Own, Visualize And Execute On Your Construction Data

Todd Musser, Dan Vos Construction Company

Obstacle: Unable to access or evaluate project data.

Solution: StratusVue Open APIs and visualizations provide complete access to view the organizations project data.

Overview: As a General Contractor, Todd Musser at Dan Vos Construction Company, found true value in having access to their project data through the StratusVue open APIs. They are now able to guide their business decisions and improvements to various levels within the Organization.  Specifically, allowing their leadership team to make data driven decisions by utilizing PowerBI to visualize high-level performance data, then drilling into project and individual detailed metrics.

Quote: “Having access to our data at any time gives us the ability to make educated business decisions, not only for projects but as an organization. It’s a true competitive advantage.”

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Make Your Company Standout With A White Label Solution

Alex Tsouvalas, FUSE Group

Obstacle: Present to the Customer with a branded product that is as unique as your company.

Solution: StratusVue’s Enterprise Subscription offers the Organization control over your domain, mobile app, branding and layout for your construction software.

Overview: As a private site, FUSE Group and StratusVue have rolled out a single tenant site branded to their specific company.  As the lead of Technology with the FUSE Group, Alex Tsouvalas led the search to find the software solution that would meet the complex demands of his team and leadership of a group company.

Want more: Read the Fuse Group press release: StratusVue Press Release

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UL Solutions and StratusVue Announce Partnership to Advance Data Transparency for the Built Environment

StratusLink™ powered by UL Solutions will link construction as-built data.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, July 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, and StratusVue, a provider of cloud-based project management solutions for commercial construction projects, announced StratusVue’s StratusLink™ powered by UL Solutions, a partnership to further develop and integrate the companies’ platforms to enable as-built data linking and management for construction information.

“StratusVue’s partnership with UL Solutions will provide information that will help enable safer buildings.”
— John Goecke

StratusLink™ powered by UL Solutions will link construction as-built data to UL Solutions product and life safety data in UL Product iQ®, the UL Solutions online location for certification information, and UL SPOT, the UL Solutions database containing product sustainability.

“In the built environment, it is critical to efficiently leverage and access data to help advance safe, smart and sustainable buildings,” said John Goecke, CEO at StratusVue. “Linking asset information to built data with product safety and standards information will provide a better understanding of what is contained in a building. Linking information to UL Solutions presents a more holistic view of a building.”

StratusVue’s partnership with UL Solutions will provide information that will help enable safer buildings.  “This, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Our machine learning and deep linking will allow building owners and managers to access all their building documents in an intelligent and simple way for better, healthier buildings,” Goecke said.

“Many factors are impacting the health of work environments,” said Neil Lakomiak project management director of the Built Environment group, UL Solutions. “Creating a safe, smart and sustainable building is critically important as stakeholders — from tenants and staff to visitors — have placed a heightened importance of building health and wellness as a key factor in the gradual return to in-person work. Reducing risk and cost associated with occupant health issues while helping improve productivity, work environmental quality can also help improve employee and occupant performance and increase the value of a building and company while providing visibility into potential problems so they can be addressed early and with documented solutions. Through our partnership with StratusVue, we believe linking documents to products and plans creates a holistic view into a building’s DNA and is the next step in data-driven decision making as it relates to improving the built environment.”

About StratusVue  

StratusVue provides a leading integrated construction management platform that connects people with the information they need to succeed in construction and the built environment. StratusLink has been developed to help all users semantically understand unstructured data via advanced machine learning and intelligence tools.

About UL Solutions

A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. Our science is your advantage.

The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. Our science is your advantage.

Unifiy Multiple Locations

Michael Beigay and Rhonda Pike, SteelFab, Inc.

Obstacle: Maintain Consistency and Culture within Multiple Locations.

Solution: The StratusVue Platform provides flexibility and consistency to foster uniformity and  independence within each affiliate location.

Overview:  SteelFab organization has many offices within many states.  They needed a solution to provide consistency in communication while accommodating for the uniqueness of each office.  Michael and Rhonda have been able to implement successfully with power users that know the both the SteelFab SOP and StratusVue.

Want More: Watch the Full Interview with Michael and Rhonda: StratusVue’s Guest Speaker Series: SteelFab, Inc. – StratusVue

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Guest Speaker Event – May 18th, 2pm EST – Scheduling with the oracle from Oracle

Scheduling for Success with Guest Speaker, Mark Jenkins – Product Director – Oracle Construction and Engineering

Join StratusVue’s Brian Anson with subject matter expert Mark Jenkins, in their discussion about how to schedule for success within your projects and organization.  This is the second in a six part series focused on how to improve and elevate your business to the next level.

Do you know understand why others have succeeded and failed in tracking their Organizations performance through a schedule.  Find out where the industry is headed and the fundamentals that you need to know.

Schedule us into your life, whether you are new or established, because knowing why you are successful or not is fundamental.

