Norwood upgrades to Powerproject and uncovers a better way to manage project performance
The Norwood Company is one of the top contracting firms in the United States’ Mid Atlantic region. Started in 1975, the company grew to reach the ENR Top 400 contractor list in the early 2000s.
It offers construction management, general contracting, pre-construction planning, design/build, fast-track construction, LEED coordination and BIM integration on mid-sized to large building projects in commercial, industrial, healthcare, retail, and other sectors.
Norwood has been an early adopter of technology to continually improve their processes and better deliver projects.
The company adopted Suretrak more than a dozen years ago to help project managers plan and schedule jobs.
Technology advances have been rapid since that time and Jason Werkeiser, project manager for the Norwood Group, said the company was growing frustrated with the legacy software as it “had more and more problems with other system updates we were making.”
With Suretrak no longer supported and growing more obsolete by the day, Werkeiser and his team knew they needed to make a switch.
But, they also had hundreds of project schedules built in the old system that had to be accessible.
And, with most of their project mangers only scheduling occasionally, they needed a system that would be easy to learn and use, scalable, and customizable to their processes.
A year-long search and vigorous testing proved Powerproject to be the right fit for Norwood’s next chapter.
The company began rollout in late 2015, with full implementation expected in 2016.
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