Elecosoft, an international specialist provider of software and related services to the built environment, announced that it has instituted “Asta University,” a program that provides the company’s Asta Powerproject platform to academia.
Powerproject is Elecosoft’s flagship product, a construction project management software that produces better outcomes on jobs of all sizes with its intuitive scheduling, 4D BIM integration, a mobile app, and resource management features.
Through Asta University, Elecosoft provides colleges and universities with access to Powerproject free of charge, giving students firsthand experience with one of the industry’s leading construction scheduling and management packages.
Schools that are given usage rights to Powerproject are primarily making it available to students within their engineering and/or construction management departments to better understand the use of technology in construction, particularly in the area of scheduling.
Elecosoft has supplied free Powerproject licenses to schools across the country since 2013. The founding of Asta University formalizes this effort, while providing a springboard to share additional products in the future within the Asta suite.
According to David Hernandez, Head of US, Elecosoft, Asta University helps maintain student interest in construction and related fields.
“Holding students’ interest in the classroom can be a challenge,” said Hernandez. “Educators who have introduced their students to Powerproject find that it helps keep their attention. And it also shows them that the construction industry isn’t all dry and boring. It actually energizes them.”
Hernandez added that his company is committed to helping train the construction industry’s future professionals.
“Using our platform allows students to become familiar with technology they’ll eventually be using out in the field,” he said. “Project scheduling and management are difficult disciplines to master; it’s our mission to provide the tools to make them as proficient as possible so they can hit the ground running when they graduate.”
Some of the schools currently using Powerproject include such high-profile institutions as: University of Washington; University of Texas at El Paso; University of Southern California; University of Nebraska; University of Miami; University of Illinois; and University of Alabama.
Schools interested in using Powerproject can contact David Hernandez at [email protected].
Elecosoft LLC was established in 2021 as one of the operating brands of its parent company, Eleco (AIM: ELCO). Its mission is to focus on their growing U.S. presence by providing companies with market-leading, integrated software tools that support the building lifecycle across a range of industries to drive efficient operations. Elecosoft’s software portfolio is used during early planning stages through to construction and facilities management. Its flagship product, Powerproject, empowers better outcomes on projects of all sizes through its intuitive scheduling, 4D BIM integration, a mobile app, and resource management features. The company’s software solutions are created by highly skilled and innovative in-house developers in close collaboration with customers. Elecosoft also supports its customers with flexible training, technical support, and consultancy services, to maximize value. For more information, visit www.elecosoft.com.