A high-quality Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule provides a comprehensive, real-time understanding of a project’s health.
Cost and Earned Value Management (EVM) requires the discipline of an accountant and the understanding of a construction expert.
The ability to identify and overcome issues can be the difference between success and failure in any development program.
Turning complex data into knowledge is the hallmark of our project controls approach and puts Aegis into a league of its own.
Our dashboards, designed solely for the construction industry, lets project teams review the status of all their jobs in one place.
Comparing, analyzing and quality control of schedules doesn’t have to be complicated. Rubix gives scheduling professionals the powerful tools they need in one software platform.
Aegis takes the hassle out of using Primavera with our application cloud solutions hosted on our state-of-the-art data center.
Updating a schedule has never been easier. Logit is a mobile app that allows you to progress activities, take notes and pictures while on the move.
Aegis is one of the country’s top resellers of Primavera. Clients who purchase Primavera from us benefit from our deep knowledge of the program, which we use every day.
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At Aegis, we believe there is a big difference between creating a schedule and planning. A schedule is a document that is prepared to meet a contract requirement. Our plans are a tool to manage the project from concept to completion.
Aegis works with the entire project team to create a plan that includes all phases of the work from concept to design and from pre-construction to close-out. Our pull planning sessions ensure buy-in from all the parties that the many handoffs are accurate, and the project milestones are achievable.
We know that the plan is only good until the first update. We continuously monitor the plan and work with your project teams to ensure that actual field work and the schedule remain in sync.
Our culture at Aegis is collaboration and teamwork. We believe in rolling up our sleeves and digging into a project. Owners who retain Aegis get the benefit of hiring a firm that has actually built the schedules being managed. Our team will work with the contracting team to produce the best schedule possible. We often find ourselves sitting side-by-side with the contracting team jointly understanding, developing and working towards an on-time project.
Aegis develops the preliminary baseline schedule and verifies that it captures all aspects of the scope of work.
This includes mapping out major design, pre-construction, construction, and commissioning milestones and conducting “pull planning” sessions to develop summary logic around each of them. As the schedule is further developed and subcontractors are retained, we continue working with your construction teams to ensure that actual field plans and the project master schedule always remain in sync.
Accurately updating the schedule with real-time progress data is an essential step in enabling active monitoring and automated analysis.
There are many factors in updating a schedule, from basic tasks like inputting completion percentages to more complex considerations, such as the schedule logic’s alignment with the actual sequence of construction in the field. Aegis ensures all teams understand and regularly communicate accurate progress data, giving us the ability to identify and mitigate issues before they can impact resources or schedule.
4D scheduling is the advanced process of linking a 3D model with the project schedule, to show a time-lapsed 3D graphic of the project as it’s built over time. This tool allows the entire project time to better visualize the sequence of the work over time and the current progress of the work. 4D scheduling also allows the construction team to visualize trade sequencing, crew restraints and the flow of the work. Savvy projects use this tool to identify gaps in the work and to streamline the flow of the trades.
Aegis is one of the earliest adopters of Pull Planning in the project controls field and was the first project controls firm to become a member of the Lean Construction Institute. Pull planning is a collaborative scheduling process where all the stakeholders gather together to commit to scopes, dates and the flow of the work. Pull planning looks at the project on a daily basis and requires commitments from the trades doing the work. Aegis routinely leads teams during pull planning meetings and has trained hundreds of personnel in this dynamic scheduling tool. At Aegis, we believe that a combination of Pull planning, for short term commitments, and CPM scheduling, for long term planning, is a very strong project controls plan.
Linear scheduling is a method of planning for complex linear projects, such as a roadway or pipeline. Linear scheduling turns thousand and thousand of data points and activities into a simple production based graphical chart. Using this chart Aegis has been able to optimize linear schedules, identify productivity gaps and ensure proper installation rates between trades.
Success in construction is defined as on time and within budgets. These two areas are the primary focuses of a project controls professional. As construction continues to become more complicated, it becomes harder and harder to manage both of these critical commodities. To protect their interests, both Owners and Contractors often have their own project controls professionals. We often see these professionals working in a non-collaborative manner, usually at the detriment of the project. An Independent Project Controls Specialist is hired by the project and represents only the best interests of the project. The Independent Project Controls Specialist serves as a true third party non-biased analyst of the current time and budget status of the project. On a typical project, the Independent Project Controls Specialist:
Aegis has served as an Independent Project Controls Specialist on billions of dollars of construction and have been part of the success of each project. We can assist in all aspects of implementing this type of program from the preparation of specifications to training your staff. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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