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Infrastructure and construction are one of the fundamental facilities and systems required in any country, city, town, etc., It is all around us from residential housing, commercial and industrial buildings, to large infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges and public utilities.The nature of the construction business is project based, characterized by long gestation times for planning, estimating, scheduling, and execution, typically lasting several years and involving the amalgamation of a huge number of variables. CHIRP highlights and brings together all the aspects of a project life cycle: from concept to closure. Leveraging the best of technology, and business practices, it allows an enterprise (whether building for themselves or executed by an EPC vendor), to fully control the flow of information, cost, schedule and reporting in an all-in-one solution. CHIRP offers:
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In the second step, the defined structure can be assigned any number of typical construction activities such as excavation, foundation work, site clearance etc.
Once typical construction activities are assigned to the structure, we can assign the bill of quantities (BOQ) that is required for the project. The BOQ that comes out as part of an architect or customer tender is pre-mapped to a CHIRP set of construction gangs (or crews) that are in turn pre-defined in the system as relevant master data.
Master data includes items like customers, vendors, materials, resources such as labor, equipment, subcontractors, special procurement items, etc. These are assembled in ready to use construction crews (or gangs) that are defined as typical construction combos (example welder and welding machine) These construction combos have productivity levels defined based on typical project types such as a road or building project.
The Construction Program also allows the user to organize the planned percentage of completion by month/period and allows the planning for purchase of materials and other requirements (MRP).
Most project applications get into either too much detail (and are prohibitively expensive) or not enough detail (leading to an inaccurate estimate of time and resources). It is possible to build detailed cash flows on the project using CHIRP and after considering all the manual inputs, the user can further use the system to come up with a fully scheduled work plan.
CHIRP uses a html5 front-end and is fully compatible with mobile and all major technology platforms in use today.