According to Bentley, with EADOC, project team members and stakeholders get Web-based access to all project data, including RFIs, submittals, punch lists, inspector reports, change orders, payment applications, risk items, schedules, budgets, drawings, photos, and more. As a hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS), there are no hardware or software licenses to buy and maintain. There are no per-user costs, so the entire project team can be brought together, regardless of size.
Users can track the use and version activity of all project documents – such as drawings, specifications, daily logs, RFIs, and risk items. Submittals and RFIs can be completed online, appropriate recipients notified with alerts for action, and associated files (as large as 500 MB each) attached to expedite responses. Submittal and RFI responses can be tracked and merged into one approval with an audit trail.
As a long-standing user of EADOC, Carollo Engineers has firsthand knowledge of the software’s ability to help manage risks, track construction documents and communications, and control costs for construction managers at engineering/construction management firms or infrastructure owner organizations. By standardizing its construction management process on EADOC, Carollo will further improve the management of its construction teams using an automated workflow and also improve control of project finances, including budget, funding sources, contracts, and change orders. In addition, the ability to effectively and consistently manage its contractual deliverables with a detailed electronic construction record and audit trail will provide Carollo with accountability to resolve disputes quickly and streamline project and program execution.
EADOC is being supplied to Carollo through a corporate-wide subscription that is available for all projects, users, data storage, and technical support. As a result, Carollo Engineers’ project teams no longer need to procure individual subscriptions for their projects, which will reduce administrative costs and enable the company to standardize its construction services.
Carollo Engineers Vice President Michael Warriner said, “Bentley’s EADOC gives us a competitive advantage by helping us deliver better projects with less risk and at a lower cost. Our new subscription will streamline EADOC’s availability among our teams and eliminate the administration cost of managing multiple, project-based subscriptions. Standardizing our construction project management practice through EADOC will take the benefits we’ve seen on individual projects and extend them across our organization.”
Information provided by Bentley Systems, Incorporated (bentley.com).