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Onsite Oversight: Stories from construction sites

Cloudy with a chance of delay: XYZ spots critical cable tray installation error

During mission critical construction, it's crucial for engineers to carry out their work with precision to avoid interference with the progress of other specialties. However, sometimes even the most meticulous planning can result in errors that can have a significant impact on the project's outcome.

In this particular case, during an inspection, the Atom discovered that the cable trays had different dimensions and were out of position as compared to the latest design models uploaded to the cloud. The XYZ inspection team immediately notified the engineering team responsible for the project, only to be told that the models uploaded to the cloud had a delay of one day.

Electrical Tray Installation 1
Electrical Tray Installation 2
Electrical Tray Installation 3

This observation error had a knock-on effect on the project. It emphasized the importance of communication between the engineering teams involved and the need for up-to-date and accurate information. It also demonstrated the need for collaboration between the site executors, the modelers, and the inspection team.

The error had a significant impact on the project's timeline. Identifying an installation that was out of position was crucial to minimizing delays and avoiding further errors. It allowed the engineering teams to focus on the planning and execution of their work in a more precise manner, which ultimately helped to ensure the success of the project.

In conclusion, this case study highlights the importance of deploying the Atom to improve communication and collaboration in construction projects. It shows that even the most minor errors can have significant consequences on the project's outcome and emphasizes the need for attention to detail and thoroughness in every stage of the project.