INFLUENCE OF

CONSTRUCTION
BASED SOFTWARE
SOLUTIONS
ROAD MAP

Case Study
Benefits to
StakeholderCons.
ERP
Influence Current Market
Construction IT Sentiment
ERP IT Budget Group of
Staf
companies

Company
Introduction
Global
Presence
COMPANY INTRODUCTION
GLOBAL PRESENCE

CANADA
QATAR
LEBANON

IRAQ

JORDAN

SAUDI ARABIA

USA

OMA
N
INDIA
UAE

8 Offices Worldwide
PROFILE

Group Formed in since 1991

Bricks Business Lines

Software development
Capabilities & Development
Center

Chairman
Major Clients H.E Mohammad Khalfan Al
Qamzi
 Former CEO of Etisalat
 Recognized as one of the top 100
Arab executives
BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

IT
CONSULTANCY
SERVICES

SOFTWARE
DEVELOPMENT
RIG GROUP
CURRENT CONSTRUCTION MARKET
SENTIMENT
IT BUDGET

CORPORATE
CORPORATE GENERAL
GENERAL &
&
REVENUE
REVENUE ADMIN.
ADMIN. EXPS.
EXPS.

More than 50% of
the Construction
Companies Survey
do not bill IT
Less
Less More
More
Expenditures to
than
than than
than
Projects
0.5%
0.5% 1%
1%

IT BUDGET IT BUDGET
IT STAFF
DEDICATED IT
STAFF

No Yes No Yes
41.1% 58.9% 42.6% 57.4%

2014 2016

No Because
 We Outsource IT  It’s too costly to have dedicated
 We’re too Small to have IT
dedicated
 Does IT
One Person Department Count?  We have no need for dedicated
IT
While the availability, functionality, and afordability of IT is
consistently improving, attitudes toward IT spending are not.
INFLUENCE OF IT (CONSTRUCTION ERP)
CONSTRUCTION ERP
Interfaces to CAD data and models to  Engineer-to-order or project-based
automate information exchange manufacturing capability

 Ability to manage a  Mobile job
service contract, INTEROPRABILITY management
OFFSITE  Automated
with flexible pricing - 3D DESIGN &
MANUFACTURING
PMT scheduling
 and invoicing rules
Schedule capability,
 Set a budget for
maintenance FACILITIES &
MOBILE the overall project
and repairs, SERVICE
WORKFORCE  Facilitate real-
manage the time of MANAGEMENT
service technicians, time project
ENTERPRISE
and procure reporting
ASSET PROJECT COST
spares and  Analysis for
MANAGEMENT CONTROL
materials for review meetings
(EAM)
maintenance,  Revise the project
SUB-CONTRACT forecast
 repair and scopes
Puts forth overhaulof MANAGEMENT &
CONTRACT
MANAGEMENT  Valuations obtain
work for sub- PURCHASING during quantity
contractors to bid
surveying are
on, assesses their
CRM & SALES CONTRACT converted into
bids, and sets up
ESTIMATION MANAGEMENT payment
the foundation for
certificates
cost control
 Manage approval
 Managing opportunities workflows, and provide
 Breaking down and revision control and
analyzing scopes of manage contract
work changes.
BENEFITS TO STAKE HOLDERS

Hours saved

Increased Efficiency due to Increased Co-ordination

Dashboards to know business situation at a glance

Informed Decision Making with real time data

High quality results and increasing their overall
business profitability

Know exactly when to inject and when to draw
finance from the business
CASE STUDY
CASE STUDY
Meet Mr. Saleh, CEO of ABC company, he had several business
problems such as,
My
I cannot projects
control my never
inventory complete
on budget
How can I
I think my allocate
costing is company
wrong overheads
on
projects

My sites
My cash
are poorly
flow is not
managed
planned
properly
CASE STUDY
As Mr. Saleh employed Bricks to overcome these issues Bricks came
across their on set of problems during implementation such as
Problem Details
Organizational Problems
Project Aims Lack of Clearly defined aims of the implementation
Decision Making Problems with decision making, indecisiveness of
company representative
Implementation Lack of implementation tasks coordination
Management
Training Insufficient training phase of a project
Social Problems
Employee Knowledge Lack of consciousness about company operation
Implementation Team Lack of Implementation team members obligation
Motivation Lack of employees motivation to perform
implementation task and learn innovative skills
Resistance to new system Resistance of middle management, IT staf and system
users
Resistance to change People highly accustomed to existing solutions and
unwilling to change
CASE STUDY
As a first step towards implementation Bricks Team conducted a gap
analysis study..

 Bricks analyzed that for ABC its was necessary to
provide a HYBRID system (Cloud + LAN)
 Output of Primavera was used as initial project
entry to manage project schedule and cost
 Solution device was on single technology to
integrated all departments
 Site was provided with mobile solutions and
STARTING devices to collect and feed data into a system DESIRED
STAGE  For diferent stores barcoding system was STAGE
implemented to know exact status of inventory
on each site
 Cost coding system was established to know
exact cost any activity
 PM tools were synchronized with the system
ERP PROCESS FLOW

Financial Cost
Accountin Estimati
g on

Subcontract Project
or Award

CORPORATE
BUDGETING

Equipment Budgeti
Resource ng

Human Material
Resourc Resourc
e e
Project

SUPER-
SUB-STRUCTURE SITE WORK,
Major STRUCTURE
CONCRETE EXCAVATION &
EXTERNAL
PRELIMINARIES
CONCRETE WORKS
Facility WORKS EARTHWORKS
WORKS

Sub EARTH WORK
Facility

Excavation for sand soil
Work Item

Excavation for
sand soil-From
Work Package level 0 - 4m

ost Heads (Cost Code)Sub Contract Material Logistics Man Power

Resource
PROJECT MONITORING
 Cost Variance

 Schedule Variance

 Cost Performance Index

 Schedule Performance Index

 Estimate to Complete

 Percentage of Work Scheduled

 Percentage of Budget Spent

 Percentage of Work Accomplished

 Estimate at Completion

 Variance at Completion
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