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» Mortenson Construction redefines the building experience with ProjectConnect
MINNEAPOLIS – Mortenson Construction, a U.S.-based contractor and a leader in integrated project delivery, announced ProjectConnect, an intuitive, project collaboration platform that seamlessly connects all aspects of a Mortenson project in real-time. ProjectConnect gives customers and project teams secure and immediate access to critical project information wherever and whenever it's needed, resulting in transparency, improved quality and efficiency, and a reduction in the time and cost of construction.
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More than a document management tool, ProjectConnect enables live collaboration among customers and project teams. It is distinct because it was built from the vantage point of Mortenson having witnessed issues with both traditional file-sharing sites and the newest cutting-edge technology. Working with its customers and project teams, Mortenson addressed those critical issues and developed a holistic solution that is fully integrated into the company's building process.
ProjectConnect features mobile, 24/7 access with an easy-to-navigate web dashboard that streamlines communications and serves as the comprehensive source for project information. It offers custom levels of security and access, and can deliver everything from executive-level project status reports; to schedules, designs, 3D models, budgets, specifications, safety plans, and meeting minutes for project teams. It also includes project photos, live webcams, and weather reports.
"As an architect working on behalf of the Owner, ProjectConnect keeps me up to speed with all of the latest design documentation," said Tom Trout, vice president of architecture and planning, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. "ProjectConnect drives collaboration and insures I have the latest information. It also gives me a comfort level that the contractor and project partners are building to the latest information. All that and it is easy to use."
The Oracle-based platform is part of Mortenson's advanced integrated project delivery process and has been tested on more than 30 projects to date. Information is highly secure through multiple levels of user access controls that are customizable to each project. ProjectConnect features class-leading data security and encryption, and is actively monitored.
"We are committed to enhancing the building process through the integration of world-class technology and processes," said Dan Johnson, chief operating officer at Mortenson. "ProjectConnect is an integral part of how we build and it better connects our customers and project teams from the planroom to the boardroom. By enhancing the collaborative process and enabling better transparency, we are improving efficiency and the overall customer experience."
Mortenson recently received the 2012 Engineering and Construction Industry Excellence Award from Oracle for ProjectConnect. More information on ProjectConnect can be found at mortenson.com/projectconnect.