Employee introduction: Srikanth Yarlagadda Quality Assurance Lead

Employee introduction: Srikanth Yarlagadda Quality Assurance Lead

Hello there!

My name is Srikanth Yarlagadda, have joined Infrakit Group Oy as a Quality Assurance Lead in Finland.

I have around 17 years of experience in software quality. I have done Bachelor of Engineering in IT from India. I started working with Nokia MeeGo products in 2005 and I am proud we delivered one of the best Linux-based based phones (N900 and others from the same family).

There I was working as the functional quality coordinator MeeGo devices. Then I started working with Intel as a UX performance specialist for chipsets. The job was to make sure that they keep the UX performance of the device using Intel chips sets.

Then I worked for my own startup where my job was to do marketing, collect the requirements, handle the development team, and keep up the quality of the product.

I am excited to work and contribute to the next-generation solution for the infra industry which is provided by Infrakit.

My hobbies are driving, reading books, and listening to music. Lately, I have been reading “Tinker Dabble Doodle Try.”

Damyanti Rathore
May 12, 2022

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Infrakit enables more efficient project and quality control for contractors

Infrakit enables more efficient project and quality control for contractors

Infrakit offers a centralized cloud platform for contractors to have control over all infra construction phases easily enabling a more efficient and sustainable way of working. Common problems for contractors are fulfilling owner’s project requirements concerning time, quality and budget. Contactors need access to all project information to fulfil these requirements, Infrakit makes this possible by enabling contractors to manage and share visual real-time information.

Infrakit gives you complete control over all project phases

Infrakit transforms your projects into more controlled processes enabling a more harmonized way of working. This lets you build according to requirements with less errors, reworking and claims with the bonus of having the handover documentation available as soon as the project is finished.

By connecting data, people and machines Infrakit ensures that all project parties are working with the latest plans and schedule to avoid waste of resources and expensive errors, eventually leading to a more sustainable way of working. All of this also applies to possible subcontractors working on your projects.

Because of our wide selection of integration partners, Infrakit can be used independently from any equipment and software brands.

“It is very easy to distribute rights in Infrakit. Easy to manage and keep track of what both project managers and the guys in the field do. We received direct and personal training from Infrakit, and everyone knows exactly what to do.”

Henrik Bertelsson on case Vestre Vei.

Handover phase is made stress-free because all information can already be found in Infrakit

According to Janne Neste and Jenna Karppanen from the Streets of Kallvik case, the ease of communication that comes through using Infrakit is one of the main benefits.

“Particularly when handover time approaches, Infrakit will greatly lighten the workload for all parties because all the material is in one place, and everyone has the same up-to-date information. This is especially true for large projects like this one. Without Infrakit, everyone would be faced with huge piles of paper and other material. The fact that everything is stored in one place and documents can be searched for using different codes makes the work more efficient.”

Damyanti Rathore
May 6, 2022

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Infrakit connects infra project participants into a common information management system

Infrakit connects infra project participants into a common information management system

The work environment for which Infrakit was designed for is quite extensive and diverse. Many different parties are involved in infra construction processes: infrastructure owners, designers, contractors, and sub-contractors. These parties have also different viewpoints and needs when it comes to fluent and efficient construction process. That is exactly why Infrakit has been developed for the entire infra construction life cycle.

Infrakit enables all parties to share real-time information to ensure projects success, access visual location-based documentation to improve quality control and manage mixed fleets on a single platform to increase on-site efficiency.

This article explains in a nutshell how Infrakit answers some of the main challenges these different stakeholders face in day-to-day work. Throughout the 12 years we have been in the business we have learned that data flow and shared information are key elements in efficient, quality construction processes.

Infrastructure owners – Streamline your project management

Some of infrastructure owners’ typical concerns include the project costs, schedule and quality of the construction. These days the pressure for digitalization and sustainability is increasing as well.

Infrakit enables infrastructure owners to accelerate digitalisation with a cloud solution while also providing them with expert services to enhance operational efficiency. With the platform construction quality is also improved by access to real-time information throughout the project lifecycle to increase trust and transparency for all the parties involved. Project quality can be reviewed and approved through visual documentation to ensure a successful project.

Construction work can be carried out by 3D designs to enable enhanced workflow. Rework and waiting times are reduced drastically along with the project’s CO2 emissions which eventually leads to a more sustainable way of building.

Starting with a deployment project, infrastructure owners can fully digitalize their processes with the help of Infrakit Services. With the platform owners can have up to 20 % savings in total project costs. Infrakit has enabled our customers to work more efficiently and in better cooperation. Many infra projects have been finished faster than planned and with great savings.

