Case Study: Clark Construction Expedites Nationals Park Punchlist with LATISTA, Finishing New Ballpark in Record Time

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Clark Construction Group, LLC used Latista field management software and Motion Computing tablet PCs to facilitate the quality assurance phase of the construction of the Washington Nationals baseball stadium. Latista and Motion have published a case study detailing their part in the Nationals Park project.

I really think this is the way to go as tablets get smaller, lighter and more durable.

Latista Technologies and Motion Computing announced the successful application of LATISTA Field mobile software by Clark Construction Group, LLC in the construction of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball stadium in Washington, DC. The process and results of the collaboration are also available in a detailed case study authored by Latista and Motion.

The Nationals Park project was a $611 million joint venture between Clark Construction Group, LLC, Hunt Construction Group and The Smoot Construction Company. Twenty HOK architects and 15 engineers from Clark/Hunt/Smoot used the LATISTA Field software and Motion LE1700 tablet PCs to collect tens of thousands of punchlist items in four weeks and automatically generate defect notices for more than 100 subcontractors. The automated processes and information synchronization allowed Clark to reduce office staff, eliminate paperwork and decrease inspection times, thus reducing costs in each of these areas. Constructing a ballpark of this size would generally take 36 months, but Clark/Hunt/Smoot was able to build Nationals Park in only 23 months, earning LEED certification and several project awards in the process.

"LATISTA definitely saved us time," said Clark Project Executive Matt Haas. "I really think this is the way to go as tablets get smaller, lighter and more durable."

Latista Executive Vice President Chris Ramsey also acknowledged the success of the ballpark project: "We are proud of our efforts with Clark/Hunt/Smoot in managing a very large volume of punch-list issues. LATISTA Field is truly scalable to any size project and can meet any challenge presented by the construction industry for managing quality assurance, field reporting, commissioning and punch lists."

For more information on the Nationals Park project and Clark's use of LATISTA-equipped Motion PCs, the case study is available through Latista's website at http://www.latista.com.

About Clark Construction:
More than a century old, Clark Construction Group, LLC, is one of the United States' most experienced construction service providers, with more than $4 billion in annual revenue and projects throughout the country. From small interior renovations to architectural landmarks, Clark supports its projects with teams of highly-trained construction professionals to ensure that the entire construction process runs smoothly.

About Motion Computing:
Motion Computing, headquartered in Austin, Texas, produces slate tablet PCs for mobile professionals in industries including healthcare, government, and field force automation. Motion is a mobile computing and wireless communications leader, combining world-class innovation and industry experience so individuals can use computing technology in new ways and places.

About Latista Technologies:
Latista has been a leader in mobile and web-based field management software and services since its founding in Reston, Virginia, in 2001. Its software is used by top 200 contractors and top 50 owners worldwide to reduce project costs and risks by eliminating redundancy, enhancing collaboration among project participants, and allowing more thorough analysis of project performance.

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