(October 12, 2017)— e-Builder has announced the winners of the company’s “Innovators in Construction” award for 2017. This year, both the Howard Hughes Corporation and the Pennsylvania Department of General Services were honored with the award at Elevate, e-Builder’s annual user conference. The conference is the largest of its kind bringing together more than 400 capital program owners, leveraging technology to manage their programs, to South Florida to advance their skills and network with one another.

The Innovators in construction award recognizes owner organizations that demonstrate excellence in using technology to accelerate project schedules, reduce cost overrun and improve project outcomes.

In the Public Sector, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (PADGS) was named the Innovator in Construction. The department manages a $1.5B portfolio that spans the entire 46,000 square miles of Pennsylvania and encompasses the full spectrum of scope and cost.  The team of 121 members manage every aspect of all non-highway projects from planning, design and bidding to construction and payment for 13 client agencies. Supported by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, and working directly under Curt Topper, Secretary, Department of General Services, the Public Works division knew they needed to modernize and fix existing processes and implement them in the right way. “At the end of the day, our ability to deliver quality construction projects in a timely manner has a direct effect on Pennsylvania’s economy, and a direct effect on the ability of our customer agencies to carry out their missions to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Topper.  Learn more about PADGS journey to modernize with e-Builder.

“e-Builder exists to help facility owners improve construction program execution – making construction faster, less expensive and more reliable, thus freeing up time and energy for society’s higher priorities,” said Ron Antevy, president and CEO of e-Builder.  “Through their expert adoption of the e-Builder software, both The Howard Hughes Corporation and Pennsylvania Department of General Services have been able to fulfill this purpose and provide incredible benefits to their organizations. We are thrilled to honor them both with this distinctive award.”

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