The Pike Company Gains Competitive Advantage, Cuts Risk by Integrating Project Management Solution with Environment for Building Information Modeling
 
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The Pike Company Gains Competitive Advantage, Cuts Risk by Integrating Project Management Solution with Environment for Building Information Modeling

The Pike Company (Pike), a Rochester-based, family-owned commercial builder, is identified with many historic structures across New York State, throughout the Northeastern United States, and in the coastal regions of the South. Pike’s credits include Midtown Plaza in Rochester, one of the nation’s first enclosed shopping malls; the Archives at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester; Corning Incorporated world headquarters, in Corning, New York; and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.

The Pike Company’s expertise has been put to use in building schools, hospitals, commercial and industrial developments, bridges, highways, marine projects, and tunnels from Maine to Florida and as far west as Vancouver, British Columbia. Included among its major achievements, nationally, are the Universe of Energy pavilion and the World of Motion pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center; IBM Corporation’s $150 million semiconductor manufacturing facility with class-10 cleanrooms in Manassas, Virginia; and ConEd’s East River Repowering Project in New York City.

The Pike Company, not an organization to rest on its laurels, is continually leveraging new technology to help it to maintain a competitive advantage, as well as to continue improving the quality of its projects while reducing risk. The company integrated Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management with Gehry Technologies’ Digital Project and GTeam™ building information modeling (BIM) collaboration platform to enable engineers, architects, and other building professionals, as well as the company’s clients, to visualize scheduling, literally showing how the project or site will look as it progresses through the construction timeline. The solution is enabling the company to provide important benefits to its clients. It also enables The Pike Company to better identify potential conflicts and site risks, improve design and construction quality, accelerate projects, and enhance collaboration and communication with clients.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from The Pike Company

  • “We are constantly looking for ways to innovate that enable us to gain a competitive advantage and build superior structures, while also reducing the risks associated with construction projects. By integrating Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management with Gehry’s Digital Project and GTeam™ building information modeling collaboration solutions, we have achieved these goals and a whole lot more.” – Timothy Porter, Building Information Modeling Manager, The Pike Company

  • Improve scheduling precision for complex construction projects that may have thousands of individual tasks
  • Expand ability to identify potential project conflicts as early as possible, improve design and construction quality, and enhance collaboration with clients
  • Improve ability to manage construction costs and budgets and reduce project risks
  • Enable the commercial builder to differentiate itself and win new business in markets where it is well established, and, ultimately, to move into new building sectors and geographic regions

Solutions

  • Standardized on Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition to provide a robust and integrated project management environment to help the company complete construction initiatives on time and on budget
  • Benefitted from Primavera P6’s collaborative capabilities to improve cross-team visibility into projects and schedules
  • Leveraged integration between Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition to enable contract team members to view construction schedules directly from the contract manager module interface, simplifying access and saving time
  • Integrated Pike’s Primavera P6 environment with Gehry Technologies’ Digital Project and GTeam™ BIM collaboration platform to enable the company to visually present its project schedules using four-dimensional (4D) modeling to show how a project or site will look as it progresses through the construction timeline
  • Used Primavera P6 and Gehry Techhnologies solution integration to give the company an edge in competing for new business, such as projects that involve hazardous condition abatement, where site access might be limited and minimizing worker exposure is a priority
  • Strengthened collaboration and communication with clients by leveraging a visualized construction schedule that enables them to see the impact a change may have on the project timeline as well as on overall operations
  • Enabled the company to speed schedule development and project design with the modeling solution, which eliminates the need for some site visits
  • Gained the ability to accelerate project timelines, reduce delays, and improve overall building quality using the integrated systems, which enable the company to virtually build the facility ahead of time and identify potential issues for engineering to rework before construction begins

Partner

“Gehry Technologies has been with us every step of the way as we have worked to introduce BIM online collaboration technologies into our operations,” said Timothy Porter, building information modeling manager, The Pike Company. “The Gehry team brought extensive knowledge of Oracle’s Primavera P6 solutions as well as expert capabilities for integrating the platform with Gehry’s own Digital Project and GTeam™ solutions. The team has been instrumental in helping us to carve out an important new value-added capability for our organization.”