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Learn how to build powerful lookahead plans and extract new project insights with Aphex.

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What's New in Aphex: May 2024

Vote on New Features, GIS Low Data Mode, and Preview of new Aphex Views

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What's New in Aphex: March 2024

Aphex Mobile: Open Beta, MetroMaps & Nearmap WMTS Integration, Unlink Multiple Tasks at Once

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What's New in Aphex: January 2024

Copy Tasks Between Projects, Advanced Printing, Show Clashes on the Map & Performance Improvements

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Excel vs Aphex for Construction Teams

A guide comparing microsoft excel and aphex for construction delivery teams to decide which software to choose for construction planning

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What's New in Aphex: July 2023

Import Excel Spreadsheets, See Everything in Field, Better Calendars and a new Homepage!

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What's New in Aphex: June 2023

Import Excel Spreadsheets, See Everything in Field, Better Calendars and a new Homepage!

Construction Tools and Trends

What to look for in last planner software

There are typically 6 parts to the last planner process, and the best software should help you tackle all of them.

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What's New in Aphex: May 2023

Import Excel Spreadsheets, See Everything in Field, Better Calendars and a new Homepage!

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7 reasons to use GIS mapping in construction

Everyone knows GIS software can help construction teams manage, analyse, and visualise geographical information. But there's way more to it than...

Planning and Communication

A Guide To Construction Scheduling

The master schedule provides a high-level overview of all of the work required to complete your entire project from start to finish.

Planning and Communication

Managing short term plans with Gantt Charts

Gantt charts are used to manage all types of projects in construction. And one thing they're particularly good for, is short-term scheduling.

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What's New in Aphex: April 2023

Multi-Select: Edit, Duplicate or Link together heaps of tasks at once. New Resource Demand Overlay to help with Material Forecasting

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What's New in Aphex: November 2022

This month has been all about making the Project Routine more inclusive, regardless of whether you own work in the lookahead.

Planning and Communication

It’s Time You Broke Up With Excel

For years now, you’ve been going through the motions with Excel, but it just doesn’t quite work the way it should. It's time to move on ...

Planning and Communication

Why Delivery Teams Should Own Their Plans

Engineers and delivery teams are often expected to work from plans they were not involved in creating. The problem with this is ...

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What's New in Aphex: October 2022

The new features include better WBS views (nested Packages and better WBS visibility), and an overhaul of creating and allocating resources.  

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Building The Ultimate Construction War Room

Maybe your War Room needs improving. Or you’re setting one up and have no idea where to start. If that sounds like you, then keep reading.

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Why Construction Software Sucks

In September 2022, our COO 'Jason Lancini' was invited onto the Project Chatter Podcast to discuss why construction software sucks ...

Construction 101

Prelims in construction

Prelims cover all of the things required to complete the project that won't be included in the final handover or appear in the schedule of works...

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Snag lists for large construction projects

Snag lists (or punch lists) are an important part of construction sign-off and handover. By putting a process in place you can avoid...

Construction Reporting

The Ultimate Guide To Construction Reporting

The most crucial metrics and KPIs that engineers and planners should be using to drive construction performance and make their lives easier.

Construction Reporting

Understanding Percent Plan Complete (PPC)

Percent Plan Complete is a construction KPI that can be used to quantify, analyse, and improve site performance. Engineers have site teams commit to...

Construction Reporting

Root Cause Analysis

When done properly, Root Cause Analysis can help identify underlying issues that could cause delays and costly mistakes on construction projects.

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The Weekly Reporting Routine

Short term look ahead plans and weekly routines help project managers and engineers drive construction project performance from one day to the next.

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What's New in Aphex: August 2022

This month is all about sharing. We’ve bundled two transformative updates into one release, including one of your top requests - better printing.

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What is changing with Publications?

We’re introducing an exciting new-look for our Publication Viewer, and making some fundamental changes to the way you can share plans.

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Six Key Roles In Engineering

A brief overview of some of the most prominent job roles in construction engineering.

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What's New in Aphex: June 2022

A new look promised tasks, improved app navigation, bug fixes and more in this months product update.

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LGBTQIA+ And Construction Planning in 2022

We celebrate the amazing and influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans planners & engineers who are making an impact in construction.

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What's New in Aphex: May 2022

In May 2022 we added Power BI API and a way to track your plan accuracy. Just some of the constant improvements being made to Aphex.

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Announcing Aphex Field

Aphex Field helps connect site workers to engineers and planners. Read on to discover how it can help improve your project.

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What is changing with Packages?

Aphex Packages have received an overhaul to make planning more collaborative whilst making sure engineers still have control over their work.

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Aphex Takes on The Four Peaks

In 2022 we took on the '4 Peaks Challenge' to raise awareness for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. Here's how we got on.

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What's New in Aphex: Feb 2022

A new admin user page, a billing page, and improved speeds. Just some of the great features launched in February 2022.

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Aphex Raises for Lighthouse

Aphex are proud to support Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. In 2022 we took on the 4 Peaks challenge to help raise money and awareness.

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Managing Mental Health at a Start-Up

Aphex is proud to support mental health awareness both internally and within the broader construction industry.

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Pete Pepper on Project Planning

Our 90's mascot 'Pete Pepper' talks floppy disks, project planning, Gantt charts, and master schedules in this vintage construction planning video.

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Apache Log4j Vulnerability

Aphex does not use Apache technology and therefore also does not use the Log4j library.

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Finding Your Edge.

Aphex CEO 'Carlos Carvalho' shares his thoughts on imposter syndrome, and transitioning into the world of construction software.

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Introducing Aphex Insight 2.0

Our COO and product leader digs into our brand new analytics tool, Aphex Insight

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Aphex Update: December 2021

An update to Aphex Insight and the launch of a new app. Improving communication and making it even easier to manage your construction project.

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Did we mention, Mentions?!

Aphex 'Mentions' helps to streamline communication on your construction project and make sure important messages are never missed.

Planning and Communication

What is a lookahead plan?

Lookahead plans help communicate the Work Breakdown Structure over a shortened period of time. Done correctly, they'll improve production and ...

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Cycling for CALM

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) provides professional support staff for anyone who needs help.

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Status Report: June 2021

Improved statusing, a new task header, and Work Breakdown Structure selection. Just some of the Aphex updates in June 2021

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Enter data. Enter data. Enter data. Build.

The old ways of planning projects simply don't work as well as they should. Cloud based construction planning software can help improve performance...

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Our Journey to the New Aphex

From the very beginning, Aphex has been built by (and for) construction engineers, planners, and industry practitioners.

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