EPC Project Management, Shut Downs and Construction Management FROM professionals FOR professionals and connect your Construction Site with your office.
WELCOME AT METIS
In the future you are still best practice or just mean?
I am sure, currently you are a successful Plant Owner, Plant Construction Company, EPC Company and/or Piping Company and you have already executed several projects in this very difficult industry, successfully. You are industry best practice and you can be proud about that!
Nevertheless, even so, in some of those projects you maybe faced also difficulties like Delays, Quality issues, Time pressure, Cost or Budget impacts, issues with Suppliers, discussion with Clients or Subcontractor about invoicing and additional works performed and many other issues that gives you headache and let you feel the pain of project execution. You are permanently looking for solution, to overcome daily challenges but missing data, missing real-time information, issues with bad or missing documentation and others makes your daily business life hard in order to take the right decisions, in finding of best solutions, as arguments towards clients and subcontractors and more; so that you can obtain the best result for your company. In worst case sleepless nights, suffering, frustration, being afraid, losing of money or trust with client and subcontractors are just a few of several results because of this situation. You would say, normally daily project business?
No is not because we can help you! Therefore, I found METIS, because all of this I faced in my time as Project Manager and Managing Director of an Industrial Plant Construction Company and EPC Company with more than 1.000 permanent own employees. With METIS you have all information and status of all your projects in real time available in your pocket. At your fingertips! From everywhere you have internet connection you can take in comfortable and relaxed manner based on facts best decision, keep your projects under control and support your team. You save money because you reduce the effort at construction site and perfectly connect the construction site with your office.
The industrial plant construction industry is to drive fundamental and cultural change. Digital transformation will be the key for successful project execution, and we go this way together, because together we bring your Project/Construction Management on the next level, you become industry benchmark and member of the METIS team.
METIS is not:
A scheduling software. Nevertheless METIS have several project reporting function where you always know exactly - in real time - where you are in your project and what is the exact status of execution. You can create even several S-Curves for all Disciplines and compare Target versus Actual.
It was in year 1997. I young man named Franz finished the Engineers school and was ready to start his professional career. I started in an Industrial Plant Construction Company as Helper and was amazed about the installation of such plant. In the meantime I needed to do the military service but it was clear for me that I will return in this industry. This happens
couple of month later and I started to work again as Helper/Fitter and it was one of the best ideas ever because on this way, I learned to understand the business from workers point of view. Nevertheless, after a couple of years and with the Engineers school in the back, it was clear that I wanted to do more and I got the chance to work in office. In several projects I was working in Quality-, Work preparation-, Planning- and Commercial department before I was becoming a Project Manager. Continue Reading
EPC PROJECT MANAGEMENT
"As EPC Contractor we had in the past always issues with the construction execution. Even we had Primavera planning in detail, we were not always sure what is the real progress and we had a lot of discussion with the Construction Companies and Clients about that. Furthermore, we could not track on which drawings they are exactly working and if something is moving forward on these drawings. As Example in Piping we were not able to see in real time DIA Inch performed per day or if Subcontractors reported correct, nor, we have known if they are on Track with (NDT) testing or if this will cause us delays. There was a lot of non-visible parts in project execution and because of this, we also had always problems in reporting towards our Clients and finished projects most of the time at the last minute. Just since we use METIS we see what we have not seen before. The time pressure is the same but at least the construction part is vitreous for us now. Subcontractors cannot lie to us anymore and this is a huge improvement."
.............Without Scheduling Software you know in Real-time, from each Discipline where you are and where you should be. Subcontractors are getting vitreous for you, as you will even see on Work Team level where your Subcontractor Teams work on.
In addition you know at any time for each Discipline what is the current work values they have, how much are the additional works and you can therefore keep track on your project budgets............
Subcontractors become vitreous for you
Manage all Disciplines in 1 Software
Make informed decision because you have real-time information available
"Execution of Piping works is like a puzzle. You have a lot of small parts that you put together to something bigger. And like for a puzzle you need a plan. This plan are the 3D model, Isometrics, Layouts and other documents but all of them just tell me how it should look like but does not tell me where I am and what I have still to do. Here is where METIS comes. It tells me where I am for each isometric and which Team is working on it and therefore I can see what I have still to do. Furthermore, it helps me not to forget things like open Punchpoints, Site instruction to be executed, Pressure test and Blinding works and much more. Combined with the Welding & Material Management, Material traceability and Calculation module; the plans are the Orchestra and METIS is the contactor of the execution."
To execute Piping works is stress and pain. You have a lot of isometrics that is hard to track which team is working where and what is the status of it. Searching of Spools because they are not found. Welding, NDT and Repair works to be managed, traceability of material and heat numbers and of course to know where you are cost wise; that's just a few challenges you have with Piping works. We help you. You have a price list and Isometrics with part list automatic the As-Built value will be calculated. Revisions in Isometric, no problem the AS-Built value will be automatic update..........
