Innovation in Construction
WINNER Jacobs | Houston, Texas, United States
EPC Success Using ConstructSim
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. In 2013, Jacobs expanded
its use of ConstructSim to include centralized workface planning for multiple projects. Whereas a dedicated workface planner is traditionally
employed for each project, using ConstructSim Jacobs is able to support 14 projects with 19 models, all managed by just one workface
planning manager and one ConstructSim administrator. Projects ranged in value from USD 120 million to USD 670 million.
Coaching engineers on the information details needed for the PDS and PDMS models created more complete ConstructSim models. Jacobs
successfully completed automated data exchanges for real-time status reports on engineering, materials, vendor fabrication, drawing
transmittals, schedule, productivity, and the turnover system. The reduction in dedicated workface planning managers on individual projects
saved over USD 1 million, while standardization of project setup saved approximately USD 460,000.