This conversation highlights the differences and challenges between construction projects and energy transition deployments, with a focus on the need for strategic thinking and consideration of factors such as standardization, local requirements, and capacity management for successful execution and control of these projects.
Hunter Newby and Todd R. Zabelle tackled the impact of supply chain delays and macroeconomic factors on the data center industry, while highlighting the potential for optimization and enhanced transparency in the industry.
Roberto J. Arbulu and H.J. James Choo, PhD discuss using digital twins in production systems, specifically in onshore field development for oil and gas production, to expand focus to include planning and deployment, providing a 3D modeling perspective for more efficient and cost-effective production.
Exploring the Integration of Human and Digital Capabilities in Modern Construction: Insights from Martin Fisher, Professor at Stanford University and Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
Transforming Construction: The Impact of Intelligent Production on Trade Contractors and the Future of Projects
PPI and their academic partners, Cal Poly and Texas A&M, share updates on their programs to bring PPM (Project Production Management) and Operations Science to the professional education world.
Gary Fischer, PE, emphasizes the significance of construction and infrastructure for the global economy. He is announcing PPI’s academic partnerships and initiatives with the aim of making PPM the leading delivery paradigm for capital projects, and is presenting the 2021 PPI Technical Achievement Award to James Choo of SPS.
Todd Zabelle advocates modern production methods in construction to improve safety and efficiency. He outlines a framework for simplifying production processes using a 4-5-3 system. He identifies four verbs and five levers critical to optimizing production processes and emphasizes the importance of managing work in progress.
The panelists are urging the construction industry to modernize its institutional approach, embrace operational science, and adopt a portfolio contracting approach. They are stressing the importance of a mindset shift when selecting contractors and measuring the right things to improve performance.
Dougie McMichael, VP of Hess’s onshore production, discusses the need for managing variability in the oil and gas industry and Hess’s approach to improving operational performance through processes, experimentation, adaptation, technology, and people development. He also highlights the importance of environmental performance and cost management.
Petronas presents their vision for project management through Project Production Management (PPM), addressing concerns about COVID-19 related delays and sharing their efforts to achieve sustainability. They aim for net-zero carbon and 50% improvement in cash generation and non-traditional revenue within five years.
Exploring Microsoft’s Project Production Management (PPM) Initiatives: Analyzing its Impact in Efforts Related to Data Centers, Digital Infrastructure, and Supply Chain
Randy Kelley led a successful COVID-19 vaccination program in North Carolina by implementing operational science principles, resulting in improved efficiency and higher revenue. He emphasizes the importance of understanding operational science and suggests mid-way introduction of principles for better outcomes.
Autodesk’s Amy Marks advocates for productization in the building industry by standardizing and digitizing the process to make efficient buildings. She stresses the need to integrate technology and processes and shift from being process-based to product-based for optimal results.
The presentation discusses industrialized construction, its challenges, and approaches for adoption. It emphasizes automating processes, investing in robots, moving work offsite, and focusing on fabrication and assembly. The discussions suggest that understanding potential sources of negative variability and unintended consequences is crucial for making configuration decisions.
What Role Will Autonomous and Digital Innovations Play in The Construction Industry? How Will These Innovations Enable and Accelerate Industrialized Construction?
Experts discuss the use of IoT sensors to create smart assets and optimize operations in various industries. They highlight the application of robotics in construction projects, the evolution of IoT, and the importance of data science in real-time data analysis. Chevron uses data to optimize its operations and is integrating its processes with the bill of processes concept used by Ford.