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Rapid Growth Requires Rapid Response: How OI and BondPlanner Aid Fast Growth School Districts with Their Planning and Construction

Posted by Heather Nixon on May 10, 2018 11:54:08 AM

Dr. Guy Sconzo has seen a lot of changes in his over 40 years in education. Most recently, during his tenure as the superintendent of Humble ISD for over 15 years, the district grew from 23,000 to over 41,000 students. “By and large, we tracked everything with a spreadsheet. That’s a lot of moving parts to keep track of when you’re looking at building 14 new campuses. I’m not saying it was the worst way to do it, but making the ongoing changes, keeping up with the accuracy of edits and new information, and only having limited access was challenging.”

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Topics: Choosing Software, School Districts, Interview, school bond, project management software

Accountability, Liability & Lawsuits:                        How Owners can be proactive during a construction project

Posted by Steve Harper on Apr 5, 2018 11:23:32 AM

The recent and tragic events at Florida International University and at the Kakahari Indoor Water Park in Sandusky, OH. illustrate the need for these Owners to have their own construction project management software for all their projects. 

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Topics: universitites, real estate owners

Eliminate Question Anxiety

Posted by Steve Harper on Jan 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Sylvia, the director of construction for the local K-12 school district, always prides herself on having answers when questions are asked. Especially when those questions come from the school board or from a concerned parent or community member.

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Topics: School Districts, universitites, project management software, healthcare facilities, real estate owners

Why We Don't Want To Be Goliath

Posted by Steve Harper on Nov 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A customer of ours recently sent me an article about another construction project management software (competitor) that had just closed a big round of funding. The email said, "Steve, why aren't you doing this? They should be investing in Owner Insite because your product is so much better than theirs!"

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Topics: Choosing Software, Insider, goliath

Custom Construction Software? Pretty Close!

Posted by Steve Harper on Oct 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

This week my team launched even more new features to our project management software that we're pretty excited about. In fact over the last few months, Owner Insite has quietly launched new features and capabilities that are making us an even more formidable competitor to some of the industries self-proclaimed "best" construction project management software platforms.

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Topics: custom construction software, capital budget, school bond

KRACK Creates WiFi Security Concern

Posted by Steve Harper on Oct 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Many of our users use WiFi to access their project data and there is a new security threat that you will want to be aware of and take action to prevent immediately.

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Topics: Wifi Vulnerability, Public Wifi, KRACK

Why construction projects need oversight

Posted by Phil Burke on Sep 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Do construction projects need oversight? Yes would be the simple answer but the real question might be much more involved. How much oversight is really needed? What areas should I be reviewing? How in-depth should I really be going? All valid questions that construction team leaders really should be asking.

Let me explain.

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Topics: Choosing Software, Owner Series, School Districts

School District Construction

Posted by Phil Burke on Sep 14, 2017 1:07:50 PM

We have been very blessed to work with some the greatest school district clients over the past several years. Districts like Allen ISD, Dallas ISD, Socorro ISD, Massachusetts School Building Authority and so many other public and private school systems to support them on their renonvation, new construction and bond construction programs. 

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Topics: School Districts

Take The Seat Marked "Owner" At The Table

Posted by Steve Harper on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

I recently had a conversation with the Director of Construction for a school district here in Texas. He and his team are facing a mountain of work over the next few years thanks to the recent passage of a school bond.

He had been put in contact with us by a colleague from another school district that uses Owner Insite for construction project management software. Despite the high praise and recommendation from our client, I could sense a fair bit of skepticism on his part as we spoke. 

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Topics: Owner Series

Productivity Secrets For Construction Teams (Pt. 2)

Posted by Zach Harper on Aug 21, 2017 4:20:13 PM

Today, we share part 2 of this exciting interview series we've done with attention management expert and renowned speaker and author, Maura Nevel Thomas

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Topics: Expert Series