Four contractors took away more than training and networking benefits at this year’s B2W Software Users Conference in early March.
Lancaster Development, Lakeside Industries, EPCOR and Severino Trucking walked away with 2020 B2W Client Innovation Awards for achieving high ROI and measured improvements with the construction software. Winners were selected by a panel of judges based on applications submitted by B2W users throughout North America.
Best Use of the B2W ONE Platform
Lancaster Development – Richmondville, NY
Co-owner and president Mark Galasso says more profitable bidding, access to daily production data and cohesive resource scheduling are among the benefits of using B2W Estimate, Schedule, Track and Maintain in combination. The company also increased equipment uptime to 95% through proactive maintenance and eliminated redundant data entry for radical improvements in payroll processing speed, accuracy and efficiency.
Lakeside Industries – Issaquah, Washington
This paving contractor mapped out distinct field data capture and analysis processes and requirements across 12 divisions and 17 asphalt plants, and then leveraged the versatility of B2W Track to implement the software company-wide for 135 users within four months. Benefits of the switch to customized electronic field logs include more accurate data from the field with less effort from foremen, enhanced daily reporting and a smoother integration with the company’s accounting system.
Best Use of a Single B2W Product (tie)
EPCOR – Edmonton, Alberta
Severino Trucking – Candia, New Hampshire
EPCOR, a large utility contractor, replaced spreadsheets with B2W Estimate to manage estimating and bidding for projects in Canada and the U.S. The company documented how estimates are completed in less time, now typically come within 2% of actual costs and can be more effectively analyzed and reconciled with actual production costs. Multiple estimators can also work collaboratively, and the more efficient estimating process has freed up engineers to complete other tasks.
Severino Trucking cited significant improvements in shop productivity and equipment uptime since implementing B2W Maintain to standardize equipment maintenance processes. The software has helped the highway, sitework and utility contractor based in New Hampshire to establish consistent preventive maintenance programs and work order processes for close to 300 pieces of equipment and cut emergency repairs in half.