𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗧𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝘂𝗮𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗻
Question 1: Do you think the industry’s lack of scanning service practices contributes to the high rate of fatal accidents?
A: Concrete scanning services are essential for the construction industry’s efforts to prevent accidents and maintain compliance. Scanning can help to avoid expensive repairs and structural failure by precisely identifying significant structures before construction or renovation starts. Without these services, there is a greater chance of mishaps and expensive repairs, which can be risky for tenants and other building users. Consequently, concrete scanning services are crucial for keeping costs low while also ensuring the safety of everyone involved in a construction or renovation project.
Question 2: What were the driving elements in your decision to collaborate with Xradar?
A: In deciding to collaborate with Xradar, we considered two main factors: the need for concrete scanning services in Malaysia and the technical capabilities of Xradar to provide those services. As a company that provides concrete cutting and coring, we had noticed that there were instances where important structural reinforcements were being inadvertently cut off due to a lack of information. This led to additional rectification and repair work, which added to the cost and inconvenience for our clients. To address this issue, we invested in concrete scanning equipment and began offering this service. However, we quickly realized that our own capabilities were limited and that we could only service a certain type of work.
That’s when we discovered Xradar, a company based in Canada that provides advanced GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) technology and guarantees the accuracy of their scans. We were impressed by their confidence in their deliverables and saw an opportunity to expand our services and provide the best possible results to our clients in Malaysia. That’s why we chose to collaborate with Xradar.
Question 3: How will the scanning services help to improve construction safety and offer a safer ground to workers?
A: Our scanning services help improve construction safety in several ways. Our focus is on building safety and structural integrity, and we scan for three main reasons: prevention, early detection, and compliance.
First, our scans can help prevent accidents and damage to important structures during construction or renovations. For example, if a building is being upgraded or a new tenant is moving into a shopping mall, there may be drilling, coring, cutting, or hacking work taking place. Without accurate information about the location of important reinforcements or cables or pipes, it’s easy to accidentally damage these structures, which can affect the strength and stability of the building. By mapping out these structures with Xradar’s GPR technology, we can help contractors and workers avoid damaging them.
Second, our scans can help detect potential issues early on, which can prevent costly repairs or safety risks down the line. In Malaysia, where the humid climate can take a toll on buildings, it’s essential to regularly inspect structures for cracks, water leakage, and other visible issues. However, there may also be hidden issues within the concrete, such as corrosion, delamination, or voids, that are not visible to the naked eye. By detecting these issues early, we can help prevent them from becoming more serious and costly to fix.
Finally, our scans can help ensure compliance with building codes and design specifications. During new construction, it’s important to make sure that reinforcements and other structural elements are placed according to the design plans. If these elements are not properly placed, the building may not be as strong or stable as it should be. By scanning the construction site, we can verify that the work is being done to specifications and help ensure the safety of the building
Question 4: The scanning process is deemed an extra process in construction management, how do you dispel this myth and “convince” them to make the scanning process part of the process and what challenges are faced in constructing a scanning process that suits Malaysia’s construction industry?
A: One of the main challenges we face in constructing a scanning process that suits Malaysia’s construction industry is changing the perception of local building owners, consultants, and contractors towards concrete scanning. Many of them may be unaware of the long-term benefits that scanning can offer, such as maintaining the sustainability and integrity of a structure and improving the efficiency of a project. Without this understanding, they may see concrete scanning as an additional cost rather than a cost-saving tool.
Our goal is to educate and inform decision-makers about the value of concrete scanning and how it can benefit their projects. We want to help them understand that investing in scanning can help prevent issues and accidents, identify potential problems early on, and save money in the long run. By demonstrating the value of concrete scanning, we hope to overcome this challenge and make it a more integral part of the construction process in Malaysia.
Question 5: Can you please share with us how concrete scanning can help in future construction procedures?
A: By providing real-time data and instant results, Xradar Concrete Scanning Technology can help to enhance work efficiency & accuracy without any form of drilling and hacking during the process. With an in-house app that speeds up the generation of professional engineering reports, contractors and consultants can make informed decisions on the spot and benefit from same-day report delivery.
Question 6: How can Xradar Asia overcome the issue of not having the proper skills and understanding to handle GPR technology?
A: At Xradar Asia, we take several steps to ensure that our team has the proper skills and understanding to handle GPR technology. First, we use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced software to ensure that we are able to get the best results possible. Most importantly, we provide extensive training to our team, including on-the-job training by experienced trainers from Xradar Canada. We also have a wealth of knowledge in this area, with a library of resources that support the theory behind our practical applications. Furthermore, we are committed to ongoing research and development to continually improve our data and achieve better results for our clients. These measures help us to ensure that our team has the necessary skills and understanding to effectively use Xradar technology with the right approach.