Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) has selected e-Builder, the fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software, to leverage as a means to become more efficient and reduce costs in its capital improvement program. PSWA is a municipal authority in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that treats and delivers water to 250,000 residents of the city.

Prior to implementing e-Builder, PWSA faced a number of systems challenges. There were multiple versions of files with various individuals and the organization needed a way to easily share documents instantly and to store them in a central repository. Additionally, PWSA needed a way to reduce the amount of change orders and have better control of construction management costs. “We needed to go from the sneakernet to the internet,” exclaims Jim Good, Interim Executive Director.

With e-Builder Enterprise beginning to be implemented in the organization, PWSA is managing change orders, invoicing, construction management inspection fees and, for the first time ever, workflows. The organization is significantly reducing the number of change orders by entering potential change order issues as they develop while in the field, thereby providing much greater insight and transparency. “We are also now able to drive decision making levels down closer to the work,” says Good. “A lot of times, questions didn’t get asked until it reached higher levels and it was too late.” With the information readily available, folks in the field can handle a lot of change order requests more quickly.

PWSA will also be utilizing the planning module, forecasting, funding source management and bidding. “We are pleased that Pittsburgh Water & Sewer will be leveraging e-Builder’s platform to reduce costs,” says Brian Norusis, Director of Customer Success at e-Builder. “By streamlining time and money, PWSA can better serve the residents of Pittsburgh, which is e-Builder’s mission at the end of the day.”

“e-Builder’s solution fit our business the best,” says Jim. “We’re impressed with how intuitive and straight forward the software is. This is critical for executive levels when we don’t have the time to learn new software.” He added, “Any entity in a similar situation needs to take a good look at e-Builder.”

ABOUT e-Builder

e-Builder is the leading provider of integrated, cloud-based construction program management software for top facility owners and the companies that act on their behalf. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise™, improves capital project execution, resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder’s technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, and healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build, and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit www.e-Builder.net.