Get TILOS linear software certified in just two days

Invest in your 2021:
Get TILOS linear software certified in just two days

Take part in our ONLINE course on Linear Planning and Scheduling with TILOS and enter 2021 with:

  • Proficiency using TILOS
  • 8 PDU credits 
  • TILOS linear software certification

This online course provides hands-on experience using TILOS. Attendees will be able to plan and schedule a linear project with resource and cost controls and track project progress with TILOS.

January 13th & 14th from 9am-1pm

How to register:

  1. Click the Register Now button here, and add the course to the cart
  2. Then, on the top right, click on the shopping cart and complete the checkout process.
  3. Once your payment is received your spot is reserved and we will be in touch via email to complete the registration process.

Session 1

  • Introduction to TILOS
  • Capabilities and Benefits, Overview of the Interface
  • Creating a new project
  • Time Distance Chart settings and properties
  • Time scale and Distance scale
  • Elevation profiles, Gridlines customization and TILOS explorer
  • Linear tasks and Logic
  • Calendars, Task annotations
  • Layers and filters
  • Resources and Costs
  • Histograms

Session 2

  • Enhancing the distance scale
  • Environmental restrictions
  • Splitting tasks
  • Reporting progress
  • Project milestones, Legends and Logos
  • Adding more Distance and Time scales
  • Printing the Time Distance Chart

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those who are new to planning & scheduling with TILOS Software as well as need a full overview starting with the basics of creating linear projects through to tracking progress and reporting, this is also an ideal course for those who need a practical course focused on project management.

This course is perfect for Project Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Planning and Scheduling Engineers and others interested in managing linear projects successfully.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to gain practical experience in how to use TILOS Linear Scheduling to manage projects.

Certificate:

Official certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program and those who complete the course will earn 8 PDU.

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of project management principles.
  • TILOS free licence (provided for the duration of the course)

What’s included:

Instruction by TRIMBLE certified TILOS trainers
Training material
Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

Professional Development and Continuing Education Units: Earns 8 PDUs.

Investment:

$1000 USD

Spots are limited to ensure small class sizes. 

How to register:

  1. Click the Register Now button here, and add this course to the cart.
  2. Then, on the top right, click on the shopping cart and complete the checkout process.
  3. Once your payment is received your spot is reserved and we will be in touch via email to complete the registration process.

 

Save 25% on TILOS Training, For A Limited Time

In response to the global pandemic and requirement for non-essential workers to stay home, the team at Petroglyph is offering web-based TILOS training at a reduced rate, until August 31st.

TILOS is preferred by global leaders in energy and infrastructure for planning and executing linear projects. 

Unlike MS Project or Primavera, the TILOS Time-Distance display shows what work has been done where. As a result, TILOS users experience reduced uncertainty and clashes while improving transparency, reporting and project outcomes.

We encourage our clients to embrace remote work and if possible, use this time wisely. It’s a perfect time to brush up on valuable skill sets, like proficiency using TILOS Software.

Now is the perfect time for:

  • Project Services Managers
  • Planning Managers
  • Director of Project Services
  • Project Controls Leads
  • Project Management Professionals

To invest in upgrading the skills of their teams, for less.

The promotional price is valid from April 23, 2020-August 31st, 2020 and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. The 25% discount is applicable to training sessions for 2 or more, for both Basic and Advanced TILOS Software Training. A 10% discount is applicable to training sessions for single attendees. 

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What I liked most about this training was the flexibility to share and discuss topics pertinent to our intended use of TILOS. Enjoyed the personal attention and detail.

HART Employee, Honolulu

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Basic TILOS Software Training, Calgary, AB, January 15th and 16th 2020

Basic TILOS Software Training via webinar, Calgary, AB, Jan 15-16, 2020

January 15th and 16th, 2020,  the Petroglyph Projects USA team is providing TILOS Software Training in Calgary, AB for a private corporation.

Whether your business needs onsite or web based TILOS Software Training, we can help your project team ramp up quickly.

Led by Certified TILOS Software Trainers, both Basic and Advanced TILOS training seminars are standardized and meticulously designed.

