Orange Business lands IoT deal from McConnell Dowell

McConnell Dowell, a leading infrastructure construction company, has selected Orange Business Services to design a IoT solution.
Orange Business for enterprise technologyThe IoT solution will enable construction sites to collect and report on real-time information, such as heavy machinery utilization and asset tracking, to enable smarter decision making for operational efficiency, time saving and cost reductions.

“Infrastructure delivery costs are rising by 8 percent. Efficient project management impacts our business performance. We are focused on embedding technology in our processes,” said Rhys Craigie, alliance systems manager, McConnell Dowell.

Prior to this approach, McConnell Dowell could access reports that were manually collated from physically captured data.

McConnell Dowell will use the Orange IoT platform to access multiple devices and sensors for collecting environmental data and measure asset utilization spread across construction sites to harvest data. This is then sent across a LoRa low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) to the company for analysis, correlating with other environmental data.

McConnell Dowell can collect telemetry data such as machine movements and track assets onsite allowing project teams to assess efficiency of machine use and report on individual asset utilization.

McConnell Dowell can track material such as concrete panels from the manufacturer through transportation and installation. They can identify each individual panel and take smart decisions, avoiding incorrect placement, rework and project delays, said Kevin Griffen, managing director, Australasia, Orange Business Services.