Structalis

Structalis

By AD Kumar

BOM to Excel is an application that will automatically create material lists from your Revit models and exports and formats BOMs reports, estimates and statements… Read More

Engineering Firm, CAD Manager

Engineering Firm, CAD Manager

By AD Kumar

We finally modernized our CAD operations and the performance is 5 times faster, more efficient and no more waiting for CAD hang ups. Read More

George R. Huber

George R. Huber

By mattbrubaker

"Estimates based directly off Revit files are like a dream come true. No more guess work on cost impacts. " Read More


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Summary:

HingePoint helped a global chicken restaurant renovate over 4,000 stores nationwide. Working with the Chief Innovation Officer and the IT Director, HingePoint integrated 3 corporate systems to work seamlessly together.

The Challenge:

3 key teams were working on the renovation portfolio and all needed access to the same documents and projects. But, they all used different systems on the job. Asset managers used a real estate asset management tool to plan and manage the renovation. Design and Engineering used their system to create all the CAD documents and specifications. And the construction management teams used SharePoint out in the field to manage the projects with their subcontractors. If they all used 3 systems, it would be redundant and disorganized.

The Solution:

[caption id="attachment_15024" align="alignright" width="200"]SharePoint for Document Management Click here to see how SharePoint for Document Management can help your business...[/caption]
  • Integrate the workflow that started from the real estate asset management system to initiate renovation projects.
  • Create a custom SharePoint document management integration with all 3 systems so they could share documents in real-time.
  • Spawn a project in SharePoint from the asset management system to be used for construction management.
  • Create a single sign-on (SSO) so users were automatically secured and logged in across all tools needed in the end-to-end process.

Ongoing Benefits:

  • Reduced data redundancy by 100%, while managing 100% of document security.
  • IT got the technical expertise they needed to do the integration and the Chief Innovation Officer accomplished a major initiative for the business.
  • This is now one of the fastest-growing chicken restaurants nationwide.

Who Was Helped:

IT, Design, Engineering, Construction Management, and Asset Management teams.

Systems Integrated:

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Summary:

HingePoint helped build over 10,000 franchise brand construction projects with a customized website where headquarters can collaborate with franchisees, construction, and design professionals to build out a portfolio of real estate assets that are exactly built to design standards and specifications.

Working with the Architect of Record and brand design groups, we helped with IT solutions for hotels/hospitality, restaurants, retail and more for brands ranging from Chick-fil-A, Under Armor, ALDI, Footlocker, JLL, and AMEX.

The Challenge:

Global brands want a consistent user and brand experience for customers worldwide. It is difficult to coordinate with design and construction teams across the country or the globe to share brand standards, design guide drawings, and specifications. Internal IT teams are trying to protect corporate security yet the design and construction divisions must work with 100’s and 1000’s of external professionals that need download and exchange construction documents.

Solution:

  • Develop a custom branded website that has all the information needed to design and construct the branded real estate asset
  • Secure the site with enterprise single sign-on and other corporate security compliant access
  • Provide critical documents to external partners including
    • Prototypical floor plans and CAD drawings
    • Specifications for Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E)
    • Operating Methods and procedures for staff
    • Marketing and Advertising specifications for signage and promotions
    • Onboarding, training, and brand overview educational materials

Ongoing Benefit:

  • Created a one-stop-shop location where design and construction professions can get all the information, they need, to build a perfect brand asset
  • Secure corporate IP and brand standards that satisfy the strictest global security standards
  • Make it easy to access information from any device and any location globally
  • Create a branded experience, that looks exactly the company's creative style. No ugly or clunky tools users don’t like

Who Was Helped:

Corporate design, Corporate marketing, architects, engineers, general contractors, installers, construction sub-contractors, IT managers

Systems Integrated:

Wordpress, SharePoint Document Management, Cloud Hosting, Mobile Applications, Single Sign On (SSO)

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Summary:

HingePoint helped the top global hotel brand with over 7,500 franchise properties put all their hotel owners and all their construction and renovation projects in one system of record. So you could see the full history of all properties in the entire global portfolio.

The challenge:

An outdated database was difficult to upgrade, with slow performance and hard to access. This global brand could not track the history of an asset or the renovations and upgrades that were done to it. A mission-critical system was needed to track and manage all projects that built and enhanced the assets over the long history. 

The Solution:

  • HingePoint created a cloud-based asset management and construction management system for the entire portfolio.
  • Project standardization for new build and renovations data
  • Project schedule and timelines were standardized
  • Analytics of roll up and drill down by asset and owners

Ongoing Benefits:

  • Track the history of all project on an asset and drill down into the milestones and data associated with each new build, renovation or upgrade to the property.
  • Marketing and resale of properties because of excellent history and record-keeping
  • Create a global standard for asset management and property improvements

Who Was Helped:

Franchise operation, brand design, and construction, real estate investors, asset managers, franchisees, general contractors, construction firms

System Integrated:

Custom systems built on Oracle enterprise.

