Thinking about keeping your infrastructure program on track? The following scenarios might sound familiar – and trigger some anxiety:
- Your program just gained approval and funding, and the clock is ticking. You need to ramp up your program quickly, which means bidding and awarding contracts, getting the site ready, and coordinating the many people, processes, and systems, all in a matter of months.
After speaking to hundreds of contractors at the Association of General Contractors (AGC) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, I heard a lot about: lean construction, site productivity, information security, and the focus on digitization to help solve these problems.
I know that my colleagues in other parts of the world have similar conversations, and that contractors as a group tend to experience one or more of the following situations:
Does this sound like your world?
At the end of June, hundreds of cost management and project controls professionals converged on Toronto, Canada for the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers (AACE) Annual Meeting. Since we are extending the capabilities of the Aconex platform to include cost management, our team attended the event ready to listen, learn and engage with this global community.
We were excited to see over 100 companies stop by our booth, where they shared their feedback on our keynote presentation on three steps toward program control: 1) project-wide collaboration, 2) integrated cost controls, and 3) an insights- and cloud-driven platform. Attendees also participated in a survey that asked questions about their role, key challenges, and day-to-day activities. Below you can check out the four themes and findings of the survey: