PLANTATION, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--e-Builder, the leading cloud-based construction program management solution for capital projects, was the product of choice for IT consulting firm Kristine Fallon Associates (KFA) Inc. to support the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)’s public-private partnership (P3) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project (RBR). KFA implemented e-Builder Enterprise, e-Builder’s flagship project management software for owners, to manage the replacement of 558 bridges in the short duration of 3 years. e-Builder’s ability to automatically route, log and report progress on the over 30,000 design submittals helped PennDOT manage the risk of late or missing responses.
“Only eight percent of owners complete projects without any time delays”
KFA chose e-Builder Enterprise for speed of implementation. KFA is a member of an AECOM-led team selected to assist PennDOT in managing the $900 million, lightning-paced RBR project. The period from the execution of the AECOM contract until Financial Close, when the P3 development team would begin submitting design review packages, was less than 120 days. KFA needed to perform due diligence; meet with PennDOT IT and other stakeholders; get sign-off; procure the e-Builder platform; define detailed process requirements; and configure key functionality within the system in this short timeframe.
KFA worked with the AECOM P3 management experts to identify special requirements of and risks to the agency in the P3 Agreement that would govern the project. In response to one risk, KFA developed a highly automated e-Builder Design Review process and encoded the correct recipients, review steps and times in each review step for 60 different design submittal types. This system has been highly effective in providing cross-departmental visibility, encouraging exceptional productivity and preventing delay claims against the Department. This review process was cited as one of the reasons that PennDOT’s RBR project received the P3 Gold Award for the Best Transport Project in the Americas in the 2015 Annual P3 Awards.
“e-Builder is cloud-hosted, so software availability is instantaneous upon execution of the license agreement. In addition, the product provides robust tools for quickly configuring and testing complex, cross-organizational workflows. We told the client that it was the only system that would allow us to deploy the functionality they needed in the time allowed,” said Kristine Fallon, FAIA, president of KFA. “Although PennDOT has great systems in place to support their standard project delivery, P3 is a different animal. e-Builder is extremely flexible in accommodating the non-standard P3 processes and information flows.”
Founded in 1995, e-Builder’s software has become a trusted tool used by thousands of global companies in the healthcare, government, education and commercial industries. Its complete solution is designed for owners to manage capital program costs, schedules, processes and documents securely from any desktop or mobile device, and it has been proven to increase productivity by three times, saving up to four percent of costs.
“Only eight percent of owners complete projects without any time delays,” said Ron Antevy, president & CEO, e-Builder. “KFA is showcasing what best-in-class owners are capable of through the PennDOT project. This project is going to have a significant impact on the daily lives of all Pennsylvanians and we are incredibly proud to be a part of its success.”
For more information about other e-Builder applications in the government and infrastructure industries, please visit: http://e-builder.net/industries-served/government.
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Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc. (KFA), founded in 1993, is a niche consulting firm providing information technology consulting and services to the capital facilities industry. The majority of the firm’s clients are owners with large capital programs. KFA’s mission is to deliver to clients complete IT solutions that yield quantifiable business results. Areas of technology focus include: Project Collaboration and Management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facility/Asset Management. KFA combines outstanding credentials in these technologies, a history of award-winning system implementations and extensive program management experience. KFA, headquartered in Chicago, serves clients nation-wide. For more information, visit: www.kfa-inc.com.
e-Builder is the leading provider of integrated, cloud-based construction program management software for top facility owners and the companies that act on their behalf. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution, resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder’s technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, and healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build, and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Plantation, Florida. For more information, visit www.e-Builder.net.