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All posts by Damien Andrieu

Traceability and due-date follow-up

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To ensure complete traceability, each version of a document has to be tracked. A document includes data, attached files, reviews/comments, approvals and distribution flows. Checking this tracking and comparing versions make the document changes easier to understand.
In an engineering project, due-dates and answer time are often contractual. If not observed, penalties can apply.

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Documentary record and EDMS

EDMS: what is a documentary record ?

By | Document control and AEC jobs | No Comments

Discover the principles of electronic data management and the importance of organising documentary materials

Principles of electronic data management: document, file or documentary information
Documentary record is one of the central elements to fully understand what an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) is. One of the goals of an EDMS is to organise documentary material. Thus, being able to file information in “smart” trees adapted to the company is essential.

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Document controller

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Our guest today is Jean-Roch Martin, Head of PLM projects for engineering and complex systems market segments. He will talk about one of the key positions he works with on a daily basis: Document Controller.

Document Controller is a key position in engineering projects. Unlike information officers or designers (documentary production), document controllers mainly organize documents workflow. This key staff is in charge of defining the documents coding and processes to exchange with subcontractors.

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Coordinate various participants

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coordinate various participantOne of the main focuses of successful projects is to coordinate and collaborate effectively. In a project, participants are not only from internal teams, more and more participants are external, such as stakeholders, sub-contractors….

One of the challenges of this collaboration is that the roles involved in the project life cycle are varied. Each participant has a different role and therefore expectations and goals of their own. While it is important to have an overall vision of the project, each participant needs to focus on his or her own role.

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HSE coordinator

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HSE coordinatorSafety and Environment coordination became mandatory to enhance safety on construction sites and public works. In construction and civil engineering, the HSE coordinator works with the project manager regarding safety and health issues.

It is important that HSE coordinators are involved in a new project from the pre-project phase. They implement safety and health criteria in the design, construction and maintenance stages to ensure workers protection.

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ANDRA selects Lascom PLM to manage data in Cigéo Project

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Lascom today announced that ANDRA, French National Radioactive Waste
Management Agency, has selected its PLM Solution to manage data and
their configuration for Cigeo, its deep geological disposal facility
project for radioactive waste studied in the east of France.

Andra is in charge of finding and implementing safe and long term
solutions for the management of all types of radioactive waste in
France. Andra's goal is to protect current and future generations from
the hazards induced by nuclear waste. Independent of radioactive waste
producers, Andra is under the supervision of France's ministers for
energy, research and environment.

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A PLM solution to better manage Grand Paris transportation project

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PLM and Grand Paris project

The “Grand Paris Express” is part of the “Grand Paris” project announced in 2007, under then Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency. As many people use public transportation everyday in the Ile-de-France area (4630 mi2 including Paris and close suburbs), it is important to provide effective connectivity between suburban districts, suburbs and the city centre.
The project involves construction of 4 new automatic metro lines and expansion of 4 existing ones. The network is projected to have a daily ridership of 2 billion passengers by 2026. Up to 20,000 direct jobs are expected to be created each year during the project's implementation phase.
Societe du Grand Paris (SGP) is the overall project owner and contracting authority. The estimated budget for the project is $28 billion. As contracting authority, Grand Paris Group is in charge of designing and maintaining the new transportation network – in particular infrastructure and rails construction for the entire project. The project will be financed 30% by the French Government via SGP and 70% by the local authorities through earmarked taxes, subsidies and loans.

What for?

– Transportation: Linking residential areas, airports, major competitiveness hubs and business areas.
– Urban planning: Breaking down the border between Paris and its suburbs to solve issues such as suburban crises, environmental concerns and energy. It will considerably reduce social and territorial inequalities that currently exist.

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