Entries by Hugh Hofmeister

Is the construction foreman’s paper diary dead?

Based on projects I’ve been involved with, I’d say the answer to whether the construction foreman’s paper diary is dead, is a resounding…no. While we’re seeing a growing trend in the desire for electronic diaries and digital workflows, the default is still typically a paper-based system – unless a project’s leaders drive digital. Research conducted by […]

Transforming the crazy end-of-month project controls reporting crescendo

The end-of-month reporting crescendo In the 10 years I’ve been working with projects in the Australian construction industry, the default I’ve seen for project controls reporting has typically involved bringing together cost and progress data on a monthly basis to make decisions and keep projects on track. I’ve been one of those cost engineers, combining […]

New feature improves productivity insight

Small adjustments can make important improvements, is the learning behind Envision’s continued rollout of new features geared for civil infrastructure projects. One of the latest is a simple method for monitoring production performance. Civil teams can now capture production quantities in one unit of measure (such as a truck load), and then convert that to […]

Mobile dockets drive real-time cost and productivity reporting

Envision has launched a range of new features that are already proving their value in helping contractors better engage with, and manage, subcontractors – in turn improving real-time cost and productivity reporting accuracy. With a focus on resource management, one of the key features is a mobile docket solution that has unlocked greater access to […]

Position Available – Senior Delivery Engineer

We are seeking Design & Construction Project Systems specialists to support the implementation and delivery of Envision on new projects. Delivery Engineers are responsible for implementing Envision on client projects to improve project success, grow reputation and build strong client relationships. This role involves providing engineering, systems, development and testing support, business process, change management, […]

Extranet Evolution reviews Envision

“Envision today is a collaborative project delivery platform for design and construction projects that enables near real-time, site-based capture of project data and the continuous integration of that data into the decision-making process. It gives optimal visibility of a project’s schedule, progress, change and costs – drawing on the latest field information and collaboration among […]

Measuring Productivity on the QCLNG Project

Late last year, in collaboration with Thiess and QGC, Ennova implemented Envision across 14 upstream compression facilities in Queensland – projects valued at around $2 billion. They all faced an ambitious delivery schedule, large geographic separation and complex logistics. As the projects progressed, Envision focused the project team’s ability to measure and drive execution. Envision […]

2014 Lean Construction Conference

Ennova partnered with industry leading construction companies to present productivity findings from recent projects at the annual Lean Construction Conference. Ennova showcased results from the recent QCLNG project that demonstrated significant reductions in schedule (timescale) and cost, and an overall improvement of around 30% in labour productivity. The results were discussed at two sessions: 1. Information […]