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An Insurance Policy for School Districts

Posted by Steve Harper on Jun 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Imagine you are the Superintendent of a medium-sized school district. Your entire career has been dedicated to creating the very best learning environment for your kids. One that is safe, secure, and ensures that students, teachers, and staff have facilities they can be proud of.

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Topics: Choosing Software, School Districts, project management software

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

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

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

Is Your Team Less Productive?

Posted by Steve Harper on May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

I recently sat down with author and attention management expert Maura Nevel Thomas to discuss a problem that I know a lot of our clients and stakeholders face - information overload. It was a marvelous conversation that we actually got on video that I look forward to bringing to you in the next few weeks.

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Topics: Choosing Software

Project Team Leader

Posted by Steve Harper on Apr 27, 2017 2:00:00 PM

As CEO of Owner Insite I am committed to helping construction teams of all sizes utilize our construction project management software to help facilitate a better project experience for everyone. In fact our stated goal is simple - provide the right people with a predictable, repeatable process supported by easy to use technology that makes everyone's jobs a little bit easier.

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Topics: Choosing Software

Encourage Questions From Your Project Team

Posted by Steve Harper on Apr 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM

How long does it take for an RFI to be responded to on your project?

Why are Submittals not being answered in a timely basis by the Architect?

Who is going to take care of that safety issue raised during last week's meeting?

Why does the budget seem to be off?

Shouldn't someone keep track of these back and forth emails, just in case?

Where is all the documentation kept for the project?

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Topics: Choosing Software

Choosing Construction Project Management Software Can Be Hard

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

Holy Cow Batman So Many Options

Trying to find the right project management software for your team can be overwhelming to say the least.

We're not so vain to think that every construction team should be using a tool like Owner Insite even though we are the industry's easiest software available today. Wait maybe that was an overstep. Or maybe not? Hmm.....

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Topics: Choosing Software