Implementation of e-Builder is a significant step in satisfying that expectation of excellence in capital project management, helping us to engage our designers and contractors in a structured process, reduce duplication of effort and more efficiently deliver projects
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 28, 2010
e-Builder, provider of integrated capital program and project management software announced today that the University of Chicago, one of the nation's leading research universities, has selected e-Builder Enterprise as the single, integrated project information system to manage and control capital project costs. The University of Chicago's Capital Improvements Team will also leverage the integrated business process automation engine to streamline and standardize a broad range of processes.
The Award-Winning e-Builder Enterprise will allow the Facilities Services Team to more efficiently manage budget approvals, contract approvals, payment applications, project issues, RFIs, change management, submittals, and more. Structured processes will help the Facilities Services team control project costs and enable faster responses to project issues that could increase the risks for delays and cost overruns. Integration with Crystal Reports will provide more flexibility in the creation of reports and dashboards to increase visibility into status reports.
The desire for a common tool to manage complex plans and projects was among the motivating factors behind its selection of a single comprehensive project management solution. The University's current projects range from infrastructure and building envelope upgrades to the construction of major new research, academic and student life facilities.
The University evaluated several solutions but selected e-Builder because it provided the most intuitive interface, a sophisticated business process automation engine, milestone tracking and cost management functionality that focuses on the owner's perspective. Boyd Black, Assistant Vice President for Capital Project Delivery at the University of Chicago, said the University has a commitment to excellence that transcends all campus activities.
"Implementation of e-Builder is a significant step in satisfying that expectation of excellence in capital project management, helping us to engage our designers and contractors in a structured process, reduce duplication of effort and more efficiently deliver projects," Black said.
Jonathan N. Antevy, e-Builder co-Founder and CEO, said, "We're excited to have the University of Chicago on Board. Their approach to capital project management is in line with other forward-looking organizations that understand Excel spreadsheets are not the most effective way of managing project information. It also exemplifies their commitment to leadership in all aspects, from academics to planning, building, and operations of their facilities."
About the University of Chicago
Located on 211 acres in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago's South Side, the University of Chicago contributes to and draws from the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis. From ancient history to economics, from computation to biological sciences, the University of Chicago is one of the world's leading centers for intellectual inquiry, research and education. The University and the two national laboratories it manages produce over $1.25 billion a year in research. The University operates a medical center with internationally renowned programs in cancer biology, immunology, and gastrointestinal diseases. The University also offers top-ranked graduate and professional programs in business, law, medicine, and social service administration.
e-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated capital program and project 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.
For more information on the University of Chicago's use of e-Builder Enterprise, contact Sergio Aranda at (954) 556-6717 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.