Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
The Conti Group, a program management and construction firm, with the help of e-Builder Enterprise™, a fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management system, announces they are lending their expertise and manpower to New York City’s Rapid Repair Project for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.
Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast coast late last year, leaving thousands of families without homes, or with severely damaged homes. In response to the devastation, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection launched the Rapid Repair Program to help residential property owners affected by Hurricane Sandy make emergency repairs. According to NYC.gov, “These emergency repairs will allow residents to stay in their homes so that they can complete more permanent repairs and finishes. Emergency repairs include permanent or temporary restoration of heat, power and hot water, and other limited repairs to protect a home from further significant damage”.
Conti is one of multiple organizations serving as a NYC Rapid Repair Team, and is visiting qualified homes to inspect and determine which repairs covered under the NYC Rapid Repairs Program should be completed. Upon homeowner approval, the Conti team will proceed with the repairs.
Being that Conti is handling multiple projects with aggressive completion timelines, and the team is at new job sites daily, the group is using e-Builder Mobile™ for the Apple® iPad to manage the projects. At project startup, Conti made use of e-builder’s Forms module to develop a detailed database to track the more than 2000 properties within the purview of the Project. In addition, Conti and e-Builder have been working fervently to launch a tool within e-builder’s Process Module to track pay item quantities vs. assessed quantities, as well as change authorizations by property address. e-Builder, and in particular e-Builder Mobile, have allowed the Conti Rapid Repair team members to use their time more effectively onsite, be in the field rather than the office and help reduce redundant paper and printing. “With over 1200 active homes for our Operations teams to complete in just a few months and the amount of data that was associated, we were required to work quickly and efficiently both in the up-front information gathering as well as during field execution.” said Joe Berkowitz, Conti’s Project Manager for Property Assessment and Closeout/QC.
Both Conti and e-Builder are diligently working to get the lives of those affected by Hurricane Sandy back to normal. “e-Builder’s mission is to improve capital project execution making construction faster, less expensive, and more reliable thus freeing up time and energy for society’s higher priorities,” says Jon Antevy, President. “Working with Conti on such an important project defines exactly what our core values are all about.”
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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net.
About The Conti Group
The Conti Group is an infrastructure development firm delivering complex projects across the nation and internationally. Based in Edison, New Jersey, and founded in 1906, Conti has been at the forefront of technological advancements in the Construction Industry in markets such as transportation, water, environmental, power and industrial, facilities, renewable energy and homeland security for the federal, public and private sectors. Well known for client responsiveness and top caliber people, Conti has earned dozens of awards for safety and project excellence. For more information, visit http://www.conticorp.com.