Crossland Construction Company, Inc. is one of the largest and highly-ranked construction companies in America. The company’s headquarters is located in Columbus, Kansas with eight regional offices and over 850 employees located throughout the United States. Crossland acts as general contractor for large building projects, such as hospitals, schools, office, retail, sporting facilities among other categories.
The role of general contractor on large-scale building projects often requires continuous complex collaboration and coordination between internal as well as external stakeholders. On time, on budget with only highest quality standards is what they call “The Crossland Way.” The company’s IT infrastructure, which blends internal fileshare and cloud services, helps to achieve this standard.
The simultaneous planning and execution of numerous major projects is an enormous communication challenge. Erica Christiansen, Crossland’s Database Administrator explained, “There are a tremendous number of moving parts in the mix; over 550 internal people in addition to scores of sub-contractors and suppliers across the country.” The challenge for Crossland was how to continually synchronize an extremely complex matrix of documents across this enterprise, making the latest documents immediately available to the right stakeholders.