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EADOC Preparing for Fiatech, April 2 through 4, Miami, Florida

Monday, March 19th, 2012

EADOC is preparing to participate in the Fiatech Annual Technology Conference and Showcase, running April 2nd through April 4th, 2012, at the Doral Marriott Resort in Miami, Florida.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Fiatech Heat: Innovation that Builds the World, and the conference will focus on solutions in interoperability, people and productivity and technology and innovative advancements.

EADOC Founder and CEO Eric Law to Speak at Entrepreneur’s Forum

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

EADOC Founder and CEO Eric Law is scheduled as a panel participant at an upcoming local entrepreneur’s forum, speaking about his experience bootstrapping the company.
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EADOC Will be presenting at the 2011 CMAA conference in DC on Nov 7th

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Monday November 7th at 11am HDR, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, and their Contractor will be presenting “Electronic Project Information Tracking from an Engineer and Owners Perspective”. Come learn how this team selected, implemented, and is benefiting from EADOC’s collaborative project management application. Presentation with be in room Independence IHJ
You can learn more about the CMAA conference at CMAA Conference Site

Kennedy Jenks saves $100K with EADOC’s Construction Management Software

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Jennifer Coker with Kennedy Jenks gave a presentation at the 2010 PNCWA conference titled “Getting the Best for Less: Partnerships Pay Off in MBR System”. The presentation covered the $12.8M Expansion of the City of La Center’s WWTP and highlighted many of the Cost savings achieved on this project. During the Construction phase Kennedy Jenks estimated savings of $100K using EADOC’s web based construction management software. The Presentation slide and a link to the complete presentation is included below.

Jennifer listed the following benefits of using EADOC in her presentation:

  • Immediate access with Internet Connection
  • Required filing as you go
  • Searchable
  • Immediate distribution of documents
  • Saves paper filing and shipping
  • Document History
  • Increased Accountability

Readers should note EADOC did not participate in the cost savings calculation or the presentation given by Jennifer Coker at PNCWA’s 2010 conference.

Kennedy Jenks 2010 PNCWA presentation slides for cost savings achieved using EADOC’s web based project management application.

Kennedy Jenks full presentation on City of La Center’s WWTP Expansion project

The Top 9 Must-Have Features for Your Construction Project Management System

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Web based construction management software provides an easy way for anyone involved in the project to communicate, collaborate,  and work together as a team.  Here are 9 technical features only the best web based construction project management software will have.

1. Look for a Construction Project Management System with a Web Based Interface

This is the simplest and easiest way to ensure that all necessary team members have instant access to your project management system.  A web based interface means there is no software that needs to be installed, and it also allows for multiple access points that each individual team member can use at any time.  When all you need is a computer and an internet connection, work and updates can be completed from almost anywhere.

2. Encryption is a Must Have for Any Construction Project Management Software

In following with the first point, multiple access points can create for multiple security risks.  To ensure the safety of the information, it is essential for your web based construction project management system to have SSL encryption, protecting the information exchanged between any access points and the project management server.

3. Look for a Solution with Individual Profiles and Security

A construction project is made up of many teams and moving parts.  Within those teams are various team members.  Teams (and all team members) may need to have their own profile which they can then individually access the secure web based construction project management software and all the information it holds.  To protect both the project and the individuals, everyone will need a secure login and profile.

4. Automated Email Notifications Are a Must for Any Project Management Software

With so many files and documents being viewed, used, and edited by many team members, online construction management software needs to have the option of automatic email alerts, configurable by each team on the construction project and each team member’s individual profile.  To be fully helpful, all alerts should arrive with a direct link to the indicated file.

5. Your Business Needs a Completely Customizable Construction Management System

Every construction project is unique; you should never be required to take time and energy trying to make a project fit into a management program.  It should always be the other way around, where the construction management system is easily adjustable to fit the construction project’s needs.

6. Adaptable Automated Process Flow Which Will Simplify Project Management

Once the web based construction management system has been appropriately adapted to the construction project, it should be very easy to set up an automated process flow based on the specific project’s structure.

