Island Borough has a number of big construction projects in the works - the
high school renovation and the landfill expansion are just two.
price and scope the projects the borough assembly last week approved the
purchase of new project management software to help keep track of everything.
Maggie Wall has more.
-- (Project Software 4:06 SOC)
ever built a house or even had an addition you know that construction projects
have countless loose ends that need tied up and reams of paperwork to keep tabs
that by about a hundred gajillion and you can imagine what a nightmare it must
be to keep tabs on all the odds and ends and pieces of paper and deadlines and
nuts and bolts and everything else associated with a major construction project
such as the high school renovation.
Island Borough Assembly last week approved the $85-thousand purchase of
specialized project management software from a Florida firm. The software could be used to
any number of borough projects, but was the school renovation that was
mentioned repeatedly during discussion at last week's assembly meeting.
woman Louise Stutes was firmly against purchasing the software. She said her
research showed that the borough could build into the contract that the builder
provide and leave software with the borough:
-((Louise Stutes 1:00
Can use contractor's software))
woman Chris Lynch, herself an engineer, argued that the software is not a
redundant item and that it's important for the borough to have its own copy:
-((Chris Lynch 1:00 Software handles projects and
woman Judy Fulp said the high school project is the biggest the borough has
ever taken on and the purchase of the software is money well spent.
-((Judy Fulp Biggest project :46
"It's $80 million...to the project."))
assembly approved the software purchase on a vote of 7 to 1, with Stutes
casting the lone opposing vote.