Conrad Gargett is a multidisciplinary architecture and design practice based in Australia and has over 150 employees.
Conrad Gargett had previously been introduced to dRofus on a hospital project in NSW. In that case Conrad Gargett were accessing the dRofus software as a designated key stakeholder (database user but not owner).
Key benefits in terms collaboration, validation; and documentation on that project as viewed by a contributor led Conrad Gargett to the decision to engage dRofus directly on the Kingaroy Hospital as the project database owner.
We recently spoke to Michael Klug and Loc Tran from Conrad Gargett to get some general insights and feedback on their experience of using dRofus on the project and prospects for using dRofus going forward.
Michael gave insight into what drove the decision to deploy the software on Kingaroy stating “...dRofus allowed for the accurate tracking and management of areas, stakeholder feedback, changes, FFE management, and assurance throughout the design and construction stages of a complex, multi-staged health project. This process streamlined the main bulk of work for the team with asset- tracking and procurement all the way through construction.”
A key brief for dRofus on Kingaroy was to provide a building database for all key stakeholders. To that end, the client - Darling Downs Health - accessed and utilised dRofus reporting and validation functions. ARUP, the engineering services provider, managed key mechanical, electrical; and hydraulic data within the one common dRofus database environment.
As the project developed, Conrad Gargett was able to demonstrate further workflow improvements in utilising dRofus. For example, the software allowed Conrad Gargett to thoroughly track the User Group change process, speed up Room Data Sheet production, and provide accurate SOA tracking against briefing documents along with accurate quantity and design validation of FFE.