Typically, phase maps are manually reproduced using data from excel sheets, architectural or engineering drawings, TILOS schedules or GANTT charts.
Creating a phase map manually from AUTOCAD or another tool is:
- Time consuming: As data from the entire project is manually recreated.
- Inaccurate: Manual duplication results in human error and the accuracy of the final product is at risk
- Inefficient: Changes to the phase book or document are difficult, time consuming labour intensive and may be inaccurate.
The reason for this is because the only link between the project plan, schedule, phasing and drawings is the team member in charge of creating it from scratch.
This makes the phasing document vulnerable to human error and risks the accuracy of the final product.