Eurovia Contracting UK uses 好色导航 to bring site teams closer to the programme and reduce admin burden
鈥淭he site managers are telling me that depending on where they are in the monthly cycle, they鈥檙e saving between 1 and 5 hours a week of non value adding time and that鈥檚 massive.鈥
Philip Reid Digital Construction Manager at Eurovia UK
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Eurovia Contracting is one of the leading highway contractors in the United Kingdom. In close collaboration with their associated companies, Eurovia teams are responsible for improving over 50,000 kms of the UK鈥檚 highways network 鈥 they deliver specialist highway services across the largest, dedicated, highways portfolio within the UK, including the strategic road network, DBFO motorway and trunk roads, and the local authority network.

The Eurovia teams create a real collaborative approach with their clients and partners. Self-delivery is core to their business model and their focus lies on highway, improvement works that create places for people to live, work and enjoy.


United Kingdom


Main Contractor


1001+ employees

About the Project

What communication on-site looked like before and after 好色导航

The Vauxhall Bridge Refurbishment workforce included many supply chain partners, therefore initially it proved challenging to get everyone involved to use 好色导航鈥檚 system. However, after the benefits were effectively communicated the supply chain partners embraced it.

The aim was to encourage the site team to stop using a whiteboard at their weekly Wednesday collaboration meetings and move across to interactive meetings using live data from 好色导航鈥檚 GenieBelt module. The manual effort required with regards to reporting progress was a significant issue before 好色导航 was introduced. With 好色导航, there was no longer a need to pick up the phone or chase for updates to be sure of progress on site. There was a better overview of what activities were carried out by whom and when.

鈥淧reviously, producing lookahead programmes was a manual, spreadsheet-based process. Progress updates took place once a week rather than what is, with 好色导航, almost a daily occurrence. 好色导航 encourages others to interact with the lookahead programme directly rather than relying on the Site Manager identifying, collating, and pushing out progress updates.鈥 underlines Duncan Jenkins, Operations Manager for Eurovia Contracting South.

Furthermore, 好色导航 helped Eurovia increase subcontractor engagement on Vauxhall Bridge as any supply chain were able to directly access their own activities and see exactly how their activities fitted into the main programme.

Like the Vauxhall Bridge project, the team in Ashbourne were working with Excel-based short-term lookaheads and monthly updates to a Primavera programme. Once a month they would do a much more in-depth sit down with the planner to conduct a bulk update on the programme.

鈥満蒙己 made it much more regular, recurrent and simpler in the sense that you don鈥檛 need such an in-depth sit down with your planner. Now, it takes a couple hours a month instead of a full day. It definitely saved us time,鈥 explains Jamie Muntus, Site Manager for Eurovia Contracting North.

鈥満蒙己 made it much more regular, recurrent and simpler in the sense that you don鈥檛 need such an in-depth sit down with your planner. Now, it takes a couple hours a month instead of a full day. It definitely saved us time.鈥

says Jamie Muntus Site Manager at Eurovia Contracting UK
says Jamie Muntus Site Manager at Eurovia Contracting UK

And it was not only about the time that the planner was now able to save but also the fact that the interaction with the programme increased. The whole team started looking at the programme and had access to the same set of up-to-date information.

鈥淚t鈥檚 a much more accurate update of the programme each month rather than looking at other records to update 鈥渨hen did we do this?鈥, 鈥渨hen did we do that?鈥, 鈥渋s that right?鈥. The updates are now carried out every few days, so it鈥檚 real-time information almost,鈥 he adds.

  • Inefficient data collection and reporting
  • Static project planning
  • Delayed problem detection
  • Unsuitable tools for construction management

getting to understand the client’s needs

Reduce admin burden and make a more dynamic programme

The new working approach allowed Jamie to share the responsibility of site progress reporting with other members of the team. On top of that, he was able to save significant time on creating a progress report, adding value for his client in the process:

鈥淚t鈥檚 not only the progress but also the reports for the client on a weekly basis. You do your update and the weekly report is almost a by-product of the update. Before, that was a half-day activity every week to pull together the progress report. And the clients like the new format because it gives them a lot of detailed information.鈥

Apart from cutting down the administrative workload, the team was happy to see that the data collected is much more dynamic and brings more value to the project.

