Companies worldwide have achieved competitive advantages by utilizing the unique characteristics of an integrated platform of engineering solutions. For example, one of the world’s largest petrochemicals complexes in the Middle East has extensively used modular construction to overcome potential resource risks and cost uncertainties. With a model-based estimating system, this organization was able to understand the cost, risk and resource trade-offs of different design and construction scenarios. The result was an optimized construction strategy, which did not encounter any significant hold-ups in resources or execution.
Similarly, a leading supplier of proprietary process technologies implemented a software environment and new engineering workflow to enable quicker reaction to project proposals. The company saved up to 10% cycle time in engineering hours on repeatable designs and captured best-practice process design templates.