Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club has selected PMWeb for its Capital Project Management Software. The brand comprises more than 50 Marriott Vacation Club properties throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe, and Asia and more than 400,000 owners.


Project Controls Conference 2017

The Australian Cost Engineering Society (ACES) together with Risk Engineering Society (RES) are hosting the Project Controls Conference in Sydney, with the theme of “Improving maturity in Project Controls – keeping investments on track” through the presentation streams –  people, process and technology. The Conference will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, from 20-22 September 2017.

HKA and PMWeb are a sponsor of the Conference and will be in the Project Controls 2017 Technology Hub.


McLachlan Lister name change

On 24 February 2017, McLachlan Lister Pty Limited changed its name to HKA Global Pty Ltd.

The change of name is part of the process that has followed the sale of Hill International’s global Construction Claims Group (CCG) – of which McLachlan Lister is a part – to Bridgepoint Development Capital (see Sale Details). The sale is planned to conclude prior to 31 May 2017.

Over the last decade, our Group has grown both organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions to become the world’s leading construction risk management and claims consulting firm, providing professional services to a diverse, international client base. Some of our acquisitions continued under their own brands, including Binnington Copeland & Associates, Cadogans, Knowles, McLachlan Lister and Hill-PCI Group.

Now uniting as one company, under the single HKA brand, our collective skills, knowledge and expertise positions us as a preeminent global brand in our space . Our services are delivered through worldwide operations that comprise more than 960 professionals in 45 offices across 21 countries.

In coming weeks, this website will be progressively updated to reflect the new brand, including the Group’s delivery of PMWeb globally as HKA-Tech.

PMWeb® Announces Major Software Release

November 22, 2016 PMWeb®  announced a major software release, transitioning the leading enterprise-level project management software for the construction industry to new prominence – the world’s most robust and user-friendly project management platform.

Capital project owners, facility managers, program and construction managers and contractors in industries such as Aviation/Ports, Construction/Design, Education, Energy/Resources, Government, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Retail/Commercial, among others, will all benefit from the system wide improvements in Version 5.0. In fact, the feedback and requests from PMWeb’s broad global client base were a key driver in the development plan for Version 5.0.

The release of PMWeb Version 5.0 stays true to the company’s on-going pledge to continually innovate as technological leaders in the industry. The editors of Constructech – one of the industry’s most respected publications – agree. “PMWeb not only knows what the construction industry needs, but also delivers a comprehensive, integrated solution. With a focus on client services and R&D, the company is a good one to do business with.”

The client-driven enhancements for PMWeb Version 5.0 include:

    • New Layout and Architecture: PMWeb’s Version 5.0 release features a brand-new look and feel. All controls throughout the program were upgraded to be lighter on the page, resulting in faster load and save times. Additionally, the icon set was refreshed and a new “Metro” skin added.
    • Reinvented Scheduling: The Scheduling Module was reinvented from the ground up in Version 5. The interface was overhauled and spruced up and many new features were added that make the Scheduling Module much more powerful and easier to use.
    • Advanced Multi-Currency: PMWeb has long had multi-currency by project but now that powerful capability has been expanded down to the line item level. As of Version 5.0, users now have the option of using multiple currencies among the lines of a single record. For example, a Purchase Order can now include two lines in US Dollars, three lines in Euros, and five more lines in Yuan.
    • BIM Revit® Add-in: PMWeb can now integrate directly with BIM models using the Revit® add-in. This is used to automatically create PMWeb records from the BIM model, including assets (like floors, spaces, and equipment records) as well as other records such as RFIs, Submittals, and Work Orders. The optional BIM Module in the PMWeb Toolbox lets users track BIM models using new Model Manager records and generate PMWeb Asset records based on COBie data.
    • PBS and Project Explorer: A new field, “PBS”, has been added to Programs, Projects and Initiatives and a PBS page has been added to the Portfolio module. The PBS field provides an additional piece of metadata to graphically categorize projects. Use the PBS to create an unlimited user-defined tree structure, then drag and drop your projects onto any node on the tree to classify them.
    • New Collaboration Tools: A new tab, “Collaborate”, is available to display in most record types throughout PMWeb. With this tab, users can invite others to review and contribute to records on the fly. Collaborators can edit the record if granted permission and add notes, attachments and comments. Collaboration actions are logged and time and date stamped by user to automatically create detailed “conversations”.
    • Multi-Project Records: In the cost management module, Budget Requests and Journal Entries can now be made as multi-project records. Each line in these records can be assigned to a different project.
    • Revised Value: In Commitments, the Revised Quantity feature that PMWeb has had for several versions has been expanded to Revised Value. Now, throughout the change process for a Commitment, if you link to a Commitment line you have the option of adjusting not only the quantity but also the total currency amount. The revised quantity or the revised currency value can then be blended into Progress Invoice lines to make billing easier and clearer for all parties.
    • Enhanced Scoring: The scoring features have been greatly enhanced for Version 5.0. For every Scoring question, you can now define the data type of the answer.

For more information please visit our website or contact us.

McLachlan Lister’s PMWeb information web site is now live !


McLachlan Lister, as part of Hill International, the largest implementing re-seller of PMWeb globally, has just launched its new PMWeb information web site.

McLachlan Lister’s PMWeb Information Site

Our Group has completed more than 100 PMWeb implementations in the last 5 years. We’re also a PMWeb user ourselves, with two PMWeb installations – one in the USA and one in the Equinix Data Centre in Sydney. We developed both from scratch. With more than 500 users on our own PMWeb systems, running many billions of dollars in projects, we can speak with a great deal of experience when advising on not only the product itself and how to go about implementing it; but also the detail of running programs, projects and contracts in PMWeb on a daily basis.

We keep our clients’ business interests and directions in mind, challenging the norm and offering and implementing innovative solutions. All of our work is underpinned by solid project management principles. We don’t just theorise; we deliver practical solutions that can be implemented and deliver results.

For more information on PMWeb or if you have any questions please Contact Us on our new website.