Registration is now open! Event – May 18th – 2pm EST

StratusVue Field Ops App in IOS and Android

The StratusVue mobile app allows you to stay interactive with your team by managing your project documents in a simple manner wherever you are! Mobile apps have become more useful with construction firm owners. Business apps allow more accessibility business owners which makes organization easier. The StratusVue mobile app allows interconnectivity with your team and keeps your documents organized wherever you are.

Switching to mobile apps allows for more efficiency. Mobile Apps allow for more accuracy.The StratusVue app can be found in the Apple App store and the Google play store. You can also scan with your devices a QR code that is available on the StratusVue login page that will take you directly to the app store.

Our app allows accessibility of functions such as Daily Reports, RIFs, Punch Lists, Open Issues, Meetings and Minutes, Construction Plans and Photos regardless of where you are. Moving away from the manual process of paper reliance is one way us at StratusVue are working to get better, and faster results for your proposal.

StratusVue March Madness

Here at StratusVue, March madness means something different than what might first come to mind.  Think less sports and more competition, maybe we should call it March Marketing; no matter what we call it, we have an internal challenge, “tournament ” if you will, to generate new customers and excite our existing base.

We’re kicking off March madness by bringing on a Construction Marketing powerhouse, Tyler Riddell with Peritus Marketing.  On March 9th, we are going to have an information packed discussion about how to be successful in marketing within construction.  To prep before go time, read this article by the Construction Marketing Association, about some simple steps you can take to stay ahead of the game.

We look forward to seeing you there and don’t miss you shot to join in on the learning.

BidVue Case Study: Ragnar Benson Construction

BidVue Case Study: Ragnar Benson Construction

Key bidvue benefits – rbc

    • More bids received from qualified bidders
    • Faster bidding process – by up to 50%
    • Fewer questions from bidders

Background

Ragnar Benson Construction (RBC) is a full-service General Contractor/Construction Manager that has been based in Park Ridge and Chicago, IL, for over 90 years.  RBC’s clientele turn to them for professional, innovative, and collaborative approaches to their construction projects.

In the last few decades, RBC has successfully expanded their business throughout the country, and they have worked to expand the types of projects on which they work.  Their portfolio of completed projects is now made up of a wide range of different types, including everything from hospitals, office buildings, zoos, sports facilities, higher education and rail, to name a few.

Bidding & Document Management Challenges

An increased geographic and project diversity meant that RBC had to work with many unfamiliar and dispersed vendors and subcontractors.  In turn, several key challenges arose when bidding out work, including:

    • Maintaining control over prequalification and evaluation reporting
    • Managing timelines and notifications of pending bid submissions
    • Scaling access for all trades and contacts to the latest bid documentation
    • Standardizing documentation formats and filing methods

RBC had been using a fax-based bidding system that was not meeting these challenges as the company expanded.  In 2006, they began a search for a new tool that would improve their current operations and be scalable to meet their future expansion needs.

The Solution:  BidVue

After a review of the options they had available to them, RBC selected BidVue by StratusVue as their tool for managing the bidding process companywide.

“BidVue offered us all the functionality we were looking for in an easily accessible web-based platform,” said Debbie Eaker, Estimating Coordinator at Ragnar Benson.  “It also offered great value because we didn’t need to worry about per-seat or per-project licensing issues and could maximize our use of the tool.”

Some of the specific features that led to RBC selecting BidVue included:

    • One central, easily accessible repository for current & past documents
    • No file size or file type restrictions
    • Maintenance of an electronic bid book that can be utilized for future work
    • Multiple levels of access to manage call sheets and follow-up communications
    • Role-based environment for managing pre-qualification data

In addition, the services provided by StratusVue offered additional benefits.  Bidders would be able to receive personalized training sessions to ensure they understood how to use the system, and the StratusVue support team would be available to help ensure document quality and proper indexing.

Impact & Results

RBC fully implemented BidVue in the spring of 2009.  They began to see improvements in their bidding process almost immediately.

“It is so much faster and simpler to distribute our bid packages using BidVue,” Eaker said.  “We are able to manage what’s happening all across the country, and with the quality of the product, we consistently reach more bidders and get higher quality responses.  BidVue has made a big contribution towards our growth.”

Since implementation, RBC has used BidVue to manage the bidding process on hundreds of projects across the country.  They have experienced improvements such as:

    • More qualified companies bidding on their projects
    • Shorter bidding timelines
    • Fewer questions from bidders about what to bid on

Thanks to BidVue, Ragnar Benson receives better bid results in a shorter timeframe, and has the ability to continue scaling for future growth.

Key System Usage Statistics (Aug 2012 – July 2013)

    • Projects Bid…………………………………………81
    • Invitations Sent To Prospective Bidders……19,541
    • Bid Responses Received……………………….7,555
    • Plans Accessed Through the System……..183,602