As part of a major overhead cable refurbishment project on the west coast of Scotland, Dalcour Maclaren were approached to advice on how to efficiently provide a record of condition prior to the start of the project.

The location of the project crossed remote undulating land and impacted multiple landowners.  Each landowner required proof of a record of condition prior to the project starting.  The client’s requirement was to complete the works urgently as contractors were ready to start on site.

Challenges faced 

  • Remote Land 
  • Inconsistent Mobile coverage 
  • Large scale route and high volume of apparatus and access roads to be recorded (80km) 
  • Time constraints requiring works to start urgently 

Collaborative approach

Through an initial collaborative workshop with the client, we were able to identify issues and establish the requirements, outputs, security of data and access controls. 

We set up a collaborative action plan with clear ownership, requirements, and deliverable date to successfully ensure timely delivery.  Progress calls with a clear agenda were scheduled, and as soon as issues and blockers were identified, they were taken offline to enable a separate focus on finding and delivering solutions.

Successful outcome

Our structured approach led to the following successful achievements:

  • Fast deployment to complete the walkover in quick time utilising a new streamlined approach at a fixed cost 
  • Works completed in ‘one pass’ walkover – reducing the need for repeat visits and contributing to a reduced carbon emission  
  • Images collated into a single source of data, remotely accessible by the project team thus reducing the need to visit the site 
  • Live documents with live status client access and progress reporting created





How we helped

Provision of a record of condition survey

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Sam West

Associate Director