• Process: Design Communication
  • User: Engineer
  • Client: ATC (Alstom-TSO-Costain)

The Problem

As part of the Site Observation process, members of the design management team review drawings that have been redlined by other engineers and are tasked with communicating this information to designers and other parties. 


Solution with

When BaseStone is used to mark up drawings, the redlined drawings are clear and no extra clarification is needed.

The Benefits

  • Increased productivity
  • Increased quality and consistency
  • Increased speed of communication
  • Increased visibility and accountability of issues
  • Reduced risk of delay or re-work
  • Reduced carbon footprint

Tangible Benefits

  • Large speed increase due to the fact that the drawings do not need to be sent back for clarification.
  • Design engineer has an additional 6.75 hours each time they review a site observation which is on average once a week, indicating a productivity gain of 27 hours each month.


Intangible Benefits

  • Streamlining the site observation process and reducing the frustration of waiting for responses, design managers have more time to focus on resolving design issues and ensuring the project is progressing.
  • By improving the accuracy of the redlined drawings, it makes it easier for design managers to understand the site observations and therefore communicate them to designers.
  • Other benefits include reduced printing and paper costs which were not accounted for in this study but provide an additional saving and environmental benefit.

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Design Communication

  • Process: Design Communication
  • User: Engineer
  • Client: ATC (Alstom-TSO-Costain) Joint Venture on Crossrail