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AHR Case Study

RenKap Case Study: AHR Architects

See how RenKap helped Helen from AHR Architects to automate her site surveys and save over 1.3 years of management time.

The Client

AHR Architects is a multi-award winning architectural and building consultancy practice, founded in 1835 and working across the UK and internationally.

 

They offer a wide variety of services including architecture, building consultancy, masterplanning, BIM consultancy and much more. They also operate across a wide variety of sectors including education, civic, health, hospitality, offices, residential, retail, sports, technology and transportation.

The Challenge

Architects are typically one of the first project team members to be appointed on any scheme and as such AHR Architects regularly get asked by their clients if they could help manage all the initial site surveys on the client’s behalf. These surveys typically include: archaeology surveys, utility surveys, topo surveys, ecology surveys, legal searches, geotechnical surveys and many more. You can see a full list of all the pertinent surveys here

 

Managing all these surveys is a very time consuming process because for each site AHR would need to:

Site Survey - Old Process

In most instances several of the above steps are missed due to time pressures resulting in potential risks and liabilities.

 

The process of managing the site surveys for their clients typically takes AHR Architects over 4 weeks of in-house management time per project. That management time costs AHR over £4k per project.

 

Additionally, managing these surveys come with a lot of risks as there is a lot of liability associated with the early stage surveys. For instance AHR’s clients will be spending a lot of money on design and construction on the back of these early stage surveys. Therefore the recommended surveyors need to be extremely high-quality and capable of delivering best practice reports for AHR’s clients.

The Decision

AHR Regional Director of the Health Sector, Helen Revitt was initially introduced to RenKap through her client David Mason from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC).

 

David and RMBC had a large portfolio of brownfield sites that AHR had been appointed on. Helen knew that they would require a large amount of site surveys and after a review of our website she subscribed to the RenKap platform.

“I know how often we need to do these surveys and how long it typically takes us to manage these surveys on a site by site basis and therefore the RenKap £6k annual subscription was a no brainer for us.”
Logo - AHR Architects
Helen Revitt
Regional Director - Health Sector

AHR Architects was our fastest and smoothest client transaction. Helen took a look through our website and subscribed to our Enterprise Plan without the need for a demo from our team. Shortly after Helen began uploading her first sites.

The Transformation

AHR’s transition from the old manual way of managing surveys to the RenKap platform was seamless. 

 

At RenKap we pride ourselves in building a well thought out user experience in order to be as intuitive for our clients as possible. Client’s don’t want to be speaking with sales and customer support, they want to be able to progress their projects instantaneously.

 

Once Helen signed up she began uploading her sites without requiring any onboarding at all. The RenKap streamlined process can be seen below:

RenKap - new process

A process that used to take AHR over 4 weeks of management time was reduced to under 1 hour of management time without any cumbersome tech onboarding.

The Results

In Helen’s first 9 months using the RenKap platform she uploaded a total of 17 sites and received over 300 tenders. 

 

Via RenKap, Helen has saved AHR over 1.3 years of management time equating to a total saving of £68,000. This saving has resulted in a business Return on Investment (ROI) of 11X.

Site Investigation Checklist

The only site investigation checklist you need

Download our site investigation checklist, which covers the 13 site investigation surveys you need to complete on every site. This includes a rundown of why you need each of them and at what stage throughout the project lifecycle.

Site Investigation Checklist

The only site investigation checklist you need

Download our site investigation checklist, which covers the 13 site investigation surveys you need to complete on every site. This includes a rundown of why you need each of them and at what stage throughout the project lifecycle.

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