Kiosk Solutions Issue 18 - Page 19

case study Saving time  & money Under the leadership of VP of Operations Todd McCall, Rubicon General Contractors leverage kiosk technology to improve the construction process By Laura Boniello Miller, Director of Business Development, Kioware – www.kioware.com The R.O.K. Project Console was created by Rubicon General Contractors, a US- based construction firm, to increase efficiencies and reduce delays in the construction process. R.O.K. stands for Rubicon Onsite Kiosk. In complex commercial construction projects, it’s important to communicate every change and update to all project stakeholders as quickly as possible. By utilising PlanGrid construction productivity software secured with KioWare kiosk software and kiosk hardware manufactured by I&E Kiosk, Rubicon can keep all of their subcontractors working from the same set of blueprints at all times. Traditional construction methods involve printed blueprints with a process of multiple iterations and reprints or versioning. Printed blueprints must be updated and redistributed each time there’s a change. Todd McCall, Vice President of Operations for Rubicon General Contractors, continually works to leverage technology to improve project productivity. McCall emphasises, “I have a commitment to promoting a very fluid and almost effortlessly-driven construction process. We do this by extensive training and also by leveraging technology and its capabilities. I focus on leveraging technology in a particular manner, creating opportunities to improve our construction process workflows. The R.O.K. is one example of necessity being used to drive progress.” Todd developed the R.O.K. with the goals of creating a more cohesive flow of communication and encouraging teamwork. Rubicon uses PlanGrid construction productivity software to streamline the construction process, sharing punch lists with architects and communicating updated statuses and documentation to various contractors. By providing centralised, on-site access to PlanGrid, Rubicon can ensure that the latest documentation is available to all contractors, which results in minimising errors that might otherwise occur due to poor communication or outdated information. The R.O.K. with PlanGrid has dramatically improved Rubicon’s speed in pushing critical information and plan revisions out to the entire project team, as well as streamlining the assignment and tracking of tasks to individual team members. Making productivity a priority Rubicon’s Project Console (the R.O.K.) was built by purchasing some of the equipment and hardware from I&E Kiosk and uses a 24x14in touchscreen. With the 24x14 inch touchscreen, the display size is about half the size of a set of printed blueprints. This allows for several people to interact and view the screen KIOSK solutions 19