Press Release: 10.21.2014

McCarthy Honored with 2014 Vision Awards by Constructech Magazine

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of America’s premier construction companies, was recently named a 2014 Vision Award winner by Constructech magazine. This year’s recognition marks the 8th time McCarthy has been honored by the leading construction technology publication in the past 14 years.

The Constructech Vision Awards honor companies that have stayed up-to-date on the latest trends and products in order to make decisions that have helped their businesses thrive and deliver exceptional client results. Companies eligible to submit for this competition include residential construction, commercial and heavy construction businesses, professionals in all trades, architectural and engineering firms, corporate owners, facility management companies, government agencies and land developers.

McCarthy received a Silver Award in the Builder/GC Commercial More than $500 million category for its use of Autodesk in a companywide implementation of the BIM 360 Field tool. The majority of McCarthy’s quality and safety processes happen in the field, outside the jobsite office. With this in mind, the company sought out several innovative, construction-focused mobile + cloud technologies that aligned well with the company’s needs. After a four-month parallel evaluation of several options, McCarthy chose Autodesk’s BIM 360 Field (formerly Vela Systems), a powerful, easy-to-use iPad-based solution.

A team of dedicated McCarthy deployment managers drove adoption of the BIM 360 Field tool across the organization. Working closely with Autodesk’s professional services team, McCarthy established a core set of configurations that promoted consistent safety and quality processes. More than 230 active users are now using the system, with another 1700+ receiving reports. Since its implementation, more than 9,000 quality and safety related verifications have been performed and more than 68,000 field issues have been captured and efficiently resolved.

In addition, McCarthy was also honored as part of the Team Award, presented to just one project team that experienced considerable success in using leading-edge technology, specifically on one single project or program. This year the winner of the Team Award was Kaiser Permanente, with recognized team members including McCarthy; HTS Inc.; AECOM; Autodesk Inc.; HOK; and Profitable Solutions Institute, Inc.

“At McCarthy we are continually testing and implementing evolving technology tools to help our project teams deliver better client outcomes,” explained McCarthy Vice President Information Technology Michael Oster. “We are honored to once again be recognized by Constructech for our industry-leading efforts.”

About Constructech magazine
Constructech magazine is where construction and technology converge. The publication influences construction professionals to unleash the business value of technology. www.constructech.com

About McCarthy
Founded in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been setting the industry standard in commercial construction for over 150 years. With national headquarters in St. Louis, McCarthy also has full-service offices in San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Albuquerque; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill. and Kansas City, Kan. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work, McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. Follow McCarthy on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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