We ensure our client’s teams learn everything they need to more effectively plan, schedule and manage complex linear projects using TILOS Linear Software.

What I liked most about this training was the flexibility to share and discuss topics pertinent to our intended use of TILOS. Enjoyed the personal attention and detail.

HART Employee, Honolulu

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Learn more about TILOS training.

Learn more about Petroglyph Projects USA and Petroglyph Project Analytics 

 

Basic TILOS Software Training, Calgary, AB, Dec 5-Dec 6 2019

Basic TILOS Software Training via webinar, to Calgary, AB based firm, Dec 5-Dec 6, 2019

This December, the Petroglyph Projects USA team is providing TILOS Software Training via webinar to a Calgary, AB based private energy corporation.

Whether your business needs onsite or web based TILOS Software Training, we can help your project team ramp up quickly.

Led by Certified TILOS Software Trainers, both Basic and Advanced TILOS training seminars are standardized and meticulously designed.

We ensure our client’s teams learn everything they need to more effectively plan, schedule and manage complex linear projects using TILOS Linear Software.

What I liked most about this training was the flexibility to share and discuss topics pertinent to our intended use of TILOS. Enjoyed the personal attention and detail.

HART Employee, Honolulu

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Learn more about TILOS training.

Learn more about Petroglyph Projects USA and Petroglyph Project Analytics 

 

Basic TILOS Software Training, Calgary, AB, October 31-Nov 1 2019

TILOS software training Calgary

Basic TILOS Software Training, Calgary, AB, October 31-Nov 1 2019

This fall, the Petroglyph Projects USA team is providing TILOS Software Training in Calgary, AB to a private energy corporation.

Whether your business needs onsite or web based TILOS Software Training, we can help your project team ramp up quickly.

Led by Certified TILOS Software Trainers, both Basic and Advanced TILOS training seminars are standardized and meticulously designed.

We ensure our client’s teams learn everything they need to more effectively plan, schedule and manage complex linear projects using TILOS Linear Software.

What I liked most about this training was the flexibility to share and discuss topics pertinent to our intended use of TILOS. Enjoyed the personal attention and detail.

HART Employee, Honolulu

Book your TILOS training session

Learn more about TILOS training.

Learn more about Petroglyph Projects USA 

 

Petroglyph Projects Provides Personalized Pipeline Project Support: Another Client Success Story

Petroglyph Projects Provides Personalized Pipeline Project Support: Another Client Success Story

A large North American pipeline owner company with over 7,000 employees wanted to improve their project outcomes, so they turned to Petroglyph Project’s proven expertise in pipeline project support.

 

The problem:

The owner’s current tool, P6 (Primavera) lacked the specialized linear project management features required to provide total transparency into the project’s data to manage the project effectively .  

The project team was constrained by non-intuitive multi page reports that were lacking both the specific details on project progress, as well as an easy to obtain and visually accurate macro-overview of the project.

The project controls recommendation:

The team at Petroglyph Projects analyzed the needs of the project controls team, and recommended TILOS Time Location Software due to its proven excellence in improving linear infrastructure project outcomes.

TILOS’ linear project specific functionality was the missing piece that would enable the owner’s team to access, proactively plan, adjust, optimize and report on the project’s progress.

The stakeholders at this pipeline owner company were impressed with the track record TILOS has in improving project outcomes and approved the provisioning of numerous software licences.

 

The project controls solution:

Petroglyph Projects provided complete end to end pipeline project controls support.

 

TILOS software provisioning:

Once the TILOS licences were provisioned, the team at Petroglyph Projects was ready for implementation with TILOS training for the project team onsite at their offices in Houston, TX.

 

TILOS software training:

Both two day basic and two day advanced TILOS training courses and their associated PDU’s were delivered to the TILOS licence holders on the project team.

The TILOS customized training was the perfect way to help the project team begin to import data and implement TILOS renowned functionality on a specific project.

Onsite project controls and implementation support:

The team at Petroglyph Projects then transitioned from TILOS software provisioning and training into providing specific project controls and implementation support.  Providing on site software technical support and assistance with using TILOS in the day-to-day of project scheduling, changes, reporting and troubleshooting. In addition to in the office support, the the team also meets with the field controllers regularly to help ensure seamless communication of project data across the organization.”

