DIAB Engineering chooses iPlan to deliver its shutdown service across Australia

DIAB offers a world class shutdown service. Within iPlan, DIAB saw software a means to deliver this expertise in a consistent & cost-effective means.


DIAB are seeking to expand their already effective service in shutdown delivery and management in Australasia, DIAB see IAMTech’s iPlan software to differentiate themselves from their competitors.


Why did DIAB choose IAMTech’s iPlan software for this critical part of DIAB’s ambition for growth? DIAB’s Matt Cross explains;

“Within iPlan we identified the following benefits over and above Roser ConSys FIIX SAFRAN Prometheus;

  • iPlan’s mobile app works offline, within our clients sites, some which are extremely remote in Western Australia, we cannot guarantee our planners and supervisors will be able to access the internet, so it was vital that the software we chose would work without the internet and send its updates when the connectivity was available, so that both our managers and our customers can see the latest position of the shutdown we are managing on their behalf

  • iPlan needs to be flexible, to cater for work lists from our client’s ERP systems. Our clients could be operating one of many ERP systems, SAP, Maximo, IFS etc. and we needed our planning and execution tool to be able to interpret data from all possible ERP systems

  • We had several shutdowns that we wanted to demonstrate a technology advantage over our competitors, to be ready in time, the IAMTech team needed to meet an aggressive go live date, they met our deadline and enabled us to start proving the differentiator. Since go live, IAMTech have continued to show a high level of customer service, with great support from their delivery team and service desk.

  • Compared to the other software systems we included in our evaluation, iPlan was the most cost competitive, which alongside the above requirements sealed the deal!”

Since go live in 2017, DIAB has identified the following further benefits of using iPlan to differentiate themselves from their competitors;

  • Improved scoping efficiency has halved direct labour cost

  • In field updating gives DIAB’s supervisors 1.0 to 1.5hrs supervision time, per supervisor, per 12hr shift. Beyond the increase in supervisor hours, this has brought additional benefits of increased crew safety and productivity by the supervisor(s) increased presence at the job site

  • At our daily shutdown meetings with our clients we are reporting actual position instead of a hypothetical based on yesterday’s data

About DIAB

DIAB Engineering provides industrial maintenance and fabrication services to the mining industry and operates at multiple locations around Australia. In addition to two fabrication workshops in Western Australia and Victoria, DIAB Engineering maintains staff and permanent mining maintenance services operations at remote mining sites.

Founded in 1970, in Capel, Western Australia, the name DIAB comes from the first letters of the founders’ names – David and Anne Payne; and Ian and Betty Shields. In 1976, DIAB Engineering relocated its primary maintenance and fabrication facility to the Geraldton area.

Experienced, quality employees ensure that projects can be completed on schedule and in short time frames at mining industry locations throughout Western Australia. DIAB Engineering has a qualified team with experience in mining maintenance, mining operations and industrial fabrication. DIAB has experienced staff specialising in engineering design, fabrication, project management, construction, mining maintenance, manufacturing, electrical, rubber lining, crane hire, equipment hire and transport.

BGC Contracting - In 2016, DIAB became a subsidiary of BGC Contracting, Australia’s largest privately owned, mining and construction company. BGC Contracting is a leading player in the provision of diversified services across the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.

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