Contents Lean Construction Ireland Annual Book of Cases 2020 Case 7 The key benefits arising from using QR codes in the FMS on this project include: • Information on a room is now stored in a single location on the FMS servers rather than doubling-up the information by calling the same room two different names. • Users can simply scan the QR code and see what room they are in and what has been completed in that room, thus making the inspection process much more efficient. • Time spent searching through documents to see if you or someone else has already completed a task in that room is now eliminated simply by scanning the code and you can see instantly what you are looking for. • Generating an end report on each location is simplified and you can be sure that all the information on that location is in the report without spending hours looking through each document to make sure you have what you need. • Documentation for turnover packs are easily accessible – now it is simple to select the rooms you are handing over and the FMS will generate the documentation for the rooms selected. • The documentation as a whole is cohesive, accurate, and relevant to each individual location across the project. • Performance data is now captured in real time on all projects, which gives clients great insights into potential issues and thus the ability to focus on proactive rather than reactive analysis. The ease at which handover information can be generated is a key benefit of managing project data digitally. All infor- mation in models and field management software is tagged based on location, system, and package. Thus allowing the extraction of information such as submittals, inspections, punch lists, drawings, and schedules based on handover sequence and the creation of handover packs. This is espe- cially useful on complex technical projects where handover is typically based on a building utility system-by-system approach. On site is where most of the benefits of this technology implementation are realised. Efficiencies are greatly improved by removing the need for walking to and from the site office for information by adding the ability to complete safety and quality inspections on mobile devices and by tracking the key project metrics such as open RFIs, overdue snags, and outstanding submittals. Communication among all project teams has become streamlined. Each of the tools on the platform manage a specific part of the project. All data is controlled via role-based permissions, and this ensures data privacy is guaranteed for all collaboration partners. All project drawings are uploaded on the platform, and there is then an ability to overlay RFIs, inspections, photos, and other items and pin to the relevant locations on the drawings. Further Improvements to Come in the FMS Ardmac is now working on assigning labour costs to locations using the QR codes. This will work by management scanning the QR code for a location and then assigning the labour hours and task for the operatives working in that location on that day. This will provide us with a labour report throughout the project, which will show where improvements can be made, where particular locations giving us problems, and the productivity levels of each crew. Lean Initiative Improvements & Impact