How has your company’s use of software solutions evolved since you first started working there?
Swinerton has always been ahead of the curve on adoption of technology. When I first started with Swinerton 16 years ago we were using a Swinerton developed construction management and accounting software that was accessible to the field via modem, P3 scheduling software and Lotus 123 customized spreadsheet solutions for estimating. This evolution has continued with early adoption of web-based invitation to bid systems and web-based document distribution.
Currently, Swinerton is a leader in the adoption of BIM 3D, 4D and 5D solutions. Our most recent push is to bring these technologies into the field with paperless offices, using tablet-based project management/monitoring tools. We are again an early adopter of cloud-based BIM software and collaboration as well.
Over the next decade, in what ways do you hope to see construction technology evolve?
We would like to see integrated applications that can freely exchange data. We would like the ability to delete all paper and migrate pricing/bidding online as well.