Graham Group Announces Adoption of Textura Pre-Qualification Management across their Canadian Operations
Streamlined business processes improve risk management, efficiency and subcontractor relations.
CALGARY, Alberta and CHICAGO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today that Graham Group Ltd., a leading General Contractor with commercial, industrial, infrastructure, earthworks and masonry operations and one of the largest contracting organizations in Canada, has adopted Textura Corporation's Pre-Qualification Management (PQM) application across Canada.
Graham's Chief Financial Officer, Mike Slapman, said, "Graham decided to implement Textura —PQM™ in January, 2012 to automate the collection of subcontractor pre-qualification documents to support our Subcontractor Default Insurance initiative. Selecting the right subcontractors to work with has always been important to Graham. Utilizing Textura – PQM™ strengthens our ability to evaluate business partners in the fairest, but most efficient way possible."
Patrick Allin, Textura CEO, stated "We are extremely excited to add Graham to our expanding list of General Contractors using PQM. Graham's rollout is an important addition to our on-going growth in the Canadian market. More Canadian subcontractors will now have access to the efficiencies of PQM for their pre-qualification activities. Our Construction Payment Management application has been widely accepted in Canada for a number of years. The addition of PQM and the growing adoption of GradeBeam for bid management and Submittal Exchange for submittals indicate that Canadian contractors are fully taking advantage of our collaboration platform to improve efficiency and lower risk."
"Utilizing a cloud based solution such as PQM," continued Slapman, "allowed us to integrate PQM with our award winning Graham Toolbox suite of software applications with no interruption to any of our business units. Textura worked closely with our risk group to determine the proper configuration of the system and we had our first set of subcontractor's prequalifying using PQM two months after project kick-off. The Textura implementation team understood the nuances of the Canadian requirements and made the necessary adjustments to their system in just a few weeks."
Michael Goldstein, Textura's Senior Manager of Client Services, commented, "Graham has taken a subcontractor focus regarding prequalification. They are very in tune with and concerned about the added time commitment and work associated with prequalification. By using Textura —PQM ™ with Graham specific processes for subcontractor notification and review, Graham has taken the necessary steps to reduce the traditional burden associated with prequalification."
About Graham Group
Graham Group Ltd. is an employee-owned construction solutions partner with revenues exceeding $2.0 billion annually. With over eight decades of experience, Graham provides general contracting, design-build, construction management and public-private partnerships (P3) services in the commercial, industrial, infrastructure, earthworks and masonry sectors. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Graham has offices throughout North America and employs over 1,300 professionals and office staff. As Canada's sixth largest construction company, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Graham is recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers as well as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from design and pre-qualification to bid management, submittals and payment – on a single, integrated platform.
Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com
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