Clark Construction Group, LLC, is one of the most experienced and respected providers of construction services in the United States. For over a century, Clark, which is American owned and operated, has been transforming the ideas and visions of their clients into award-winning projects. The company is consistently ranked among the country’s largest building and civil construction companies with annual revenue in excess of $4 billion, and regional offices from coast to coast.
Undetectable water leaks during construction resulting from environmental conditions and system failures caused millions of dollars in damage for Clark, which leads hundreds of active projects at any given time. To manage this problem, Clark needed visual insight into water delivery and consumption during construction.
A lead engineer at Clark identified a potential solution, which involved installing and connecting a flowmeter, pressure sensor, and control valve in the domestic water main, to an IoT platform and engaged Losant to help with the implementation. Team members were able to quickly and easily set up a test at a Clark job site by installing the valve and sensors in the water main and connecting to the Losant platform. This gave Clark a visual tool to monitor water flow and control over the water main of a construction site. Clark was able to see current water pressure, water flow and water main on/off status. In addition to receiving fulltime, real-time visibility, Clark also had the capability to turn the water main on or off from a smart device. The company is now outfitting many of their job sites with the same solution.
After testing many other products and not having much luck, I was very optimistic when I tried Losant. With no programming background I was still able to get our first job site connected and able to monitor the water main remotely. A big problem has been solved thanks to Losant.
Losant IoT installations will prevent Clark from spending millions of dollars in damages and lost time. This solution will also provide long-term realized savings by allowing Clark to reduce its annual insurance policy premium which covers water damage.
Clark Construction sites can benefit from implementing IoT technology in many areas. The next possible wave of Losant solutions will focus on employee safety, asset tracking, and higher levels of monitoring.
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