A Clearer Picture for Owners with our Electronic Project Management System

Cari Stieglitz
When it comes to the successful execution of a capital project or portfolio of projects, visibility and control are vital. Leaders of corporations, institutions and government agencies are demanding clearer and more easily accessible information upon which to base their decisions.

Faithful+Gould’s ePM System

Our electronic Project Management System (ePM) provides a comprehensive and collaborative solution for managing the flow of information from planning and designing, through construction to operation.

Quickly configured for each client, the ePM system can focus a spotlight onto the darkest corners of any project whilst providing bespoke dashboards, customized to individual needs.

Built on the Skire Unifier™ software platform, the ePM system enables clients to leverage Faithful+Gould’s constructive expertise, embodied on our best practices. These practices, combined with the client's standard procedures, produce automated business processes carrying information between project participants with no data duplication. This saves time and cost, and eliminates errors.

What about complex programs?

Even in complex programs with a large, multi-stakeholder team, adherence to agreed procedures is assured. Client feedback has been extremely positive.

The best outcomes have been experienced when clients are most involved in moulding the system to suit their corporate ethos. This engenders collaboration with other members of the team, as all share the same data. Upfront attention and teamwork avoids later misunderstandings and potential conflict.

The system aligns to standard Project Management Institute functional groupings, but these can be realigned to PRINCE II or any client-specific groupings.

Origins

The origin of Faithful+Gould’s ePM can be traced to John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA. We implemented this solution for their $500million capital program several years ago. Major issues for this client were transparency of approval chains (architectural submittals, contracts, change orders, invoices) and the ability to aggregate data across multiple projects, generated by disparate project teams, based on consistent and verifiable processes.

How it works

  • The system operates as "software-as-a-service", allowing clients to access and use the system via any Internet connection, including mobile devices.
  • The shared infrastructure provides economies of scale and has many advantages over the traditional on-premise business applications.
  • By contrast, on-premise is typically complicated and costly to install, configure, test, run and secure, with further expense associated with the ongoing maintenance.

Where ePM is used?

ePM is now helping us achieve excellent results for clients on a wide range of project management commissions across the U.S. Sectors include energy, food and beverage, government, biopharma, aviation, higher education and healthcare.