The One Crown Place (OCP) project in London is currently using a digital DABs board in partnership with Datascope to communicate daily activities in a faster cleaner, way. On previous projects this was done with marker pens and paper, then photographed and emailed out to trades which was time consuming. We have used this on previous projects and have championed its use at OCP which has proved a hit amongst the trades as its more interactive.
The system is a web based tool which allows the trade contractors to individually log on with their own unique pin throughout the working day at a dedicated work space provided by Mace and log their works activities as well as any safety issues or areas of concern to be discussed late in the meeting on the Clevertouch digital screen. This is a great tool to communicate with the wider team, as when the system is synchronised after each daily session, an email goes out to the list of attendees, plus any other person listed that needs to know instantly.
The benefits of this is that every trade has full visibility to each others’ works, and we can also use this document daily to communicate to the workforce any issue they need to be aware for example green route changes, access/ egress routes or exclusion zones. Also the trades can print off or use the system on their smartphones to communicate to their workforce as part of their daily safe starts out on site. The positive impact is that the DABS meeting focuses more on daily coordination with more interaction from the trades encouraging conversation, cooperation and collaboration.