Bouygues UK reaches new heights of planning excellence in City build
Construction contractors often face issues of proximity to buildings and infrastructure – but the £31m redevelopment of 71 Queen Victoria Street, London, presented them in abundance.Read More
Cullum retunes its project planning to drive a high performance business gas sector.
Cullum Detuners Limited has been working with customers in the most exacting of engineering industries for many years.
Established in 1898, it now works with customers spanning Nuclear, Energy, Marine and Aerospace.
Powerproject proves an asset for plant and vehicle planning at FM Conway Ltd
FM Conway Ltd can, at any time, have between 200 and 500 individual projects either underway or in planning,
as it supports customers such as the London Boroughs, Transport for London and the Highways Agency in maintaining
the UK’s infrastructure.
Today it uses Powerproject Enterprise to monitor the assets and staff utilisation across its concurrent projects.
Galliford Try Visualises BIM Success for Birmingham Conservatoire
The £57 million project for Birmingham City University is creating the UK’s first new conservatoire since the mid-1980s.
The high-profile project was designed as a BIM project from the outset.
Having always had a significant belief in quality standards, Galliford Try was among the first wave of contractors to secure its full BIM accreditation.
Staging and Scenarios with Powerproject aids efficient delivery of Warsaw Metro extension
Gülermak, a leader in mass transport, railway and transport projects, was the Polish partner in a consortium of three partners working as AGP Metro Polska which won the tender for the central extension of the Warsaw Metro Line 2.
This complex, phased project would require extreme precision. Gülermak chose Powerproject to help it deliver.
Interserve improves site progress discipline across seven schools
In 2015 Interserve signed a joint venture deal to build seven new schools for students in Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading.
The £135m project now delivers 8,900 student places, of which 900 were newly-created through the new build Priority Schools Building Programme.
Interserve uses Powerproject planning software for that purpose on many of its projects.
Interserve Makes Time for Excellence at University of York
The contract to develop the £9.5m science building at the University of York marked the first project with a
new client for Interserve Construction.
Project manager, Oliver Robinson, not only delivered the project on time and budget, but hit all the relationship goals too, gaining a Gold Medal in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards as a result.
He used Powerproject software from Elecosoft to maintain precision timeline control, evaluate numerous potential programme paths, and evolve the programme in real time to meet challenging, and everchanging, client expectations.
ISG plots a critical path past sensitive residents to create a new Dorset School
When ISG won the contract from Dorset District Council to build Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School, it knew that
some local community concerns were inevitable.
Not only would this be the largest construction project in the village of Lulworth for many years, the village is located on a Jurassic stretch of coastline designated as a World Heritage Site.
However, as the project moved forwards, these would not prove the only hurdles to overcome.
ISG takes change in its stride at Horsforth, Leeds
ISG secured the contract to deliver a new headquarters for innovative healthcare
technology company TPP in the form of a four storey, steel-framed office
building above a reinforced concrete box to house two under-croft levels
However, it could not foresee that the contract would generate hundreds of individual changes, requiring numerous time extension negotiations that would almost double the original length of the build, and grow the value of the project to more than £20 million before its completion in October 2015.
Keepmoat Regeneration refurbishes its planning approach across the business
Keepmoat Regeneration undertakes a range of project sizes and types, from a 25-house inner city development to
multi-phase housing developments, tower blocks, and extra-care retirement villages.
When planning manager Jonathan Dann joined Keepmoat Regeneration, he was glad to find Powerproject was in use.
As a user for 25 years, he knew how to gain value from it – yet he discovered that many of its main benefits were not being secured.
The Lawson Robb Experience – 5-star luxury design projects, delivered with the help of Powerproject Enterprise
Lawson Robb has designed and delivered some of the highest calibre interior architectural designs in the world.
Delivering the Lawson Robb Experience depends not just upon its amazing home, hotel and yacht designs but upon meticulous delivery.
Failure to serve its high-end clients to the highest standard is simply unthinkable.
Superb sequencing and logistics delivers a rapidly saleable office tower
12-14 New Fetter Lane, a 15-storey office building on the western edge of the City of London, was a project that
almost did not happen.
After its original planning in 2007 was delayed, first by the recession and then right-of-light issues, it was finally redesigned and commenced in Spring 2013, with project completion achieved in November 2015.
The highway to programme management efficiency at Skanska
Graham Roebuck, chief planner within Skanska’s infrastructure services division
in the UK, talks about how he and his team use Powerproject Enterprise.
