Shawmut Design and Construction is a national construction management firm that builds structures across a wide variety of industries. Including academic, retail, restaurant, commercial, healthcare, life sciences, hotels, spas and health clubs, and sports venues. Headquartered in Boston, MA, this billion-dollar company has the distinction of being 100% employee owned. Shawmut also has offices in West Springfield, MA as well as New York, Providence, Las Vegas, North Haven and Los Angeles.
Shawmut’s employee-owners consider their strongest and most important business driver to be the exceptional level of quality and customer service it delivers to its clients. It puts expert talent on each project and relies on rock-solid execution of process and communication between all stakeholders. As a result Shawmut builds projects that are not only of outstanding quality, but are also on-time and on-budget.
The Challenge: A ShareFile Sync to Autodesk
The construction projects Shawmut is hired to do are typically large and complex, frequently requiring on-site construction management for months and often years to complete. Each one has an enormous number of moving parts and interdependencies. The process involves keeping track of a tremendous quantity of design, construction and project management-related documents—blue prints, 3D drawings and renderings, material orders, submittals, project assignment docs, punch-lists, financial and budget information as well as myriad quality control, safety, inspection and compliance-related documentation.
On any large project, Shawmut superintendents like Joseph Lombardi are at the helm. So to help him and his team manage the complex matrix of tasks and information, Joe selected Autodesk’s® premier on-site mobile construction management application, BIM 360™ Field. “This is a really exciting tool,” explained Joe. “What BIM 360 does is put everything I need right at my fingertips on an iPad that I can use anywhere on the job site. However, we also needed to easily collaborate. So for that, Shawmut chose Citrix’s Sharefile® cloud platform.”
“We needed to find a way to accelerate the automatic distribution and update of documents out of Autodesk BIM 360. And get them in the cloud so that everyone could have the latest information in as close to real-time as possible. Plus, we needed very specific access control. The right information needed to flow to just the right hands.” Joe explained. “Making this a reality and without any hiccups or delays was a huge challenge.”