Project Planning & Controls

Protecting and controlling the cost, risk and time elements of a project requires dynamic, up-to-date information and tools that support speedy decision making. We get a real sense of achievement when our team helps you deliver against tight deadlines, provides insight that turns a troubled project into a success or sees a project through to close, knowing that by working together, we’ve achieved the best outcome.

We provide a comprehensive suite of planning, monitoring and control services and tools that determine critical path activities; manage critical resources; and control the impact of changes, risks and opportunities on scheduling, forecasting and delivery timeframes.

Our approach brings together innovative thinking, people, systems and processes to deliver integrated project services to our clients. Focusing on constructability reviews, schedule management, project optimisation, change management, project controls planning and earned value management, we provide an enhanced level of project certainty which increases confidence and delivers outcomes aligned with objectives.

Project Planning & Controls Services

Project Planning and Scheduling

Our project planners help our clients to defining project delivery timeframes and key project interfaces by creating realistic and robust construction readiness and delivery schedules. We are able to provide a higher level of confidence that the project can be completed within the scheduled timeframe, as well as assessing the risks that can undermine their timely completion and suggesting potential mitigation actions.

Constructability

Constructability analysis underpins our planning and scheduling activity to ensure that sequencing and durations in the developed schedules are realistic and consistent with the scope and complexity of the project. For linear projects, such as some transport and pipeline projects, we support our constructability and planning activity with the development of time-chainage diagrams, which assists in the identification of windows of opportunities in the schedule, interfaces, scenario analysis as well as presentation purposes.

Project Controls / Integrated Project Controls

We help our clients implement integrated project controls solutions in their projects to develop a single source of truth through the synergistic integration of schedule, cost, risk and document management processes. The integration process can be tailored to suit  existing systems or through the adoption of a project controls platform which manages the various aspects of the project.

Earned Value Method

We provide advice regarding the best practical application of Earned Value Performance Measurement (EVPM) in order to measure project performance and report on progresses. Through the application of the EVPM, we can assist our clients to proceed and manage the potential impact of cost overrun and scheduled delays.

Critical Path Analysis

Our team are experts in analysing critical activities and critical paths in order to identify time-related risks and opportunities and to assist in developing strategic corrective actions for schedule optimisation, recovery or for shared risk mitigation. During project delivery, actual progress is tracked and current critical activities identified. Variances and trends are analysed and reported to management.