Following the successful trial, the team created more custom forms and reports to meet their needs, so that every project they undertake is now managed within PlanRadar. Today, Verus Group uses the platform to document all completed work, logging details including before and after photos and materials used, pin-pointing the specific working areas on plans, and generating client-ready, easy to digest reports, presented to the standards required by their 3rd party accreditors.
They also use PlanRadar when surveying new projects with view to making remedial recommendations, and for conducting fire door surveys. Internally, Verus use PlanRadar for health & safety forms and appliance checklists.
The Verus team identify PlanRadar as having different office- and site-based benefits. For office-based benefits, Dominique Thistleton said, “PlanRadar enables me to keep a close eye on everything that’s happening on-site. It has generally increased our efficiency across the office and has enabled us to respond to our clients very quickly and flexibly. If they need a report on a specific area of a building, or a short-term progress report, we can turn that around in minutes. It negates ambiguity through the formatted method of recording information and the ability to add extra information or notes for internal use. I also find PlanRadar useful for tracking how cost-effective our pricing is, as we can see whether we’ve overestimated or underestimated the time and resources that a specific project takes. That helps us to make data-driven decisions about the projects we take on, the resources we allocate to them and the amount we charge.”
Jordan Grimes spoke about the site-based benefits: “PlanRadar is simple and good at what it does. It’s very easy to use and, whether the team on-site are online or offline, they can just keep working and be sure that their data is safe. The ability to upload photos after the fact is also invaluable, and is helpful when not all members of a team have access to a PlanRadar account. They can simply share evidence with another team member who uploads the details into the system. Overall, PlanRadar has added accountability and transparency to the way we work.”
To date, Verus Group have used PlanRadar on over 90 projects. While some take just a day to complete and others take several months, Verus find that all of them can be more effectively documented and managed with PlanRadar.