Jonathan Parks, senior contracts manager at MJM Marine in Ireland, used Roxtec Transit Build™ for the first time when working on a cruise ship in a dry dock. He thinks the software is a fantastic tool for managing cable and pipe transits. It helps him reduce work on penetrations by 60%.
“It is very easy to use the software to identify and pinpoint the position of the penetrations and to use the traffic light system, where yellow is being prepared, red indicates an issue, and green is completed and inspected. I am not the most efficient on using apps, but for me it was easy from the start.”
Jonathan Parks explains how they used to work before they started to use Roxtec Transit Build™. They needed to bring a designer onboard to mark the transits on the drawings. Then they had to print out the drawings, upload pictures onto Excel spreadsheets, put them into binders for class approval and finally produce their own transit labels. Now they do not have to cut labels, stick labels beside penetrations or handwrite on drawings. They just scan the label on the transit and take a picture to upload directly from the phone.
When his first cable and pipe penetrations log had reached a certain stage, he gave access to the online documentation to his clients.
“It was seamless and they thought it was fantastic. When they got access to it, they could not believe how easy it was to maneuver around, and to share that information with them was easy, compared to emailing or trying to send heavy documents. It is just a button producing the log for us, as opposed to entering penetration number, photograph number and photographs manually into the log.”
Will you continue to use Roxtec Transit Build™ on upcoming projects?
“Yes, we will,” says Jonathan Parks. “We can easily produce reports at various stages so we can at any given time tell the client how many penetrations are open, how many are being worked on, and how many are closed. To do that in the dry dock with the assessment we were using before was very difficult. It is also good to have the historical information. Say in five years, we are going back to refurb that space. We know exactly where the penetrations are, and exactly what type of penetration it is.”