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Since our inception in 2010, we have always been dedicated to enabling better construction project performance, improving the working lives of those involved, and doing our part to make the world a better place.
E7 can offer your project a variety of tools to effectively communicate what is happening on site to all relevant stakeholders, oversee developments, and create a clear and unambiguous record of performance.
We’ve worked on a number of landmark projects over the years, and this brochure showcases our features, our services and testimonials from a variety of satisfied customers.
Understanding Spreadsheet Risks
Spreadsheets emerged during the 1980s and have since become the industry standard for data entry, analysis and reporting.
Research shows that over 90% of spreadsheets (with more than 150 rows) contained errors and 23% contained serious errors. This is because it is very difficult to find and fix calculation errors. Hence errors are commonplace, but still, administrators, engineers and managers rely upon them for everyday work – even when alternatives exist. Construction projects typically use 100s of individual spreadsheets on a daily and weekly basis.
Kanban for Work Packages
A Kanban is a physical card used in production control systems. Originally developed by Toyota during the late 1940s and early 1950s, Kanban have now been widely adopted within the manufacturing industry as a tool of Lean Manufacturing.
WorkFace planning is based around small, well-defined field installation Work Packages which are in many ways analogous to the manufacturing or software development tasks typically represented by Kanban.
This paper explores the use of Kanban to support the execution of Work Packages and the potential benefits available to the construction industry. These benefits include improved efficiency and quality, minimisation of work in progress and improved accuracy in forecasting progress.
Digital Innovation and Collaboration
Since the first floppy disk was introduced in 1969, capturing, storing and sharing information digitally has largely replaced manual and paper-based methods across the developed world and in most industries.
Following the major disruption to almost all workforces in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the construction industry (like many others) has experienced a major shift towards digital records and away from traditional, paper-based reporting.
This paper explores how modern data capture practices have been implemented across worksites and companies throughout the construction landscape, and what level of adoption has been seen in various facets of this industry. From there, it analyses how well technology has been used to advance business goals, and looks to the future of data capture in the face of the rise of artificial intelligence.