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Mandi Coker
Benefits of AWP
By Josh Girvin, O3 Solutions CEO “There is nothing in it for us” is a common justification used for not implementing Advanced Work Packaging (AWP). Many people, particularly those with a limited understanding of how AWP works, cannot understand the benefit to their company and are quick to consider it someone else’s torch to carry....
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by Josh Girvin, O3’s CEO Most AWP implementations are a lot like wearing sandals when mowing your lawn. We spend a huge of time and energy talking about safety in construction at a worksite, filling out lots of forms, having meetings, performing hazard assessments. Then we come home and mow the lawn in sandals. Engineering...
“You get what you inspect, not what you expect” – A very simple but very valuable concept, particularly in modern construction projects. My recent blog post talked about the Owner’s Need To Own AWP. Owning Advanced Work Packaging, however, isn’t enough. Owners also need to set the expectations for performance, in the same way they...
By Josh Girvin, O3 Solutions CEO “AWP is the Contractor’s Responsibility” is the single greatest misguided thought that is holding our industry back. I want to pull my hair out every time I hear this sacrilege. WorkFace Planning is the contractor’s responsibility. AWP is NOT a construction execution methodology. AWP is a project execution methodology and when done right...
O3 Solutions Blog
We all know that mobile devices have become the primary communication tool. Now, owners/operators can utilize mobile tools to log hundreds of observations necessary for accurate analysis and productivity improvement. According to CII, monitoring Hands-on Tool Time data had 28% better productivity. That isn’t to say that Tool Time Programs don’t have their challenges. Many...
We’ve been hearing buzz about artificial intelligence and what that means for data management. Don’t get me wrong. We are excited about the possibilities that machine learning and AI tools can bring to data mining and insights. But, we’re still aware that AI is still an evolving technology and, without good data intelligence, companies can...
Updated: Aug 26, 2019 As we work with project managers and leaders in the industrial construction industry, we come across different scenarios regarding implementation and deliverable outcomes. But lately, we’ve seen some specific trends that can prove valuable to projects that incorporate both advanced work packaging and agile project methods. These trends are especially important as...
It has been pretty easy so far on the road to building a complete AWP program: the initial steps involved ramping up on AWP value and finding a passionate AWP evangelist in your organization. The third step, building an AWP team, is typically when companies get serious about actually INVESTING in AWP. It means tagging...
O3 Solutions Culture
Professionalism has a whole new meaning today. It may have a new look and feel compared to past times, but it still resides as a key component of a successful culture. Today’s contemporary casual culture is the result of moving past formal dress codes and rigid hourly schedules towards merit-based reward systems. This works because...
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 I’ve been in the software industry for over 15 years now. In the early days, I was part of a small startup company that began building software using traditional “waterfall” methods and then lived through the transition to daily stand up meetings, scrum masters, and the like. At first, the change was…...