Entries by Adrian Smith

Progress Capture: “Real-Time” Reporting – Once a Month

Progress Capture: “Real-Time” Reporting – Once a Month Progress Management relies on information; information provided through field reporting, one of the main pillars for the success of every project in construction. Everyone on site is part of the reporting process with all tasks and activities intricately connected. The slightest delay in one task can have […]

Time to Decision Matters

Time To Decision Matters Making good business decisions is a critical part of every project’s well-being. In a McKinsey Global Survey on the topic, only 20 per cent of respondents say their organizations excel at decision making. Further, a majority say much of the time they devote to decision making is used ineffectively.

E7 – Our New Name

E7 – Our New Name Envision is a fantastic name, but not for every market we operate in. As we’ve secured more and more projects across the globe, we’ve realised we need to change, to make our name more accessible and universal across borders and languages. Moving forward, we will now operate as E7.

The “Good Oil” on construction data

The analogy between oil and data is credited to Clive Humby in 2006. Clive is a British mathematician who established Tesco’s Clubcard loyalty program. Humby highlighted the fact that, although inherently valuable, data needs processing, just as oil needs refining before its true value can be unlocked. Since then, the analogy has been widely used […]

Real-time records prove value for Surat North project team

CPB Contractors’ work on the QCLNG Surat North Project involved the delivery of critical gas infrastructure by an experienced team with a long-standing history of supporting Shell QGC. Envision was the primary reference for project data and progress information since the project’s inception in 2015. On a daily basis, team members used Envision’s mobile and […]

Electronic docket solution supports project step-change

Origin’s APLNG Collaborative Well Delivery program is led by CPB Contractors. Their team of more than 1,000 gas gathering delivery experts are working across four gas fields to bring wells online faster than ever before. The program features more than 20 individual jobs, ranging from $2 million to $90 million each and, after four successful […]

Three opportunities unlocked by real-time data

At the recent Project Controls Conference, held in Sydney, I spoke on advancing real-time field capture and reporting. With the pervasiveness of smart-phone technology, now, more than ever, project leaders can better tackle productivity issues while improving cost and progress management. However, this relies on a project’s ability to gather information from, and disseminate information […]

7 years in review: A fireside chat with Envision’s CEO

What first prompted you to launch Envision? Adrian and I had worked together in the aerospace industry developing software to automate engineering and design processes in commercial and military aircraft applications. After a job change to a fly-in-fly-out construction project in the coal seam gas industry, I was shocked by the manual processes used to […]

Transforming open-book contracting

MPC Group’s use of Envision on its QCLNG contracts, over two years, has transformed into what the team has called an ‘open-book’ approach to contracting. Over this period, with MPC Group being engaged directly with both QGC and CPB Contractors, MPC Group has continued to deliver a number of gas and water trunklines for the […]