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30 Jan 2023

The impact innovation and technology can have on the team environment

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Our VP of Completions, Commissioning & Start-Up in the Americas, Ed Reynolds, shared his thoughts with Energy Voice, emphasising how trust in a team helps a project succeed:

In a time when we rely so heavily on innovation and technology to support a predictable project schedule, have we lost sight of what strengthens a team and what’s needed to make that deadline when push comes to shove?
My 18 years in this industry have afforded me many opportunities with larger-scale projects around the globe, from Ireland to Canada and Kazakhstan back to the Americas. As an I&C technician up to Commissioning Manager, I’ve seen vast strides in project execution technologies through the introduction of some incredible digital innovations.
Some of these steps include Building Information Modeling (BIM), allowing digital representation of a building, infrastructure, or equipment to allow for more efficient collaboration. While Augmented Reality (AR) facilitates remote workers to access real-time data and issue instructions to on-site personnel.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps in analysing substantial amounts of data, helping to identify potential problems before they occur, or Predictive Maintenance (PM), utilising data from IoT devices and AI to predict when equipment and systems will require maintenance or repair.
All these advancements are undoubtedly a welcomed reprieve from numerous obstacles faced during the project lifecycle.
Still, none of this can be successful without trust within a team. I’ve been exposed to both negative and positive team cultures, and the effects of either can have a dramatic impact on the success of a project.

Ed Reynold's article was originally published by Energy Voice. Read the piece here:

Learn more about our team of digital innovators and how they work together to deliver their best on your projects.

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