Brompton is a high-end construction company specialising in multi-residential and commercial projects. Founded in 2017, they provide a range of services including Lump Sum, Design and Construct, and Cost Plus Contracting, Early Contractor Involvement, and Preliminary Cost Planning.
A Digital Edge to Quality and Accreditation
Mitch says Brompton is currently in the application process to achieve ISO accreditations. As part of that process, Brompton recently had a safety audit. “It’s the first time I’ve basically pushed a button and the auditor has the results from the cloud he needs, instantly.”
“In the past, an auditor would come on-site, they’d go through the paperwork with us, then write it up. I’d then receive it back from them, review it on-site, and this whole process would be a two-week turnaround,” he says.
That recent audit’s efficiency was possible thanks to Brompton’s drive to digitalise its operations. Since late 2021, it’s integrated the safety and compliance platform, 1Breadcrumb, with construction project management software, Procore. “The integration helps automate our systems so our staff can do their tasks as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Fewer mistakes are made and it’s simpler to manage,” he says.
1Breadcrumb can stand alone as a safety and compliance platform, however, by leveraging the power of Procore, the capacity of integration between the two provides a single source of truth for project and site teams to work alongside, whilst creating a seamless user experience for site workers and trades. “Permissions are very easy to authorise too, so that each user is able to access exactly what they need,” says Mitch.
The Missing Link to Paperless Operations
Reflecting on what led Brompton to select 1Breadcrumb, the company’s Finance and Administration Manager, Louise Burdon, says they were missing a digital safety solution. Up to that point they’d digitalised 90% of their business processes and systems. “We wanted to be a paperless business, so we implemented Procore after our first 12 months for financial management, site diaries, quality control, and some aspects of health and safety.”
The challenges for Brompton were being “stuck” with paper on site, particularly for completing inductions and
“It’s amazing how Procore and 1Breadcrumb work seamlessly and efficiently together creating a single source of truth along with our finance system, Xero. Everything is in one space, allowing us instant access, whether we’re on-site, at the office, or home.”
Overall, using 1Breadcrumb and Procore together saves time and boosts efficiency, Mitch says. “It’s a no-brainer and means our staff have more time in the day to concentrate on the core tasks and building job, and can be across additional jobs too.
SWMS and Permits
Louise has calculated that 1Breadcrumb also saves Brompton roughly an hour each day in work-hours. “Previously, the sub-contractors had to fill out forms manually on-site. With 1Breadcrumb, 75% of the induction process can be done as a pre-site induction, off-site, the night before. We just send the subbies’ a code via their smartphone,” she says.
Brompton also leverages the 1Breadcrumb permits workflow to seamlessly digitise a previously inefficient paper-based process. By providing site teams the ability to easily apply for permits and to make changes to previously submitted permits, trades are finding it avoids the former, potentially time-consuming task.