What is it?
Overlap between disciplines on a project is a given. A Squad Check is a multi-discipline review done to ensure that all the parts of the project will work together and that nothing has been missed.
Aconex is routinely used for the management of Squad Checks. The diagram below depicts the steps typically seen in a Squad Check process.
Why would you want it?
Projects that have a solid Squad Check process improve accuracy and avoid costly mistakes – this is brought about by having the project disciplines working closely together.
What does it look like?
Preparing to introduce a Squad Check process
Here are some things to consider when looking at introducing a Design Documents Review process:
Do you have an established review procedure?
Workflows provide repeatable, structured ways to complete these.
What are the reporting requirements?
Workflows allow you to track and report on status and response in real-time across all organizations involved.
How does the process handle review comments?
Workflows allows review comments to be placed directly on a PDF document or as a comment sheet inclusion. Both options integrate the comments into the process.
Does your procedure require wet signatures?
Workflows make use of a registered document so wet signatures can be included in the document itself.
Are all participants in the process using Aconex?
Workflows require that all participants are Aconex users to provide better efficiency and visibility. If all your participants aren’t Aconex users, you can use Transmittals, which allow both users and non-users of Aconex to participate.
What is our recommendation for managing a Squad Check process with Aconex?
Aconex recommends the use of Workflows to manage this process.
Additional Aconex tools you could use
Clients who use Workflows commonly use Templates and Review Sets. Templates provide a quick, repeatable process while Review Sets allow projects to ensure the right review terminology is used for the step of the procedure.