction Site is productive, one third is devoted to preparation and a third is totally waste of time.
– SyncroSite allows for a more efficient workflow at the construction site so that the work can be carried out without interruption, says Lars B who is the Marketing Manager at StruSoft.
SyncroSite is a Web service developed by Designtech projektsamverkan AB (Designtech) in collaboration with StruSoft and IntelliWork AB (IntelliWork). Researchers at the Construction- and Industrial Logistics departments at Luleå University of Technology has developed the method together with the leading Construction companies. The development has been partly financed by the VINNOVA/Bygginnovationen and SBUF. Pilots are conducted together with NCC, Nåiden and Byggmästar’n Skåne. The general production timeplan is imported from the database. The Production Time Schedule is divided to a manageable Production Activities that shows processes in a transparent way, from the individual work team's daily tasks to a total overview of the entire construction project from the Site Managers view.
– Using the Web services give the Site Manager control that all required conditions are in place before the work begins. The production work can therefore be completed without disturbing interruptions.
This enables smooth and efficient workflow without barriers and cut waiting times. If an interruption even though occurs, the work staff can change to another well prepared production activity. The effective time of the employee becomes higher and productivity increases. The total lead-time can be reduced for the construction project.
The web service keeps a watchful eye on the workflow. The unique thing about the service is that the supervisor's is informed if any preparation activity isn´t completed on time. That reduces the risk for delays. Work on the construction site becomes smoother and resources are synchronized. But it's not just about the staff. You can also control the use of various resources such as cranes and construction site hoists so that critical tasks gets the highest priority.
SyncroSite is also an aid to monitor deliveries of materials. The service automatically calculates when call-off´s has to be made. This is based on the agreed delivery time and when the production activity shall begin. If the task is changed and gets another start time, call-off notice time is automatically adjusted.
– The service helps to reduce the lead-time and reduce building costs, says Lars.
The construction industry is very interested to find solutions increasing efficiency and reduce expenditure. SyncroSite is our contribution. We look forward to discuss the methodology and application with Construction companies visiting the Construction Fair Öresund 2013.
For more information, please contact:
StruSoft, Lars Bergqvist
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing
Phone: 0733 86 86 13
Designtech, Patrik Svanerudh
Phone: 070 553 97 81
IntelliWork, Lennart Isaksson
Phone: 070 300 8201
Facts about StruSoft
Structural Design Software in Europe AB (StruSoft) is an innovative software development company specializing in software for the Construction Industry. StruSoft develops and markets easy-to-use computer programs for the analysis, design and production of building components in concrete, steel and wood. StruSoft offers the following systems:
· FEM-Design, three-dimensional analysis, stability calculations and dimensioning of structures according to Eurocode.
· WIN-Static, software collection for construction elements such as beams, columns, frames and foundations.
· IMPACT Precast, BIM-system for modelling and production of prefabricated concrete elements.
· PRE-Stress, analysis and design of prestressed beams across the life span.
· VIP-Energy, dynamic simulation of the energy balance.
· BIMcontact, project work co-operation and document tool for the construction industry.
Development started back in the early 80s in Skanska. StruSoft was founded 2002 as an independent company to be responsible for continued development, and to provide service and support to existing and new customers. Over the years, the Strusoft-FEM-Design, WIN-Statics IMPACT Precast, PRE-Stress, VIP-Energy and BIMcontact- was developed and become a standard in Northern Europe. StruSoft has more than 1000 customers, 10,000 users in more than 20 different countries.
Building designs with the Strusoft software has led to greater efficiency, productivity and time savings for many companies. StruSoft headquartered is located to Malmö, Sweden. Development centres in Hungary and India. The sales offices are located in Malmö and Gothenburg, as well as in Denmark, England, Dubai and India.
Facts about Designtech
Designtech projects AB (Designtech) is one of Europe's leading providers of Web-based collaboration solutions for businesses and organizations. Designtech solutions helps organizations to interact more effectively, manage their projects and tasks efficiently and maximize their performance.
Designtech flagship product called iCoordinator™(www.icoordinator.com). This Web-based collaboration tools can help organizations to manage their resources more efficiently. iCoordinator ™ covers a number of different areas that can make an organization more efficient, provide higher productivity and strong improve collaboration between resources.
For more information: www.designtech.se
Facts about IntelliWork
IntelliWork AB has over 10 years experience working with the research and development of more efficient working methods and tools for the Construction Industry. The new methods and Production Support systems have been developed in collaboration with researchers in Construction Production Management and Industrial Logistics at Luleå University of Technology and leading construction companies. IntelliWork has extensive experience in supporting the introduction of new work methods and products to the Construction Enterprises.
IntelliWork has been the project manager for the development of the SyncroSite and initiated the cooperation with the partners StruSoft and Designtech for Product Commercialization.
For more information: www.intelliwork.se
Facts about SyncroSite
SyncroSite is one of the first Software Products for Production Management at the Construction Sites. SyncroSite is a Web-based system, which means that no installations are required.
The research groups at Construction and Industrial Logistics at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) has been working on streamlining production at construction sites for over 10 years. This work has been carried out in close collaboration with Swedish construction companies and laid the basis for SyncroSite. SyncroSite is now a collaboration between the StruSoft IntelliWork and Designtech. The development is partly financed by the Bygginnovationen and SBUF. Pilots conducted together with NCC Construction Sweden, PEAB, Nåiden Bygg and Byggmästarn i Skåne.
SyncroSite contains, among other things, functionality to prepare production work assignments, coordinate the use of shared resources, automatic revisions of call-off time schedules, prioritize usage of machinery and critical equipment etc.
SyncroSite benefits includes simplified preparation of production activities, less risk that skilled workers are hindered in their work, reduced risk of shortfalls detected late, as well as it is easier for skilled workers to find equipment and materials.