Though technology has rapidly advanced in the last decade, the common challenge of document control and management persists in engineering and construction projects. As project collaboration tools increase in number and capability, the global reach of our companies and supply chains creates a challenge – how to standardize, streamline, and consolidate collaboration around a single solution?
Every project has a lifecycle. From start to finish, mega projects are composed of complex operations executed by hundreds, if not thousands of individuals. Aligning effort, time and coordination across the entire lifecycle of a project depend on a key factor: Control. As such, Proarc developed a model comprised of seven essential steps to help you gain control on your next project.
According to a report published in 2015 by McKinsey research, construction megaprojects have a 98% occurrence rate for time delays and cost overruns. Data indicates an average cost overrun of 80% of the original value and an average slippage of 20 months.
Document Organization and Control is at times an overwhelming task. There are many approaches to storing data that have worked well in the past. In today’s highly interactive and collaborative environment we find it is critical to not only manage and store data, but also to provide rapid retrieval, controlled access to documents based on approval levels, and assurance that revision levels are accurate.
It is 2018, yet the age-old challenge of addressing the control and management of Engineering Documents persists. In many industries, ranging from new construction capital projects to revamping of existing facilities, documents are being created to enable safe asset operations. However, it can be tricky trying to control the document management system on your own when multiple people and jobs are involved.