Areen Design Case Study
Areen Design is a consultant specialising in high value interior design projects. These projects include airports and retail outlets and they were experiencing problems managing the vast number of detailed AutoCAD drawings that these large-scale buildings required. We built a Drawing Register Application right on top of AutoCAD that took hundreds of hours out of the drawing issue process.
“The DRA allows us to make massive time savings,” enthuses Rob, Areen’s CAD Systems Manager, “which in turn help us to achieve client deadlines. The automation process means we can more accurately predict when checks will be finished. 1000 or more drawings can be checked overnight on the DRA, saving at least 20 days of work. Literally thousands of work hours will be saved over the term of this project.”
For one major submittal, the DRA ran solidly from Friday evening through to Tuesday afternoon over a Bank Holiday weekend, saving Areen 283 work hours. We simply could not have kept to the deadline on this submittal without the DRA.
Areen has a very good partnership with Cadline and praises them for being efficient, approachable and friendly and for good attention to detail. “Cadline understand our business needs. They went above and beyond the call of duty,” continues Rob. “Our new system is very intuitive and was simple to learn. We can get assistance if necessary as Cadline are providing ongoing support.”
Dalcour Maclaren Case Study
Dalcour Maclaren offers specialist chartered surveying services to clients in the utility and infrastructure sector, but were struggling to manage land interests on large scale infrastructure projects. We delivered a Land Referencing Application (LRA) to allow Dalcour to display the attribute data – title data, ownership details, contact data etc. – as web forms.
The LRA allows the surveyors to add, update and view the attribute data and show for example, all the related parcels along what may be a ninety-kilometre corridor and the key milestones they have reached such as survey access status. In addition, surveyors can record events and correspondence against specific parties and or parcels through the portal and in that way are able to produce simple reports and statistics showing progress and activities.
“Some of our projects involve thousands of land owners. It just couldn’t be done using excel, the client just wouldn’t ‘get it’. It’s a huge step forward and for us brings much greater efficiency and accuracy of the whole operation”, explains Andrew Barker, Director at Dalcour Maclaren.