Changing Roles of Project Controls

Changing Roles of Project Controls

With the continuous integration of project information through BIM and collaborative project management applications, the traditional role of project controls personnel is changing.
Traditional project controls teams focused on project cost and schedule using software designed for each task. With the introduction of BIM and the integration of project teams, roles are expanding beyond time and cost. They also need to incorporate project information from the designers and field personnel that relates to costs and schedules. This is even more important when it comes to change control on a project. Very rarely is there an issue that affects time and cost that did not originate from a change in the design or from field conditions encountered by the team. With the advent of information relationship diagrams and BIM models that tie cost, time, design, and field information together, the role of project controls has expanded to cover all project information generated on a project. An example is this information relationship diagram showing schedule activities, documents, and communication all related to a change on the project.

By combing  project document management , cost control and scheduling today’s project controls personnel provide complete project information management. This gives teams stronger control over their project outcomes