Gaining Efficiency and Control of Facilities Project Management
Techtronic Cordless GP – Techtronic Industries (TTI), a world leader in power tools, accessories, hand tools, and outdoor power equipment, sought to reduce process inefficiencies with their project management solution, which TTI extensively outsourced to external consultants. TTI leveraged Autodesk Solution Provider TPM to review its current process and determine if the Autodesk Construction Cloud offered advantages over its existing methods. Of specific concern was the need to address cost budgeting and handle various tasks more efficiently, such as change orders and RFI submittals.
TTI and TPM identified several specific goals to address with this Autodesk solution: • Internalize most, if not all, of the project management needs. • Develop a more consistent and streamlined method to track issues. • Develop a centralized location for one “source of truth” - where information is stored and can be found. • Reduce effort and time required to find, track and address RFIs, change orders, and issues. • Track cost and budget needs per project needed to be standardized. Too many variations of what data is to be used for costing, not knowing if the information is current.
The Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions addressed the specific needs that TTI was seeking. The ACC Cost and Build solution addressed their specific needs. TPM prepared an implementation plan that included: • An introductory meeting to outline the methods, process, and timeline for implementation that gained alignment with all stakeholders. • Specific consulting time with each division to determine their requirements and how the Autodesk solution will address those needs. • TPM then took that information and created a solution to better fit the methods, terminology, and process for which TTI was familiar. • At the request of TTI, TPM delivered an implementation plan of “train the trainer.” TPM provided custom consultative training over a few days to familiarize the users with the solutions and adjust as needed. • Finally, a session was scheduled to review and verify what was delivered and identify future needs and ongoing support.
The Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions of Cost and Build could directly impact the efficiencies and results that TTI was looking to achieve. With the help of the implementation by TPM, TTI addressed the concerns and needs identified: • Reduced effort and time to manage RFI, change orders, and other tasks by internalizing the management process. • A standardized method to track information. • A consistent and proven method to track costs and budgets for projects. • Known costs and budgets are kept current.
By successfully evaluating and implementing the focused ACC solutions and leveraging TPM’s team of solutions consultants, TTI was able to successfully internalize critical project management functions, increase efficiency, and standardize processes with industry-proven methods.
- BIM 360 Build
- BIM 360 Cost
- Configuration & Deployment
- Facility Management