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retail anchored by Whole Foods for Regency Centers in Richardson,
Texas; Jim Snell Land Rover/Jaguar dealership in Dallas; and Frisco
and Healthcare Associates four-story medical office building project
with a sublevel garage in Las Colinas, Texas.
The company offers construction management services. A small
in-house crew can self-perform miscellaneous work on its projects,
but it largely relies on subcontractors to complete the bulk of work
on its projects.
Those subcontractors may not be Ridgemont's own employees,
but their work reflects on Ridgemont's ability to manage projects
- which is partially why the company prioritizes accountability.
Holding individuals and subcontractors accountable requires a
firm understanding of the work they're completing. Ridgemont's
on-site superintendent's already do a good job of reviewing processes and checking for quality, but the company is augmenting
those efforts by using new technologies to keep all the stakeholders up to date.
At the end of each week, Ridgemont emails a presentation to all
project stakeholders that provides a wide view of progress. The update includes 360-degree photos taken at the project that enable the
client to virtually review the work that's been completed, ensuring
that the entire segment of the work has been completed correctly,
not just the narrow section captured by traditional still photos.
Ridgemont began using 360-degree photos about a year-and-ahalf ago and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. "The

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clients just have had rave reviews about it because they have never
had access to a project like that before," Johnson says. The company
now has 20 4K-quality 360-degree cameras, enabling it to extensively document every jobsite. Photos are shared directly onto the
project's web based plan sheet, giving everyone involved access.
The 360-photos have a direct impact on work quality. Ridgemont's
superintendent's review every part of the project, but they're also
on-site six days a week looking at the same things over and over.
That repetition can make it easy to miss something. The virtual
images provide another set of eyes that can identify if a detail is off.
To further enhance quality, Ridgemont employs a general
superintendent and a vice president of field operations who is also
a principal of the company. They visit every project each week and
conduct a checklist of all the work and site conditions. "That really
helps with consistency on all of our projects because we have two
highly competent leaders setting and ensuring Ridgemont's expectations on each project," Johnson says. The combination of 360-degree photos and general supervisors means that mistakes are caught
and corrected quickly before they become costly rework.
Access to construction documents has improved as well.
Ridgemont recently adopted PlanGrid, a construction document
management system that allows for the easy sharing of construction
documents such as blueprint updates, RFI's and submittals across
the entire project team. The system ensures that every worker and
craftsmen is using the correct plans and knows precisely what they
should be working on.
Technologies such as 360-degree cameras and PlanGrid help
Ridgemont deliver on its promise of transparency. "It's just been
recently we've been able to find some user-friendly ways and
something that doesn't take an exorbitant amount of time to put
together," Johnson says.
The commitment to transparency has helped Ridgemont on
recent projects such as the building of a new flagship Chase Bank in
Plano, Texas. The design called for inch-and-a-half-thick glass tiles
at the media wall floor area. These tiles are meant to be installed
on walls not floors and, because they were translucent, the tiles


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