Project and Data Management

Project and Data Management

Project execution, regardless of the size, requires a carefully developed plan, the right individuals, and well thought-out systems and controls to ensure the client's scope, cost, schedule, and quality objectives are achieved.

Knight Piésold employs a leading strategic approach to project management, with methods and tools implemented throughout office practices. Our project management practices begin with the crucial first step of developing a clear understanding of the client’s objectives and then a detailed work plan to document the agreed-upon project scope. This becomes the basis for schedule and budget development, facilitating effective management of scope changes and monitoring of project progress. In-house developed project management, mapping, and data management tools assist our engineers and environmental scientists to efficiently execute each project and meet the needs of our clients.

Our ISO 9001 certified quality management system forms an integral part of our web-based project management practices and resources. The ISO 9001 standards are driven by the principle of client satisfaction and cover a broad range of activities, from proposal preparation to project closure. 

FULCRUM: Web-based Data Management and Analysis System

FULCRUM is a web-based data management and analysis system that ensures project connectivity and efficiency by integrating numerous database functionalities into a simple, user-friendly interface. It has the same security capabilities used in online banking systems, allowing access to any number of controlled external users. Designed to provide reliable and controlled data storage, management, and processing capabilities, FULCRUM enables project teams to upload, access, and analyze data in real-time, and all of our clients to access their data through a secure interface from anywhere.

With contributions from many of Knight Piésold’s engineers, scientists, and developers around the world, FULCRUM is continuously expanding to host a wide range of data types. Currently, FULCRUM provides a safe and secure location for data and related services, including:

  • Climatology and snow surveying
  • Equipment and instrument inventory management
  • Project-related file management and transfer systems
  • Hydrology
  • Environmental analyses
  • GIS integration and mapping
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry
  • Construction QA/QC
  • Geotechnical site investigations