Northeastern University Celebrates 15 Years of e-Builder Use to Better Manage Capital Projects Campus-Wide

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1,000 projects, $500 million and 75,000 documents, and Northeastern University is still going strong.

Construction Program Management Software

e-Builder Enterprise

For fifteen years, Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. has partnered with e-Builder to manage its multi-million dollar, multi-faceted capital and facility management program. During this time, Northeastern managed close to 1,000 projects valued at over $500 Million and supported by over 75,000 documents – all in e-Builder Enterprise™. Northeastern is one of the many on a growing list of universities including California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth, Southern Methodist University, the Texas State University System, University of Southern California and the University of Chicago, that use e-Builder Enterprise to optimize their capital projects.

The University’s capital projects range from 150-200 every year and vary in cost from $20,000 to $200 million for customers that include the University Board of Directors to the nine individual colleges and schools. Regardless of the project size or scope, the university must facilitate capital projects with quality, transparency and efficiency—and often with limited resources.

e-Builder provides a complete, centralized project management information and controls system that manages all aspects of the capital construction program from cost and schedules to document management and automated reporting/dashboards. With it, the university is able to manage project costs and schedules, provide status updates to customers and access all of the documents and information that need to be delivered in ensure the projects are on time and on budget.

The collaborative capability of e-Builder Enterprise provides access to designers, contractor and suppliers and ensures that all stakeholders are using the most current information while facilitating faster communication. In addition, the business process automation and workflow tools ensure that University processes are followed, therefore minimizing risks across the projects. The Facilities Division plans to continue using e-Builder for all new projects. The team is also working to more deeply integrate e-Builder Enterprise with the division’s financial system, space planning system and as-built documentation system.


About Northeastern University’s Facilities Division
The Northeastern University Facilities Division’s mission is to support Northeastern University's position as a national research, practice-oriented, student-centered, urban institution by providing a safe, healthy and attractive environment conducive to teaching, learning and working. The Division's primary functions include the planning, design and construction of new buildings; the extension, renewal and replacement of existing plant facilities; and the prudent use of energy through the efficient operations of the campus utility distribution systems

About e-Builder
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

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