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Top 5 Risks & Mitigation Strategies: For Capital Construction Owners

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e-Builder.net 800.580.9322 info@e-builder.net 03/27/18 WHITE PAPER 6 Clint Independent School District, El Paso, TX continued Sandra Odenborg, Director of Facilities and Construction at Clint ISD, stated, "If the monies are within the project contingency, we use e-Builder to track the change using an electronic form." This electronic form helps Clint ISD keep track of any adjustments made. Incomplete Information Incomplete and inaccurate information hinders project oversight by stakeholders, making it impossible to make data- driven, informed decisions. This risk stems from a common practice that involves maintaining project documentation in multiple places (email in-boxes, FTP sites, a department's internal server, or a consultant's servers). Unfortunately, the issues caused by incomplete information do not come to light until problems arise. By then disputes and/or litigation are imminent. For owners that face constant scrutiny and audits, a lack of complete project files (baseline budgets and schedules, appropriations and expenditures to date, required studies for the project, etc.) can result in significant losses by way of costly litigation and claims. Howard Hughes Corporation, Dallas, TX Seamlessly Integrate with 3rd Party Solutions to Manage and Centralize Construction Information, Increasing Visibility Across the Portfolio Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) is an industry recognized developer of master planned communities, Owners Addressing Incomplete Information 5 operating properties, strategic development opportunities and other assets spanning 16 states from Waikiki to Wall Street. Historically, HHC primarily relied on a construction management-at-risk (CMAR) project delivery method and on integrated project delivery (IPD) philosophies embedded into their processes. Along with these more collaborative approaches, the developer implemented a PMIS to integrate seamlessly with its accounting system and to manage and centralize construction information, enabling greater collaboration while increasing visibility across their portfolio. The firm's executives believe e-Builder Enterprise was an ideal place to store common documents that include drawings and revisions while maintaining document version control and historical records. Aaron Haas, Senior Vice President of the Preconstruction and Construction Management at Howard Hughes Corporation, says, "By using the automated and integrated processes, we eliminate undocumented email chatter while creating an easily searchable audit trail that helps track where projects are at any point and time. Communication and teamwork are key components of a successful project. When used properly, e-Builder provides the collaborative backbone for success on our projects." Currently there are 850 e-Builder Enterprise users that range from the owner to architects and engineers to contractors and consultants. To request a free, online demo visit e-Builder.net or call 800.580.9322

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