Transforming open-book contracting

MPC Group’s use of Envision on its QCLNG contracts, over two years, has transformed into what the team has called an ‘open-book’ approach to contracting.

Over this period, with MPC Group being engaged directly with both QGC and CPB Contractors, MPC Group has continued to deliver a number of gas and water trunklines for the expanding QCLNG infrastructure – using Envision since 2015.

Envision has been the central project management system used by all three levels – client, contractor, subcontractor – creating a central point for delivery team collaboration.

The full suite of Envision’s features have been in play, with a focus on work planning, progress and cost capture, daily diary creation, change management, and ongoing productivity reporting.

Across the two trunklines, in the first year of use alone, Envision supported:

  • 1,062 photos
  • 1,414 user comments
  • 2,236 progress entries
  • 292,500 cost entries (labour and equipment)
  • 842 reports (daily, weekly etc)
  • 1,263 hours saved in reporting efficiency

All parties saw the same data, setting the foundation for a positive, proactive contracting relationship. Highlights from using Envision have included:

  • Central data management
  • Easy reporting compliance
  • Transparent variations
  • Step change in project management
  • Continuous product improvement

A full case study on the project has just been launched and is available here.