Innovating a new product for a high-profile client

ENGINEER/ASST. PROJECT MANAGER at Shawmut Design & Construction

OVERVIEW

 

Collaborated with another member of team to develop a product that would exceed existing industry capabilities to meet the demands of a complex, fast-paced, large-scale project for a high-profile client.

INDUSTRY

Construction

MY ROLE

Engineer

Asst. Project Manager

TOOLS

Excel

Primavera P6

ProCore

MEASURING SUCCESS

Saved need for 2 additional full-time project managers

Increased accuracy of project time and cost impacts by 75%

Implemented product company-wide (1000+ employees and 100+ clients)

Innovation comes from opportunity.

Opportunity comes from demand.

THE DEMAND

 

Our client wanted highly detailed and accurate predictions of schedule and cost impacts in real-time for over 400 line items. The project was the most complex hospitality project our company had encountered and the client requested a level of prediction accuracy that didn't exist in the industry.

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

We had to find a way to give our client schedule and cost impact predictions that would be extremely accurate because our team would have to meet those schedule marks on the job site. If we could predict schedule and cost impacts ahead of time, we would decrease time to project completion, increase our company's profits, and guarantee future work from our client.

THE INNOVATION

 

I and another team member created a product that automated communications between the project schedule and real-time progress in the field. The product calculated time impacts for each step of approval and installation and identified where time could be saved. The new technical capabilities we developed allowed us to predict time and cost impacts with minimal user input and maximum data output.

This project is still under construction and images/additional information are confidential at this point in time.

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