Schiphol: Building in the midst of 1,000 flights a day.
This article is written about Snagstream, the solid foundation on which Prostream continues to build. The components of the products will be the same, but will be supplemented in Prostream with todays modern functions. The article below gives a good picture of both the essence of Snagstream and the future functions of Prostream.
A quality assurance tool can be very useful. For example, it helps you to comply with the Quality Assurance Act, it is a lot clearer to take photos instead of manually keeping a list and we simply work less and less on paper.
That is why many construction companies, clients and supervisors have thrown their full notepad into the paper bin and are now walking around the construction site with a tablet. This also applies to the largest airport in our country: Schiphol. And that is slightly different from a small-scale new construction project. We took a look behind the scenes of one of the largest airports in Europe.
It’s nice if you can quickly record all points of interest. In the past, this was mainly done textually, while the builders at Schiphol now simply take a photo and make reports more easily.
How does Schiphol guarantee quality?
A lot is being built at Schiphol. From new construction and major renovations (such as a complete lounge or the renovation of technical installations) to shops where travelers can make their tax-free purchases or toilet groups, for example. And that construction never stops, because the airport wants to become more sustainable and lead the way. And because innovation never stops, building at Schiphol never stops either. It’s nice if you can quickly record all points of interest. In the past, this was mainly done textually, while the builders at Schiphol now simply take a photo and make reports more easily on the basis of their recorded points of interest (Snags). That is of course a lot more efficient and efficiency is an important asset at the airport.
But what is the big difference with a ‘normal’ construction site?
It is always busy at Schiphol and the airport is always moving. And so does building. It remains important that construction should not hinder the functioning of Schiphol. And that is easier said than done, because shops are open 24/7 and travelers shouldn’t be inconvenienced. It is therefore a major challenge to work as efficiently as possible. Sometimes something has to be done on the ceiling, but that has to wait until there are fewer passengers at night. Of course nothing dangerous should be in the way and that is why everything is neatly cordoned off with bulkheads, while ‘normal life’ continues behind the wooden walls. Or sometimes an entire wing that also houses a hotel needs to be renovated. Then, of course, noise must be taken into account, because people need to be able to sleep. Managing all those situations in the right direction is sometimes quite a puzzle. And Schiphol succeeds quite well. With the help of Snagstream.
For example, supermarkets use the app in their warehouses and hotels when preparing the rooms. You can customize everything to your heart’s content.
But doesn’t Snagstream just focus on traditional construction?
No, not exactly. Snagstream is very versatile. Of course it is very useful to place Snags with your quality rounds, but Snagstream is primarily a solution that allows you to simply and above all clearly record points of interest. For example, supermarkets use the app in their warehouses and hotels when preparing the rooms. You can customize everything to your heart’s content, so that it works exactly the way you find it useful.