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Buildots launches delay risks alert

Screen grab of Buildots' new feature that predicts delay risks
Buildots’ new feature predicts delay risks

Buildots has launched a new feature that predicts delay risks and alerts construction teams about pace issues so that they can proactively mitigate potential delays before they escalate.

Known as Delay Forecast, the feature also includes granular, activity-level insights into the root causes of delays, enabling project managers to continually improve performance and strategy.

It is integrated into Buildots’ main dashboard, and flags activities that are at risk of falling behind schedule, quantifies those risks by providing projections of forecasted delays, as well as recommendations for pace corrections to mitigate and prevent delays.

When users get delay alerts, they can input new pace assumptions and see how these changes might affect the timeline, allowing them to optimise and fine-tune strategies and determine the best path forward. The dashboard also enables project teams to track risk trends week by week, allowing them to see the real-life impact of their decisions.

The feature was developed after research undertaken by Buildots found that 62% of construction site activities consistently run slower than planned, and that 25% of activities run at half their planned pace.

The findings also indicated that, even when critical activities performed poorly week after week, these issues go unnoticed until they have already significantly impacted project timelines.

“At Buildots, we believe that accurate progress data, performance indicators, and data-driven insights are critical to solving issues that plague almost all construction projects, such as delays and inefficiency,” said Aviv Leibovici, Buildots co-founder and CPO. “Those core beliefs inspire all that we do, from developing the performance-driven construction management (PDCM) method, to designing new tools like Delay Forecast.”

50% reduction in delay times

The new feature has been beta-tested on several global construction sites and has been shown to reduce delay times by 50% reduction when used with the PDCM method. One of those sites is a large-scale Danish government complex, currently being built by leading Scandinavian contractor NCC Denmark.

NCC project manager Niels Frank Jensen said: “Using Delay Forecast, not only can we now identify risks very early, we can also inform our trades of the exact pace required to meet the schedule. Trades can adjust manpower resources accordingly by viewing quantities of work. We’re finally able to back our instincts and prioritise activities based on actual performance and what’s really at risk.”

Delay Forecast is available immediately to all current Buildots users and new customers.

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