The project owner in relationship with the main contractor selected XYZ’s Engineering Grade AR solution to be deployed on a hyperscale data center project in the Netherlands to ensure the highest levels of project accuracy onsite, visibility of real time works, and access to crucial data, with the end goal of eliminating errors to deliver this critical infrastructure on time and on budget.
During the installation of prefabricated concrete chambers, an XYZ Field Application Engineer (FAE) was tasked with deploying Engineering Grade AR to
inspect the chambers. Upon inspection, the Atom identified a number of major issues. It was clear that the prefab chambers supplied by an external manufacturer did not match up with the intended design.The received chambers had various deviations from design – the size, the inlet layouts, the shape, and in some cases all of these at the same time. Unfortunately, this error was not flagged or identified by project teams until the XYZ arrived onsite, at which point three of the concrete chambers had already been installed incorrectly.
In this instance, if XYZ solution had been deployed earlier, the concrete chambers would not have been installed incorrectly and the problem could have been resolved well before critical works had begun.
Interestingly, prior to receiving the chambers onsite, there were multiple design changes between the owner, project team, manufacture and subcontractor. These changes were not communicated and followed up correctly – as a result, XYZ highlighted the issue to the subcontractor, and this led to them reforming their processes going forward.