The Jackson Laboratory Improves Visibility by Standardizing Information and Process Management with e-Builder

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The Jackson Laboratory has launched e-Builder Enterprise to provide consistent information management, reporting and automated business processes to increase total project team accountability, efficiency and transparency.

Ultimately, e-Builder enables us to be more successful in delivering the research facility’s projects

e-Builder, the pioneer of cloud-based construction program management software, announced today that The Jackson Laboratory has launched e-Builder Enterprise to provide consistent information management, reporting and automated business processes to increase total project team accountability, efficiency and transparency. The internal Facilities Engineering staff will leverage the cost, processes, reporting, documents, and schedule components of e-Builder. Historical information stored in e-Builder will also help improve the planning process for future projects.

The internal Facilities Engineering team leads the programming, design and construction efforts for all corporate renovations and new construction at the headquarters campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, as well as Jackson Laboratory’s first satellite facility in Sacramento, California. Additional facilities are currently under consideration which drove the need for a unified capital construction program management approach. While all members of the team are experts in their respective technical fields, the lack of a unified project management process resulted in inconsistent methods of developing project budgets, document control, processes, tracking methods, and reporting frequency and formats. An RFP was issued in June 2011 to procure a user friendly and robust construction management software solution to address these needs.

John Fitzpatrick, Senior Director, Engineering and Facilities Services, said “over the years we noticed that the way information was compiled and reported was done differently based on the different project managers. As result it was difficult to track how our projects were performing”. Fitzpatrick recognized that by leveraging construction program management software, his group could not only consolidate where project information was stored, but also standardize processes to enable more consistency and control. As a result, the team can now streamline their day-to-day tasks, locate information more efficiently to improve transparency and provide business analytics to allow data driven decision making. “Ultimately, e-Builders enables us to be more successful in delivering the research facility’s projects.”

e-Builder will also be used to improve initial project budget and schedule accuracy through use of historical data. “On occasion we receive requests to produce reports with any number of variables” said Brenda Bierman, Executive Assistant and Project Administrator. “ In the past we manually mined and compiled the requested information from a multitude of sources which had the potential to yield inconsistent data sets. With e-Builder all data is held in a single source and delivered accurately and timely with a few mouse clicks.”

About The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., an institute for genomic medicine planned in Farmington, Conn., and a total staff of about 1,400. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community. For more information, visit http://www.jax.org.

About e-Builder
e-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software for top facility owners and 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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net.

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