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What every CFO needs to know about digitising construction timesheets

As an historically slow adopter of digital tech, the construction industry is going through a digital revolution. According to StartupAUS, there is unprecedented activity and investment (an estimated $98+ million since the start of 2016) in the Australian construction tech start-up space and they suggest full-scale digitisation in the Australian construction sector could add value […]

The fundamentals of construction timesheets

At Envision, our clients are seeing significant dividends from digitising their construction timesheets. The more we talk with a range of project and business stakeholders across the construction industry, the more we’re seeing this as a huge area of improvement potential. Some of the people who influence decisions around technology adoption may not have frontline […]

Real-time records prove value for Surat North project team

CPB Contractors’ work on the QCLNG Surat North Project involved the delivery of critical gas infrastructure by an experienced team with a long-standing history of supporting Shell QGC. Envision was the primary reference for project data and progress information since the project’s inception in 2015. On a daily basis, team members used Envision’s mobile and […]

Digital construction technologies – what it takes to succeed

I was delighted to be invited by Aconex to share at the recent 2017 Construction Technology Summit as part of the panel on ‘Best practices in successfully introducing digital construction technologies’. For a very well attended event, it was exciting to see the changes in play across the industry, and the desire from owners to […]

Electronic docket solution supports project step-change

Origin’s APLNG Collaborative Well Delivery program is led by CPB Contractors. Their team of more than 1,000 gas gathering delivery experts are working across four gas fields to bring wells online faster than ever before. The program features more than 20 individual jobs, ranging from $2 million to $90 million each and, after four successful […]

Three opportunities unlocked by real-time data

At the recent Project Controls Conference, held in Sydney, I spoke on advancing real-time field capture and reporting. With the pervasiveness of smart-phone technology, now, more than ever, project leaders can better tackle productivity issues while improving cost and progress management. However, this relies on a project’s ability to gather information from, and disseminate information […]

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 […]

7 years in review: A fireside chat with Envision’s CEO

What first prompted you to launch Envision? Adrian and I had worked together in the aerospace industry developing software to automate engineering and design processes in commercial and military aircraft applications. After a job change to a fly-in-fly-out construction project in the coal seam gas industry, I was shocked by the manual processes used to […]

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 […]