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The Tech-Savvy Techniques that Evolved Manhattan's Scheduling Process

Manhattan Construction Group recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, attesting to its dedication to contributing positively to the communities they build. However, over the past century, the way buildings are constructed has changed, dramatically, with the inclusion of tech-savvy techniques.


Joe Mannon began his career in 1975 before computer-based scheduling and other tech-savvy technologies, like critical path method scheduling software, took over the market. Starting as a draftsman for Manhattan’s scheduling department, Joe and his team’s days were often filled with designing their own in-house bar chart-type graphs. He recalls sitting with a bar chart pad, sketching activities out, and then time-scaling the process just to create their schedules. Each one was over fifty pages of merely tabular information that took a large amount of planning time, including a planning period before the actual plan came to fruition. 


Thirty-some-odd years later, even with new software entering the market, Joe and his team needed a change as the software Manhattan was using previously took hours to update and grab information–not to mention the time it took to copy and paste information into their templates, just to get the schedules captured. 


Essentially, Manhattan's scheduling process proved to be almost as efficient as the pen-and-paper techniques used at the beginning of Joe's career. Using their original "tech-savvy" scheduling software offered Joe and his team little time to focus on their client's other needs, putting Manhattan on the market for something new. 


Enter SmartPM Technologies. Manhattan scheduled a demonstration with SmartPM and gave the first 50% of a project’s schedule files for a completed but delayed project. SmartPM ran the files through its software and missed the end date by only one day. 


“If you see a wreck coming and have 500 feet instead of 50 feet to stop, you will be in much better shape. That’s what SmartPM does.” - Joe Mannon


In this case study, you will learn how Manhattan Construction Group leveraged SmartPM Technologies to help them gain efficiency across all projects, which include:

  • Cutting processing times by 75%
  • More time to work with clients and field teams on the project
  • High-quality schedules, giving immediate visibility for all divisions to see what is happening at every job site.

Manhattan Case Study

Author: SmartPMTech

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