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Avoiding common problems in construction planning
Common problems in construction planning include: poor communication, inefficient or limited resource and risk planning, and having no process for change control. However, these issues can be managed with the right project scheduling software.
Join our webinar find out more. Our experienced presenter understands the challenges of construction planning and will show how, with Powerproject, you can easily create an impressive project plan and use it to keep on track – even when things change. The webinar will cover:
- Creating a project plan using drag and drop functionality
- Resource planning
- How subcontractors are using software to communicate better with contractors
- Indicators that a project is going off track
- Quick, real-time reports
- Plan updating from mobile devices
Thursday 28 January, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
How to create a new project schedule
Before your project gets started, a construction schedule needs to be developed to determine the initial plan/baseline schedule. This can be used to notify all stakeholders, vendors, and contractors of the plan and who is responsible for each task. The fully developed schedule will become the contract baseline schedule for comparison purposes as the project gets underway.
Register for this free webinar where our keynote speaker will demonstrate the process to create a new project schedule. Using the intuitive Powerproject scheduling software, the speaker will focus on how to create a project schedule and will include:
- Using a template
- Modifying calendars
- Adding tasks and creating logic links
- Coding to document who is responsible
- Developing and creating task pools
- Printing to submit the schedule
Schedule conflict? Register to receive a recording of the session.
Our keynote speaker is Wendy Corrigan, a project controls expert with over 30 years of experience supporting government, public and private-sector AEC owners, general contractors and subcontractors. She is the founder and CEO of Project Integration, an established project controls firm supporting clients with implementing, training and consulting on the leading software tools to ensure clients maximize the benefits for successful project delivery. In addition, Wendy is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and certified implementation specialist for both Oracle Primavera and Elecosoft Powerproject tools. Visit the Project Integration website at www.projectintegration.net for more information.
Thursday 28 January, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM (MST)
Key factors to consider when choosing a new CMMS/CAFM solution
In this session we will be discussing key factors that can be easily overlooked when selecting a CMMS/CAFM solution, we will also cover the stages of the selection process through to implementation, training and the ongoing health of your solution.
Friday 29 January, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Planning techniques for projects with a schedule and a distance
The challenges of project planning on many infrastructure and maintenance projects (e.g. roads, railways, pipelines, etc.) depends not only on what things happen but also where they happen. The location is often a key driver in how the project needs to be organised and you need to understand and use the Time-Chainage technique.
Join our 45-minute webinar to find out more. Our experienced presenter understands the challenges of construction planning and will show how, with Tilos, you can use the distance component to fully define the scope of work and plan in a new way. The webinar will cover:
- The concepts and basics of Time-Chainage and Tilos
- Creating a project plan using drag and drop functionality
- Linking tasks with distance as a driver
- Export and import to Excel, P6, Powerproject, Microsoft Project
- Baseline and progress
Wednesday 3 February, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Working more effectively in a P6 distributed environment
Many contractors have staff working on large civils and infrastructure projects using software outside of their controlled Oracle Primavera P6 master programme, such as MS Excel and MS Project. Often this is because they find P6 too complex or costly for those outside the core planning team to use, such as when developing short-term programmes that expand on the level of detail held in the master programme. Whatever the reason, getting data exported, updated and imported back into P6 leads to errors and inaccuracies; breaking the link between the master programme and the individual project. These products are also not tailored to the environment in which they are used, as well as often costing more than is first thought.
This webinar will show you how you can check out sections of a project from P6 and update the schedule with a user-friendly interface within a cost-effective solution. Our experienced presenter will show you how many organisations are increasingly working with Powerproject as a better user experience and how you can:
- Check out data from Primavera P6 into Powerproject
- Update progress easily – including via mobile devices on site
- Print reports for easy communication
- Reduce costs with shared licensing
In addition, Powerproject includes tools for Risk Analysis and Schedule Quality Checking, providing another reason to explore the benefits it can bring to your work.
Tuesday 9 February, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
See how 4D is changing the way construction projects are run
This webinar will show you how to use the visual power of 4D BIM software to produce better plans and enhance communication with all involved. We will show you how to quickly create a powerful 4D environment in Powerproject BIM by combining a 3D model your project schedule and how this enables you to:
- Make best use of resources within the space available on-site
- Run scenarios to assess feasibility and check for problems in construction sequence
- See progress and the impact of delays in 3D as you update the Gantt chart
- Communicate work packages, site layout and protocols to contractors and clients
- Integrate as-built information collected via mobile devices
- Create better tenders, faster
Tuesday 16 February, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
How to avoid costly, unexpected repairs
Would your business be more efficient if you could avoid costly, unexpected, repairs?
In this webinar we will look at some of the key factors to consider in choosing a CMMS/CAFM solution. It is important to choose a system that will enable you to reduce repair and replacement costs with effective maintenance planning.
Our experienced presenter will show you the importance of having control of your assets and maintaining visibility across your business. You should look for this in a CMMS/CAFM solution to ensure you can budget for replacing equipment and parts before problems occur. The result is better cost control and more efficient operations.
The webinar will give an introduction to ShireSystem 4.0 and show how quick, easy and inexpensive it can be to increase the longevity of your company assets. Exciting new functionality includes a Wallboard module for a powerful way to share relevant, actionable data.
We will also explore the Maintenance Manager system capabilities and how ShireSystem can provide business continuity whilst remaining compliant by providing details of costs and an audit trail.
Friday 26 February, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Ensure your CMMS/CAFM solution has the flexibility to adapt according to your needs
This webinar will look at the importance of a CMMS/CAFM system providing a broad capability, being scalable and having the ability to adapt to your changing requirements. It is not only important to ensure that the system you choose can meet your current requirements, but also to check it can adapt as you need it to.
This webinar will outline the essential modules that can be added to the ShireSystem CMMS/CAFM solution, including:
ShireSystem Stock and Inventory (Materials Management) facilitates the management of stock, enabling the user to organise, monitor and control movement at each stage of the receipt / storage / issue and return cycle whilst maintaining quality compliance.
ShireSystem Work Requester is a cost effective and efficient module permitting users to submit and track work requests to the maintenance team. Work Requester is a simple method to request actions against an asset, contact, client or location.
Plus a summary of other options that are available.