Systemates July 15 announced the City of Tacoma, Wash., as the newest client of the company's construction management software, Projectmates. After a comprehensive bidding process, the Environmental Services Science and Engineering Division in the city's Public Works Department chose Projectmates to manage the construction of its capital improvement projects.
Construction will begin in early August on the city's Solid Waste Recovery and Transfer Center at the Tacoma Landfill. The new center will provide space for separating and recovering recyclable materials from the waste stream. Lewis Griffith is the professional civil engineer and project manager for the center.
When asked what sets Projectmates construction software apart from other software the city researched, Griffith said, "The speed of implementation and the training and support staff set Projectmates apart."
The city will start another capital improvement project, the two-story, 14,000-square-foot expansion of the Solid Waste Administration Building. Construction will begin in October. Projectmates will allow the city's construction management staff, design consultant teams, and contractors to collaborative online via its 100 percent web-based platform.
"The web-based platform contributes to quick implementation and is essential for a team geographically spread out with team members working in various offices and others in the field," Systemates stated. "Projectmates drastically improves response time for construction workflows like RFIs, submittals, and document approvals and reduces high costs associated with traditional print-and-mail submittals."