“They see the value in the tool and feel comfortable having me here to support them in using this tool” says Daniel Cadena, of Petroglyph Projects who has been onsite with the pipeline owner company for the past 9 months.

“TILOS adds a lot of value. It’s easier for the team to show the status of the project construction to all stakeholders. Now they have 7-8 advanced users and they now have the ability to perform detailed project analysis, which they couldn’t do before.”

 

What this pipeline owner project team has to say about Petroglyph Projects software provisioning, training, implementation and project support services:

“I was initially skeptical, having been a Primavera user for a couple of decades. I didn’t see any reason to use anything different. I’d heard about March Charts. The managers were asking for them. I became persuaded based on what I saw presented by Petroglyph.

We’re using it in the most major project in the company and the benefits it provides are immeasurable. I am so impressed.

It’s difficult to get planning managers to use software tools, but their level of engagement with this tool is the hottest I’ve seen.

When we made the decision to implement TILOS we were just 60 days out from construction and I just didn’t know how we were going to pull this off. I don’t know how we would have implemented TILOS without Daniel and Petroglyph. Generally a timeline like that is insurmountable even using a tool we’re familiar with.

To anyone doing any kind of location based project, the tool and the team at Petroglyph is a must have. “

Davis, Lead Planner

 

Petroglyph Projects provides complete end to end project support for private and public project infrastructure implementation organizations that seek to improve their project outcomes. Contact them for help with your project.

 

TILOS Linear Software Updated: Version 10.1 MR 1 has been released

TRIMBLE TILOS has released a new version of TILOS linear scheduling software which provides enhancements to XML export and import functionality.

Using the TILOS XML exporter and importer provides the following functionality:

● transfer large amounts of data to and from other software

● exchange data between different versions of TILOS In the past, the intent of this exchange format was focused on the former scenario: exchanging XML with other applications; this is why problems were slow to arise from the latter scenario.

The current exchange scope contains all data needed (true data, not including graphical settings).

Starting with TILOS version 10.1 MR 1, you can exchange a richer set of data using the XML exporter and importer, which will help you when you need to revert to an earlier TILOS version, such as going from version 10.1 MR 1 to version 10.1. The new, more complete exchange profile includes all available tokens.

All TILOS users should be using version 10.1 MR 1.

Contact your dealer to install the update

TILOS 10.1 MR 1 DETAILS

Trimble Launches TILOS Software User Community

TRIMBLE TILOS is pleased to offer an online community portal for it’s global user base.

TILOS Linear Infrastructure Planning Software just got even better with the launch of a community portal for TILOS users.

Designed as a hub for collaboration, communication and support for TILOS users globally, it’s just another way TILOS helps improve project performance for its customers.

The TILOS online community portal is a place to ask and answer questions, download resources and learn best practices; all on the community portal.

Click here to join now.

TILOS Linear Infrastructure Project News: April 2018

TILOS Linear Infrastructure Project News | April 2018

Each month TILOS Americas publishes TILOS Linear Infrastructure Project News, a curated selection of articles about linear infrastructure projects, linear scheduling, and all things TILOS Linear Infrastructure Project Management Software. 

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Future Uncertain Amongst Continued Political Turmoil

April 2018 has seen a number of developments in the hotly debated Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Earlier this month, Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential spending, mainly due to the opposition of the BC government to the pipeline.

Linear Infrastructure Project NEWS

Photo: KINDER MORGAN

The project has the support of the Federal Government and the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan but faces continued active opposition from the government of British Columbia.

Kinder Morgan announced it’s intention to continue negotiations with various stakeholders in an attempt to reach agreement by May 31st. It’s understood that if Kinder Morgan cannot obtain agreement by that date it is likely it will mitigate the uncertainty of starting a project they may not be able to finish.

In response to BC’s opposition, Two energy industry associations, The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) and Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) both put out statements on April 16 in support of the Alberta government’s introduction of legislation on April 16 that would make it possible to cut off oil and refined products going to British Columbia.

