United House is thought to be the first construction company in the UK to buy the Asta Site Progress Mobile app, which enables project progress to be reported and recorded, direct from site or on the move.
Asta Development, which created the app, says it gives project planners mobile access to site information stored via Asta Powerproject files – “offering an integrated approach that creates a seamless line of communication between on-site managers and project planners”. Files are stored on a cloud server.
United House has rolled out the app at all of its sites including Grange Walk, a mixed used scheme in Bermondsey and Wharf Road in Islington, with managers having access to the app from company iPads. Users ‘tick off’ tasks as they are completed, add notes and can attach images associated with particular tasks directly from their phone or tablet’s camera.
United House head of planning Warren Betts said: “As our site portfolio grows it is important to ensure that our senior management has total visibility of each respective project’s workload. Site Progress Mobile is making a tangible difference, the ability to receive regular real time updates has allowed us to reduce admin time, make accurate forecasts in terms of project schedules and critically, identify potential issues before they occur – resulting in proactive mitigation which is delivering considerable cost savings.”