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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Queensland Government puts a spotlight on BIM

Envision was recently a guest industry presenter at the Queensland Government’s Talk IT Up – BIM Mini Expo – part of the Government’s spotlight on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the delivery and management of infrastructure assets. The networking session came off the back of the Queensland Government’s commitment to implementing BIM on all major […]

TMR MIXr showcases real-time technology advancements

Envision is proudly one of the ‘industry solutions’ presenters at the upcoming Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads TMR MIXr on 28 March 2017, providing insights into the advantages available to projects through real-time field reporting. Off the back of the inaugural event last year, TMR has opened up the one-day event to a […]

Envision’s civil features offer more flexibility

Civil infrastructure projects are increasingly reaping the benefits of Envision’s recent development effort, following a two-year push to widen the features geared toward these projects. A critical area of flexibility is that projects can drive data capture using cost codes rather than the schedule as the backbone for their Envision set-up. With the prefered structure […]