Innovation and the EPC Industry
Advances in technology, equipment automation, data integration, and virtual reality create incredible opportunities in the engineering, procurement, and construction industry. They equip us to work safer, better, faster, and leaner. Adding this progress to the tried-and-true processes, honed over centuries, that have delivered the modern marvels of the world is crucial to attracting the next generation of engineers – including system and software engineers – to an industry where they can make the impossible a reality.
We believe the key to innovation is to fail safe, fail fast, and fail forward. We follow a six-step internal process to test assumptions, integrate solutions in the business, and ensure a steady stream of diverse ideas. Our goal is rapidly to deliver mature innovation to our projects for the benefit of our customers.
Ideas through implementation
InnoSara as Incubator
The InnoSara was created as an incubator for ideas within Sarachin, specifically tasked with seeking out new, disruptive ideas from our colleagues, suppliers, and customers – partners inside and outside our industry. The InnoSara then finances the ideas that can dramatically improve engineering and construction processes, quality, and safety. The fund allows ideas to mature from concept to prototype in a sandbox before deploying as project pilots, effectively de-risking exploration and innovation for our projects and customers. Our end goal: deliver the best for our customers and create a new way of doing business. We call this Project 2022.
Project 2022 - Innovating the Construction Site
What does a day-in-the-life look like on a construction jobsite in 2022? Our vision of the future includes a fluid and dynamic intersection of technology, data-centric workflows, integrated supply chains, and a production manager focus. Resulting in improved performance for our customers and a rewarding work experience for our teams.
Pillars of future delivery include: smart, Internet of Things (IoT) jobsites, data centric execution, augmented and virtual reality, machine learning and AI, the gig economy, and the reimagining of manufacturing principles for construction.
Project 2022 both challenges and focuses our exploration of technology. Challenges us to accelerate and amplify our realization of the future state, and ensures we are constantly mindful of 2022 as our north star.