Armada Hoffler Implements Prolog Manager on $400 million Multi-Year Project



Meridian Project Systems’ Prolog Manager helps maintain consistency in project management and cost control

FOLSOM, Calif. (January 28, 2003) - Meridian Project Systems (MPS), a leading provider of project management software and ASP solutions, announced today that Armada Hoffler Holding Company, Top 400 ENR Contractor and one of the largest full-service commercial real estate and construction organizations in the Eastern United States, is using Prolog Manager to complete its $400 million Town Center of Virginia Beach project. Prolog Manager allows project teams to manage documents and data, creating one central database for all project information.

The Armada Hoffler project team uses Prolog’s document control features to centralize budget and cost data, track requests for information, and manage potential change events and applications for payment and invoicing. The four-year project uses Prolog Manager to coordinate 55 companies and public stakeholders in building a 17 block, mixed-use development providing retail, office, hotel, residential, and recreational spaces.

“Engineering Services, Inc. has worked with Armada Hoffler Construction Company and its sister companies for ten years, on many projects, and in various roles,” says W.P. Burkhimer, Jr., P.E. Vice President Engineering Services, Inc. “Perhaps most impressive to me is Armada Hoffler's track record for handling difficult time and budgetary constraints�they are remarkably persistent and diligent in managing projects all over the United States.”

Armada Hoffler uses Prolog Manager to maintain its reputation for project control and efficiency. “Prolog has and will continue to allow the team to be consistent with documents and procedures from one phase to another,” says Debbie Rakes, Armada Hoffler Senior Project Assistant. “It has also allowed Armada Hoffler Construction the flexibility to exchange team members with little to no transition period. Overall, Prolog is very user friendly and has enabled Armada Hoffler Construction to bring new employees up to speed with procedures and forms in record time. Thus, allowing employees to work smarter rather than harder.”

The open architecture of Prolog Manager enabled Armada Hoffler to configure Prolog Manager to meet specific business requirements. The Armada Hoffler team built custom applications to access data within the Prolog database. The team uses this cost data in a custom report to calculate contract and projected costs, subcontract status reports, and exception reporting. The team views the financial status of the project at any time to maintain maximum profitability.

For demographics, detailed site plan, or retail and office leasing information about The Town Center of Virginia Beach, visit: http://www.mps.com/images/PDF/ArmadaHoffler.pdf

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About Armada Hoffler Holding Company
The Armada/Hoffler Development Company is one of the premier commercial real estate developers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the past 20 years, Armada/Hoffler has developed and constructed more than 10 million square feet of commercial real estate with a market value in excess of $1.5 billion in over 14 states. With more than $183 million in annual revenue in 2001, Armada/Hoffler is also the largest general contractor headquartered in the state of Virginia according to ENR rankings. As one of the nation’s leading construction companies, they have extensive experience constructing the highest quality hospitality, office, retail, and industrial projects.

About MPS
Meridian Project Systems, a leading provider of project management software and ASP solutions, debuted on Inc magazine's INC 500 as the 56th fastest growing company in the United States in 2000, and has appeared on the prestigious list two years in a row. More than 75,000 professionals from Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, manufacturers, and AEC firms use MPS products. In the Business of Projects since 1993, MPS offers both software and ASP-based tools, including award-winning Prolog Manager, ProjectTalk.com and GigaPlan products. MPS is headquartered in Folsom, Calif., with offices in D�sseldorf, Germany; Vancouver, British Columbia; and St. Petersburg, Russia. Visit www.mps.com for further information.
Media Contact:
Sue Watkins
Meridian Project Systems
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