TILOS Linear Scheduling News | March, 2017

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

Japan Gets Ready to Fund Large Infrastructure Projects in the US

Japan will invest $150 billion in public and private funds over 10 years to develop large infrastructure projects in the United States. That would include helping develop high-speed railways in the northeastern United States, and the states of Texas and California, and renovating subway and train cars.

Siemens Agrees to US$5.6 Billion Argentina Infrastructure Plan

German industrial giant Siemens AG has agreed to spend $5.6 billion on infrastructure projects in Argentina over the next five years.

Under a memo of understanding, the agreement will create 3,000 jobs as part of energy and renewable energy projects, and rail infrastructure projects.

US$2.7 Billion Infrastructure Project Approved in Western Canada

The British Columbia government has granted an environmental assessment certificate for the 10-lane, $3.5 billion (US$2.7 billion) bridge over the Fraser River on the outskirts of Vancouver to replace an aging tunnel. Construction of the new bridge is expected to start later in 2017 and to be completed by 2022.

How to close the infrastructure gap in Latin America

At least 50 million Latin Americans joined the middle class in the past fifteen years, according to the Development Bank of Latin America. However this growth has not been accompanied by improvements in infrastructure, especially with respect to transportation, energy, telecommunications, or comprehensive water management.

The answer? Increase investments in large infrastructure projects. Read more.

Bonus link: Canada Pension, Ontario Teachers’ make $1.35 billion bet on Latin America infrastructure.

VIDEO: Cash Flow Management for Linear projects with TILOS

Traditional planning systems display their results in bar charts or network diagrams. Linear projects present unique challenges because the crews and equipment move along the construction right-of-way to perform their work.

Permits, environmental constraints, construction related issues and risk elements are easily incorporated into the plan to give a single overall view of the project. Neither of the traditional diagrams are able to show a graphical link between the location where the work is performed (the distance axis) and the time when it is executed (the time axis). This makes cash flow management a challenge.

TILOS provides powerful tools to deal with this challenge. This video tutorial by a TILOS user explains how.

About TILOS Americas

A favorite of leading infrastructure companies across the globe, TILOS linear scheduling 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.

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

 

TILOS New Release 9.1 Makes Mass Haulage Even Easier.

This is part one of a 5 part series, where we cover what’s new in TILOS 9.1

TILOS New Release 9.1 incorporates enhanced Mass Haulage functionality to help project planning and scheduling professionals more effectively execute projects.

Linear infrastructure projects like road and rail projects typically budget anywhere from 30-80% of the entire project budget on earthworks.

Imagine what automated resource calculation could do to keep your project on time and on budget…

TILOS New Release 9.1 automates mass haulage calculations, taking into account:

The total volume of earth to be moved

How far away it needs to be moved

The total capacity of each excavator

The driving speed and time of each driving resource, both loaded and empty

The data output from TILOS indicates the number of driving resources needed, for how
long, where along the ROW and the associated cost.

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TILOS New Release: 9.1 What’s Different:

The formula for Calculating the Input Value now uses numeric task tokens.  For more information, see the section Dialog – Calculator in Help. 

An Example formula is shown below.  Similar formulas can be created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Formula above is based on workload capacity * cycles per hour.

/ means divided by  and  * means multiply by

 

The Workload Capacity = 24m3 x 100/115 where the truck volume is 24 and the Haul Factor = 15%  (The material bulks up by 15% in Haulage from its native in ground state)

 

Cycles per Hour = 60 / Cycle Time (where 60 = minutes in an hour)

 

Cycle Time (mins) = Load Time + Haul Time (Loaded) + Dump Time + Haul Time (Unloaded)

 

Haul Time = Distance divided by speed

 

Outbound and Inbound Haul Time in minutes is computed as follows:

Haul Distance / ((Speed * (1000/60)) and is written (Haul Distance / Speed(kmh) * 60 / 1000)

 

1 = Loading time is minutes

0.6 = Dump time in minutes

 

Driving speeds: 25 = Speed Loaded    35 = Speed Empty

 

Note:

60 / 1000 = conversion from km/h to m/min

 

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Trimble TILOS announces a new distributor for the Americas: BC based Petroglyph Project Analytics

For Immediate Release:

Trimble TILOS – The Globe’s Leading Linear Scheduling Software Software – Announces Victoria, BC based Petroglyph Project Analytics as dealer across North, Central, South America.

Victoria, B.C., July 27, 2016–  Today, Petroglyph Project Analytics, a Victoria, BC. owned and operated engineering support company, announced they’re expanding into Central and South America. An authorized reseller of Trimble’s TILOS, a world class linear project planning tool, Petroglyph now holds the distribution rights to offer TILOS software provisioning, sales, support and training services into the Americas.

Of the company’s recent success, Lorne Duncan, President and Founder of Petroglyph says “We’ve been the distributor for TILOS in North America since 2008. We’re honoured that Trimble has acknowledged our successes in the North American market and is extending us the opportunity to work farther afield. It’s very exciting!”

The expansion is a natural evolution of the company’s offerings. “We’ve been providing consulting and workshops in South & Central America for years, as our client base tends to move around quite a bit. This expanded distribution means we can more effectively help our clients optimize and better execute their linear projects, no matter where in the Americas they are.” Duncan explains.

In many cases, Petroglyph can provide TILOS sales, licensing and related services from any of their locations. “While we can provide our products and services effectively from our locations in Canada and the US, we’re excited to travel to meet and work with new clients within our expanded territory.”

About Petroglyph Project Analytics: Petroglyph Project Analytics is a Victoria BC. based engineering support company that helps their clients optimize, plan and execute their projects by providing world class linear project planning products and services. Petroglyph has worked with many of the leading global companies in the pipeline and infrastructure planning and construction industries. For more information please visit www.petroglyph.ca or call Lorne Duncan at +1 800 983 2826 ext. 101

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