Moving from traditional processes to a digital approach is a huge cultural shift for the rail industry. Automating possession management streamlines data and communications from the job site, to form a single source of the truth, while providing crucial metrics that enable agile decision-making immediately.
eviFile tracks volumes and quantities data that feeds RAG reporting and dashboards on a half hourly schedule
Rolling out eviFile across the entire TRU Programme demonstrated that the industry has learnt lessons from other major projects, including Crossrail, and the Programme has taken action to solidify its completions strategy right from the outset.
By using eviFile, engineers and site managers are able to collect and process data in a clear, concise way, which further facilitates the use of business intelligence to feed the management team the information they require without any manual intervention.
In the first 18 months of eviFile’s deployment,TRU’s workforce productivity has increased by up to 20% through better data capture, reporting, quality and performance tracking. Saving an average of 2.5 hours in each 24 hours of the possession – coming from quicker and better-informed decisions, faster management of defects and real-time visibility of the impact on the programme.
eviFile has delivered over 100 possessions to date, with this number set to increase dramatically as the new contract enables over 1200 users to manage all work digitally.
Realtime tactical milestone report. Gold, Silver and Bronze dashboards are accessible for relevant stakeholders
Furthermore, eviFile was able to provide better project control to improve construction performance through increased transparency for the TRU programme. For the first time, clients, Alliances and primary contractors can track all works and activities in real-time, hour-by-hour, from anywhere.
Over the course of the pilot program, engagement with the solution continued to be high, resulting in significant reductions in time, which provided a clear return on investment (ROI) for TRU.
By using the eviFile digital platform, the large-scale TRU programme was able to centralise and consolidate all data across regions, incorporating data from other platforms and workstreams to provide real-time data into PowerBI to deliver completion.
For future projects, in addition to completions management for every discipline, eviFile will be deployed to provide:
Real time possessions and blockade reporting
Daily shift reporting and time management
Close Calls data capture
A single solution for Quality Check Sheets and Inspection & Test Plan (ITP) management for all the contractors working across the TRU footprint.