About Us

iPLAN 4D WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2016 AS AN EXPANSION OF THE iPLAN GROUP OF COMPANIES INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM. THIS NOW PROVIDES THE iPLAN GROUP WITH THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS (CURRENT AND FUTURE) ACROSS THE ASIA PACIFIC, UNITED KINGDOM AND EUROPEAN REGIONS.

iPLAN was established in 2005 to facilitate further provision of specialised planning and project management services across Australia. Built on years of experience and exposure to the heavy construction, mining, oil and gas industries, our old school ‘first principle’ project management and control processes define the company’s success.

We provide our clients full lifecycle end to end, best practice services that are customised to each specific project phase. Whether that be the front end concept through feasibility phase assisting in delivering the highest quality project control services and guidance. Or after we assist in delivering these study phases moving into the project execution and commissioning phase, where we provide the project controls support to keep the project within the critical time and cost limits which established the project’s viability during the front end study phases.

iPLAN customises these services to the needs of each and every client depending on the specific experience required. That may be in a step-in / step-out capacity where we provide an initial development service establishing the planning and controls for a project phase and then return on an as needed basis, or the provision of a fully integrated service where we can assist as a project team member(s) to deliver a successful outcome.

Given the vast experience that iPLAN brings to our clients, we are able to assist in protecting our clients during these phases by ensuring continuous forensic schedule analysis. Then if the need arises, we can provide a claims mitigation and defence service leading to a determination provision. Our top priority is to ensure the highest quality outcome for our project partner.

iPLAN TEAM

Michael Farrand

Director UK / Contracts Manager /
Lead Quantity Surveyor SME

With over 12 years experience, Mike is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has provided expert commercial and contract management services to a number of high profile UK and Australian clients in the Oil & Gas, Energy, Aviation and Rail sectors.

He consistently drives value and delivers savings through excellent analytical skills and commercial acumen. Mike is passionate about collaboration and specialises in developing a true open book, win-win relationship.

Shane Chidgzey

Managing Director / Planning Manager / Project Strategy & Portfolio Guidance / Lean Six Sigma Green Belt / Claims SME

Shane has worked in the mining/metals, oil and gas, infrastructure and building industries as a planning and project services professional since 1999. Recognised as one of the leading project and strategic portfolio planners in the industry, he has held positions with many Leading Global Mining, Oil & Gas Clients and EPCM organisations supporting the execution of landmark projects.

Leveraging on a solid background of Lean Six Sigma processes Shane is able to ensure that a focus on these quality systems is utilised in the planning process. Thus ensuring the successful execution of major portfolios and mega projects.

Shane is also recognised as an expert in the project delay & disruption assessment process, providing forensic analysis and determination services for project disputes.

Matt Kitchin

Associate Director / Project Services Manager / Lead Planner /
Claims Consultant

With over 20 years experience, Matt is a recognised project planning and programming expert throughout the mining, oil and gas industries.

He is also very highly regarded in the Building and Commercial Development industry due to the successful delivery of many complex projects. Matt specialises in forensic schedule analysis to support the project claim prevention/protection and determination process focused mainly on Building and Commercial developments.

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