“Project FROG continues to improve upon building environments that put human beings’ health, wellness, and performance first”.
Today the challenges owners in retail, food service, healthcare, or education face include rising material costs and shortages, weather disruptions, and a lack of skilled labor that results in poor quality, project delays, cost overruns, and an inability to scale their expansion efforts. These common challenges have plagued the AEC industry for decades. Not only have they been a challenge, but they are also not likely to improve any time soon. The skilled labor shortage, for example, has a large percentage of workers in various construction and engineering trades ready to retire. There are not enough people entering this part of the workforce to compensate for the loss.
Project FROG’s Industrialized construction approach overcomes these problems through a combination of process optimization from design to occupancy. They can design the building using proprietary software for faster and better construction by treating it as a product. This is also known as Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA). Breaking it down into manufacturable parts and components optimizes the building for more cost-effective transport and handling and takes the construction from onsite to offsite. 60% of costs overruns and delays caused by weather and lack of productivity are eliminated by moving this process indoors. The company’s partnerships with manufacturers and a diverse supply chain network allow them to continue moving forward and overcome the current material cost and availability problems—clients are getting sustainable, high-performing buildings on average 50% faster than traditional construction.
With over 15 years of experience providing IC solutions, Project Frog offers clients the highest level of knowledge, guidance, and reassurance, helping them adapt to these new construction methods. From design to permitting, manufacturing, assembly, and construction, users gain the appropriate knowledge and support through every step of the rapidly changing market to ensure their business stays relevant while reaping the rewards of industrialized construction. Their approach eases their apprehension, allowing them to realize IC’s performance, growth, and other benefits.
Many companies in this industry focus solely on offsite construction. However, Project FROG leads with design and goes beyond prefabrication using modern construction methods for continuous process improvement, building optimization of air, sound, light, energy efficiency, and technology integration. Project Frog’s holistic solution spans the entire process from design to occupancy, eliminating the burden on the owner.
The company’s revolutionary product, KitConnect, offers designers enhanced capabilities in their typical tools like Autodesk Revit. KitConnect’s initial purpose was to help designers take a building and develop it into a manufacturable kit-of-parts to easily share with building manufacturers while reducing the burden of QA/QC. KitConnect offers the ability to configure components & modules while ensuring adherence to design standards. A unified enterprise library for repeated content allows controlled distribution and optimized repetition across multiple Revit projects.
Project FROG continues to improve upon building environments that put human beings’ health, wellness, and performance first. On the building solutions side, Project FROG continues to expand existing education, healthcare, retail, and food service programs while developing new sustainable solutions delivered, on average, in half the time of conventional, stick-built construction practices to more industries.
Over the next year, the company will begin a fundamentally different approach to delivering projects, making the entire process easier for owners. Project Frog continues to expand its manufacturing and supply chain network for a proactive approach to the diminishing skilled labor force and eliminating delays caused by the currently broken supply chain. Their technology offering, KitConnect, continues to evolve with a new cloud-based platform launching in early 2022. The focus of the KitConnect technology roadmap and heavy investment into functionality will enable an integrated collaborative approach to offer the ideal enterprise solution for owners and the AEC design community.
The company will continue to gain inspiration through new and better ways of working while offering ongoing benefits to owners, partners, and the world they share. “Whether we like it or not, our world and the way we build it are changing. It took Project Frog 11 years to reach a milestone of 500k square feet built and less than four years to double it. It’s encouraging to see the industry beginning to embrace the innovation of industrialized construction that we’ve been striving to implement for the past 15 years,” says Drew Buechley, CEO of Project Frog.