7. Look for An All Document Word Search in Your Construction Project Management Software
With all the files, documents, and images associated with a construction project, it can sometimes be difficult to locate a specific piece of data.  This is why no web based construction project management software is complete without the ability to perform a keyword search across all the project information stored in the application.

8. You Will Need Project Management Software that is Printer Friendly

The project’s information needs to be accessible in more ways than just a computer and internet connection; it must have the option to allow you to communicate offline.  The software’s web-based interface must be printer-friendly and be compatible for export to off-line programs such as Microsoft Office, PDF, etc.

9. Exportable Files Are a Must for Construction Project Management

Whether it is keeping the general public informed of progress or for any other reason, all data secured in a web-based construction project management system needs to be easily exported and posted to public websites.  Most commonly, the need is to have the ability of posting pictures, schedules, and projected time-lines. You should also be able to archive a completed project to your own servers after the project is complete.

Top 5 Benefits of Construction Project Management Software

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
A construction project is a big undertaking – requiring time, energy, money, and resources.  There never seems to be enough time to manage them all.  Combining the power of the internet with new software technologies has made an easier way.  Collaborative computer programs are now available specifically for construction project management.   This type of software enables everyone involved with the construction project (such as contractors, engineers, architects and facility owners) to be on the same page and have up-to-date information on the project, not just for their specific roles. Organizing all of this data can be a pain and can quickly become very unorganized without the proper software.  That’s when you need web based construction project management software.  Here are 5 benefits to make sure your new software has before you purchase.

1. Construction Project Management Software Should Allow for Quick Solutions to Time Consuming Tasks
With web based construction project management applications information is instantly updated providing instant access for your entire team.  Your project information should travel through your defined work flows ensuring the right information is provided to each project participant. Wireless technologies enable your field staff to receive instant updates and provide field information back to the office.  This is especially useful for instantly uploading pictures or video files on-site of the project so that everyone involved in your construction project can be on the same page.

2. Web based project management solutions should be configurable to meet your Construction Management requirements
Construction management software can be used (and is incredibly helpful) in all aspects of the construction management process because the applications provide an easy, all-inclusive, multi-reference point for all of your information on a project.  A correctly configured application reduces training time, improves cost savings and delivers the benefits you expect

3. Construction Project Management Software should be easy to use
A construction project, has many professions involved spanning multiple industries. But a program would be pointless and useless if those who needed to use the software found it difficult to work with.  The good news is that it is very easy to find a web based construction management program that is easy to use so that those working spend less time on learning a new piece of software and have more time for the construction project at hand. The application should be easy to setup and training should be completed in several hours meaning everyone can be on board right away, and team members can instantly get to work repeating the benefits of the application.

4. Customized Construction Project Management Software Eliminates Time Wasted on Useless Features Your Business Will Never Use
Every aspect of this type of software can be customized to fit the individual needs of each client or project team individually.  Labels, files, sections, fields and forms should all be configured within the program to best suit the needs of the individual project. Each building project is unique and the software that helps to manage it should also be unique so that all aspects of the program correspond to the tasks at hand and cutting out useless or irrelevant aspects.

5. Having a Secure Construction Management System Means You Can Spend More Time Focused on Your Projects
All your important and sensitive information being stored in these applications and accessed over the internet means you will need to ensure your software vendor has taken adequate security measures. Those using an online project management system need to be confident in the security of the program.  Server encryption, Encrypted data transmission, use of unique user names and strong passwords along with multiple data centers containing redundant hardware should provide for a safe and reliable service.
For more information on the best web based construction management software, please contact EADOCSoftware.com.

EADOC is selected as one of the top 5 Construction Management applications

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Construction Digital has selected EADOC’s web based construction project management application as one of the top 5 Construction Management applications in the industry. Check out the article The Top 5 Construction Project Management Applications

Construction Software State of the Industry Report

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Even as the economy slows more agencies, engineers and contractors are looking to SAAS solutions to reduce costs on their projects. Check out this post from Don Fornes at Software Advice on the State of the Industry
This trend in clients going for SAAS solutions like our own EADOC application has been a major driver this year in bringing on new clients.

Project Portfolio Management for the Building Owner

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Project Portfolio Management for the Building Owner.
Web-based construction management software can help mitigate risk and prevent cost overruns.

Read the article at Software Advice