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e-Builder.net 800.580.9322 info@e-builder.net CASE STUDY 101718 v1.2 "Prior to e-Builder, it would take 8-9 hours to compile a comprehensive utility outage report—now it's 30 minutes." Bret Elam, Project Manager—University of Maryland Medical Center University of Maryland Medical Center Utilizes Technology to Streamline Processes University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Baltimore, Maryland One of the nation's oldest academic medical centers, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System's downtown campus, providing comprehensive care for the West Baltimore community and tertiary care for Maryland and the surrounding area. It is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital, the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. Bret Elam, Project Manager at UMMC, and his team are responsible for keeping all hospital facilities working in top condition through a $40M annual capital improvement program (CIP) in addition to major new building efforts of which there are several underway: - Construction of a new $600 million hospital - Design for a new ambulatory tower - Planning for a new $175 million cancer center expansion UMMC has utilized e-Builder Enterprise project management information system (PMIS) for the last five years to support all of its capital program data, eliminating the pain of spreadsheets and lost information. In fact, the organization eclipsed the 400 mark of overall users in the last year, with around 40% UMMC users and the rest consultants that include architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other agents (auditors and government agencies). Quantifiable Value Prior to e-Builder, UMMC relied on an internal file structure, paper files and various email accounts. Information was located in a number of places and the staff was heavily dependent on architects/contractors to house critical information. Today, Elam and his team rely on e-Builder's centralized document management system to store, sort and manage the immense amount of information generated across the life of every project. The central repository stores all data including documents, drawings, photographs, CAD files, etc. improving accessibility, collaboration, communication while maintaining version control and providing an automated audit trail.

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