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Luxury housing development gets tech boost

The delivery of
a £50m+ luxury housing development is benefiting from new software that has
increased site productivity and improved quality.

The high
specification Holburne Park development, located in Bath, combines quality
craftmanship with local stone and natural materials to complement the city’s
renowned architecture.

To meet this
ambition, careful planning and consistent communication between teams and
individuals was required. As the project entered phase two, contractor Bect
Building Contractors invested in new software, Procore.

Procore is a
cloud-based solution that is simple to use, can be used by anyone on and off
site and is easily accessible on mobile devices.

Bect made the
decision to change software following a number of trials with various software
platforms. Nathan Holmes, commercial and finance director at Bect, said: “Using
software can improve how a building comes together but you need the right tools
for the job.

“Collaborative
working and providing feedback for clients are essential to getting a project
right. We also need to be mindful of being safe, productive and on budget. It’s
a balancing act that we manage but using Procore makes it easier and more
accurate.”

Procore’s
platform includes a project management tool which keeps drawings, snag lists,
photos, submittals and other key documents in one place. Bect also opted for
the quality and safety tool to help mitigate risk via reporting dashboards that
use real-time data to allow action to be taken as soon as the issue is
identified.

James Coombs,
Bect managing director, said: “We are fortunate to be going through planned
growth in the current climate. Despite a healthy workbook, we know we can’t be
complacent so look to new ways to innovate that will benefit our clients.

“The great
thing is, we can use the software for any project, no matter the size.”

Procore’s
unlimited user licence allows Bect to share full access to the platform with
other teams on a project at no additional cost. This means everyone can view
and contribute to real-time data and the most current drawings.

In addition to
the Holburne Park project, Bect is using the software for four smaller projects
and plans to use it on an upcoming luxury leisure development in Cardiff.

www.procore.com/en-gb

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