This is among allegations from a Canadian Federal Government insider that the Kinder Morgan project approval was rigged a matter now being reviewed by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Canadian Construction Firms To Benefit From 2018 being “the best year” In Infrastructure Spending

 

 

“There’s a lot of work in the pipeline”

According to the Financial Post, the CEO of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said Canada is rife with new opportunities for construction firms.

Linear Infrastructure Project NEWS

Construction cranes are seen in Toronto.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Construction firms continue to lock in major new project orders as Ottawa gradually rolls out its massive infrastructure spending program.  

“There’s a number of great prospects in Canada,” SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce said in a conference call with analysts Thursday.

“We really do believe that from a business development and ultimately from a backlog perspective, we see this as year probably about the best year we’ve has since I joined.”

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This comes as welcome news for a government that has been criticized for its failure to execute on its promise to overhaul infrastructure with an $180+ billion infrastructure plan over a 12 year period.

Sohi and Infrastructure Canada Deputy Minister Kelly Gillis gave an update April 19 on the government’s mammoth 12-year, $180-billion plan to overhaul Canadian housing, water systems,and social and green initiatives for a generation.

He said 20,000 infrastructure projects across the country have already started, for a total value of $9.4 billion and  28,000 projects, including a $445 million investment in Canada’s North: the Yukon Territory.

 

Policy Changes In The US Will Speed Up Approval Times for Infrastructure Projects

Trump’s “Make America Great Again” Infrastructure Policy has been slow to take effect, despite executive orders and approval of funding.

In what may just be the most impressive move towards efficiency in US bureaucratic history, fourteen agencies, including the the departments of Energy, Interior, Transportation, Commerce and Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have agreed to perform their reviews concurrently instead of sequentially.

“This is the most boring thing we’ll do but absolutely the most impactful thing,’’ DJ Gribbin, special assistant to the president for infrastructure policy, said during an appearance last year at a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting.

Ancient Construction Management Practices In The US Continue to Lead to Costly Project Boondoggles

According to a recent article in Engineering News Record publication by a trifecta of industry experts, including a former NYC Transit planner, “ancient” US construction management practices have to go.

Linear Infrastructure Project NEWS

A construction worker cuts stone at an entrance to New York City’s $4.5-billion Second-Avenue subway line, which opened its first phase in 2017. Its next phase, estimated at more than $6 billion, now is underway. Photo: AP/Seth Wenig

The major investments made in US infrastructure may fail to improve the quality of infrastructure, says the ENR article.

Outdated policies and bureaucracy have spit out costly boondoggles; projects that are incredibly over budget and schedule.

“In an age when image recognition, Big Data analysis and artificial intelligence are coming to define construction, outdated and inefficient contracting and construction management practices won’t cut it to build critical infrastructure projects at the scale and speed they’re now needed.”

The Trump administration should push change by requiring new contracting methods in its touted infrastructure program.

The state of infrastructure in Latin America is desperate

Lower interest rates and an increased interest in Public Private Partnerships sparked a flame of hope for Latin America’s infrastructure.

According to The Economist, the usual suspects of corruption and bureaucracy are wasting this valuable opportunity to improve badly needed infrastructure in Latin America.

 

As a result, companies are increasing radically the number of compliance officers, says Brian Winter, vice-president for policy at the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas. New laws seek to bring more transparency and strike a balance between discouraging corruption and chilling investment. Legislation in Peru, for example, exempts from penalties firms that co-operate with anti-corruption investigators.

Changes can’t come quickly enough.The $1.8 Billion spent on Brazil’s railroad to nowhere has resulted in more cows ambling along the tracks than trains. Over 2/3rds of the sewage is untreated and more than 60% of the roads are unpaved.

About TILOS Linear Infrastructure Project Management Software:

A favourite of leading infrastructure companies across the globe, TILOS linear infrastructure project management software gives Project Planning Managers, Contractors, and Project Owners the ability to create and execute a reliable, comprehensive and easy to communicate linear project plan and schedule.

Trimble TILOS linear infrastructure project management software was developed specifically to address the unique challenges of linear projects such as roads, railway, pipeline, and bridges for professionals in the construction, engineering and energy sectors.