Execution of Data-Driven Design (Video)

The importance of data-driven design is clear – access to the right information, at the right time, will always save time and money, along with ensuring smoother and safer project execution. A less apparent, but equally advantageous aspect, lies in change management. In this video, Glenn Boyko, Global Business Development for Hexagon PPM Completions and Commissioning, continues to shed light on how Intergraph Smart Completions can elevate your work processes and improve efficiency.

Engineering doesn’t occur in a vacuum, nor is it a linear process. With multiple experts involved utilising a broad range of software solutions, it’s possible for key pieces of information to go missing or end up duplicated across multiple systems. This makes it exceedingly difficult to cleanly transfer data across to the completions and commissioning group when the time comes.

Leveraging a data-driven design framework eases the handover process, and introduces further advantages besides – such as full history tracking on equipment, from inception through to operation. This complete historical record can then be pushed to both upstream and downstream applications, allowing other workgroups involved in the project to benefit.

Leveraging the data-driven foundations built into Intergraph Smart Completions enables you to:

  • Maintain a fully transparent history log on equipment, including incremental data changes and field changes;
  • Push information to upstream and downstream applications, such as SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical and Intergraph Smart 3D;
  • Link project data to a project management application to develop schedules and monitor progress.

To fully realise the benefits of data-driven design it’s best to begin implementation early in the project, reviewing requirements from all perspectives, including application-usage, data requirements and workflows. If you have a project that you believe would succeed with Intergraph Smart Completions contact us today.

Glenn Boyko is dedicated to supporting project execution through continuous improvement. Bringing his knowledge of project engineering and commissioning to Hexagon PPM, he is helping our customers to better understand and embrace the advantages made possible through Intergraph Smart Completions.

Find out how you can optimise the handover process with digitalisation. Watch this on-demand webinar presented by Glenn Boyko and David Touhey, Director of Commissioning at Kentech Group.

Enjoy the video? Watch the first in the series, “Part One: Laying the Foundations for Data-Driven Design” and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos.

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No time to watch the video? Here's a transcript:

So the next thing that we looked at from the data-driven design and the importance of the data-driven design is, how do we manage a concurrent engineering that changes of the data that gets progressed through into the completions and commissioning group. So, when we look at the application and the benefits that it provides to the completions and commissioning groups, is we provide a full history of that piece of equipment right from its inception all the way through to owner-operate and interoperational environment. Not just the history of the work being done, but all the incremental data changes, field changes of that equipment, so it's got a full transparency history log so that people can understand the changes of that data throughout the project. 

The last point and probably the most important one is how we can push the information to upstream and downstream applications so that can be leveraged and benefit other workgroups within the project. A good example of that is the integration points into SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical, Smart Plant 3D where now we can have the ability to push the system boundaries into the engineering environment where they're doing the system, scoping in SmartPlant P&ID, that can get correlated back down into SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, so that as the completions and commissioning group we now have even at a tag level, the system and subsystem attributes. 

Another big benefit to the data-driven design is also if you want to tie into a P6 schedule through an application interface where you can get direct progressing information into that scheduling environment. So there's a lot of opportunity once you look at the data driven environment to extend that information into upstream or downstream applications to really benefit different workgroups and embed the change management procedures to make sure that that data in those other environments that use it receive the cascade effect of those changes in the engineering environment. To take advantage of the data-driven design, it's best to look at it at the early stages of the project, and what you require from an application perspective, a data perspective and a workflow perspective. We have experts in all applications within all aspects of the project life cycle and we'll be happy to support you.