- Turner Construction looked to its workers for ideas about how to do work better, and the company spent $75,000 rewarding good thinking in the program's first year.
- Two ideas were rewarded with $10,000 each—software innovations that improved how information about projects would be managed—for using WordPress blogging software to track change orders on a project at Madison Square Garden in New York City and one for combining Microsoft Bluebeam and Microsoft Sharepoint to manage documents for a San Diego International Airport terminal project.
- A third innovation got the same $10,000 reward—a safety director's program of having all tools and materials off the floor and on carts to avoid trips, falls and other accidents like one in which a worker was hurt when he stepped off an ladder and his foot went onto a piece of conduit instead of the solid floor.
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Called Turner eManager, [Matthew] Emma's software uses WordPress, an open-source blogging platform, to make change orders digital. All tickets are submitted through blog posts. ...