Concent - Stockholm Waterfront

“We always use Projectplace for large development projects. While there are industry- specific project tools for the construction sector out there on the market, we regard the generality and industry-neutrality of Projectplace as a real strength.”
Johan Furugren responsible for the project’s budget and IT
Concent - Stockholm Waterfront

Timing vital for success of construction project

Stockholm is continually developing and expanding. One major project in recent years was the construction of Stockholm Waterfront facilities, consisting of a congress centre, hotel and office building which were erected in the city centre. The congress centre, designed for all types of events - with conference rooms, restaurants and banqueting facilities - accommodates up to 3,000 guests. The 13-floor hotel houses more than 400 rooms and the 15-floor office complex extends across some 20,000 square metres.

Time savings of absolute essence for profitability

Johan FurugrenJohan Furugren, responsible for the project’s budget and IT, claimed: “You quickly realise the impact of time savings on overall project profitability. Based on actual working hours, a major construction project can cost developers SEK 3,000 to 4,000 every minute! But a lot of time can be saved if you can efficiently coordinate all communication between the project team and external parties; architects, designers, specialists, utility companies and authorities. The faster the construction process flow, the sooner the properties can generate income.”

Easy-to-use, intuitive interface

“The simple, intuitive interface proved invaluable for those with limited computer experience,” stated Furugren. “Once all those involved experienced the benefits, the negative attitudes and objections to the new IT solution passed quickly.”
The most popular tools were document management and planning. “Developing our own project server systems would have reduced storage costs but then operating and resource costs would have exceeded budget. Furthermore, reliability and confidentiality requirements were so high that we’d have needed two or three extra full-time people to keep it all together.”

“Brilliant support function”

Concent, often with some 35-40 construction projects running simultaneously, has been using Projectplace since 2003. Furugren appreciates not only the technical functionality but also the personal backup on offer. “Projectplace has a brilliant support function, available not only to us as administrators but also to all our individual project members. This is very commendable for they manage it really, really well.”

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