The Subject Matter Experts required to develop and support AWP for a project will average about 3 positions for every $1 Billion of TIC. This includes all of the functional requirements for AWP, IM and WFP.
With the document control database hosted on the cloud where the project stakeholders all have electronic access you can expect at least a 75% reduction in the need for document control personnel in both the Owner and Construction Contractor organizations. As the Workface Planners utilize the WFP software to generate Planned and Earned value, the need for project controls personnel is also significantly reduced. The simplified AWP schedule is much easier to maintain so there is less need for schedule resources.
The Workface Planning process mandates three week’s notice for material requisitions which means that the material team can level resources and avoid the extra staff required to cover peak periods. And finally, the process of IWPs entered into a believable three week look ahead and the predictable execution of scope dramatically reduces the need for trouble shooting so the construction management team can be more effective with less resources.
So let’s just take a guess and say that the reduction of site indirects balances the cost of software, hardware office space, administration and any increase in the cost of engineering or fabrication (which it does easily), then the only cost we are left with is the cost of Workface Planners., which is 2% of directs. The average productivity increase on AWP projects is 25% which means that it is 12.5 times more that the cost of the Workface Planners. = 1250% Return on Investment
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