Rogers-O’Brien implemented Transtec’s COMMAND Center concrete temperature and maturity monitoring system on The Whitley, a 16-story, 300,000 square foot mixed-use project in Austin, TX. Rogers-O’Brien saw significant time savings using COMMAND Center to quickly determine when concrete achieved necessary strength and to reduce test cylinders. The team saved an entire day per floor and a total of 16 days of schedule.
CLIENT: Rogers-O’Brien Construction
Early in the project, Rogers-O’Brien used the COMMAND Center system in tandem with the traditional approach of cylinder breaks to double-check their accuracy. But according to Michael Jackson, Assistant Project Manager for Rogers-O’Brien in Austin, COMMAND Center proved so consistently reliable that after the first few pours, they were able to greatly reduce the number of cylinders they poured and tested. Using fewer cylinders reduced laboratory fees and further accelerated the schedule. As Jackson explained, COMMAND Center “takes the guesswork out of it, and the financial responsibility burden off the contractor to specify how many cylinders to pour or test.” Jackson also found the COMMAND Center interface easy to learn and use, which is critical for construction teams. According to Jackson, “If you can use a phone, you can use COMMAND Center.”