Brasfield & Gorrie Brings Data Innovation to Construction

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By David Kettinger  |  December 13, 2017

Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. Skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, Brasfield & Gorrie is best known for its preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. With annual revenues of approximately $2.8 billion, Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 2,800 employees. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 30th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2017.

With the goal of making data more accessible and easier to comprehend through visualization, Brasfield & Gorrie deployed Preferred Strategies QuickLaunch for Power BI on JD Edwards. As a result, business users across the organization are now discovering the value of their corporate data. From finance to HR, to construction managers in the field, business users and executives now have easy access to data and the tools to visualize that data to make timely business decisions.

In any construction project, the need for total and complete efficiency and correct management practices is at number one, everyone involved needs to know what they are doing and how they are going to be doing it, with very little room for misinterpretation. This includes making sure that all safety measures are being taken, for instance, erecting the correctly labeled safety signs ( in areas that need attention not only for the workers but for the general public too, this will help mitigate any potential accidents that could cause serious injury. One thing that can help along the process of construction is by implementing software that fits in with daily needs, for example, construction project management software from companies such as Rakenapp can bring everyone together and keep them on the same page. It reduces the need for paperwork and instead, has it digitally ready for when it is needed, making efficiency and preciseness at the forefront of any project.

To learn more about Brasfield & Gorrie’s data journey, read the case study.

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About the Author

David Kettinger

As a Data Analytics Consultant with Preferred Strategies, David is responsible for assisting customers with the implementation and adoption of QuickLaunch analytics software products delivered alongside Microsoft's Power BI and related technologies.

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