On 9th May, our AWP Europe Community of Practice May Drop In took place following the conference in April. Together with 15 participants, we reflected on what has progressed in the last 3 years and what needs to change to unlock AWP in Europe.
- The focus of projects is shifting more towards productivity and efficiency.
- Homeworking has resulted in more efficient working patterns and allowed people to work in ways that suit them, leading to some productivity gains.
- The increased use of online meetings has made it more efficient to progress projects as a team as the pace of meetings can be accelerated.
Dario Rigaud from Fluor is keen to raise awareness of the AWP Concierge by providing links to key AWP implementation problems and the RT-365 research conducted by the CII on promoting the use of AWP (see link below):
Alignment with existing processes
BIM – Exploring the alignment with ISO19650 would be a good way of communicating to stakeholders who are currently using BIM about how AWP aligns with and can help realise the project management aspects of BIM.
Lean & Association of Project Management – explore the linkages of how AWP can help project managers improve their projects, including with project controls.
We need to highlight the role that AWP plays in achieving Net Zero. The key message is: more effective site processes, eliminating waste, downtime management, and avoiding re-works which costs time, money and carbon. Also, delivering the Net Zero challenge at the scale and pace required needs a greater focus on productivity and AWP has a role to play.
Our next AWP Drop In will take place on 28th June, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Join our community to find out about all things AWP in Europe!