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Supplier Information Exchange with Design to Support Construction - Roadmap Element 2 Last Updated Thursday, 08 April 2010 14:09

Project Contacts Project Managers:

Rob Brawn, CH2M Hill, (541) 768-3391 or RBrawn@CH2M.com

Darya Nabavian, Bechtel, (301) 228-7404 or dnabavia@bechtel.com

Challenge The impact of not receiving the information electronically from the suppliers in a consistent format has a snowball effect on Construction. Projects will be more successful if Construction has the complete picture and directions from which to plan and build. Examples include: interferences due to lack of 3D model integration between the 3rd party supplier and EPC supplier, compromises to work-planning and work-packaging processes and resource planning since the full scope is not known and tracked consistently.

The Information Exchange between Design and Construction project completed by Element 2 defined the standard Engineering deliverables to Construction, detailed the recommended format, and identified the level of detail for each deliverable. Standard engineering deliverables allow Construction to establish reliable processes, improving predictability and repeatability leading to successful projects. At the conclusion of this project, the team's recommendations was to close the same gap with the suppliers such that Construction has the minimum requirement from the 3rd party suppliers/vendors to support construction planning/work-packaging, tracking equipment storage and maintenance requirement, and turn-over.

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Supplier Information Exchange with Design to Support Construction - Roadmap Element 2 Last Updated Thursday, 08 April 2010 14:09

Benefits Construction's key to successful projects is to plan your work and work your plan. This is possible when engineering deliverables are unambiguous, complete, and in the right sequence (timely). Vendor data is quickly becoming a critical component on most of the major EPC projects. As engineering scope is outsourced (30-50%) to specialized contractors/major equipment suppliers for efficiency and cost reasons, it is important to make sure project engineering deliverables, as defined in phase 1 of this project, are matched by the vendor as well.   Variatio n in the deliverables, content, quality and timeliness prevents Construction from following their plan.

Projects will be more successful if Construction has the complete picture and directions from which to plan and build. Standardization of deliverables improves repeatability and productivity to meet design intent. The goal of this project is to define the minimum vendor data deliverables to Construction to support their construction planning/work-packaging/storage and maintenance processes.

Member Project Participants Bechtel

CH2M Hill

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Supplier Information Exchange with Design to Support Construction - Roadmap Element 2 Last Updated Thursday, 08 April 2010 14:09

TBD

Project Status Starting in Q2 2010, estimate timeline at 9 months

Project Deliverables Workflow diagrams and definition of minimum information exchanges (similar to what was delivered for Information Exchange between Design and Construction project deliverables).

Related Industry Research TBD

Resources TBD

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http://fiatech.org/active-projects/500-supplier-information-exchange-element-2  

http://fiatech.org/active-projects/500-supplier-information-exchange-element-2.pdf

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