Procuring Information Technology (IT) for large-scale capital projects at airports can be challenging given the differences between how the two types of projects are funded and delivered. It is vital for all parties to understand the variables at play in order to come to a successful resolution. Our team at Mead & Hunt recently helped author a white paper, IT Procurement on Capital Projects – Best Practices to discuss possible methods for improving the planning, design, and procurement of IT in Capital Improvement Programs (CIPs) at airports.
While capital projects often focus on physical construction, the same is not true of airport IT systems. The digital world spans the entire airport. The Capital Project Team (CPT) must understand this and view IT Systems holistically across the airport enterprise, rather than taking a siloed view for each area. Allotting sufficient time and effort for integration and funding is necessary to avoid poorly implemented systems or delays. The white paper delves deeper into these issues, and attempts to build a bridge of understanding between Capital Projects Team (CPT) and IT. By focusing on understanding, a more cohesive, effective solution can be realized. You can read more here.