Better Construction Planning through Google’s Cloud Technologies

Our recent migration to a centralised planning system using Primavera P6 EPPM on Google Compute Engine has improved our approach to project management across our construction projects in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. This change streamlines our planning, scheduling, and resource management processes and supports our goals for integrating cost and labor analysis, enhancing overall project efficiency and risk management.

Innovative Solutions for More Integrated Systems

Traditionally, our teams utilised standalone or on-premise servers to access our planning software, which hindered data integration. Sharing data often meant importing and exporting vast quantities of spreadsheets, leading to frequent data clashes and workflow disruptions.

Our in-house data engineer, Leong Wei Yi spearheaded the transition to Google VMs, noting significant enhancements:

Moving to the cloud has markedly improved our operational scalability and data security. The robust infrastructure of Google VMs supports the complex demands of our planners, enhancing our data handling capabilities and ensuring all stakeholders have access to reliable, up-to-date project information.

Implementation of Primavera P6 EPPM on Google Virtual Machines (VMs)

Primavera P6 EPPM, hosted on Google VMs, offers advanced features crucial for meticulous planning and resource management. This platform provides unparalleled scalability, security, and reliability—essential for efficiently managing large-scale projects.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Centralised Data and Accessibility: Previously, project managers faced challenges with dispersed data, which delayed decision-making. Now, they benefit from real-time access and centralised control, enabling swift, informed decisions.
  • Scalable Infrastructure: Before, our infrastructure often resulted in either underutilised resources or insufficient capacity. The cloud infrastructure now allows us to precisely scale resources to meet project demands, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Extended Capabilities: Through APIs, we can now call specific data as needed, enhancing our responsiveness and flexibility.
  • Robust Security: Our move to Google VMs has enhanced security measures, replacing our previously vulnerable systems and securing sensitive project data against potential threats and breaches.

Future Goals: Comprehensive Integration

We are poised to further expand the capabilities of Primavera P6 EPPM by integrating cost management and labour tracking. This development will provide a comprehensive view of project metrics, merging timelines with financial and resource data to significantly enhance project management and profitability.

“With the success of this migration, in the future we want to link this with cost and resources”

Tony Joseph, Head of Digital Engineering

Our adoption of Primavera P6 EPPM on Google Compute Engine has significantly enhanced our digital capabilities, allowing us to manage multinational construction projects more effectively. This strategic update not only improves our planning and resource management but also supports our continuous improvement in efficiency and risk management across different regions.

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