Høyrup & Clemmensen
Høyrup & Clemmensen uses intelligent project management at Hvidovre Hospital
Electrical installation company Høyrup & Clemmensen is very busy introducing new technology on the construction sites of the future. The planning phase has already been made considerably easier with the help of new digital tools. The company already shares all sorts of information on Docia (Byggeweb), and is now trying out GenieBelt, which helps with data gathering and schedule management.
“We expect that the implementation of GenieBelt will improve efficiency in a measurable way. The program is easy and intuitive to use for electricians, and it gives us a clear platform where we can efficiently update the progress of the contract. At the same time GenieBelt is a tool that improves the relationship with our customers” says Managing Director Tom Lindquist.
He believes digital tools like GenieBelt are necessary to control very large contracts, such as their energy optimisation project at Hvidovre Hospital near Copenhagen. Høyrup & Clemmensen finds value-added solutions for customers. “We need to differentiate ourselves and we will position ourselves in the market for technology solutions“ says Tom Lindquist.
Ambitious energy renovation of Hvidovre Hospital
Hvidovre Hospital near Copenhagen is being optimised for energy efficiency until 2018 with a total investment of DKK 163 million. The biggest contract in the project is handled by Høyrup & Clemmensen. The contract comprises the replacement of 14,500 fixtures across 2,500 rooms and 230,000 m2 with energy-optimised solutions.
“The challenge for us lies not in taking one fixture down and putting up a new one, but in the size and complexity of the project. Is has been a major logistical challenge to make ends meet“ says project manager for Høyrup & Clemmensen, Thomas Birch.
In the planning phase the contract was divided into 11 stages via location-based planning. This is expected to minimize downtime in the project, as lighting fixtures and materials are delivered where they are needed.
“After the project planning and preliminary work we realised that we were missing a powerful and intuitive management tool to convey project management all the way to electricians.
We acknowledge that we cannot mount in a better way than the competitors’, but we can differentiate ourselves with intelligent installations that create value for our customers
We have the full picture and can therefore provide the customer very precise information about how the contract progresses and what are the possible challenges.
From Excel to GenieBelt
Excel has been a good tool to create the initial overview, but falls short now that we’re starting to work“ says project manager Thomas Birch and continues: “We looked at a number of different solutions, but ended up choosing GenieBelt, as it is an incredibly easy and simple tool to use, even during the learning phase.
Transferring our data and information from Excel was smooth and the end result for us has been clarity of the process and the work that has to be done in each room.”
1: 1 Clarity of work performed
Every single room constitutes its own task in GenieBelt, with all the relevant information, such as the number and type of lighting units, etc. Each team of electricians from Høyrup & Clemmensen is assigned a task and by means of a mobile app they have easy access to all information and an overview of the schedule. GenieBelt gives us so many things that we cannot obtain by any other means.
The full audit trail of what is being done, reports from all rooms, overview of potential problems and an interactive, flexible way of working. “The tool involves our electricians into the process in a way that facilitates providing solutions to the problems that arise” concludes Thomas Birch.
Højrup & Clemmensen Profile
Since 1910, Højrup & Clemmensen has established, expanded and maintained electrical installations at some of Denmark’s leading companies and organizations. Our business model has evolved, but core product is always a stubborn focus on our customers’ needs, quality solutions and delivery on time.