Program management portal

Awards from Burns & McDonnell and state and local government

August 26, 2014 by Lydon Solutions

We are proud to share that Burns & McDonnell recently honored Lydon Solutions with their 2014 Supplier Diversity Award. The award is meant to recognize the contributions of small or disadvantaged business to the success of major initiatives by Burns & McDonnell and their clients.

We were also honored with Certificates of Recognition from US Representative Ed Royce, California State Senator Bob Huff and California State Assemblyman Curt Hayman based on our work supporting Burns & McDonnell on major projects, including the Southern California Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Program (TRTP) and the Chino Hills Underground projects.

A big part of our contributions to Burns & McDonnell arose from our implementation of a Program Management Portal built on Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and hosted in Lydon Solutions’ Microsoft Azure data center. The tool aggregates data from multiple enterprise systems to a single location where Burns and McDonnell project team members (both internal and external) can receive updates on the overall health of projects. The Program Management Portal presents this information in simple and intuitive dashboards, making it easy for Burns & McDonnell to efficiently collaborate with multiple contractors and owners on complex projects spanning numerous locations. The portal is customized to the workflow requirements of each team, putting all the required forms, permit information, reports and other important documents in one place.

Program management portal

We created the Program Management Portal in close collaboration with the Southern California Regional Office of Burns & McDonnell. Together with Donna Webb, project controls manager at Burns & McDonnell in California, and her colleagues in the Western Region, we were able to provide Burns & McDonnell with a whole new level of project visibility and management capabilities. The Program Management Portal is not just an internal tool for Burns & McDonnell, but is now part of the company’s larger solutions mix for their clients. A notable example is the important role the portal plays in the management of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, a ~$3 billion utility project being undertaken by Southern California Edison (SCE).

You can read more about the Program Management Portal in our Burns & McDonnell client case study.

We are grateful to have been selected as the recipient of these awards from among all of Burns & McDonnell’s vendors and suppliers. We want to thank Donna Webb and Stephen Kane at Burns & McDonnell for all of their support and for providing the opportunity to develop a key tool for managing large construction programs. Finally, want to express our gratitude to our partners at Burns & McDonnell as well as all the other stakeholders who worked closely with us, shared requirements, and gave feedback as we built and deployed the Program Management Portal.

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