A New Zealand tech company is working to address the staggering cost of re-work on construction sites. It's estimated the cost of fixing shoddy work or correcting mistakes can represent between 10 and 20 percent of a project's total cost.
Conqa wants to change the way the construction industry operates, by helping projects get it right, first time. It's developed a quality assurance app which creates checklists for contractors to work by, ensuring compliance at every step of the way, rather than contractors manually filling out paperwork weeks later, at the end of a project.
The information can also be accessed remotely by councils, reducing the number of site visits needed to physically verify that work is compliant. This enabled some projects continue during lockdown. Kathryn speaks to Daniel O'Donoghue, a co-founder of Conqa.