By Nick Maloof
Toolsets used by the construction industry often include disconnected legacy systems that claim to support Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) but, in reality, only support Workface Planning – a subset of AWP. If you’re looking for a new toolset early in your AWP implementation, it means you’re going to have to find yet another system that supports the planning and design processes. And what if you’re a new practitioner of AWP? You need a tool that can meet you wherever you are in your AWP maturity process.
Have you heard about O3? O3’s solution suite is purpose-built to support the Advanced Work Packaging process. O3 can support projects of any size, portfolios of projects, and corporate-level initiatives. And our solution is a single, integrated platform designed for every phase of a project – so we can support you wherever you are in your AWP journey. Each of the solutions below is available on one single platform and can be combined or used separately based on your needs.
True AWP requires buy-in from the beginning, and O3’s ONPlanTM can support your planning process. Define Construction Work Areas and Packages, determine their sequencing, and track their development all in one place. Labor Work Packages can be used to manage scope bidding.
With ONDesignTM, engineering can realize the same benefits that construction does from Workface Planning. Engineering scope can be managed at a high level with Engineering Work Packages and broken down into more manageable tasks with Design Work Packages. Vendor Work Packages can offer improved visibility into vendor data status, and ensure construction has what they need when the equipment arrives on site.
Workface Planning is made easy with ONBuildTM, O3’s solution for construction execution. Our model can be used to bundle components into Installation Work Packages, while taking care of drawing assignment, materials allocations, forming estimates, and defining execution steps. And with industry leading constraint management functionality and highly configurable workflow settings, you can ensure your packages arrive on site constraint free and ready for execution.
ONField, O3’s app for installation, lets you manage constraints and update execution progress in the field. Want to see what your installed components are going to look like? ONField lets you see your models from the convenience of your iPad.
ONStart™, O3’s solution for commissioning and startup, can help you finish your AWP lifecycle efficiently. Test and Turnover Work Packages can be used to manage testing and turnover processes. Systems can be defined, organized, and scoped to manage completion. And with O3’s automated workflow settings, you can quickly identify and clear items blocking progression.
Looking to enhance your AWP toolset? We offer other packages that complement our core solution set.
ONTargetTM allows you to use Team Boards to facilitate action management across project stakeholders, and set goals for your AWP implementation. ONTools™ can be used to track Time on Tools, identify areas of improvement on the job site, and recognize the benefits of your AWP program. And our last solution, ONSafe™, allows you to set standards for safe behavior amongst construction crews, and ensure they’re adhered to.
No matter where you are in your journey, O3 offers solutions purpose-built for AWP best practices. To learn more, visit www.o3.solutions.