Technology and the process of information management really is the glue that holds everything together on an AWP project.
While we don’t have our own WFP software and we are agnostic in the use of off the shelf software, we are very good at making it work. We have successfully applied both ConstructSim and Smart Construction to projects and we have proven that both software packages are fit for purpose when applied to support AWP.
The key success factor in setting up the software is that our IM team, engaged as members of the project management team, have an acute understanding of the data and formats that are required. The team interfaces with the Engineering and Procurement teams early in the project to ensure that we have the right data and that the generators of data know that we expect them to deliver it.
The next important ingredient is that we establish a project cloud and use it to host the WFP software, document control & material management databases and the project schedule.
This allows us to map integration between these data sources and to provide simple, secure access for all of the project stakeholders.
Having all of this information in the one place, in an environment that is managed by the project management team allows us to generate project reports from a single source of project data.
This means that the WFP software is applied as a project management tool, not just for the purpose of facilitating work packaging for Workface Planning.