Three ‘No-Brainer’ Reasons Contractors Should Include Software in Their AWP Strategy
1. Improve Consistency
Some Contractors take a basic approach to dividing work up, and call it Workface Planning, often to satisfy an Owner requirement. These approaches can be wildly inconsistent, and often don’t take advantage of industry best practices for work packaging. When Contractors use Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Best Practices, they can establish consistent language for how packages should be created and a workflow for execution – eliminating a ton of headache and rework.
2. Increased Collaboration
Effective Workface Planning requires a single environment (preferably a digital software platform) that can be used to scope, manage, and progress all Installation Work Packages (IWPs) across all disciplines, functions, and package phases. When adhering to AWP, contractors can collaborate and communicate more effectively within the same platform and manage packages along the path of construction.
3. Effective Change Management
Shifting from one process to another can be daunting, but Contractors can take advantage of step-by-step work package management by using a software solution to support AWP. Change management no longer has to be a stubborn transition. It’s easier for the team to see what needs to be done and when, and what constraints are holding up work – making it more likely for all stakeholders to buy-in to the new process.
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