College students gain a competitive edge by using Corecon V7 cloud-based software and collaboration tools to manage real-life or fictitious projects
Huntington Beach, Calif., August 29, 2013 – Corecon Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of web-based construction software, is offering free licenses of Corecon V7 cloud-based estimating and construction project management software to colleges and universities with construction management or related majors. The software provides engineering students with the opportunity to use the latest construction technology prior to entering the workforce.
“Students need to differentiate themselves from other job candidates when applying for their first professional position in construction, and experience using forward-looking technology like Corecon V7 gives them the competitive advantage they need to win over perspective employers,” says Norman J. Wendl, president of Corecon Technologies, Inc.
“Construction firms, especially in the small business market, do not have time to research the latest technology on the market or to train new employees in their use,” explains Wendl. “These firms want to hire college graduates who already have technological experience and can instantly put their skills in practice at their company.”
Unlike many other construction software choices on the market, Corecon V7 is a complete estimating and project management tool. Students using Corecon V7 cloud-based software are exposed to the latest technology for managing every aspect of the business from estimating through project close-out. The software includes modules for business development, estimating, vendor bid management, contract administration, procurement, time tracking, document control, correspondence and scheduling.
Corecon V7 also teaches students how to effectively collaborate with remote project team members through access to Corecon’s online TeamLink Portal. This invaluable online collaboration tool gives team members access to accurate and timely project information no matter their location. They can also use multiple devices such as a netbook, laptop computer, tablet or smart phone just as if they were working from multiple jobsites, construction trailers and offices as is common in today’s construction environment.
“Every construction project is different and there are many variables to manage. Some may even argue that it’s more challenging than manufacturing” says Wendl. “Corecon V7 is broad and deep in terms of functionality and incorporates a well-defined business process for construction firms to gain efficiencies in their operations. Students learning our solution gain an understanding of how information flows from the estimating department to project management and finally accounting, bringing a thorough perspective of the project management process and adding instant value to their new employer.”
Since 2011, Corecon Technologies has been providing software and training support at no charge to construction management programs at universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Illinois State University and Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology are among those educational institutions currently offering hands-on Corecon V7 training to its students.
Kevin Haluik, professor of building and construction sciences at Mohawk College, says that his third year Architectural Technology students will be working on what they call their capstone “Jury Presentation,” which is a design-build or construction management proposal to a panel of peers, faculty and industry. “I plan to use Corecon exclusively for the groups to coordinate, communicate and use all of the tools to generate a majority of the requirements for their proposal,” says Haluik.
“I chose Corecon primarily because it offers an all-in-one package that is more intuitive than some of the other platforms available,” explains Haluik. “Another benefit with Corecon is the functionality of the tools, which allows for better project integration. An additional bonus of the software is that it is geared toward small to mid-size firms, which is where majority of my students end up working, making it possible to use an easier, more affordable software platform like Corecon applicable in their future careers.”
Universities and colleges interested in adding Corecon V7 to their construction management curriculum should contact Corecon Technologies at 1-866-258-6698. Login information will be provided within two hours of ordering.
About Corecon Technologies
Corecon Technologies provides
project management software solutions for general contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders, remodelers, developers, engineering and professional service firms. Corecon’s flagship product, Corecon V7, has been recognized as one of Constructech Magazine’s Top Residential and Commercial Products for the past three years. Utilizing the latest Web technologies, Corecon V7 provides constant connectivity anywhere, anytime whether using a laptop, netbook, tablet or mobile phone. The firm is the only company with a web-based suite of construction software on the market that provides business development, estimating, document control, contract administration, job cost control, scheduling and collaboration with integration options to popular accounting systems such as Intuit Quickbooks or SAP Business One®. Based in Huntington Beach, Calif., the company was founded more than a decade ago by construction industry experts who seek to design software that provides cost-effective, user-friendly tools to ensure successful project delivery. For more information, visit
www.corecon.com or call toll free at 1-866-258-6698.