News: Friday 6th April 2012


Dear Planners, Schedulers and Project Controls Professionals.

Here is an update from us with some current and, we hope, pertinent news.

Regards... Planning Planet Team


The Planning & Scheduling Awards and Symposium is the occasion on 12 July 2012 to recognise and celebrate excellence in planning, scheduling and project controls!


The daytime Symposium encompasses an exhibition and conference. This is a not-to-be missed opportunity to meet with the people and companies who drive and deliver the best solutions, products and services for our industry today.  Attend the conference sessions – hear educational presentations from our exceptional speakers who will share case studies and best practices.  Delegate Day Rate for the Symposium is FREE !  (register here)

The evening Awards Gala Dinner celebrates the talents and skills of the top individuals and teams who make the projects happen!  This black-tie event will celebrate the very best individuals and teams who have shown the talent and skills to implement successful project delivery.  Award Nominations for 6 Categories are being taken NOW!  (view award categories and register for a seat at dinner here)

The highly respected Judging Panel consists of : ACostE, APM, ConstructionSkills, European Construction Institute, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, Institute of Civil Engineers, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Major Projects Association and The Engineering Project Academy at the University of Leeds.

The Planning & Scheduling Awards and Symposium is the forum to network and information-share with industry professionals, business associates, clients, new business prospects – all in one day, 12 July 2012, at The Brewery, London.

To learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities or securing tickets to the evening Awards Gala Dinner contact or phone Cathi Ulsenheimer on +44 (0) 7772 782 463.



As reported on November 25, 2011 Safran has, together with Cadmatic Oy, created a 4D project management solution.

First implementation has now started at one of our Nordic customers and we expect the solution to be in production during the Spring time. In the implementation project planners are offered a possibility to visualize the scheduling of the project by providing a 3D model of the construction project at any given time.

The model will also visualize progress of the project during the engineering phase by indicating in the model delayed and early activities.

It is expected to allow the project managers and planners a better overview and control of the project by providing a practical view of the status.  Read more about as or join our Planning Planet Network Group.



Welcome to the March edition of the planning recruitment watch, brought to you by Project Resource Ltd. We bring you the latest trends in planning recruitment across the UK, helping you plot your next career move.

Demand continues to rise across the UK with a particular focus on planners of all levels with nuclear experience. This surge in demand comes as changes are proposed to accelerate the nuclear decommissioning process as well as recent announcements that EDF are to embark on a massive program of improvements for nuclear sites around the country.

Across the Midlands and Anglia we are experiencing increased demand for planners with mechanical and electrical backgrounds as well as continued healthy levels of recruitment for those with general build experience.

Further north the demand turns towards rail and petrochemical project experience with a particular focus on senior project controllers and project controls managers.

In and around London recruitment for planners remains steadily busy with a wide mix of disciplines and backgrounds being sought. There is particular demand for planners who are looking to work in a client facing role for a number of well known consultancies with offices in the capital.

If you are a planner and are considering your next career move, please visit our website today, we may have the perfect role for your experience and requirements. We also offer a referral scheme that rewards you for your recommendations, click here for details.


Project Programme Management Ltd provides specialized professional BIM ( 3D / 4D / 5D / 7D ) services to the Construction, Infrastructure, Marine and Civil Engineering Industries globally. We have clients nationally and internationally including blue-chip clients and major contracting companies both within the UK and Europe.

Our BIM & Project Controls and Planning consultancy offers a range of BIM services and planning and scheduling tender stage support through to construction stage monitoring and forensic delay analysis.

Whatever the project size and complexity; we provide a service second to none. We pride ourselves especially i

n undertaking large project submissions which are committed to tight deadlines both in the UK and Europe.  We are committed to providing our clients with the specialist experience required to achieve better performance both professionally and personally within their professional environment within BIM and project controls; with an emphasis on time, money , quality and constructability. 

For more information about our BIM services please contact : or visit our website : or visit our social media sites for project examples and further information about us.

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We thank all speakers who gave up their time and attendees who supported us - if you missed it we are loading the presentations onto PP - let us know what you think.

MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE SHOUTED ABOUT IT MORE!!!!! The Guild Launched the Standards of Practice (SoP) for Planning & Scheduling at the event - currently awaiting peer-edit, this document will be sent electronically to Guild Members and Sponsors.

Shortly the same will be made available for Forensic Analysis and Contract Management.

Now is the time to get involved as a Sponsor or a Member.  Email We still require personnel as Senators and Guild Officers.

The Standards of Practice team have asked us to see who amongst us are interested in:

  • Peer Review of the Planning & Scheduling Standards of Practice
  • Peer Review of the Forensic Analysis Standards of Practice
  • Content Creation for Contract Management
  • Content Creation for Cost Management


If you wish the Guild to present your company then Email

In the coming weeks there will be even more reasons to join your Guild - many doubted that together, as a community, we could do it - the PROOF is being delivered, please support us to support the Guild Team.

The Guild Phase 2 Presentation is now being finalised and will be emailed to EVERYONE at Planning Planet shortly.

That's all from us here at Planning Planet HQ.  Please do keep your emails coming in and tell where we are doing well and where we need to improve etc.

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