Ensuring Safety & Compliance in Construction

Overview

The construction industry is highly regulated and requires workers to be up-to-date with various safety protocols, building codes, and regulations. The complexity and volume of these requirements make it a prime candidate for digital transformation solutions aimed at improving access to, and management of, critical information.

Cost Overruns & Delays

A significant portion of construction projects experience budget overruns and delays, often due to poor planning, unforeseen circumstances, and inefficient project management. A study covering a 70-year period found that 85% of construction projects experienced cost overruns, with an average overrun of 28%.¹ In three years studied, only 31% of projects stayed within 10% of their budget.¹ Large projects can take 20% longer to finish than expected and can be up to 80% over budget.¹

Inefficient Document Management

The construction industry deals with a vast amount of documentation, including contracts, blueprints, and compliance documents. Manual handling of these documents is inefficient and error-prone. Poor document management can lead to significant costs due to rework. Decisions made using "bad data" are estimated to have cost the industry $88.69 billion in rework alone.² The global construction document management market is projected to reach a value of $8 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 19%, which underscores the importance and potential for improvement in this area.³

Slow Technological Adoption

The construction space has been slow to adopt new technologies, which could otherwise streamline operations and improve efficiency. While the industry does adopt technology within specific sectors, such as masonry or electricity, the overall perception is that it lags behind other industries in digitization. This slow adoption contributes to inefficiencies and the potential for increased productivity if more advanced technologies were utilized.

Communication Gaps

Inadequate communication between various stakeholders, including planners, on-site workers, and clients, often leads to misunderstandings and project delays. Poor communication is a significant issue in the construction industry, leading to project failure ⅓ of the time and negatively impacting projects more than half the time.¹ Miscommunication and poor project data handling are responsible for 48% of all construction rework in US construction sites.

Core Offering

Enhanced Compliance Organization

Amaya can digitize and centralize all relevant documents through our proprietary AI model into a single platform, making them easily accessible and reducing the risk of errors.

  • Digitized Safety Manuals and Protocols: Easy access to digital versions of safety manuals, emergency response plans, and best practices, ensuring that all workers are following the same procedures.
  • Interactive Compliance Checklists: Dynamic checklists for inspections that can be updated in real-time to reflect the latest safety regulations and standards.
  • Digital Training Records Management: A centralized repository for all safety training records, streamlining the verification of worker qualifications and compliance.
  • Up-to-Date Regulatory Document Library: A continuously updated collection of OSHA regulations, building codes, and safety legislation, ensuring that all workers have access to current requirements.

Worker-Specific Role-Based Data Access

Amaya ensures secure dissemination of sensitive data by granting construction workers access only to role-relevant information. It permits compartmentalization of knowledge, while also allowing workers to request additional information. This enhances security and fosters cross-functional collaboration.

  • Customizable Access Controls: Administrators can set permissions based on job roles, ensuring workers see only what they need to.
  • Secure Information Requests: Workers can securely request access to additional information, which can be granted based on approval workflows.
  • Audit Trails for Compliance: Detailed logs of who accessed what information and when, supporting compliance with privacy and security regulations.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Facilitates secure sharing of information across different teams, enhancing teamwork while maintaining data integrity.

On-Site Expertise Anytime

Amaya's offering, Serac, provides workers with a secure method to access organized data. It responds to safety, compliance, or construction process inquiries. Serac provides immediate, relevant answers, reducing delays and improving job site decision-making.

  • Real-Time Safety and Compliance Q&A: Workers can ask Serac questions about safety procedures or compliance issues and receive instant answers.
  • Construction Process Guidance: On-demand support for construction processes, helping workers understand complex tasks or new regulations.
  • Contextual Information Retrieval: Serac provides information that is relevant to the worker's current task, location, and more; reducing the risk of errors.
  • Continuous Learning: Serac learns from interactions to provide more accurate and helpful responses over time.

Grounded Safety Measures

Amaya ensures that answers are reliable, using data from incident reports, OSHA guidelines, etc. It prevents inaccurate information, providing workers with insights based on verified data and industry practices. This upholds safety and compliance integrity on construction sites.

  • Data-Verified Answers: Serac's responses are based on data from incident reports, OSHA guidelines, and other authoritative sources.
  • Prevention of Misinformation: Advanced algorithms prevent the dissemination of inaccurate information, ensuring workers can trust the guidance they receive.
  • Insightful Safety Analytics: Analysis of incident reports and compliance data to provide insights into potential safety improvements.
  • Industry Practice Alignment: Recommendations and information are aligned with established industry practices and standards.

Partner with Amaya

Amaya’s partnership model is built on three pillars: Shared Vision, Joint Operations & Governance, and Customer Enablement. This approach emphasizes strategic, long-term partnerships focused on solving real business problems, with a commitment to enabling customers to become primary value creators over time

Pre-Pilot Phase (2-4 Weeks)

  1. Identify Key Business Problem: Focus on identifying safety and compliance challenges that are critical to the construction company's operations. This could involve issues like managing complex safety protocols, ensuring up-to-date access to building codes, or streamlining safety training and certification processes.
  2. Pilot Setup: Tailor the pilot setup to address the identified safety and compliance challenges, defining clear objectives related to improving safety outcomes, enhancing compliance with regulations, and reducing project delays and cost overruns due to safety issues.

Pilot Phase (8-12 Weeks)

  1. Phase 01: Create Foundation: Establish the digital infrastructure for managing safety and compliance information, including the integration of existing safety manuals, compliance checklists, and regulatory documents into Amaya's platform.
  2. Phase 02: Refine Workflows: Refine the digital workflows for safety and compliance management based on initial feedback from the organization’s team. Focus on enhancing accessibility, usability, and relevance of safety information.
  3. Phase 03: Operationalize: Scale and integrate the digital safety and compliance solutions into the construction company's standard operating procedures. Enable the company's team to independently manage and innovate on the platform, ensuring sustainability beyond the pilot phase.

Post-Pilot Phase (2-4 Weeks)

  • Assessment and Next Steps: Evaluate the pilot's impact on safety outcomes, compliance with regulations, and efficiency in managing safety-related information. Plan for the broader implementation of successful solutions across the construction organization’s projects.
  • Steering Committee Meetings: Continue regular meetings to ensure ongoing alignment on safety and compliance goals, address any emerging challenges, and adapt strategies as needed to maintain and improve safety standards and regulatory compliance.