San Francisco and Madrid (June 7, 2010) -- Bricsnet, a leading provider of solutions for project and integrated workplace management, announced that Bouygues Construction, currently listed third on the ENR Top 225 Global Contractors list, has successfully utilized ProjectCenter®, the company's online project collaboration solution, for the last 10 years.
To mark the decade-long relationship, Bricsnet has published a case study documenting Bouygues' use of ProjectCenter in its business. It can be read on Bricsnet's web site.
Bouygues Construction, a subsidiary of theBouygues group,is one of the world's leaders in building, civil engineering, electrical contracting and maintenance. Operating in over eighty countries, it combines the strength of a large corporation and the flexibility of a network of companies organized in seven complementary entities. With its know-how in finance, design, construction, maintenance and operation, Bouygues Construction can provide its clients and partners with innovative solutions.
Bouygues Construction first partnered with Bricsnet in 2000 and has successfully implemented ProjectCenter as its primary project collaboration system on thousands of projects, both large and small. These projects represent a diverse cross section of Bouygues Construction's project portfolio, which includes" roads, bridges, tunnels, public transportation, building renovation and new construction. These include:
- The United Kingdom's Home Office headquarters in London, with 54,544 square meters of office space plus sports, restaurant, library and parking facilities.
- Jamaica Motorway 2000, the country's first toll highway, linking the capital city of Kingston with Mandeville, 80 km to the west.
- Broomfield Hospital PFI, in Essex, UK, which consolidates two hospitals onto a single district general hospital, blending new construction with existing facilities.
- EPR Flamanville 3 nuclear power plant in France the first of a new generation of reactors, with a capacity of approximately 1,600 megawatts.
- Rolex Learning Center, on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland. This innovative structure functions as a laboratory for learning, a library and an international cultural hub.
"Bricsnet was one of the very first companies to provide a web-based project collaboration service and from day one they have succeeded in providing a fully functional application that is extremely intuitive and easy-to-use," says Eric Juin, Director of Knowledge Sharing - e|Services for Bouygues Construction. "In fact one of our first projects to utilize ProjectCenter was a pipeline project in Russia that had a diverse project team of about 300 users and required zero hours of training, which saved time and money from the start."
Provided as a Software as a Service (SaaS), ProjectCenter is accessible 24/7/365 from anywhere via the internet. There's no software to load, no hardware to manage. Project teams have immediate access to better communication and shared information, which is mandatory when working on large international projects with teams located around the globe. "It is typical for us to have project teams spread throughout different continents and working in multiple time zones. By utilizing ProjectCenter, with its centralized information storage, we have effectively been able to increase the project workday to 20 hours. While one group has gone home for the day, another group located in a different time zone is able to continue working and so on." says Juin.
"Bricsnet is proud to be able to celebrate 10 years of continues collaboration with an innovative and well respected company like Bouygues Construction. Our plan is to continually move forward with appropriate technologies and product enhancement that provides our clients with value, ROI and unmatched service" says David Gardner, Vice President of ProjectCenter.
About Bouygues Construction
Bouygues Construction, subsidiary of theBouygues group,is one of the world's leaders in building, civil engineering, electrical contracting and maintenance. Operating in over eighty countries, it combines the strength of a large corporation and the flexibility of a network of companies organized in seven complementary entities. With its know-how in finance, design, construction, maintenance and operation, Bouygues Construction can provide its clients and partners with innovative solutions. With 52,600 employees throughout the world, the Group sales reached 9.5 billion euros in 2009.
Bricsnet's business was founded in 1986 and helps large corporations improve profits by more effectively managing all aspects of the workplace (including buildings, land, space, people, assets and systems). Bricsnet ProjectCenter is an easy to use, online system for project management and collaboration. In addition, Bricsnet offers Bricsnet Enterprise and Bricsnet Retail, leading real estate management systems that - along with Bricsnet Strategic Advisory Services - provide fast, pragmatic and innovative solutions to increase shareholder value. For more information, contact Bricsnet at 603-559-2501 or visit http://www.bricsnet.com/.