InEight software cuts ComEd estimate production time by 25%
Fortune 100 energy company Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) needed a tech solution to help improve large capital project management while minimizing disruption to existing processes. Find out how InEight’s construction estimating software solution enabled ComEd to achieve their goals, ultimately reducing their estimate production time by 25%.
Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) is the largest electric utility in Illinois. A member company of Exelon Corporation, ComEd provides electricity to more than 4 million residents across northern Illinois, about 70% of the state’s population.
ComEd needed a technology solution to help demonstrate and document its efforts to continuously improve how it manages large capital project costs. At the same time, the utility wanted to minimize disruption to existing processes for its operating companies using Excel and Primavera P6. ComEd also needed to speed up new hire training, deliver consistent project costing and drive accurate data into its reporting engine dashboard.
ComEd leveraged InEight’s , which sets the industry standard for accuracy, performance and multiuser collaboration. With InEight’s expertise, the company could start to enjoy unmatched connectivity options for its electric and gas utility estimating, benchmarking and reporting requirements.
Using InEight’s solution, ComEd now aligns data within PowerBI to be consistent with corporate direction, while also integrating data from its work planning and tracking system. The tool also helps ComEd leverage cost assembly and peer resource cost data libraries, enabling new and existing team members to easily create consistent and accurate estimates. The estimating solution was key to reducing the time needed for developing resource and cost item assemblies.
Ultimately, ComEd achieved its goals and reduced estimate production time by 25%, while delivering more consistent and accurate estimates. "The benefit of having data from multiple systems in one data library is huge,” said Nathan Kitzman, Senior Project Controls Estimator, ComEd.
Cupix announces integration with Autodesk BIM 360 platform
Cupix, a pioneer on 3D digital twin solutions for architecture, has today announced it is integrating CupixWorks 2.0 3D digital twin platform with Autodesk’s BIM 360 construction management platform. The company says that the resulting platform will “streamline” both the Request for Information (RFI) and problems associated with the BIM 360 platform.
The organisation also collaborated with Autodesk earlier this year with a separate integration of the company’s PlanGrid platform, which allowed users to create RFIs and tasks from within the “site view” function.
Simon Bae, CEO and Founder of Cupix, said: "By integrating BIM, plans, issues and RFIs, Cupix empowers general contractors and other AEC professionals to create punch lists, make queries and assign tasks, all with the full benefit of the 3D, 360-degree spatial context that only Cupix provides.The integration of Autodesk’s best-in-class platforms with Cupix’s best-in-class 3D digital twin technology is a game changer for contractors, making them faster and more productive than ever before."
Moe Elabdala appointed BIM/VDC Strategy Manager
In addition to its move to collaborate with Autodesk, Cupix has also appointed Moe Elabdala to the position of BIM/VDC Strategy Manager. The company says that he brings “deep experience in assisting organisations with the implementation of BIM and VDC technologies.”
Cupix has also recently unveiled the industry’s most advanced 3D digital twin platform, CupixWorks2.0. The tool aims to enable building owners, project managers, and general contractors to turn any construction site into an easy-to-manage project. According to the company, CupixWorks2.0 is the “fastest and easiest way” to create and share 3D digital twin solutions.