Any water infrastructure project may be staged into Engineering, Detail Design, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Operation. To execute a project, its team shall at least include 4 distinct entities.
- Process Engineering (PE)
- Control and Instrumentation and Electricals (CI&E)
- Mechanical Design (MD)
- Project Management, Procurement and Quality Assurance (PM&QA)
The project load is nearly equally divided between these entities.
Project stages and disciplines form the project activities matrix. Table 1 shows how this matrix is covered by the current CP version. As seen, it does not cover the mechanical part of Detail Design, so the latter is wholly represented by C&I and electrical design, or simply CI&E. Detail mechanical design accounts only for 20% of the project workload and is still covered by graphics-driven CAD software.
Table 1: PE&M coverage by the current version of CP
(F – full, P – partial, N – not yet implemented, colored cell – not applicable)
|Project-Plant lifecycle stages|
|Disciplines||Conceptual Design||Engineering||Detail Design||Procurement||Commissioning||O&M|