A s project size grows in complexity, so does the need for advanced tools for work-face planning. At its "Year in Infrastructure" conference in London, Bentley Systems Inc. in late October announced that its ProjectWise Construction Work Package Server (WPS), a system for managing the life cycle of work packages, is now being validated by industry firms and is scheduled for commercial release in early 2014.
This server "manages information relationships, which enables you to manage change," says Harry Vitelli, Bentley vice president for construction and field applications. The tool helps "bring together a work package at the right time, for the right crew, with all the constraints cleared, and enables a project control team to get it out to the crew. The tool also gives a very rich set of reports and dashboards to track the work." Engineering, procurement, project controls and budget all work together on a common business process, he adds.