Read below to learn more about the 2015 Vision Award winners.
AEC/DesignTechnology Enablers: Aconex, Bentley
A comprehensive, collaborative project-management solution helped a joint-venture team link a massive number of tracked elements with drawings and specifications in carrying out documentation requirements on a significant light-rail infrastructure project.
|Construction Coordinators, Inc.|
Builder/GC Commercial $6million to $25 million
By implementing a construction-management payment system, this commercial GC was able to improve the organization of documents for review and processing – achieving cost reductions and faster payment to subs.
Builder/GC Commercial $26 million to $100 millionTechnology Enablers: Bluebeam, NoteVault
By expanding the use of cloud and mobile technology, this commercial construction manager and general contractor found new ways to improve staff efficiency and provide greater support to remote field forces.
Builder/GC Commercial More than $500 millionTechnology Enabler: Aconex, Newforma
A Canadian design and construction provider in a large public-private partnership infrastructure project to build a 300-cell capacity prison near Montreal has identified time and cost savings through use of a comprehensive document-management solution.
|Hoar Construction (tie)|
Builder/GC Commercial More than $500 millionTechnology Enabler: Assemble Systems
To overcome what it saw as a fragmented scheduling system, this GC implemented a production-oriented scheduling system for tracking and controlling subcontractor activities, leveraging BIM to achieve significant results in project progress.
Builder/GC Commercial More than $500 millionTechnology Enabler: Aconex
This design-builder for a large Federal building project embraced a digital solution for documentation collection, review and assembly to enhance handover to the asset owner and make ongoing O&M (operation and maintenance) easier for the facility manager.
|Tim O'Brien Homes|
Builder/GC Residential $6 million to $25 millionTechnology Enablers: Avid Ratings Co., BuilderMT, CG Visions, Sage Software, Sales Simplicity Software
This residential builder implemented an information portal system that makes home feature option and construction schedule and other information available via tablets and personal computers to trades and superintendents – improving workflow and saving time.
Corporate Owner: Industrial/manufacturing
This industrial enterprise serving petrochemical, chemical, refining and other industries developed a Saas (Software-as-a-Service) solution to harness the knowledge of its multitude of turnaround managers – and help clients avoid costly risk associated with such activities.
Corporate Owner: Transportation/Communications/UtilitiesTechnology Enabler: Aconex
When a Canadian energy company embarked on constructing a large hydroelectric facility with multiple project stakeholders, it adopted a cloud-based solution to provide access to documents and support an automated workflow, promoting collaboration, and communication.
|EE Cruz Co.|
Heavy/Highway/GCTechnology Enabler: Computer Guidance Corp.
Looking to maintain its steady growth, this Northeastern highway/heavy contractor sought out an automation solution in the form of an enterprise resource planning solution to unlock data and improve employee efficiency.
Specialty Contractor: Concrete Work
This design-build GC and structural concrete contractor expanded its use of technology in a fruitful effort to better control construction tolerances and variations between the “as-planned” design and the “as-built” construction on projects.
Specialty Contractor: Electrical Work $251 million to $500 million
By leveraging BIM (building information modeling) technology through field robotics, this electrical contractor improved the speed and accuracy of component installation. By recording conditions during and after installation, verification can be made that items are installed in proper locations.
Specialty Contractor: Electrical Work more than $ 500 million
To track and estimate labor productivity, this specialty subcontractor developed a data collection and analysis tool that has become instrumental in providing the relevant metrics related to productivity factors and expected-to-complete calculations.
Specialty Contractor: Plastering/Drywal Less than $5 millionTechnology Enabler: On Center Software
Streamlining the takeoff and estimating process saved money by eliminating the need to hire an IT staff, as well as reduced the cost of data transmission and the potential for error produced by exchanging multiple sets of documents.
Specialty Contractor: Plastering/Drywal $6 million to $25 millionTechnology Enabler: On Center Software
Seeking a solution help document and formalize processes and protect itself in potential litigation, this specialty contractor implemented an automated solution that provides realtime accurate accounting of work, as well as facilitates enhanced project insights.
Specialty Contractor: Plastering/Drywall $251 million to $500 millionTechnology Enabler: On Center Software
Embracing estimating and data management tools enabled this provider of drywall and related services to enable companywide access to current, centrally stored plans, as well as eliminate the need for multiple redundant copies of plans.
|Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc.|
Specialty Contractor: Refrigeration SystemsTechnology Enabler: Systemates
A tech solution enabling faster communication and information exchange is allowing construction/operations teams to be on the same page with the corporate office, and providing a streamlined way to track contracts, change orders and invoices.
|L.P.R. Construction Co.|
Specialty Contractor: Steel Erector & Industrial Services
To combat high training costs, this builder tapped its IT department to help develop a feasible solution. The result is a self-contained and connected “kit” that can be sent to jobsites to facilitate remote, yet interactive, learning.
Team AwardTeam Members: Lend Lease - Pepper Construction Joint Venture and StratusVue
This prominent health system is applying technology to more efficiently model, collect and utilize key asset data and documentation during construction, migrate it more quickly and effectively at turnover, and then access the data through BIM during building operations.