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Connecting Construction #COMIT2017


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Presentation by Steve Slater of Wates at the 2017 COMIT Annual Conference 'Mobilising Digital Assets', to be held at The Building Centre in London on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th of May 2017.
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Connecting Construction #COMIT2017

  1. 1. Connecting construction Steve Slater COMIT Chair for Construction
  2. 2.  Why we need good connectivity on construction sites  Why re-visit site connectivity solutions and rapid site set-up  Project aims and objectives  Barriers to provide adequate connectivity  Impact of poor connectivity to site teams  Q and A Connecting Construction
  3. 3. Why do we need good connectivity on site? Back Office Applications Mobile Applications VOIP Telephony Collaboration Portal BIM Applications Programme ManagementAR/VR
  4. 4. Why do we need to re-visit?
  5. 5.  Increased bandwidth requirements from BIM  Shift to cloud solutions  Existing solutions not meeting needs  New technologies  COMIT Members request Why do we need to re-visit? SD-WAN
  6. 6. Site Connectivity and Rapid site set-up Aims and Objectives • Review/validate site connectivity requirements • Assess current issues • look for intelligent network solutions and new technologies • Solutions Toolkit • Simplify solution supply chain process • Improve awareness of the connectivity solution and limitations • Opportunities for cost reduction
  7. 7. Site Connectivity and Rapid site set-up
  8. 8. Barriers to provide adequate connectivity  Notice period from site team to start on site often unrealistic  4G not widely available across the country  High cost of temporary solutions  BT Openreach Surveys not possible until site cabins in place  Time to install fixed lines / fibre connections  Limited high speed broadband availability e.g. FTTC  High cost to install in remote locations  Latency issues with some connectivity solutions e.g. satellite  Move of cabins during the project
  9. 9. Impact of poor connectivity to site teams  Not able to access central business applications  Working to out of date information  Delays in deploying specialist teams to site e.g. BIM  Excess travelling between site and regional office increase in costs and time off site.  Project not completing on time (Liquidated Damages costs)
  10. 10. Q and A session Stephen Prudence - Site set-up Manager (Wates Construction) Neil Tennant - Site set-up manager (SES Engineering Services)