The digitalisation of risk management in building projects with Inclus

AINS Group is a Finnish engineering and consulting company that helps its customers to succeed in building projects. A team of over 700 experts works in projects in the fields of construction management, structural engineering, and infrastructure construction in 10 locations around Finland, as well as internationally.

In 2019, AINS Group and Inforglobe started a long-term cooperation aiming to digitalise the risk management of all AINS Group's building projects.

- Previously, our risk management documentation was mainly carried out using Excel. The collection and transfer of data between instruments, for instance from a Post-it mess to Excel, was difficult. It was challenging to form an overall picture, as well as to prioritise the operations needed to push ahead with the project.

With Inforglobe's Inclus tool, AINS Group hoped to increase their risk management efficiency by focusing all data in the same location, where it would be visualised and stored from workshop to workshop. Another aim for the future, was to utilise this consistent risk management process in all the company's projects.

- We embarked on our cooperation by testing the Inclus tool in a project's risk assessment. Previously, the risk assessments had been facilitated in workshops. Now, the assessments were performed as a combination of Inclus and the workshop. The results were promising, and we received positive feedback from the participants. The duration of the workshops was reduced, and their focus was shifted, as the risks were identified and pre-assessed with Inclus, already before the workshop. We saved a lot of time and streamlined the process, and, in the workshops, the tool made us move from words to action much quicker.

As the cooperation progressed, we came across a challenge concerning the processing of risk data, and also on how to get Inclus to serve the needs of AINS Group throughout the entire project flow, from workshop to another, as well as between workshops. As a result of active joint development, however, a solution was found quickly. Shortly, a tool which enables efficient risk management throughout the entire lifespan of the project will be available. In the future, AINS Group will be able to expand the utilisation of the Inclus tool to all their projects around Finland.

Ratkaisu löytyi kuitenkin aktiivisen yhteisen kehityksen tuloksena nopeasti ja kevään aikana valmiina on työkalu, jonka ansiosta riskienhallinta onnistuu tehokkaasti hankkeen aikana. Ennen kesää A-Insinöörit pääsee ottamaan Inclusin käyttöön kaikissa 170:ssä kohteessaan.

- Our customers’ feedback on Inclus has been positive. When presenting the visualised risk assessment to our customers, they quickly get a clear general view of the risk situation. The tool steers the participants to success in their tasks and encourages people to more easily participate in operations. Thanks to Inclus, the risk data flows throughout the project and, if necessary, is followed by action.

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