Contractors – Supercharge your construction site

Contractors need to ensure the ongoing project’s profitability. Project delivery is a key element, answering to owner’s demands on costs, quality and schedule. Infrakit as a centralized cloud platform enables contractors to control all the phases, resources, tools and machine fleet of construction easily and efficiently. Real time situational awareness and project progress status can be found in the platform with different devices like smartphones and tablets which are easy to use in the site.

Real-time information provides contractors a way to manage and share visual data to improve project and quality control, while increasing trust and transparency. Succeeding in deployment is made simple by an easy-to-use solution and expert support.

For the mass haul management Infrakit offers a powerful tool. You can monitor trucks in real time and get fully documented logistics automatically. In general, contractors get better quality control with less errors and rework which means less claims, too. By connecting data, people and machines Infrakit ensures that all project parties are working with the latest plans and schedule to avoid waste of resources and expensive errors, eventually leading to a more sustainable way of working.

Independent of equipment and software brands, Infrakit can be used with different types of machines and integrations. Handover phase is made stress-free because all the construction information can be already found in Infrakit. Project progress monitoring can be done with the help of surveying and machine control log points, photos, orthophotos and drone views.

Seamless information flow from design and construction phase to quality documentation

Designers need to make sure that the designs are constructable. When needed, as-built and deviation documentation should also be controlled. Additionally, how to ensure that the customer has the latest designs at their use at any given moment? With Infrakit all this is made easy. Designers can efficiently collect as-built data and hand over documentation from Infrakit. Real-time view on Infrakit benefits all parties involved because of better and instant communication, cooperation and documentation.

First steps towards more digitalized and sustainable infra projects

When your company is interested in digitalizing their projects, first step is to contact our sales experts and we can book a free of charge planning meeting. All the needs will be identified, and a deployment project can be planned according to customer needs. Our services team is ready to help and give guidance to our platform and every step that is made with new, model-based construction process.

Damyanti Rathore
April 14, 2022

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Employee introduction: Jere Syrjälä Master Thesis Worker

Employee introduction: Jere Syrjälä Master Thesis Worker

Nice to see you here! I am Jere and I joined the Infrakit team at the beginning of the year. I will be doing my Master’s Thesis with Infrakit, to assess the impact of cloud service-based digitalization in the infrastructure construction industry’s sustainable development. Wow, did you drop by the wayside? Don’t worry, I can explain it to you in a more simplified manner.

In other words, my thesis work should provide you with more knowledge on how you could reach the sustainability objectives by applying Infrakit. If you are a representative of an infra-owner organization, you can showcase how your organization is pursuing sustainable development objectives with the help of digitalization. If you are a contractor, you can win more contracts by meeting the increasing sustainability demands of owners with the use of Infrakit. And if you have nothing to do with this, my thesis will still help you understand in a better way, how digitalization enables building new infrastructure, that is not shi*ting where your grandchildren are supposed to eat in the future, but rather providing them a better and more sustainable future.

After completing my thesis work, I will be a Master of Science from the University of Vaasa, majoring in Industrial Systems Analytics. My prior work history is related to hands-on business development in renewable solutions for the energy industry and building a gig-economy startup as an entrepreneur. So, a sustainable future has kinda always been at the center of my interest in building knowledge and learning consciously or sometimes even unconsciously.

I could describe myself as a multi-passioned builder persona, who practices calisthenics, listens to e-books and practices inventing new nicknames for my cat daily. I am super excited and honored to be here for you!

Damyanti Rathore
April 8, 2022

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Introducing Morten Westergård as Head of Services in Norway

Introducing Morten Westergård as Head of Services in Norway

Morten Westergård joined Infrakit in August as the Head of Services in Norway, he has now been with us for seven months. We interviewed him about his background and expectations for the future.

Can you tell us a bit about your background in the industry?

I have a Master of Science degree from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. I have a background as a design and lead engineer in railway projects at the consultant side based in both Gothenburg and Oslo. I have had the opportunity to work with earthwork modelling of the high-speed railway line “East Link”, and the construction of the big railway tunnel called “The West Link” under Gothenburg. In Norway I have worked with ERTMS Civil Works for Bane NOR the last couple of years.

Why did you want to join Infrakit?

Joining Infrakit felt like a unique opportunity. To be able to join a technology company at this stage of the digitalisation of the infra construction industry is truly inspiring. Personally, it is motivating to work with the industry in another way than I did before. Being a technology provider like Infrakit makes you help both small and big contractors and owners in their daily business.

What are you looking forward to the most in the future?

It has been an intense and very inspiring start here at Infrakit. Providing expert services to our customers seems like an appreciated way of helping them implementing model-based construction. Response in the market has been good.

What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

I like orienteering, like a lot of our colleagues.

Damyanti Rathore
March 29, 2022

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