The project location tree is a critical element of setting a project up for success in Visibuild. It's important to ensure the project location tree is logical, consistent and includes the correct amount of detail (not too much or too little).
The article below outlines the following in relation to the project location tree:
Example of different types of location tree.
Including various building elements such as piling, concrete structure and precast, facade, services and fitout.
Building out the location tree in Visibuild.
Building out the location tree in Excel.
Once you've built the location tree, project admins can make adjustment to the location tree along the way.
Building out the location tree in Visibuild
Follow the steps outlined in the below video to build, edit and publish the project location tree directly in the Visibuild Web App.
Building out the location tree in Excel
If your project location tree requires a lot of repetitive work, for example apartments, you can download a CSV file to build out the location tree in Excel using tools like auto fill functionality.
On the Web App, head into project setup > locations tree, and hit the download CSV button below, open in Excel and start building.
Once complete please submit to Visibuild customer success for upload to the project. This typically takes 24 hours.
If you need assistance with this please reach out.
Examples of different elements and types of project location tree.
The pre-commencement locations below provide a place to house various documents not necessarily related to building work. This will allow the project team easy access to the documents for reference, and at project completion provides the end to end quality journey of this project.
The piling locations below allow the project team and subcontractors to easily track the progress of pile install on this project. In addition, a QR code can be generated for each location further speeding up the inspection process, and removing risk of error.
The structure locations below enable this project team and subcontractors to easily track and complete QA related to specific elements of the concrete structure.
To successfully capture QA related to facade install, the location tree should be set up to align with the expected frequency of checks to be completed onsite by the project team and facade installer, for example: gridlines, elevations, time periods or project locations (apartments/rooms).
The project location tree should include locations that aligns with the above frequency, these locations are typically aligned with the fitout and services locations.
Follow the below guidance to add these locations.
Fitout and Services
The optimal way to set up the project location tree for fitout work, including services, is on a per room basis. This allows project teams full visibility of progress in that specific location.
For example, it is clear in the below apartment that electrical and hydraulic rough in is underway, along with waterproofing. Wall & ceiling pre-sheeting inspection is yet to commence in this apartment. Click to enlarge.
The same concept applies to an office fitout where individual rooms or areas can be added per level.
Infrastructure / Horizontal Projects
The project location tree is super flexible, and can accomodate lot management as typically found on infrastructure projects. In the example below, the project has been split into rail and non rail, and these locations can be further broken down into sub-lots if needed.
The offsite locations below provide a simple way for the project team and suppliers to complete and track QA related to elements fabricated offsite, providing enhanced visibility.
The completion locations below provide a place to house various documents not necessarily related to building work. This will allow the project team easy access to the documents for reference, and at project completion provides the end to end quality journey of this project.