Over the years, and as a natural extension of our automated platform INDIGO, we have developed an internal document management system that includes WIP, SAMPLE and Project management documents.
WIP stands for Work Input Parameters and these are its features.
It contains all parameters for each reinforced concrete element of a project.
It is comprised of and complements all IFC drawings related to general notes and typical details.
It provides very clear guidelines that ensure uniform detailing and avoidance of multiple interpretations of detailing parameters among our operators.
All jobs to be performed by our detailers have a specific WIP automatically attached to them, and the detailers are obliged to use it, otherwise their work will be rejected.
It is contractor approved. Each WIP is sent to our clients for confirmation and feedback
It is updated automatically and replaced with the latest revision in all related jobs, upon receiving any comment or new information from contractors and consultants.
All of this helps unify the production and checking parameters between AABCO and our clients and ensures flawless execution. The work we perform is in exact accordance with client approved WIPs.
Its format is standardized. All projects that we work on have the same WIP language with reference to “Standard WIP”.
This means that our detailers don’t have to learn a new language or format when going from activity to activity within the same or a different project, which greatly simplifies starting of a new job, as there is no familiarization required. Thus, the production time and time allocated for checking is significantly reduced and repeats and errors are completely eradicated.
See a sample of WIP
In addition to WIP, we have Samples that ensure that all shop drawings produced by our company have a uniform presentation, and basically look very neat and readable and when printed on paper.
In our rebar detailing system, each element in each project has its own sample for presentation, which is also sent to contractors for confirmation and feedback. And similarly to WIP, this uniform presentation method that we use, lets us avoid multiple interpretations of presentation and errors among our detailers. Samples will also be updated automatically and replaced with the latest revisions all in accordance with feedback from contractors or consultants.
Project management documents encompass the following items.
The weekly progress report is a weekly summary of all the work. It includes RFI summary, all received comments, any new received IFC, the percentage of AABCO errors (if any) and it alerts us if error percentage at any week is >5% so we can do the necessary to avoid errors and maintain quality. Also, at any time, it gives contractors insight about the quality and status of all shop drawings related to their projects and it alerts them about any expected future problems, so they can take the necessary steps to avoid such problems.
The shop drawings progress chart allows us to track the progress of shop drawings in accordance with on-site progress and to see any delayed IFC or GA, packages on hold, urgent packages, etc. In this way we can easily avoid any unclear situations. Also, it allows us to know at any time which package of shop drawings is next needed on site.
The shop drawings log sheet is updated weekly and sent to contractors. At all times, it gives insight about the status of shop drawings, the percentage of approved and rejected drawings so that we can perform corrective measures and improve the quality of our work.
The IFC - packages relation sheet is updated automatically upon receipt of any new IFC, with respect to the impact of any new IFC on any package. In this way we can eliminate any errors that might occur due to not taking into consideration any newly received revisions of any IFC drawings. This sheet allows us to know at any time about how IFC relates to any package of shop drawings, even for drawings that haven’t been produced yet, as the sheet is prepared at the start of a project and it is continuously updated.