New processes and software keep things running smoothly at Bush Construction

A few advances at Bush Construction are improving the efficiency of the company, and new technology is only the beginning.

For example, Bush University is a new in-house training program that has been utilized by project managers, project engineers and estimators and will be expanding to include other personnel like project coordinators and superintendents. Also new to the scene is an improved intranet to give employees access to SOPs, how-tos, best practices and other standardized documents and forms.

 “We’ve been developing this intranet over the last six months, and, as with anything else, there’s some training to be done during the implementation phase,” said Vice President of Operations Rob Davis. “But overall, that shared access streamlines our company operations and standardizes our processes.”

Recently introduced Spectrum-Plan Room project management software is another way Bush Construction is streamlining its work. Building Information Modeling Manager Michael Johnson and Project Coordinator Carissa Orcutt have been working to implement the new software and ease growing pains.

“The process before was spread across several software platforms, as opposed to utilizing the efficiencies of one, fluid software suite,” Johnson said.

The new software is going to be an integrated system that combines accounting and project management information to improve efficiency and eliminate redundancy.

“Everything is on a real-time basis with this change,” said Davis. “There’s no more waiting on reports or information. Software like this enables improved management overall, which is what Bush Construction strives for—efficiency and best-in-class practices.”

Particularly as information continues to move toward digital, cloud-based platforms, this software is key to keeping Bush Construction at the forefront of technology. Johnson acknowledges that change is tough no matter what, but the new, singular data entry method is a significant improvement to the company’s processes.

“This new software will help keep us on the leading edge of the industry,” said Johnson, who is looking forward to its company-wide implementation after spending months researching solutions and applications addressed by Spectrum-Plan Room integration.

This commitment to improve efficiency is another way Bush Construction is working to build quality projects and exceed customers’ expectations.