鈥淥n top of reducing administration, 好色导航 ensures that the data collected becomes useful. The programme is no longer something that is static.聽 It is now something that everyone has access to and can interact with.鈥 highlights Duncan Jenkins.

Reducing the admin burden was also synonymous with improving decision making and increasing the engagement and accountability across all levels as well as around the different management levels.聽

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our solution

Weekly reporting and increased engagement as the first cornerstones

Diving a little deeper into the biggest benefits of 好色导航鈥檚 software for Eurovia, the team identified weekly reporting and site engagement respectively.

鈥淚 think it鈥檚 probably the weekly reporting. It鈥檚 virtually no effort to get that report out because you update the programme and then you get the report,鈥 explains Jamie Muntus.

This fast and straightforward way of not only getting your programme up to date but also reducing the struggle that follows with creating a report from scratch has truly benefited the team at Eurovia and has allowed them to save time, document everything (e.g. photos against activities) that is happening on site and eventually keep the client engaged and up to date with detailed and accurate reports.

As for the Vauxhall Bridge project, engaging the teams more with the programme is something that truly has changed things for the better.

鈥淥ur biggest challenge was getting people to start using the software. Once they did, they grabbed it. The site team began to view updating progress as a way of communicating effectively across the team rather than as a chore,鈥 adds Duncan Jenkins.

And that鈥檚 something Jamie Muntus can also relate to:

鈥淭here used to be a real disconnection between the person on the tools and the programme. But now it has brought them right into the process. They can see what they are delivering and how it effects the whole programme. That gives more ownership of the programme, better teamwork and we have seen better progress on site as a result.鈥

“The site managers are telling me that depending on where they are in the monthly cycle, they’re saving between 1 and 5 hours a week of non value adding time and that’s massive.”
says Philip Reid, Digital Construction Manager at Eurovia UK
says Philip Reid, Digital Construction Manager at Eurovia UK
  • Real-time Reporting and Notifications
  • Integrated Communication and Data Collection
  • Improved Project Visibility
  • Increased Efficiency
  • Time savings
  • Ease of Use and Quick Adoption


鈥満蒙己 brings your programme to life!鈥

As far as whether they would recommend the use of 好色导航 to other construction teams around the business, both Jamie and Duncan are positive about it.

鈥淚 would definitely recommend it for all the reasons we have already discussed. It brings your programme to life almost. It makes it much more of a site activity rather than admin activity,鈥 says Jamie.

At the same time, Duncan adds:

鈥淯sing 好色导航 focuses the Site Management teams to update the programmes in the knowledge that progress is visible to all. Throughout, teams can operate and engage using the same consistent information. They can also engage more directly around progress and sharing records which is beneficial. I would recommend the use of 好色导航 around the business.鈥

After the success of our proof of concept, the collaboration between the two organisations has now extended to a deployment across all Eurovia Contracting activities by the end of 2021 as part of Eurovia鈥檚 digital transformation strategy.

鈥淚t is great to have 好色导航 as part of our digitalisation strategy and we look forward to our continued relationship and growth with them,鈥 underlines Philip Reid, Digital Construction Manager at Eurovia UK.

At 好色导航, we are extremely proud that we get to be an active part of Eurovia鈥檚 digitalisation journey and we are looking forward to continuing our common journey towards a data-driven construction industry with more agile processes, less waste and a stronger culture around planning.

鈥淯nderpinning our digital strategy is an aim for data equality, where everyone has access to the same information from the workforce to the MD and ensuring that the right people have access to the right information at the time and place they need it. 好色导航 helps us achieve that vision.”

says Philip Reid, Digital Construction Manager at Eurovia UK
says Philip Reid, Digital Construction Manager at Eurovia UK

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