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Recognizing Greatness: Viewpoint Construction Awards Now Open!
Although this year has presented unprecedented challenges, forcing us to find new and creative ways to stay operational, we think it’s important to take a moment to celebrate the accomplishments that we never dreamed of overcoming. As many of you know, each year, we honor organizations through our Viewpoint Construction Awards, and this year we will continue with that tradition but with a slight category twist.
We Want to Hear Your Stories!
This year, perhaps more than ever, we understand the unique challenges you’ve likely faced with your projects. We want to know if your company completed a project worth celebrating in the past year. Did your company create a unique process or implement new technology to accommodate COVID-19 challenges? Did it find a new way to overcome a traditional industry challenge? Did you have to think outside of the box to get a particular project done? We want to hear from you!
Of course, sometimes we are just too humble when it comes to receiving recognition for a job well done, but just think of how your amazing project or solution could inspire others and honor all the hard work your team puts forth each and every day.
Please take a look at our 2020 Viewpoint Construction Award categories and submit your project details to one, two, or all three of the project categories.
- Most Challenging Project: This award goes to a contractor who was able to push past difficult circumstances to complete the project. 2020 presented some unprecedented and significant challenges for many. Contractors had to not only adhere to COVID-19 protocol but also develop and maintain additional safety measures based on a specific project. Maybe you had to coordinate teams remotely while maintaining a safe distance on the jobsite, or perhaps you faced the challenge of working in a mission-critical environment which required a unique set of protocol; whatever the challenge might have been, we want to hear about it.
- Most Innovative Use of Viewpoint Technology: Awarded to the contractor who utilizes Viewpoint Technology in a unique and innovative way. Have you developed a bot or a business game-changing predictive model from collected data? We want to know how you are using Viewpoint technology or information to do something different or novel.
- Greatest Pivot on a Project: This year has introduced challenges never before experienced in the construction industry, leading many to make some significant pivots in operations and project completion. Tell us about a great pivot or change that your team made to ensure project continuation. Construction projects rarely go as planned, and this is especially true when you are amidst a global pandemic. Let us know what project pivots you made to stay operational and keep things moving ahead.
A Look at Last Year’s Best
Last year, our Viewpoint Construction Awards featured the very best from over 30 submissions that demonstrated the most collaborative, challenging and innovative projects. Here is a look back to the 2019 winners.
Most Collaborative: Encore Electric – Gaylord of the Rockies Hotel and Resort – Aurora, CO.
A large-scale, three-year project involving more than 200 specialty contractors. Encore was able to leverage Viewpoint technology to coordinate and manage workflows while also streamlining invoicing and billing. Emphasis on safety, morale, and collaboration among the 1,700 craftspeople kept teams working cohesively to overcome challenges and meet project delivery goals.
Most Challenging: Caldwell Marine International (division of JAG Companies) – Boston Harbor Submarine Cable Project – Boston, MA. Installed three miles of submarine cable across Boston Harbor during the harsh New England winter months. Crews worked 24 hours, seven days a week to complete the project under a compressed schedule. The on-site crew communicated with out-of-state headquarter offices using Viewpoint software to seamlessly integrate financial and project management data. Key functions of Viewpoint’s Vista software include approving invoices, tracking equipment, writing purchase orders and subcontracts, and billing the owners of the job.
Most Innovative: Pan Pacific Mechanical – BOTS and Natural Language Processing – Fountain Valley, CA. The project entailed the development of chatbot technology to identify valuable information from everyday speech and carry out actions based on the information. The technology enables users to pull up key performance indicators by simply requesting a look at the dashboards via voice command. Functions of Viewpoint software-enabled the retrieval of valuable project information based on verbal cues.
We look forward to reading about your projects and cannot wait to celebrate your accomplishments. And keep your eyes peeled for the agenda and registration of this year’s virtual Collaborate conference, Sept. 22-23.