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Lagan Concrete Supplies Entire Project via Online Ordering App!

Monday 22 January 2018   
Lagan Concrete Supplies Entire Project via Online Ordering App!

Bennett Construction, main contractor on the extension to the landmark Primark store in Belfast city centre, use the new innovative App to order and track concrete deliveries

Lagan Concrete, part of Lagan Products, supplies ready mixed concrete and blocks to the construction industry across greater Belfast, Co. Antrim and Co. Down. 

The Company has recently implemented a revolutionary mobile/cloud-based app for the Construction Industry. MOBILEjobsite, by Command Alkon, is set to transform the way construction companies place and track orders using real time information.

Bennett Construction, main contractor on the extension to the landmark Primark store in Belfast city centre, have taken full advantage of the technology and reaped the rewards.

Philip Daly, Senior Engineer for Bennett Construction downloaded the Mobile Jobsite App and has been enjoying the functionality for some time now.  Almost all the concrete for this project has been ordered online, a first for Lagan Concrete and the greater construction industry.

Paul Adamson, Operations Manager at Lagan Products spoke to Philip about his experience with MOBILEjobsite. 

 

  1. What is your role on site?
    Senior Engineer
  1. How long have you been using the Lagan Concrete Alkon App? 
    I have been using the app since May 2017, when we started the foundations on-site in Belfast. 
  1. What do you use the App for?
    I use it to order concrete, book in pours and keeping track of progress during pours. 
  1. What are the main advantages to your business in using the App?
    The App cuts down on calls you need to make to the dispatch or plant.  The tracker on the truck gives me total transparency as to where my loads are.  I don’t get any “its on the road” and “just around the corner” calls!

    Knowing when the truck will arrive lets me get another lift with the crane or another delivery in the gate, instead of standing waiting.  It’s also very helpful during a large pour, you can keep track of what’s poured and have the balance calculated quickly and easily.

  2. Have you ever been offered a service like this from any other concrete or material producers?
    I saw a shared desktop in London from a supplier, but it didn’t have anywhere near the same information or functionality so the Lagan Concrete service is pretty unique.

  3. Do you find it easy to use and why?
    I find it very easy to use. It’s laid out clearly and simply, you can find/view the overview or go into details of the mix and truck times. Every piece of information needed is in there  

  4. Would you recommend the App to your colleagues and other companies ordering concrete?
    I would I think is a great tool.  I will also recommend that the office uses the Mobile Commerce Desktop application for reporting as well.

 
Paul Adamson commented:

“Philip was one of our early adopters of this fantastic technology and it’s great to see the benefit it brings to him and this project.   

One of the many advantages Philip gets from using the App during pours is access to valuable information when calling off clean up loads to finish.  Historically there’s always been a challenge in determining exactly how much was poured, how much is on the way and what is being loaded.   MOBILEjobsite makes this easy for him while helping greatly reduce the likelihood of over ordering concrete and the associated problems of what to do with it.

Tower cranes are very expensive, and their effective use is critical in construction projects.  Philip is able to use MOBILEjobsite to help maximise crane usage as he has total transparency of all concrete truck movements to his site.  There is no waiting for “on its way” or “it’s just around the corner” loads.”

 MOBILEjobsite and MOBILEcommerce are available to all Lagan Concrete customers in Northern Ireland.   Please contact us for more information or to get your account activated and enjoy the most advanced customer experience in the industry.

 Command Alkon is a global innovator of software and technology solutions for producers, suppliers, contractors and haulers of ready-mixed concrete, concrete products, aggregate, asphalt, and cement.  Roadmix / Lagan Concrete’s NI business is powered by Command Alkon systems.