Leading Irish construction company, JJ Rhatigan & Company, is using Powerproject’s Site Progress Mobile app to implement a site-led approach to project management – while maintaining consistent delivery standards across its projects.
As one of Ireland’s leading main contractors for 70 years, JJ Rhatigan & Company has a reputation for delivering high quality, sustainable results.
An early adopter of BIM software, the Galway-headquartered company has been restructuring its approach to project management, focusing on technology to enhance the delivery of their projects.
Investing in Powerproject by Elecosoft, including the Site Progress Mobile app, has enabled JJ Rhatigan & Company to connect real-time activity with strategic decision-making, allowing site teams to take ownership of each construction project.
Digital innovation in planning tools is critical to construction success
JJ Rhatigan & Company has always been at the forefront of industry innovation, complementing its early investment in BIM technology with company tablets to help site engineers and project managers complete quality control checklists online.
In 2019, the company decided to upgrade its construction planning software as it took on larger, more complex projects. It wanted dynamic, intuitive technology that would allow site teams to capture more data in order to elevate its construction planning and execution capabilities.
After considering a number of software options, JJ Rhatigan & Company chose Powerproject because of Elecosoft’s construction industry credentials, and the fact that Powerproject’s Site Progress Mobile app would easily integrate data from site teams.
“Bringing in Powerproject and Site Progress Mobile has been central to restructuring our project delivery and operations.” Shane McHugh, Senior Planner, JJ Rhatigan & Company
Giving staff the project management software to launch a site-first approach
Investing in Powerproject has given JJ Rhatigan & Company complete project planning consistency, while adhering to the company’s core values of creativity and collaboration. The software’s ready-built templates allow site teams to take ownership of programmes, without compromising on workflow and project governance.
Its use of the Site Progress Mobile app has been critical to the success of the company’s site-driven approach, as the app enables planning staff to get feedback directly from site engineers, managers and contractors without spending huge amounts of time on calls and in meetings.
“Our ethos within JJ Rhatigan & Company is to give site teams ownership of their programmes. Powerproject’s templating abilities allow us to do this consistently – and when combined with Site Progress Mobile, we gain even more competitive edge. We know we’re getting real boots-on-the-ground feedback directly from the delivery team.”
Initially, JJ Rhatigan & Company trained 50 staff on Site Progress Mobile, and these employees have acted as internal software champions to ensure all site teams are maximising the software’s value. The company has also developed training materials including video instructions on their digital training platform, accessible through the online JJR Learning Hub, which acts as a useful information repository for new and experienced stakeholders.
With teams already comfortable with managing quality control checklists online, Site Progress Mobile was a natural extension of JJ Rhatigan & Company’s digital infrastructure. Within six weeks of its roll-out, staff were seamlessly using the construction planning app to update tasks and capture photo evidence in real-time, helping JJ Rhatigan’s planning team to track project progress and identify where further improvements could be made.
The Advanced Office Building in Sligo – a JJ Rhatigan and Company project.