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Estimates based directly off BIM brand prototypes are like a dream come true. No more guess work on cost impacts.
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BOM to Excel is an application that will automatically create material lists from your Revit models and exports and formats BOMs reports, estimates and statements of quantities to Excel. Finally, you can add cost parameters in Revit and get estimates, quotes, snapshots and costs.

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Summary:

HingePoint helped a top global brand with over 3,000 properties standardize the renovation and Property Improvement Process (PIP). Using mobile iPad field tools, you can rapidly assess a property, and scope out a renovation, and automate the documentation needed.  This solution maximizes site field visits and property inspections.

The challenge:

An old paper clipboard process of walking properties was slow and difficult. The experience was error-prone and the experience to hotel owners was not optimal. Field inspections were subjective and created inconsistencies across the portfolio of assets. The process was slow and time-consuming and the asset owner experience was not impressive. Technology was absent from the end to end process.

The Solution:

  • HingePoint standardized the 6-, 12-, and 18-year renovation scope items
  • Developed options for 5 different brands and a history of “generations” of real estate
  • Converted from paper to iPad tools for rapid PIP (property improvement plans)
  • Integrated photos and video from PIP inspections to the renovation scope
  • Automated the Scope document creation, converting the Checklist to a Word Document Scope of the Renovation
  • Analytics and reporting on all the open and active renovation and PIPs in the pipeline

Ongoing Benefits:

  • Reporting - Roll up a summary of all renovation property inspections pending and past due
  • Track the status of a site inspection and findings
  • Standardize the site inspection process
  • Mobile and iPad tools replace paper and clipboards
  • Automate the reporting and scope of renovations documentation

Who Was Helped:

Site inspectors, real estate operations, basset managers, franchisees, general contractors, construction firms

System Integrated:

Cloud, mobile and analytics forms and reporting on AWS and Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office365 for Word document writing of renovation scope documents.

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Summary:

HingePoint helped integrate a construction ERP system with an analytics and reporting system. Generate a full-color FFE report of the full Bill of Materials for a construction or manufacturing project in a user-friendly format for clients, customers, and operations. Export the specifications for all components and a product or asset in a single PDF book or web report.

The challenge:

ERPs don’t have any user-friendly export or reports that a user can download all the Bill of Materials (BOMs) or FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment) purchased on a construction project.  Asking the ERP company for custom reports is very slow and expensive. 3rd party reporting tools are very complex and expensive. Manual exports were outdated as soon as you printed them.

The Solution:

  • Create a tool that integrates with the ERP systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Salesforce, and others
  • Export the data for the BOM daily or in real-time to track the exact status of the information
  • Dump data by project, vendor, date, building, asset, and other key attributes
  • Reports were packaged into user-friendly PDFs and link to jump instantly to the information needed
  • Merge in photos and 3rd party websites to enhance the reports and save time searching

Ongoing Benefits:

  • Reporting - Roll up a summary of all BOM and FF&E data from the ERP system
  • Create a real-time report of the specifications and products in an asset, project, or building
  • Standardize vendor and product data across the enterprise
  • User-friendly PDFs are easy to use in the field, desktop and mobile devices

Who Was Helped:

Construction Estimating, Procurement, construction managers, asset managers, general contractors

System Integrated:

ERPs, Inventory, photos, content management, analytics, reporting, custom application, data import and expert tools, Oracle financials, PeopleSoft

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Summary:

HingePoint helped a global chicken restaurant renovate over 4,000 stores nationwide. Working with the Chief Innovation Officer and the IT Director, HingePoint integrated 3 corporate systems to work seamlessly together.

The Challenge:

3 key teams were working on the renovation portfolio and all needed access to the same documents and projects. But, they all used different systems on the job. Asset managers used a real estate asset management tool to plan and manage the renovation. Design and Engineering used their system to create all the CAD documents and specifications. And the construction management teams used SharePoint out in the field to manage the projects with their subcontractors. If they all used 3 systems, it would be redundant and disorganized.

The Solution:

[caption id="attachment_15024" align="alignright" width="200"]SharePoint for Document Management Click here to see how SharePoint for Document Management can help your business...[/caption]
  • Integrate the workflow that started from the real estate asset management system to initiate renovation projects.
  • Create a custom SharePoint document management integration with all 3 systems so they could share documents in real-time.
  • Spawn a project in SharePoint from the asset management system to be used for construction management.
  • Create a single sign-on (SSO) so users were automatically secured and logged in across all tools needed in the end-to-end process.

Ongoing Benefits:

  • Reduced data redundancy by 100%, while managing 100% of document security.
  • IT got the technical expertise they needed to do the integration and the Chief Innovation Officer accomplished a major initiative for the business.
  • This is now one of the fastest-growing chicken restaurants nationwide.

Who Was Helped:

IT, Design, Engineering, Construction Management, and Asset Management teams.

Systems Integrated:

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