The business of highways maintenance and street lighting management requires its planners to keep a very tight handle on all the different jobs that may be running simultaneously – but it also involves a high degree of repetitive work.
To support this, Graham’s team utilises the multi-user and multi-project functionality of Powerproject Enterprise.
Southern Peru Copper Corporation Mines for New Project Management Efficiencies with Powerproject
Southern Peru Copper Corporation is part of the US-based mining and metallurgical group SCC, which generates annual revenues
in excess of $6billion around the world.
With hundreds of mining projects in simultaneous operation across a large geography, SPCC wished to improve its business and project visibility.
It chose Powerproject Enterprise from Elecosoft to consolidate the planning and management of projects, enable collaboration by its team of coordinators, and replace disparate tools in use, including Microsoft Excel and Project.
Mid-sized Construction Management Firm Delivers Projects Successfully with Powerproject
Warfel began a year-long process to replace Suretrak and Microsoft Project. Kingree’s team researched and
tested nearly a half dozen other scheduling tools including Primavera P6, and some smaller, web-based systems before choosing to standardize on Powerproject.
Since 1911, Warfel Construction Company has established itself as one of Central Pennsylvania’s largest providers of construction management, design/build, and general contracting services.
The company serves clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and has built a solid reputation for its innovative construction solutions and sustainable building practices.
Clients and Consultants Collaborate for Change at Seddon
Delivery on time is a universal goal for construction businesses.
At family firm Seddon, keeping that promise to customers and delivering a first-class service is very important.
Already a Powerproject user, Seddon chose to work with Elecosoft to scope out and validate the enabling programme software change and start to bring it to life with Powerproject Enterprise.
The initiative is well underway in the construction business, with ambitions to extend into the house-building division by the end of 2018.Read More
Produktiva combines Lean Construction and CPM schedule using Powerproject
Produktiva is a recognized leader in the growing built environment sector in Lima – delivering apartment and office buildings, hotels and other institutional structures.
It is the construction arm of GRUPO EDIFICA, a major real estate company.
Produktiva´s brand is based on Lean Construction and productivity and clearly, productivity inspired the company name.
The company searched the market for software which would complement and support the lean practices it has built up in the last few years.Read More
Mace uses Powerproject Enterprise for Construction at the Shard
The Shard, an iconic tower on the London skyline is a “vertical city” with 590,000 square feet of world-class office space, a hotel, restaurants , luxury residences and public viewing galleries.
At 310m, the building is now the tallest in Western Europe.
Mace, as main contractor, saw the complex programme through from conception to completion.Read More
Mac-Group supports its growth strategy with planning excellence and Powerproject
Newry-based mac-group has been well known in the interior fit-out space for a long time, but it is now building a broader future. In the past few years it has expanded firmly into the mainstream construction business.
The company’s response is a bold initiative to make planning excellence a part of the company DNA, supported by Powerproject software.Read More
Surprises Were Never Shocks at Complex Construction at Mercers Walk
As a family-owned business, Osborne aims to be an environment in which its people and projects both thrive.
Its project successes have helped it become a leading UK contractor.
When it took on the complicated and highly visible project at Mercers Walk, it made sure to put the right manager with the right experience in charge.
He chose Powerproject to manage programme and progress, which helped him to bring it to an early and successful completion, adding measurable value to both the contract and the client in the process.Read More
Custom ERP integration helps Bloor Homes drive nation-wide transparency and efficiency
Bloor Homes is one of the UK’s largest family-run house-builders, with operations in seven regions around the country.
With thousands of home plots to manage, spread across up to 80 sites at any time, it needed both transparency and confidence in the accuracy of its progress information from across the business.
It has chosen Powerproject coupled with Site Progress Mobile for that, specifically with the goal of achieving tight integration with its existing Eque2 ERP financials.
A custom integration and close working relationship with Elecosoft delivered on that aim.Read More
Severfield plc standardises on Powerproject to deliver excellence in structural steel construction
Severfield plc has been shaping skylines for decades, with unrivalled capacity and capability.
As the largest structural steel business in the UK – and one of the biggest in Europe – planning excellence and consistency is an extremely high priority.
The company has chosen to switch to Powerproject going forward.
The switch was based on a combination of decision factors.
Initially this was driven by the software’s functionality and fitness for purpose, then by its prevalence in use by Severfield customers, and lastly by the cost model that showed it offered a more economic licensing proposition than other options.Read More