After a process-mapping exercise, the team was able to build a Quickbase application to track prefabrication kits from the opportunity stage to installation in the field. The application includes an easy-to-use mobile form that only takes three clicks to get started—lightyears ahead of the previous process.
The Quickbase prefabrication application now provides users with automatic updates on orders, designs, and manufacturing status from real-time dashboards. Automated alerts and notifications facilitate better communications about when kits need to be at job sites for seamless hand-offs. The fully automated workflow includes project management, planning, BIM modeling, fabrication, logistics and field installation.
Quickbase has become the central source-of-truth for this initiative and neatly connects their critical systems in one hub, where every employee can quickly find the information they need within 3 clicks.
Not only does the Prefab team benefit from this application, managers and executives across the business have gained clearer insights into overall efficiency and project statuses.
With the help of Quickbase, Lighthouse Electric has expanded their prefab options and delivered over 3,000 kits in just 2.5 years after starting the Planning and Prefabrication division. With their applications, they can measure KPIs for requested, budget and actual prefabrication hours. Lighthouse Electric can now provide more accurate estimates for the planning and prefabrication process.
One of the biggest wins Lighthouse Electric has realized from their use of Quickbase is the fact that their bids are now more competitive because they can highlight their modern and efficient systems—leading to more winning bids and more work for the company.
Lighthouse Electric works with some of the world’s largest companies, and the ability to highlight their strong internal systems makes them more attractive to work with.