Adding 3,000 new students a year, Frisco ISD is in a constant state of construction. Frisco’s in-house construction department oversees all projects, expenditures and the quality of the work provided by general contractors. Started in March of 2015, the Debra Nelson Middle School is named after a retired Assistant Superintendent of the school district. At 143,159 square feet, the building will house 6-8th graders and will open in time for the 2016-2017 school year.
“The best thing about Owner InSite is that it is cloud-based. We can get to it from anywhere with Wifi and it looks the same across all platforms: phone, tablet, any device. Owner InSite provides a medium to ask questions and get it documented so everyone is aware of the issue and can view and understand the answer. The result is fewer questions later on.”
— Brandon Boyter, Project Coordinator, Frisco ISD
How We Helped.
Before discovering Owner InSite, Frisco ISD used another brand of construction management software, which was housed directly on their servers. As a result it was difficult to use in the field via a tablet or phone and security issues were a constant concern. Owner InSite’s cloud-based convenience turned all that around, making it perfectly accessible, by any team member, anywhere Wifi is available. Field reports are Frisco ISD’s most-frequently used feature of Owner InSite, using them multiple times daily by multiple team members to keep track of day-to-day progress and changes.
Digital documentation was once a major challenge for Frisco ISD. Today Owner InSite makes it easy to attach digital submittals and pull them up to view, edit, resend. Problem solved.
How They’re Doing Now.
Near completion, Debra Nelson Middle School is scheduled to open in September 2016. As the project winds down the Frisco ISD team shifted to use Owner InSite as a product warranty library, looking up product and manufacturer names, parts numbers and warranty information as need arises. With Owner InSite the data remains accessible and easy to find.