Purdue University Engages MySmartPlans for American Society for Healthcare Engineering Case Study

Purdue University, in conjunction with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, selects MySmartPlans as the Project Information Management system to be used for case study on renovations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
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July 27, 2011 - PRLog -- Purdue University, in association with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), is conducting a case study on the 2E Surgical Services renovation for the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. ASHE chose Gregory Lasker, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Construction Management at Purdue University, and his ASHE student chapter to conduct the case study in examination of the implementation of ASHE’s “Health Facility Commissioning Guidelines” (HFCG), published in 2010. Lasker chose to utilize the services of MySmartPlans to enable this ongoing evaluation.
The MySmartPlans dashboard creates a bridge between all of the different programs and applications that individual contractors use throughout the construction process, giving Lasker and his student assistants a single destination from which they can view the project’s current documents, communications, reviews, and schedule to ensure the process adheres to ASHE’s Commissioning Guidelines. Lasker said, “Since I can’t be there [in Arkansas] as everything is happening, MySmartPlans gives me eyes to track and document the process so I don’t miss any of the details.”
In addition to study involvement, MySmartPlans is providing Project Information Management services for all project stakeholders, including the general contractor and architect, Nabholz Construction and Polk Stanley Wilcox, respectively. The entire construction team, including owners, consultants, and subcontractors, utilize MySmartPlans for photo documentation and storage, redline review, and tracking & review of submittal documents, in addition to keeping project participants current with updated plans, specs, addenda, RFI’s, and other construction information.
The renovation project is currently targeted to finish by May 2013. Once Lasker compiles the results of his study, they will be used by ASHE to support the industry-wide adoption of the HFCG at the organization’s national conferences.

MySmartPlans is a project-centric dashboard service that organizes and distributes construction documents. It eliminates time and paper wasted by shipping documents and provides contractor accountability and instant updates to ensure that everyone involved with the project has the most current information.
For press inquiries or to schedule an interview with a MySmartPlans spokesperson, please contact Chrissy Wunderlich at christina.wunderlich@mysmartplans.com or 877-568-1122.

Visit http://www.mysmartplans.com for additional information.

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