A key component of CIMIC Group’s Integrated Digital Delivery strategy has been the successful development of our Project Data Structure (PDS) – a consistent approach to coding and mapping data.
The PDS enables us to connect our systems, applications, devices, and workflows across our capabilities and project lifecycle phases. It is a building block that all our operating companies can leverage to support ongoing digitisation.
The PDS was developed by CPB Contractors, in collaboration with EIC Activities, Leighton Asia and Broad Construction. In a true team effort, the work group that defined the PDS to enable its use was led by CPB Contractors’ Robert Kawczyk, supported by Jason McGavin, Duncan Latham, Jim Bilson and EIC Activities' Ken Buchanan, along with many other contributors and advisors from across CIMIC Group.
CPB Contractors Project Manager Robert Kawczyk said: “The PDS provides a common way to search for all sorts of digital information including costs, dates and quality information across many applications to better understand project performance. The PDS dramatically reduces the need to connect information through unconnected spreadsheets and other manual systems.”
EIC Activities Senior Planning Manager, Ken Buchanan said: “Project teams can use the PDS to connect critical operational information (intelligent data) and use digital tools to collaborate and streamline work processes. In time this will mean teams can leverage whole of project data when using a range of tools to capture progress and resource usage in real time, compare planned to actual time and cost performance, improve decision making, augment solutions and ESG outcomes.”