--Case study focuses on McClone Construction Co.’s use of ProNovos Operations Manager to track, manage and analyze equipment, personnel and other resources.
ATLANTA (09/06/19) – A new case study by ProNovos highlights the benefits of rolling out cloud-based platforms for data analytics and resource management in the construction industry.
The 1,700-word article at ProNovos.com focuses on how El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based McClone Construction Co. uses ProNovos’ Operations Manager platform to connect people, projects, schedules and tasks in an easy-to-use interface, said Bruce Orr, founder and Chief Data Scientist of Atlanta-based ProNovos.
“The construction tech field can be full of jargon and acronyms—language that obscure what technology can really do for today’s constructions firm,” he said. “Our case study describes in clear terms how affordable and simple-to-use tech tools can really make a difference to the efficiency of the organization.”
Founded in 1975, McClone specializes in structural concrete and concrete formwork. With additional offices in Hawaii, Colorado, Texas (Central and South) and Washington, the company has completed well over 1,000 projects across the United States. In working with ProNovos, McClone sought to optimize its resources and achieve greater transparency into its operations, Orr said. The national contracting firm rolled out Operations Manager in 2018, first as a beta test and then companywide.
“Part of what we wanted to do was get a data-driven sense of which projects we should target with bids,” explains Mikeal Kanouff, McClone’s Washington Area Operations Manager, in the case study. “As a result of our experience with this platform, we’re now big believers in intelligent resource management.”
McClone had previously relied on the resource-management approach used by most contractors: typing data into static spreadsheets and running a multiplicity of apps for divergent tasks. It now funnels multiple streams of resource and project-planning data into the cloud-based Operations Manager platform, which is accessible to McClone’s teams on multiple devices and from any location.
“Busy construction professionals aren’t techies who sit in front of a computer all day,” Kanouff explains in the piece. “They don’t have time to master four to six different pieces of software, all opened and closed separately, and all with different logins and passwords.”
Key personnel at McClone, including project managers, superintendents, engineers, estimators and c-suite executives, now use Operations Manager to answer questions about projects, resources and timetables. The case study highlights their use of the platform for…
Higher-resolution personnel data
Construction equipment tracking
Data-driven bidding and project prioritization
Construction data analytics
Strengthening and maintaining client relationships
“At today’s construction firms, there’s a pressing need to track, manage and analyze all kinds of data—from the location of equipment, to the capacity of crews, to the gamut of project and operational costs,” Orr said. “As our case study highlights, technology now makes it possible to accomplish these aims in a way that is both affordable and easy for the entire organization.”
To read the full case study, visit https://pronovos.com/mcclone-intelligent-resource-management/
ProNovos provides cloud-based business intelligence solutions and services that empower contractors to find new opportunities, make better decisions, save money and reduce risk. Founded in 2014, the Atlanta-based operations-management and data-analytics firm focuses exclusively on the specific needs of the construction industry. This actionable intelligence is accessible anywhere, anytime by superintendents, project managers, accountants, estimators, c-suite executives and other decision-makers. For more on ProNovos, visit www.ProNovos.com.
Press Contacts: Bruce Orr, (678) 908-0087, [email protected]