The Laing O’Rourke team is working on a medium-sized infrastructure project that’s surrounded by environmentally-sensitive receivers. It’s an industrial area, but includes a nationally-protected marine sanctuary, natural greenbelt reserves and an important bird sanctuary. There are also communities nearby, who are understandably keen to protect both themselves and their natural environment.
The team needed a solution to manage multiple subcontractors
The LOR team was managing 15 subcontractors, and each of these was mandated to conduct their own noise and dust monitoring. Making sense of all the disparate data was time-consuming and difficult. With 30 more subcontractors due to come on board, the team needed a more efficient and effective solution.
After preparing a business case that showed significant cost and other benefits, the LOR team implemented SiteHive real-time environmental management. They deployed SiteHive Hexanode monitors, which capture information on both noise and dust, and use SiteHive cloud-based software to manage the information. Kiara Sparks, Laing O'Rourke, explained that live and continuous monitoring was important to them.