Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Philadelphia Water Department designs and manages a $50 million annual
capital improvement program. Project information was scattered, however,
with CAD files on one server, specifications on another, paper folders in various
places, and documents saved on individual hard drives. The department had a
project management system that tied into the as-built document management
system, but it needed one integrated engineering content management system.
Project Wise provided the solution without replicating data. When a
Project Wise folder is created, project metadata is pulled from the project
management system and incorporated in the project folder. Links to and from
the project management system enable users to retrieve data from either
location. A street centerline-based system, the document management system
has an interface that allows users to search for projects geospatially. As a
result, project-specific content is accessible from any system.
Installation De-Aeration. Type 133
The goal of SHPP’s $400,000 installation de-aeration project in Kazan,
Russia, was to perform an analysis to determine the best equipment
placement and building construction alternative. SHPP also wanted to sustain
clear communications throughout the process and release drawings of a
technological part of the project.
Using AutoPLAN T and ProSteel, the company created unified 3D models for
the analysis of architecture, steel construction, electrical, instrumentation
and automation, HVAC, water supply, and sewerage. SHPP reduced the time it
would normally take for design and also decreased the quantity of errors. SHPP
relied on collaboration technology to generate rules for working together with
engineers who were using a different program.