Since its adoption four years ago, Trimble Stratus is now well embedded at Wills Bros. Over half of the company is using the platform, making it an essential collaboration tool. Users are spread across several departments, and each group uses the site data and maps for different purposes:
- Engineering: establishing project controls, surveying, quantity and volume checks, cut/fill balances
- Planning: monitoring site progress, reviewing quantities, comparing actual versus planned programs and making necessary adjustments
- Commercial and project management: conducting project spot checks, sharing data with clients, substantiating claims, assisting with commercial discussions, monitoring subcontractor progress, verifying materials stock on site
Jonathan Wills also shared that the environmental and safety departments use it to ensure compliance and to spot any hazards that need to be addressed.
“There’s not one department across Wills Bros that is not using Trimble Stratus to some extent. It’s a great information tool for our business to inform each other about the ongoing work. The videos and maps speak volumes and different departments take different information from those …and accurate information is key to any business.
I’ve never seen any technology be adopted across the company this quickly, which speaks to the quality of the product and its ease of use. The gains have been overwhelming. Everyone wants a job within budget, completed ahead of programme and with a good working culture, and Trimble Stratus has given us that.”