Western Awarded for Best Use of Construction One

Contributed by BSM Staff

ST. LOUIS, MO -- Western Specialty Contractors has received a Trimble Viewpoint Construction Award for best use of Trimble’s Construction One Technology, which recognizes contractors that have leveraged technology solutions to create more data-driven, connected businesses.

Held annually, the Trimble Viewpoint Construction Awards honor the technological achievements of North American contractors as exhibited through the growth and improvements of their projects, people and processes over the past year.

Honors are given in three categories: Most Outstanding Project, Most Impressive Human Resource Achievement, and Best Use of Trimble Construction One Technology. The awards were announced during the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference on Nov. 9 in Las Vegas.

“Continuing to work with the right partners and leverage the technology platforms available provides a benefit to all our employees and drives ROIC,” said Tom Brooks, Western’s Chief Operating Officer. “We thank Trimble for partnering with us and recognizing our efforts with this award.”

Western used Trimble’s Construction One Technology to centralize and streamline many of its workflows, including the development of a custom Human Resources Information System (HRIS) that supports everything from safety training to performance management. This includes a compensation dashboard that provides an accessible view of each employee’s salary history with built-in workflows and notifications for approvals/rejections.

The dashboard has helped streamline Western’s merit increase process and allows managers to see a consolidated salary view as they prepare their budgets. A process that used to take weeks to complete, now only takes a few minutes with Trimble’s Construction One Technology.

“What a great accomplishment and a team effort. First by human resources for identifying a need and conceptual solution, followed by our technology team working with Trimble Viewpoint to create a turn key solution. We could not be more pleased with the outcome; definitely a win for Western’s employees,” said Brooks.

Family-owned and operated for more than 107 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO with 30 branch offices nationwide and employs more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology.

For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.