e-Builder Launches for Development Efficiency
The university’s Facilities Operations and Development’s Design and Construction team has successfully launched e-Builder at Ohio State, an implementation effort included as part of the Enterprise Project. E-Builder is a cloud-based construction management software that tracks budgets, schedules and related documents.
“Ohio State completes about 400 capital projects per year,” says Kevin King, senior director of finance and IT in the Office of Administration and Planning. "Adopting new technologies will allow us to better monitor and measure details during every step of the capital project delivery process, including planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.”
An initial wave of Ohio State construction projects transitioned to e-Builder earlier this month. The remaining projects will migrate in batches throughout the fall, eventually replacing the university’s current NetLink system.
The implementation of e-Builder is especially timely as Ohio State undertakes an unprecedented level of physical development to advance Framework 2.0 and the Time and Change Strategic Plan. Major construction on the horizon includes a new Arts District near 15th and High and a west campus Innovation District. E-Builder will enable project efficiencies and enhanced reporting as Ohio State prioritizes operational excellence in support of teaching, learning and research.