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Construction performance measurement & CALIBRE

Our experts will help your management team to pinpoint where time and materialwaste is occurring in the construction process, using hard data obtained from measuring site performance. This can lead to shorter delivery times, lower construction costs and reduced environmental impacts.  Performance measurement issues we help with include:

Design - the impact of building design on the efficiency of the construction process.

New products and systems - the effective use of new products for meeting sustainability standards in new buildings, or improving existing buildings, and the influence of the supply chain on integrating innovative systems with more traditional construction products and methods.

Sustainability requirements - the affects of requirements stipulated, for example, by the Code for Sustainable Homes or BREEAM.

Energy and water use - monitoring energy and water use and carbon emissions, and making targeted improvements based on the data collected.

Waste materials - identifying and measuring waste for use in site waste management plans and for making targeted improvements to reduce waste. 

Data management - company specific web-based data management tools for analysing data from specific projects, and benchmarking performance across a company and with industry.

Site monitoring and measurement tools

Our suite of web-based site measurement tools, for use on any type and size of project, include:

CALIBRE - a site efficiency and productivity measurement tool that diagnoses and quantifies ‘waste' in man hours of non-added-value time. It identifies who is carrying out work on site and what they are doing, and where, when and for how long. Activity sampling determines the efficiency of the process and identifies delays and other non-added value activities.

SMARTAudit - a material waste measurement tool (part of the SMARTWaste suite). It details the waste is generated on site, which work packages generated it and why. The tool also provides the waste measurements required for site waste management plans.