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Tidhar Construction

Billion dollar builder and developer puts an end to water damage while reducing water usage.

Challenge

Tidhar is a leading construction company that views quality and customer satisfaction as its top values. These values are the driving force behind its continuous innovation and drive to improve. When it identified water leaks as a potential risk to meeting timelines, it chose to eliminate it with cutting edge technology from WINT.

Solution

For Tidhar Construction, the costs and delays from water damage are unacceptable. They needed a solution that would alert in real-time so staff could shut off the leak before damages occurred. The solution is required during all project phases regardless of communication infrastructure. And it should be adaptable, robust and modular so it can grow with the site as construction progressed.

Outcome

Tidhar deploys WINT devices at its sites from day one. Systems are initially installed on the water mains, and devices are added to newly constructed areas and additional floors as the project advances.

When the system detects leaks it can shut off water to the entire site or to the affected area. Sites have the option to choose automated shutoff or an alert-only policy, depending on their preferences and needs.

WINT systems communicate over the cellular network so they can be deployed at all sites even before internet infrastructure has been set at the site.

Since the probability of water damage is relatively high on the first year after the completion of a construction project – Tidhar are ensuring that the WINT systems remain installed, continuing to protect building even after construction.

SUMMARY

Over the past 2 years, Tidhar has deployed WINT at over 40 construction projects. These include residential highrise buildings as well as large, million-square-feet high-tech commercial facilities. Over this 2-year period, Tidhar experienced 6 shutoff incidents across its portfolio, with water flow rates of 400 – 2000 liters per hour (100-500 GPH). Incident causes included a defective fitting, a broken hose and a tap mistakenly left open.

In all incidents, WINT identified the issue, shut water off and alerted staff, saving the sites from massive damage and delays. Since deploying WINT, Tidhar has not suffered a single water damage incident. In fact, the company has established WINT as a mandatory standard for all of its construction projects; any deviation from its inclusion requires formal CEO approval.

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