The Future of Project Controls

Several innovative companies in the field of project controls have come together at an event (organised by Phil Shatz) at the Little Ships Club by the River Thames in London. Presentations are scheduled by InEight BASIS, ShapeDo, Aphex, Sablono, BuildSafe, Turbo Chart, Resolex, BuiltIntelligence, Chase, and Th3rdCurve. I will be live-blogging from the event this afternoon.

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A Case Study on the Introduction of a New Technology within the UK Construction Sector

Its been over a year since I setup to bring the best new project control related technologies to the UK construction sector. Of the companies I’ve worked with perhaps the most interesting story is that of ShapeDo.

When I first contacted ShapeDo they were just a couple of tech wizards based in Israel with a simple machine vision technology to align and compare drawings. I saw some similarities to a system called Acumen which I’d had good success with. The challenge was that ShapeDo were a long way from being ready for the level of complexity inherent in the big infrastructure projects we have here in the UK.

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How to Leverage Positive Behaviours to Build Trust in a Project Controls Function

Do you agree that people build trust by doing what they said they were going to do? As with so many things in life, the higher the degree of trust across a team, the better their performance. Few would argue against the idea that trust is at the root of the positive behaviours that drive successful delivery.

The proper deployment of methods and technologies to make near real-time success metrics available can accelerate the building of trust. Getting timely insight efficiently gives higher performing project teams the huge advantage of being able to build trust faster.

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Scope Control Through Better Drawing Management


This is the best drawing comparison tool you will ever see.

ShapeDo’s comparison software enables control over drawing changes and their impact on construction projects. Your drawings can be shifted, scaled, spliced, remastered or scanned. ShapeDo will automatically create the best comparison.

The software enables engineering and commercial teams to fully review all changes in a realistic time-frame leveraging visual communications to stay on top of every aspect of a project.

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“Israeli startup ShapeDo has a powerful 2D drawing change identification capability to which it has added strong workflow management, making it an attractive contract change application.”
Review from Paul Wilkinson, 14 June 2017

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Turbo Chart is a new tool for generating “Time Location Charts” that are used to visualise linear project schedules. Linear locations go on the horizontal axis and dates go on the vertical axis. Schedule activities are then plotted onto the chart according to the locations over which they occur and the dates that the project schedule determines.

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