Internal works carry a much greater burden on mission-critical projects when compared to external works. Any discrepancies can have a knock-on effect on other contractors. Subsequently leading to costly rework and project delays. Therefore, it is critical that contractors do everything they can to ensure the upmost accuracy of their work.
The Main Contractor partnered with XYZ Reality in order to allow their site team to take a proactive approach to the construction of this data centre project. This case study reviews the implementation of XYZ’s Field Application Engineer and Atom which worked together to prevent a potential issue that could have hindered the project further down the line.
XYZ Reality was asked to conduct a during-installation inspection of several electrical floor boxes and under-floor duct trunking whilst the contractor was installing these elements. This request was placed as these electrical elements were to be covered in concrete in the coming days and fixed in their position.
Upon XYZ’s Field Application Engineer commencing the inspection with the Atom, it was extremely evident several the items included in the inspection had been installed in a different position to the BIM Model. All these items were significantly out of tolerance. One of which had a 3m discrepancy to the BIM Model. After loading the architectural model, we could see the discrepancy was so great that it was located currently situated in the wrong room.
Following the identification of these issues. XYZ’s Field Application Engineer set to work with the contractors’ workers and repositioned all the out-of-tolerance installations using the Atom. As can be seen in the before and after photos, this was a significant issue to find but was easily amended using the Atom. Further to this, all other underfloor installations were set out using the Atom following this discovery.
Following XYZ’s intervention, all the underfloor electrical services were fixed in the correct position before the concrete was poured. This prevented number of potential outcomes. It is possible that this problem would have gone unnoticed until the walls were installed on site. This could have led to a number of project delays as well as the costly rework that would be associated with breaking the concrete floor before replacing the electrical equipment. All these possible issues were negated by using the Atom.