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Large IOU


Dallas/Fort Worth & West Texas


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Enhanced Data Accuracy

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Comprehensive Reporting

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Streamlined Project Management

Streamlining Construction Project Oversight for Large IOU

The Challenge

As the number of construction projects increased, the existing staff responsible for construction project oversight at a Large IOU began to face backlogs. To maintain project timelines and ensure adherence to specifications, the IOU sought additional trained field inspectors. Key objectives included ensuring timely project completion, adherence to specifications, reducing project closeout time, and eliminating errors in closeout documentation.

The Solution

Think Power Solutions responded to the Large IOU’s request by providing additional trained field inspectors, known as Design and Construction Coordinators (DCCs), to help manage the workload. The DCCs were deployed to oversee both overhead and underground construction projects across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area and remote West Texas oil fields. Think Power leveraged proprietary mobile mapping technology to enhance project management efficiency. Key features of the solution included:

  • Experienced Staff: Think Power deployed a team of well-trained and highly experienced individuals who seamlessly integrated into the Large IOU’s construction project oversight process.
  • Mobile Mapping Technology: Think Power utilized proprietary mobile mapping technology to streamline project management. DCCs could efficiently manage widely scattered projects by accessing important project details and status stored in the map, facilitating daily activity planning.
  • Efficient Reporting: Daily digital reports provided by DCCs kept the client informed about work activities and any issues being addressed, ensuring transparency and timely communication.
  • Quality Assurance: Think Power’s field employees demonstrated expertise in field processes, organization, and efficient use of technology. They maintained professional yet personal interactions with construction contractors and Large IOU management, ensuring high-quality project oversight.

Key Benefits

  1. Enhanced Data Accuracy: Think Power’s technology solutions facilitated the capture of accurate and comprehensive data during aerial patrols, ground verifications, and hardware inspections. Leveraging mobile applications improved data accuracy and reliability, enabling more informed decision-making and proactive maintenance planning.
  2. Comprehensive Reporting: The web interface provided by Think Power served as a centralized system of record for compliance-related activities, allowing utility management to generate comprehensive reports on project progress, inspection findings, and regulatory compliance. This enhanced reporting capability enabled the client to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements and maintain transparency with stakeholders.
  3. Streamlined Project Management: Think Power’s integrated technology solutions streamlined project management, enabling centralized monitoring of project activities, resource allocation, and compliance status. By providing real-time insights and actionable data, the client could proactively address issues, optimize resources, and ensure the successful long-term management of transmission assets.