Quality Pipeline Project Work Has Many Elements

Date posted: April 21, 2017

Every large engineering project is costly, complex and requires the talents of many different professional disciplines, all working towards the one goal. Such projects can span vast tracts of terrain and extend in a timeline over not just months but years. The management systems needed to keep track of the various elements are also complex and must provide the information needed to keep meeting pre-determined deadlines.

The Many Phases of a Typical Project

Large projects usually start with the development of the initial concept, followed by feasibility studies to ascertain if what is proposed is likely to be successful. There are other phases such as the project execution planning, cost estimating, economic evaluations, due diligence activities and others, depending on the overall nature of the project.

Blueprints Bring a Concept to Life

At every step of the way are the blueprints, the technical drawings that give form to the concept and bring the details of the project to life. It is the accuracy and quality of these blueprints that engineers and other professionals will rely on to make critical decisions that will impact on the outcome of the entire project.

Our gas and water industry professionals are all experienced in their varied roles with our company, and they know how to read and interpret the information shown on technical drawings. They are competent at applying that information to the task at hand and getting the quality result that our clients expect of us here at Reay Services Group.

Sound Management Systems Underpin all Work

Our company is recognised as a leader in the installation of pipelines and ancillary equipment across Australasia. When we are contracted by a client to work on their project, we provide the lowest risk and the fastest response times, striving always to meet their expectations. Our people know and follow our OHS, environmental and quality systems so there is no time wasted on re-work.

Mistakes in Original Designs are Costly

Accurate pipeline blueprints are essential as they contain the details and dimensions needed by contractors to transform these drawings and specifications into the pipeline infrastructure required by the client. Mistakes in the original designs, or agreed variations to the original drawings that are not passed on to our people, will have consequences in terms of additional cost of re-work and production delays.

Such occurrences are difficult enough to manage in an urban setting where replacement materials are readily available. In the difficult and remote locations where we work, getting additional supplies to site can mean a road transport journey of hundreds of kilometres, or even the use of air transport.

Everything Comes Together

A well-managed project is the result of multiple elements all coming together at the right time to get the desired result and blueprints are a critical part of that process.