CONNECTING PROJECT TEAMS
Danang City, Vietnam
Engevix Engenharia S.A.
Hydropower Plant Coqueiros
Located on the Claro River in Brazil, Coqueiros is a 90-megawatt hydroelectric
power plant that will generate energy for 650,000 people in the state of Goias.
To design the $180 million plant on an accelerated schedule, Engevix deployed
professionals in geographically distant units, some in cities 700 miles away.
Project Wise was critical to connecting people and information across project
offices, enabling team members to collaborate, optimize workflows, and reduce
production time by about 40 percent. This pragmatic approach to connecting
project teams reduced the company’s recruitment costs by about 20 percent.
produced up to five times faster with fewer errors, and revisions cost half as
much to generate from the 3D model. Enormous numbers of files were stored
in the Project Wise collaboration system for rapid searching and retrieval.
Transmittals to clients were automated, making communication more agile
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New work methodologies and practices were deployed to leverage the project
team collaboration system. Engevix launched a training program that included
OnDemand eLearning to quickly bring team members up to speed. The company
also took advantage of the synergy between design disciplines. From Bentley
View and MicroStation PowerDraft to InRoads and PlantSpace, team members
used integrated applications to design geotechnical, electrical, and mechanical
solutions. The hundreds of drawings delivered by each discipline were
The Project Wise implementation allowed for well-defined responsibilities
of each collaborator as well as detailed explanations of each action carried
out in the project. Newly implemented workflow controls enhanced the
document review cycle. Workspaces for the Bentley tools were integrated into
the controlled environment. The standardized configurations and workflows
deployed at distributed sites meant better quality designs. Automated
messages, distributed storage areas, and work caching improved communication
and collaboration among team members. Timely progress reports to top
management provided an accurate view of key performance indicators.