InEight Debuts Risk Intelligence Module
Solution Combines Artificial and Human Intelligence to Better Predict and Control Project Risks, Timelines and Costs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — InEight’s, next-generation planning and scheduling solution, InEight® Schedule, now includes a risk management module, which introduces unprecedented risk and confidence management capabilities to the construction and engineering industries. The new module helps identify and quantify project risk considerations that affect cost and schedule selections, ultimately offering greater certainty to sectors where budget and project overruns are common.
For the first time, Schedule combines artificial intelligence (AI) and human intelligence to create true risk intelligence. By bringing together historical project data and human expertise, planners and project teams can produce more accurate and fully risk-adjusted schedules for construction and other capital projects. Using Schedule, planners can spend up to 40% less time building schedules and reduce the amount of time spent gathering team member feedback by up to 75%.
The Schedule AI engine now offers the planner suggestions as to which risks and opportunities a project is likely to encounter based on past project information: a leap forward in the practice of risk and confidence management in capital project planning. For sectors such as construction, infrastructure and energy, where the scale of projects makes them difficult to predict, such insights are invaluable.
“With the advent of unstructured data storage, we can now store and, more importantly, use AI to mine much richer and more varied types of historical data that give us more confidence in our forward-looking predictions,” says Dr. Dan Patterson, InEight chief design officer. “The more data you have, the more accurately you can predict the future.”
With risk management now seamlessly integrated into a comprehensive scheduling platform, planners can make real-time adjustments between risks, opportunities and plan elements to reflect acceptable risk tolerances and achieve desired confidence levels for the project. This alleviates the burdens planners face when reconciling risk issues between disparate tools for scheduling and risk management.
“Within Schedule alone, planners can generate a fully risk-adjusted project plan at the onset — one that is a much more realistic model for, and predictive outcome of, the project’s future,” says Dr. Patterson.
By quickly incorporating learnings from historical data and human insight from personal experience, the project team can create a realistic plan that can be executed on time and within budget. Additional insights on benefits of risk intelligence integration into your scheduling can be found in latest whitepaper on ineight.com.
“We are excited to share our latest innovation with planners, so they have an opportunity to see the level of value it can bring to their process,” adds Dr. Patterson.
InEight combines proven technology with a unified vision, delivering actionable insights and project certainty to more than 25,000 users and more than 750 companies. Built on a history of construction and engineering excellence, InEight solutions help companies visualize, estimate, manage, control and connect all aspects of capital and maintenance projects. With configurable, integrated and field-tested solutions, InEight customers have the visibility and control required for on-budget and on-time project completion.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., InEight, an ISO 9001:2015-registered company, is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation (Kiewit). Kiewit, through its subsidiaries, is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. For more information, please visit ineight.com.