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Case Study for Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

Finalist of the “THE BIGGEST CARBONLOSER, Scenic Rim” a competition that engaged tourism operators in a fun way to bring about long term household carbon reduction. Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages has three self contained cottages, and a boutique vineyard. All the cottages are recycled buildings and have been renovated using second-hand materials wherever possible. Read more about Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

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Case Study for Kallistratos

Putting a project on hold for updates is costly. With Office 365, we can save 20 percent of our engineers’ time with better communication and collaboration.
– Petros Katsoulas, Site Engineer, Kallistratos

Up until mid 2011, engineers at Greek construction firm Kallistratos exchanged CAD files with stakeholders on DVD, through the mail, or by car—a very complex and cumbersome process that required employees to balance travel to construction sites with attending project meetings. The company wanted to communicate with multiple contacts from the field or office more quickly, without the need to travel and meet in person each time…

Situation: Email was sufficient for sending Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, but it did not work with CAD files, which were too large to be sent as attachments through regular email. Instead, engineers had to spend two to three hours a day copying large files to DVD and mailing, driving, or sending the files by courier. Petros Katsoulas, Site Engineer at Kallistratos, says, “This process takes a lot of time, especially in heavy traffic: going back, coordinating, getting approval from headquarters, and sending updated files to public-sector offices. And every day we had changes to these project files, and had to repeat the process all over again.” Engineers’ time and postage, gas, and courier fees added up to large collaboration expenses. Read further on Kallistratos

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Case Study for Keybridge Accounting

A lot of my clients come to me bearing MANY questions about the logo design process. I have clients that don’t know what they want at all, and some that come to me with very clear ideas of what they want their identity to look like. Most are somewhere in between. But regardless of where you fit into this spectrum, we can help guide you through the process and make it easier for you to decide.

Keybridge Accounting is a new client that we have, and Lyz knows exactly what she wants. Clients like Lyz are really fun to work with, and from conception to completion she played a very large role in the project. I truly believe the evolution of her logo pushed me to think outside the box and find ways to combine her ideas with my design style. The overall result is a mesh between both of our personalities. Find out more about Keybridge Accounting

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Case Study for Alexander Petroleum

In 2005, Alexander Petroleum became concerned at the growing number of speeding exceptions and the high levels of fuel consumption they were seeing in their fleet of fuel tankers. As a result they introduced driver best practice systems to see if they could improve the performance of the company. The system had four components comprising:…
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Case Study for Kindred Healthcare Inc

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries operates hospitals, nursing centers and a contract rehabilitation services business across the United States. The contract rehabilitation services business — Peoplefirst — is the nation’s second largest contract therapy company, employing over 8,000 individuals the majority of whom work directly with patients at over 600 locations across the country.

Peoplefirst delivers a full range of therapies including physical, occupational and speech. The therapists’ mission is to help patients reach their highest level of functioning in order to live as productive and pain-free lives as possible. In the course of a typical day, a therapist might work with 10 patients. Historically, the therapists (or a secretary) hadto spend an hour at the end of each day at a desktop PC keying their handwritten patient treatment notes — patients seen, time spent with each patient, and other treatment related information — into the company’s centralized billing system. Click here to find out more on Kindred Healthcare Inc

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Case Study on Oceaneering International Inc

K2 Technology Pty Ltd was contracted by Oceaneering International Inc. (OII) to provide Operations and Engineering support to the Ocean Legend facility from 2001 up until the facility was decommissioned in 2011. The Legendre Field is located in Permit Area WA-1-P, 100km Northwest of Dampier, Western Australia. The field was operated by Apache Energy Ltd (AEL) on behalf of the joint venture comprising AEL and Santos. The primary production facility was the Ocean Legend Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU), which consisted of a wellhead, process and accommodation facilities. View further about Oceaneering International Inc

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Case Study for Chevron

The Wheatstone Upstream project is part of the greater Chevron Wheatstone project and was in the final phase of FEED when K2 was requested to undertake a high level and holistic isolation, draining and purging study. K2 was contracted to for an initial review of the inlet separation system in late September 2011. The success of this initial review resulted in K2’s contract being expanded in early October to include a further 21 systems. The timing of the study was designed to fit between the later stages of the FEED (ensuring mature enough information), and FID to identify any major issues prior to this milestone in late December 2011. View further on Chevron

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Case Study for K2 St. Katherines Dock

Adjacent to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, and a prominent gateway to St Katherine’s Dock, Tower Bridge House was designed as an energy efficient, speculative office building by Richard Rogers Partnership. Dealing with 2 Architects and 3 Contractors in this multi-tenanted financial centre, Boon Edam Ltd set the specifications for both Crystal Tourniket revolving doors and Pedestrian Security Lanes.

The high performance glass façades, horizontal aluminum louvers, and our Crystal Tourniket revolving doors, significantly reduce the building’s energy consumption, allowing daylight into the building and regulating solar gain. With an entirely transparent façade, our Crystal Tourniket revolving doors fit seamlessly into the design of the building. As the original all-glass revolving door, the Crystal Tourniket is aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient and complimentary to the entrance screen of the building façade, reflecting one of the major sites of London, the Tower of London.
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Case Study for Alexander Dennis Limited

Project: The team was assembled from the Falkirk site with the objective of improving material supply to point of use. Twenty-five vehicles are produced each week with over 10,000 individual components per bus, which relates to approximately 30 kits per vehicle. The project began with an understanding of the current “Goods Receiving” process. This led to the team setting out the steps involved in the receiving of materials into the supply chain and visualising how materials are processed to meet all quality requirements.

Analysis: The” Goods Receiving” process was mapped out by the team and displayed on-site to communicate flow of activity across the workforce. Issues and problems were documented on the process map and these were collated by the team. It became clear to all where the bottlenecks were allowing the team to progress their analysis. The key tools used following the process mapping were:…
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Case Study for Aberdeen Foyer

The team quickly came to the conclusion that ach area of the Foyer was operating their recruitment process slightly differently. They therefore decided to produce a value stream map to cover the complete recruitment process for each strand of the business. Commencing with Foyer Health, the team worked across the business through interactive road shows to document systems whilst creating a feedback loop. The road shows provided invaluable information and allowed all employees to make suggestions for improvements. Click here to find out more about Aberdeen Foyer

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