Gray Honored for "Innovative Use of Technology" with Gold Design-Build Vision Award from Constructech
Gray, formerly Gray Construction, received top honors for its innovative use of technology in quality and safety auditing systems with a Gold Constructech Vision Award following the annual Constructech Technology Day on October 4, 2013, in Santa Clara, Calif. Constructech is a trade magazine covering the convergence of construction and technology.
Historically, Gray has positioned itself on the front line of innovation and technology. Most recently, Gray has worked in conjunction with a compliance auditing software firm from Australia to further customize its extensive safety and quality management system (QMS). Together, they built and developed a QMS iPad application that plays an integral role in every phase of the construction process. The app allows for pre-planning, inspection, verification and reporting collaboration between our jobsite staff and our design and construction resources in real-time.
“Remaining current with the technological trends in our industry has always been important to our company, and this award is a testament to the hard work of our team,” said Stephen Gray, CEO of Gray. “Our customers demand the utmost attention to safety and quality, and we will continue to use the latest and most appropriate technologies to reach success in each of these areas.”
The QMS App is only one of a larger collection of apps that work together to provide:
- Immediate access to project drawings, specifications, shop drawings
- Annotation of PDF files and photographs in the field of existing conditions and real-time collaboration with design and project management resources using Web conferencing, e-mail and Voice Over IP Apps
- Review of 3D models in the field so that actual dimensions and details can be validated before the work begins
- Managing the project site receiving process and on-site warehouse management of materials and equipment using an App that integrates with SharePoint® in our Lexington headquarters
- Real-time verification and validation of equipment and materials installation
As a result of our implementation, field re-work has been reduced as well as the number of warranty-related service calls.
The Constructech Vision Awards acknowledge companies that have embraced the latest trends and products in order to make decisions that have helped their business succeed and thrive. Alongside these winners, the hardware and software suppliers that play a vital role helping the finalists achieve their goals were honored as well.
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Gray, formerly Gray Construction, is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with over 53 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Michelin Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Starr, S.C.; a Caterpillar Inc. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, N.C.; a Caterpillar Inc. manufacturing facility near Athens, Ga.; a Siemens gas turbine plant in Charlotte, N.C.; a Whirlpool plant in Cleveland, Tenn.; and multiple projects for Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.
For more information on Gray, visit www.gray.com.
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