Line List, Isometrics, Pressure Tests, TIE Ins, etc. manage all in 1 Software
Full Material traceability from receiving until installation
"I don't want to think on the next Shutdown. Will be the biggest ever in our history and I have less and less reliable resources. Stress, Pain, Planning that is on the 2nd day already changed. Not to say, chaos. How I should manage this? I need a software where I know the status of each work step directly reported from construction site when is finished, where directly from construction site are give task to other parties involved so that they know that they can start with their work and where they can report that this tasks are finished and I know that I can continue with my works. I don't want to be lucky when I finished the Shutdown in time, I want to manage the Shutdown."
Shut Down means a lot of work in a very short time. Preparation is all and of course to know where you are in every minute of the Shut Down, to minimize interfaces and waiting times between different works and Companies and to have everybody on the same page. This is what you can do with METIS. Imagine how it would be if for each Equipment you have all the Steps to be done in one Software and all of the Shut Down involved Companies / Teams work with Tablets (or you install a Touch Screen Smart Board) and all Companies / Teams can enter just with a click and in real time ............
Report Progress in Real-time from Site
Give Task to other Partners and minimize interfaces
"Being Project Manager in Industrial Plant Construction projects is a nightmare. Pressure from Client, Subcontractors that goes on your nerves, Suppliers that are late with their deliveries and sometimes not the best people available in the project are one site being a Construction Company. The other site is to make all the arrangements to earn money, deliver best quality and to finish in time. There are so many things to be consideration in daily business that you see often not anymore, the forest because of too much trees. Most of the time we decided out from stomach because we had not the proper data available or in several Excel lists and then they were different. Furthermore, to manage all the interfaces with different subcontractors was quite a challenge because we had to many communication ways, internal and external. Since we have METIS, Construction Management is still a very hard job but at least we have now one source of truth that I can trust and all team members have the same status and information. It is also easier to involve new and temporary team members because we have a clear process of project execution."
With METIS you can manage all of your Construction Disciplines like Civil works, E&I works, Piping, Steel structure, Painting, Scaffolding and Insulation in one Software. The time of using several Excel lists, having information on different places and entering the same data’s several times are over. Your team can do more work from the office or home office because you perfectly connect the construction site with the office and therefore fewer construction site visits and less people at construction site are necessary. Imagine what you and your team members will do with the extra time. Family or your hobbies will thank you............
Reduce the effort on Construction Site and work more from Home Office
Sign protocols or additional works right away at Construction Site
"We had a great investment project. All we were happy, and the works was ongoing. But during construction period the delay become bigger and bigger. Our EPC contractor told us stories over stories and we have known it but we did not know also the real status of the project. One day we decided to cancel the contract with the EPC Contractor because he also could not keep the budget and had payment delays to its subcontractor which stopped working. The plant was 80% finished and a huge effort for us started since we did not know where we are exactly, what is open to be done and we did not had the documentation. We made with the Subcontractors of the EPC Contractor own contracts and on this way, we got better insides where we are and especially also access to the documentation. All of this costed as a lot of additional money. Now we have METIS and we are happy because even maybe we cannot avoid that this happens again, at least we have all documents and documentation because all contractors need to save all documents in the software."
Imagine, what happens when your EPC Contractor or another Company from Execution goes in bankruptcy? You want to avoid that Execution Companies force you to pay additional money otherwise they will not hand over documentation? You just think on this or others that can come up if you are already in this situation but then it is maybe to late or you have to spent additional money. Therefore, for you as Plant Owner, it is especially important to have the documentation, drawings and the status of your project always in your pocket. The same is valid for EPC Companies or in ........
Digitalize your Projects and have all documents and project history available
We know that in projects from time to time you have a higher demand on Project Management people that you need for your project execution. With or without using METIS we also rent qualified Project Management people meaning Project Managers, Site Managers, QA/QC personell, Work preparation, Engineers, Commercial personal and Schedulers. All people we rent are English speaking and we know them over years. If you have a need just contact us. Of course also in implementation and using of METIS they can quite help you.
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Digitalize your Project Management and bring your Project Execution now on the next level. Be fit for future. Be fit for Digitalization.
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Contact us and get free cost presentation of the Software and we will analyze together if Plant-Digital can bring you to the next level. You get also free cost the checklist: "Is my project execution still up to date"
We make a contract agreement and you can test the software 1 year without User-Fee or other monthly costs for the software. We will implementation and train your employees at your office. Your team member will know all in 1 day because the software is very easy to use and understand.
You use the software and we will support you during the entire period.