Webcor Builders, Power Construction and JE Dunn Win 2010 CMiC Innovation Awards

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Three of the largest General Contractors in North America won the 2010 CMiC Innovation Awards, handed out at CMiC Connect 2010 in Palm Beach, Florida. The 2010 CMiC Innovation Awards recognize excellence and innovation within the CMiC user community. Webcor won for a electronic data interchange innovation, Power won for a document management system and JE Dunn won for a mobile application. CMiC donated money to charities on the winners' behalf.

2010 CMiC Innovation Awards

All three winners demonstrate that CMiC clients are the most innovative and advanced in the construction industry,” said Bassem Hamdy, Vice President, Solutions, CMiC.

CMiC, the leader in creating software solutions for the construction industry, announced that Webcor Builders won 1st place in the 2010 CMiC Innovation Awards. The awards, presented at CMiC Connect 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida, and judged by representatives from McGraw-Hill, recognize excellence and innovation within the user community. Power Construction and JE Dunn Construction won 2nd and 3rd place.

““Value Through Innovation” is a core principle at Webcor to increase productivity, provide substantial benefits to the customer, and to deliver significantly positive results at all levels of the organization,” said Vince Sarubbi, Vice President, Technology, Webcor Builders. “Winning the 2010 CMiC Innovation Award represents the abundance of hard work to overcome obstacles by using innovative, forward-thinking ideas and leveraging our valuable CMiC solution. Being a cutting-edge innovator means taking measured risks while not being afraid to fail. The 2010 CMiC Innovation Award demonstrates the risk Webcor took to deliver this project successfully and was recognized as providing a highly beneficial solution which can proudly be shared with the construction community.”

Webcor Builders, based in San Mateo, CA, won for an innovation called Electronic Data Interchange, which electronically exchanges information between CMiC and other systems, using Web services, XML, custom programming and direct CMiC table updates. EDI eliminates the need for double data input and keeps CMiC and other systems, such as Owner-mandated project management systems, in synch. The innovation has generated considerable ROI for Webcor, along with providing real-time sharing of RFI and submittal data and improving communication between members of the project team. CMiC donated $5,000 on Webcor’s behalf to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Power Construction Company, based in Chicago, IL, won 2nd place for their Document Management System innovation, which uses metadata to improve document sorting, retrieving, compliance and E-Discovery. CMiC donated the 2nd place award money to A Safe Place.

JE Dunn Construction, based in Kansas City, MO, won 3rd place for JE Dunn Mobile, an application that allows for secured access to the CMiC system through a mobile device. CMiC donated the 3rd place award money to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

“All three winners demonstrate that CMiC clients are the most innovative and advanced in the construction industry,” said Bassem Hamdy, Vice President, Solutions, CMiC. “Every year we receive excellent submissions for the Innovation Awards, and this year was no exception. CMiC congratulates all three winners for developing innovations that have improved business processes and created tangible ROI.”

A profile of the 2010 CMiC Innovation Awards will appear in the January 24th issue of ENR.

Click here for more information on the 2010 CMiC Innovation Award Winners.


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