New York State Department of Transportation Goes Green with Paperless Project Control System from Field Automated Communication Systems

  • May 28, 2009

Field Automated Communication Systems, LLC (FACS) announced today that their Solutions have been selected as the project control platform for the upcoming Alexander Hamilton Bridge (AHB) retrofit managed by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). The Alexander Hamilton Bridge Rehabilitation Project is the largest single-contract construction project in the history of the New York State Department of Transportation and is being funded almost entirely by federal funding. Construction began in the spring of 2009, and is scheduled to continue until the end of 2013.

“The FACS Solution will allow the AHB Project to automate time-consuming project management tasks and collect data in real-time at the job site,” said Manuel Silva, NYSDOT Construction Area Supervisor. “The FACS system will permit our project team to eliminate a good deal of paperwork and work more efficiently. With the wireless capabilities of FACS Solutions, communication between the field and the office happen in real-time, ensuring everyone is updated on work being performed and the latest issues and changes as they happen.”

FACS Project Controller™ will act as a centralized collaboration system for the contractor, engineering and NYSDOT organizations on this project to standardize and automate project management tasks. This system will be used to capture data from the job site, facilitate submittals and pay estimates, and deliver real-time “as-builts” to the entire project team.

Field inspectors will be equipped with FACS Anywhere™ – ruggedized tablet PCs that feature an offline mode to allow inspectors to work uninterrupted even when no internet connection is available. These tables provide field users with instantaneous access to contract plans, specifications and correspondence – items that were previously stored in file cabinets at the office. At the same time, office personnel will have access to all of the same data as field users.

“By implementing the Web-based FACS Solutions, NYSDOT is empowering all project team members to collaborate and access the entire archive of project data seamlessly, wherever and whenever they need it,” said Daryn Reif, CEO of FACS. Additionally, FACS Solutions will be a key part of both a green initiative to reduce fuel and paper costs as well as an initiative to eliminate paper-based delays, something that all Departments of Transportation have been tasked with achieving.

About Field Automated Communication Systems
Field Automated Communication Systems, LLC (FACS) is the leading provider of mobile construction project management solutions for the AEC industry. The company specializes in leveraging the latest advances in wireless technology to provide practical, user friendly solutions for industry professionals who aim to deliver construction projects on time and within budget.

FACS Project Controller is truly mobile construction project management software specifically designed to improve project delivery by enabling electronic field-to-office collaboration, communication and project management. FACS Project Controller is a cost effective Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution designed specifically to eliminate paper-based delays and increase collaboration of project teams in the field and office – two of the biggest contributors to cost overruns and project delays.

FACS Project Inspector is the easy-to-use, cloud-based solution that automates field reporting and inspections. Empower your team to RECORD inspection results, work progress and resource utilization in the field, REFERENCE an archive of the latest drawings and correspondence, and REPORT work reports, completed forms and progress updates.


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