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How Reality Capture is Increasing Productivity and Accuracy in Construction and Engineering

For years, building surveyors resorted to tackling projects using the same decades-old gear: a tape measure, a theodolite (an instrument for measuring...

For years, building surveyors resorted to tackling projects using the same decades-old gear: a tape measure, a theodolite (an instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical planes), and a level—not to mention lots of calculations and patience. To compound matters, surveyors’ tedious documentation was often incomplete or inaccurate. Fortunately, with the “Digital Era” of construction upon us, construction surveying has become easier and more precise. Reality capture...

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PROMTEL Transforms Internet Connectivity in Mexico with Oracle's Primavera Solutions

A few years ago, Mexico’s government launched an ambitious plan to bring internet access to all corners of the country and open the market to more providers. To...

A few years ago, Mexico’s government launched an ambitious plan to bring internet access to all corners of the country and open the market to more providers. To that end, the Mexican legislature in 2016 created the Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency (PROMTEL), a public-private partnership that would create a shared network. Multiple carriers would use the network to deploy mobile broadband nationwide. After 11 months of deployment, the project already is seen as a...

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Maverik Turns to Primavera Unifier to Fuel its Ambitious Growth Strategy

Maverik, a fast-growing chain of fuel and convenience stores throughout the Western United States, builds about 30 new facilities each year, in addition to...

Maverik, a fast-growing chain of fuel and convenience stores throughout the Western United States, builds about 30 new facilities each year, in addition to renovating and expanding scores of existing locations. The scale of this work creates urgency to complete projects efficiently and effectively. “We have to complete projects as quickly as possible to maintain the customer base and start or continue to earn revenues as quickly as possible,” Leslie Springer, director,...

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Oracle’s Primavera Unifier Helps Real Estate Developer Rockefeller Soar to New Heights

Rockefeller Group, a 90-year-old real-estate developer, owner, and investor, specializes in high-rises and other complex construction projects that represent...

Rockefeller Group, a 90-year-old real-estate developer, owner, and investor, specializes in high-rises and other complex construction projects that represent about $300 million in annual capital expenditures. When existing project management systems and processes started falling short, company officials decided to act. They turned to Oracle’s Primavera Unifier to deliver the modern capabilities Rockefeller needs: company-wide reporting, uniform standards, paperless workflow...

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Oracle's Primavera Unifier Enables Earned Value Management to Improve Project Delivery

With evolving government standards and securities laws increasing pressure to adopt stringent cost and earned-value standards, many organizations today...

With evolving government standards and securities laws increasing pressure to adopt stringent cost and earned-value standards, many organizations today recognize the need to incorporate comprehensive cost management and earned-value analysis capabilities into their project portfolio management systems. Earned value, a critical dimension of the execution of large and complex projects, provides an integrated view of progress that encompasses cost, scope, and schedule, enabling...

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Construction Firms See Benefits from Integration of CPM and Lean Scheduling

Amid growing demands from owners for more efficient project delivery, builders continue to search for ways to enhance project execution and boost productivity,...

Amid growing demands from owners for more efficient project delivery, builders continue to search for ways to enhance project execution and boost productivity, both to improve margins and create competitive advantages. Construction firms recently gained a powerful tool to aid in such efforts: the Lean Scheduling capability of Oracle Prime Projects Cloud Service. The cloud solution is the construction industry’s only project success platform that integrates two historically...

Construction Project Management

Digital Transformation Insights and Success Stories Take Center Stage at Oracle Industry Connect

Day two of Oracle Industry Connect opened with an engaging panel discussion focusing on an area of paramount importance to virtually all organizations: how to...

Day two of Oracle Industry Connect opened with an engaging panel discussion focusing on an area of paramount importance to virtually all organizations: how to redefine business models and the consumer experience in an age of digital disruption. Cory Johnson, former journalist and chief market strategist for Ripple, led a broad discussion featuring innovators from several data-intensive industries, with executives from Con Edison, MGM Resorts International, Meed, and Bechtel...

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Innovation and Customer Success in Focus at Oracle Industry Connect Construction and Engineering Program

The energy inside the New York Hilton Midtown matched the weekday bustle on the Manhattan streets outside as Oracle Industry Connect 2018 kicked off with record...

The energy inside the New York Hilton Midtown matched the weekday bustle on the Manhattan streets outside as Oracle Industry Connect 2018 kicked off with record attendance for the Construction and Engineering program. Participants immersed themselves in innovation from start to finish on day one – absorbing and discussing insights from presentations showcasing business transformation and real-world customer success. Oracle Construction and Engineering Senior Vice President...

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ACE Mentor Group Creates Construction Career Paths for High School Students

The construction industry faces a crisis in its ongoing shortage of skilled workers. The sector’s critical workforce challenges, which stem in large part from a...

The construction industry faces a crisis in its ongoing shortage of skilled workers. The sector’s critical workforce challenges, which stem in large part from a worker exodus during the economic downturn a decade ago, threaten AEC firms’ ability to grow and prosper—and even meet the growing demand for building projects. One initiative working to make a big difference in this area is the ACE Mentor Program of America. Working with industry companies to engender interest in the...

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