Local Governments Turn to the Cloud

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Local Governments Turn to the Cloud

  1. 1. ManagingConstruction Projects in the Cloud By Jimmie Marks
  2. 2. City of Arlington Facts and Figures• Founded: 1876• Population: 365,438• Land Area: 99.5 square miles• Six Public Libraries• Four Independent School Districts• Three Universities• Visitors to Arlington 6.8 million – Cowboys, Rangers, Six Flags• Estimated Annual Spending $396M Vision: Arlington is committed to being a pre-eminent city, providing an exemplary environment in which to live, learn, work and play.
  3. 3. City of Arlington Facts and Figures• There are 16 City Departments including – Fire and Police – Airport and Convention Center• Three Major Construction Departments – Public Works and Transportation o City Streets: 1,100 miles o Public Buildings: 161 – Water Utilities o Storm Water Pipe: 238 miles – Parks and Recreation o Acres of Parks: 4,651Mission: The City of Arlington enacts the will of the peoplethrough their active, inclusive participation and provides the services they demand in a quality, cost effective manner.
  4. 4. Requirements of CIP Management Manage 200 active construction projects Track $50 million annual budget - multiple funding sources Cost controls for budgets and expenditures Comprehensive reports and dashboards Standardize processes across the construction departments Reduce paperwork and increase efficiency Enhance communications (internal and external)
  5. 5. A Cloud SolutionLINK IT ALL TOGETHER
  6. 6. e-Builder OverviewSolution Components:  Project Calendar  Document Management  Contact Management  Form Management  Process Management  Cost Manager  Schedule Management  Reports and Dashboards Lawson GIS MS Project MS Excel
  7. 7. A Mobile SolutionLaptops / Notebooks
  8. 8.  Improved Quality Increased Productivity Reduced Paperwork Faster Submission / Approval Reduced Risk Better Communications
  9. 9. Construction Happens in the Office Too• Manage Projects / Programs• Schedule Tasks / Resources• Coordinate with Contractors• Track / Monitor Progress• Pay Expenses• Track / Monitor Budgets
  10. 10. Construction Happens in the Office Too• Manage Projects / Programs• Schedule Tasks / Resources• Coordinate with Contractors• Track / Monitor Progress• Pay Expenses• Track / Monitor Budgets LINK IT ALL TOGETHER
  11. 11.  Improved Project Management Improved Visibility of Project Information Cost Controls to Prevent Overpayments Standard Workflow Reduced Paperwork Increased Efficiency Enhanced Communications Visibility to Public (Open Records)
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