Sitedrive allows better control of the worksite
Project Management Sitedrive
About the project
Construction company YIT uses Fira Sitedrive for scheduling of the worksite and takt time planning. It has increased productivity on the worksite and made the modifying of timetables effortless, which is particularly useful on a large construction site with a variety of things happening every day.
YIT is one of the largest construction companies in Finland. They started using Fira Sitedrive last year as they began work on a big construction project.
”We are building a large new residential area called Fabriikki here in Turku. The first three buildings are completed and people have moved in. Right now we are building the fourth. We have just started with the interior work, for example tiling, kitchen assembly and painting”, says Mikael Österman, production engineer at YIT.
Productivity has been a challenge for the construction industry. To increase productivity, companies use takt time, which aims to balance the work by designing work batches that take the same amount of time. When all tasks take the same amount time, the work process is easier to predict and manage.
“Our main goal is to decrease our lead time, but we need proper tools to do it. Sitedrive is one of the tools that we can achieve that with”, Österman says.
Makes using takt time easy and productive
YIT chose Fira Sitedrive because it has the ability to modify schedules easily. It’s easy to use and it’s web-based.
“Sitedrive is useful because using the mobile app, we get the whole picture of the worksite at once. We know where to react.”
“Before Sitedrive, modifying a takt time schedule was very challenging and time-consuming”, Österman describes. “Fira Sitedrive is useful because using the mobile app, we get the whole picture of the worksite at once. We know where to react. And of course it then increases our control over the worksite.”
“When using takt time, we’re able to complete the worksite faster. All in all, with a faster lead time and using the same resources, we can be more productive. We save time and with that comes the saving of capital.”
Fruitful co-operation with Fira Sitedrive
Österman praises the co-operation with Fira Sitedrive.
“They have helped us very fast if we’ve had any issues. They also take any development ideas that we have and react to them very quickly. This means we get the most out of using the program.”
“Now we know exactly where we’re supposed to be at any given moment.”
In the end, Fira Sitedrive helped YIT with things they didn’t even know they could use help with.
“It gave us the possibility to follow the worksite with the mobile app. We weren’t even looking for that function, but as we have used it, we have found it very helpful. Now we know exactly where we’re supposed to be at any given moment.”