CONNECTING PROJECT TEAMS
As a global engineering, construction, and project management corporation,
Bechtel faces challenges associated with the broadening geographic
distribution of projects and employees; increasing numbers of non-Bechtel
entities—contractors, partners, competitors, suppliers, and customers—
participating on integrated project teams; and growing concerns about security,
confidentiality, and data integrity.
Bechtel is using cloud technology to deploy Project Wise for project
collaboration. Bechtel’s Project Services Network is accessed directly from
the Internet via a portal. Bentley’s Professional Services helped design the
new Project Wise architecture, write XenApp Farm add-ons, and review
documentation to ensure a standard build-out would work for the global rollout. Project team members were based in London, Singapore, and Ashburn, Va.
GHAFARI Associates, LLC
Sutter Medical Center
Castro Valley, California, United States
This 130-bed, 230-square-foot acute-care hospital is being designed and
delivered for Sutter Health in Castro Valley, Calif., by an integrated project
delivery team of 300 professionals spread throughout the United States.
GHAFARI customized a Project Wise deployment to support document sharing
needs, with an integration server hosted at its main office and 10 file storage
and caching servers deployed at other office locations.
All project documents—including 3D models, 2D CAD files, specifications, and
other supporting information—are stored on Project Wise. The system has
connected design teams and contractors distributed over multiple locations,
accelerated information sharing and communications across teams, eliminated
duplication of files, and reduced rework due to the use of outdated files.