E-House Project Disasters

Does it feel like your E-House project is a ship heading for an iceberg?

  • Vendor out of control
  • Behind Schedule
  • Design Not resolved
  • QA/QC systems not in place

EQ-House have established a reputation of being the “Red Adair’s” of the E-House industry. We can come in and immediately conduct a project Audit outlining what is needed to bring the project back on track. Then at your discretion implement what is necessary to get the job done quickly.

Don’t leave it until the ship hits the iceberg and starts to sink.

 

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Integration Competence in E-House Management Personnel

EQ-House prides itself on having experienced Construction Managers that not only have #EHouse experience but have either come from or developed their skills in a variety of sectors in the construction industry.  Whether they came from Commercial or retail fitouts or multi-level construction, the defining difference is the ability to understand the importance of integration.  Knowing and Seeing before it happens mitigates a multitude of risks with structure, Architecture, Fire ratings, HVAC systems, Fire & Gas Systems and Small L&P systems.  

Could your business benefit from a specialist Integration Construction Manager?

At EQ-House our team is comprised of personnel who are experts in implementing and managing processes for integration development and governance.

When collaborating with us your project will benefit from a cooperative and coordinated construction sequence that will be managed based on an #E-House specific schedule.  We will leverage the competence and resources across all contractors to reduce project delivery times.

If the Design, Quality, HSE and Production phases of your project are a PRIORITY, then CONTACT US.

EQ-House have what it takes to get your project running on time and under-budget without

compromising on – safety, quality or time.

 

How to build an E-House anywhere in the world!

Despite typical belief, the E-House business model of building in a location Far from the intended final resting place is not always the best choice.  As a project team you are driven to make these decisions because your not confident in local vendor competency.

 

Forcing you to manufacture in a location that has higher labor costs, higher material costs and higher incurred transport expenses.  Location not only affects local costs it has forced impacts on design eg: Road transport vs Shipping – The associated forces on road transport are far less than what needs to be factored into the engineering than that of shipping.  All of these factors will impact design, build process, budget and schedule.

 

Stop thinking old school!  Our E-House specific design, estimation & QA/QC tools along with a few very key people will allow you to build anywhere in the world.  Enabling you to drive local teams to build a proven design and mitigate risks and prevent cost blowouts.  This not only benefits you with better labor rates, and little to no transportation costs but supports local economies.
Enquire to find out our best local vendor selection in your location. http://www.eq-house.com/project-execution-support/

The Importance of project specification reviews for E-House builds

Technical specifications deserve special attention especially for complex equipment and challenging environments like Electrification.  This is not something you want to risk not having the right people with the right skills “running their eyes over”.  EQ|House have the resources and expertise to ensure that what is written and requested in your project specification;

  1. Meets code
  2. Is up-to-date with the latest industry requirements
  3. Is IEC or AS compliant

 

All too often specifications provided by the Client are a “cut and paste” of a previous or HOW and WHY of the build itself, so a thorough and proper review at the time of tender will enable you to request clarifications and information from the Client prior to your bid being finalised.  Ensuring that any technical issues are questioned and answered allowing your bid to satisfy the full requirements of the project at build stage.

 

Specifications provide the framework against which bid evaluation, inspection, tests and quality checks are made.  Failure to give this review process the time it deserves could turn out to be a costly mistake in the long run.   With many specifications combining different categories such as functionality, performance and technical details, having an external resources who understand the relationships between all three categories is essential to mitigate cost loss during and at the end of the project.

 

Part of the EQ|House TENDER PROCESS includes project specification and tender documentation review and the assistance to prepare on your behalf a schedule of inclusions, clarifications and deviations as identified from our review of all tender documentation.

 

Common concerns that we see include compliance with equipment placement within the E-House itself, Fire and HVAC installation and commissioning to meet various environmental conditions and applications.  More often these days projects are executed overseas but are targeted for your local market.  Here more than ever is where the project specification review and compliance is critical.
Remove the uncertainty from your next project, engage with EQ-House for a specification review via our website and one of our team will be in touch with you to assist with the most valuable stage of your next project.

Turkey-Phase 0 is just around the corner

Since May 8th this year EQ-House was asked to support a global OEM to bring back inline a large pipeline project in the middle east. Implementation of specific E-House tools and applications have allowed EQ-House to bring a large team of Turkish nationals back into focus, and drive the project like a well oiled machine.

Phase 0 is the first major milestone in the project for this client. With still a lot of work in front of us the milestone is looking good for completion. The target comprises of 60 buildings to be completed and transported by the end of July. With only 18 days remaining and 16 buildings to go for FAT completion, we are in a strong position.

EQ-House has rapidly implemented with great effect a wide range tools & process improvements based on existing EQ-House templates.

With the tools and processes in place and having trained the local teams how to use them, we expect in the near future to be able to move towards a far less intensive level of EQ-House engagement.

If your current or upcoming project could benefit from a project audit to assist with processes to improve productivity and quality, click here to request a no obligation solution appraisal today

EQ-House continue growing their global presence

EQ-House have been engaged by a Global OEM on a large scale Project in Ankara, Turkey.

On this pipeline extension the construction of 80 Control rooms requires EQ-House to implement a planning process and apply controls to expedite the project schedule and ensure delivery on time. We will be required to implement strategies to reduce risk and apply mechanisms to improve quality. Communication and Cultural diversity will once again add a level of complexity to the process, however with the application of the EQ-House web based tools these issues can be minimized to allow our team support their clients needs.

Successful steps to mitigate risk

EQ-House are now one year into an engagement of a multi-billion dollar rail extension project being executed put of  Sydney, Australia.  ” The global rail electrification client and their construction company client have been experiencing challenges and complexities in the design and interpretation of specifications, managing risk/redundancies, vendor management, construction management and overall scheduling.
An EQ-House team of up to 7 members have been dedicated in an ongoing capacity to provide solutions and close the gaps surrounding these issues.

The project is successfully moving forward with little to no problems as a result, and is forecaste to be delivered on schedule.

More news to come in the coming months.”

Contact our team to discuss your E-House challenges, for specialist advice phone 1300 360 545.

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EQ-House manage vendors anywhere on the globe

EQ-House over the last 15 months have been Managing the construction of E-Houses for a major Middle East petroleum project on behalf of its Global Control Systems client.To date, 15 of the 25 FAR’s  have been successfully fabricated out of 2 factories in South Korea.  The remaining 10 buildings are schedule for completion by Mid April.

EQ-House’s on the ground expertise in the technical nuance and construction of E-Houses has been pivotal in managing the inexperienced vendors on the project. EQ-House patiently coached local teams and implemented processes that bridged the cultural and communication barriers that plagued the early stages of the project. The resulting outcome is particularly robust and well built E-Houses.

Substation Supply to Bechtel Wheatstone Project

Recently our team lead by @Brent Sankey completed Construction Management consulting for Client Alstom who were engaged by Bechtel to supply a 132kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project. Alstom’s scope of work included design, manufacturing, factory testing, supply, installation, pre-commissioning and testing of the completed substation. Our team were primarily engaged to provide support in final building handover and IFAT.