Natacha Raveendran

Natacha Raveendran

Marketing Manager, UK & Ireland at Oracle's Aconex
Natacha Raveendran is the Marketing Manager for UK & Ireland at Oracle's Aconex, a leading collaborative construction and engineering management software
Natacha Raveendran

Four ways to tackle change management across your project

E&C professionals discussing change management on a construction project.

In our previous blog post, 7 Deadly Project Controls Sins, we highlighted project management missteps that contribute to construction project delays and budget overruns.

Last April Oracle’s Aconex organised a Project Controls webinar series which addressed: challenges and solutions, the importance of contract administration, and the benefits of one stop solution.

Even if each project is different, the challenges faced by organizations remain the same:

  • Aligning data: Companies are often using different systems that lead to disconnected data across the project.
  • Integrating Cost & Schedule: Lack of consistency across these two disciplines is leading to higher risks.
  • Managing change: Inaccurate reporting of a scope or variation change during the project decreases the visibility into project status.
  • Disconnected environment: Project performance suffers when people, disciplines, and departments are working in isolation.

These challenges stem from various sources, ranging from the design of processes and use of systems to organizational culture. Fortunately, you can overcome these challenges by learning about today’s project controls hurdles.

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Digital Transformation: Five Challenges Preventing Modernization in E&C

E&C professionals discussing digital transformation.

In the Fall of 2017, Aconex gathered nine high-profile UK construction professionals working at leading organizations— including Skanska and Atkins— to discuss how we can embrace digital transformation in engineering and construction (E&C).

The meeting was held at Building Magazine’s headquarters in London— the #1 leading construction publication in the United Kingdom.

Round table attendees included:

  • Skanska: Malcolm Stagg, Director of BIM & Digital Engineering
  • Atkins: Neil Thompson, Head of Digital Transformation
  • Peter Trebilcock, Consultant Architect
  • Wates: Lucy Abbott, BIM Director
  • Sir Robert McAlpine: Nick Leach, BIM Manager
  • BAM Nuttall Limited: Ivor Barbrook, Head of Planning and Digital Construction
  • Allies & Morrison: Jo Bacon, Partner
  • Allies & Morrison: Matt Olsen, BIM Lead
  • Oracle’s Aconex: Steve Cooper, General Manager, UK&I

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