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Powerproject shows building companies the next smart move

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Delivering data in a site-friendly format is essential to programme efficiency

Ninety per cent of the information transmitted to our brains is visual. Hence it is not enough to capture detailed data on construction programmes: you need to deliver insights in a format that people can interpret and action.

Powerproject is Elecosoft’s award-winning planning and project management software. Its technology centralises data and provides intuitive insights – so your company can make intelligent, cost-effective decisions every single day.

Visualise programmes from day one

A clear roadmap is critical to securing client buy-in and aligning your colleagues, contractors and subcontractors. Powerproject BIM integrates 4D planning to enhance tendering and progress monitoring. It enables users to:

  • run scenarios to assess the feasibility of execution;
  • visualise schedules in 3D and view change as Gantt charts are updated; and
  • export animations to create a video timeline view of the build sequence.

Powerproject BIM is already giving companies the confidence to explore new methods. For example, Willmott Dixon halved the number of workers it needed to build the University of Warwick’s Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building by manufacturing 50% of the building off site.

Track project progress in real-time

Poor communications cause a third of construction project failures. Powerproject turns vast data lakes into valuable, simple updates, delivered in real-time for immediate accountability, enabling you to:

  • control costs, income and cash flow across your portfolio;
  • allocate and manage resources to increase productivity; and
  • allow multiple users to work collaboratively across project files.

When Morgan Sindall won the contract for a three-storey science and maths block for Vandyke Upper School in Bedfordshire, it used Powerproject to ensure construction was completed in just 33 weeks – in time for the start of the new school year.

Improve access to critical information

Powerproject’s Site Progress Mobile app supports multi-site working by communicating changes and updates between strategic and site staff, reducing the time spent on admin and in meetings.

“Site Progress Mobile gives us a competitive edge,” says Shane McHugh,  senior planner with JJ Rhatigan. “We know we’re getting real boots-on-the-ground feedback directly from the delivery team.”

Learn and improve continuously

Powerproject Vision and Business Intelligence software identifies issues early on, stops scope creep and leverages best practices, allowing users to:

  • create one version of the truth in an easy-to-interpret format;
  • automate project reviews, approvals, and workflow amendments; and
  • track performance against KPIs to meet time and budget targets.

Powerproject also collates a complete history of each programme, so your company can view the impact of changing legislation on completed projects.

“Powerproject Vision has helped us to control our planning governance,” explains Steven Tideswell, Vinci Construction UK’s head of business excellence. “Working more collaboratively and without loss of data means we will be better protected against any future claims.”

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