May 08 2014

Latest release of defects & inspections tool showcased in London

Defects management briefingEarly on a wet Thursday morning, immediately following a two-day tube strike, more than 120 souls braved the elements in search of knowledge on how to improve construction defects and inspection management.

Held at The Deck at the top of the National Theatre overlooking the River Thames, the CONJECT team welcomed an audience of construction contractors, project managers, architects, consultants and owner/operators for a not-so-bright 08:15 start to the first of two briefing sessions.

Sales Director, Duncan Kneller welcomed guests, sharing highlights of recent market research into the current management practices of defects and inspections, before handing over to Franck Meudec, who shared his experience of the defects/snagging/inspections market, and demonstrated the latest version of the conjectMI software.

When it comes to defects management software, you get what you pay for

In practice, the majority of people involved in capturing and managing defects or inspections tends to rely on using a combination of excel and email.  They sometimes try simple specialised tools to improve the efficiency of the process, but when they discover only marginal improvements, they often revert to the excel/email method.

The missed opportunity is that there are solutions available that provide a complete workflow solution that will revolutionise their processes and management of defects, enabling them to manage quality rather than burdensome paperwork and time consuming email exchanges.

The typical project generates one defect per square metre

Construction projects typically generate one defect per square metre of development, and Franck  went on to elaborate on how the conjectMI software had already been used to capture over seven million defects in total.  He recalled an instance of how conjectMI had been used to capture over 500 defects in one morning on a hotel construction project, substantiating his observation that project teams consistently underestimate the number of defects that occur during construction.

Franck explained that ease-of-use is critical for IT applications in the construction industry and how conjectMI is designed to accommodate the needs of a range of user types.  The main advantage of using a cloud hosting model is that sub-contractors and clients can be integrated with the project workflows, enabling effective collaboration and greater control and management over the entire defects and inspection process.

During the live demonstration of the web-based software, Franck highlighted its key features including:

  • The application’s availability on multiple mobile device types
  • How the application is easy-to-use for all involved
  • The flexible reporting options
  • The flexibility of being able to use in all environments: on site, in the office , online and offline

By the time the rain had finally abated, the feedback from attendees was that the briefings were well run, providing a memorable and informative presentation on how to improve defects and inspections management across a range of projects.

If you would like to receive an estimate on the number of defects that are likely from your project click here, or if would like to discuss your requirements for a solution get in touch by phoning:+44 01483 712620 or by emailing: enquiries@conject.com

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About the author

Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason leads the UK and MEAP Marketing team, with far too many years in B2B marketing to mention. A CONJECT newbie, Michelle is eagerly climbing a steep learning curve.

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