November 18th, 2009 (PRWEB) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – e-Builder, the leading provider of integrated capital program and project management software, announced today that the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) has launched an online e-Catalog that leverages portions of the e-Builder Enterprise project management system including the document management and collaboration modules. The system provides a resource for ideas that allow members to see how others have approached similar construction-related problems and processes. The COAA Cataloging Committee is currently organizing the electronic catalog, which will be built by sharing the immense intellectual capital available through COAA’s membership.
As part of the process of building this knowledge base, owner members will be asked to supply a variety of sample letters, forms and other non-copyrighted documents to share with other owner members. The web-based portal will provide a channel for COAA members to conveniently upload and organize documents and information resources, and continuously expand a knowledge base that will be cultivated by professionals engaged in the planning, design, construction and operations of complex facilities. Six owner members have already provided more than 600 documents for use in the pilot program.
e-Builder Enterprise is an integrated capital project management software that incorporates cost controls, scheduling, business process automation, and document management capabilities in one user friendly, fast to deploy solution. Jonathan Antevy, e-Builder CEO and co-founder, said “this endeavor clearly demonstrates COAA’s desire to be a leader in promoting the use of innovative technology solutions to help owners improve how they deliver capital projects and we are proud to be a contributor”.
“Terry Cook, COAA President said, “We are extremely excited about our new e-Catalog program. We know that there is wealth of knowledge among our members and partnering with e-Builder is allowing us to provide yet another means for peer-to-peer collaboration.”
Building Owners and Developers build, not as a primary business, but as a secondary objective. Owners and Developers stand alone in the complex, changing construction process, representing themselves in a major financial commitment. The management of the design and construction process requires knowledge of an industry whose technology evolves and changes continuously. It requires interfacing with all the groups involved in the construction process. Timing becomes critical to the owner's bottom line. Changes and decision-making endlessly occur. Disputes and litigation may become an issue. Owners and Developers, both public and private, have needed a forum. A meeting place to gather, share common goals, learn, discuss, survey the future and share a collective voice. These are the goals that fostered the founding of Construction Owners Association of America.
COAA was founded in 1994 to serve the interests of construction project owners. COAA is comprised of a diverse group of men and women representing construction project owners throughout America. COAA is dedicated to making a significant and lasting impact on the construction industry through its leadership by creating a unified, collective voice for owners' issues in the construction process. www.coaa.org
e-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated capital program and project management software for top facility owners and companies that act on their behalf. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder’s technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit www.e-Builder.net.