Whether your construction priorities are focused on improving safety and security, improving your infrastructure, expanding and repairing your school districts, investing in better water treatment facilities, or delivering low cost housing, the projects your team executes will impact your community for years to come.
But how can you ensure each project is delivered on time and on budget? Public sector construction projects have their own complexities, and any delay can drive up costs that put other projects at risk. Managing projects with spreadsheets and generic project management software has its limits.
Essentials supports the full lifecycle of public sector construction projects. It includes everything public agencies need to plan, budget, schedule, resource, and manage the end-to-end building, contracts and payments for both vertical and linear projects.
Plan every project detail in one place
Schedule and monitor project tasks and resources
Plan out every activity’s tasks, expected timeframe, and personnel allocation, and keep track of any deviations from the schedule.
Visualize project progress
Get a fully-informed view of the project Gantt schedule with critical path item tracking, schedule dependencies, and task prioritization. All updates are made available to the entire team in real time, so there are no surprises or oversights.
Estimation & Bidding
Streamline and rank your estimates to select the best bid–every time
Streamline engineer’s estimates
Create detailed engineers estimates that include item details, base bids and additives/options. Give your engineers the ability to create estimates using actual costs, historical data, or a combination of the two, and apply inflation to suggested pricings.
Run an open bid letting process
Create detailed bid packages that include items and project documents to give contractors the big picture they will need to create accurate estimates. Run a best-practice advertising and bid letting process with a carefully controlled open bid process that ensures all rules are followed and you always select the right vendor.
Get an apples-to-apples view of all bids received with bid tabulation that automatically calculates, compares and ranks each bid you receive against both the engineer’s estimate and all other bids received. Get an easy-to-see summary of all bids in a table that lets you sort bid responses by: % over the low bid, % over high bid, % vs. average bid, and % vs. engineering estimate.
Get a single view of every resource involved in your projects
Allocate and track all of the labor, skills, equipment, and materials that will be involved at every stage of the project. Get resource management visibility across your entire project portfolio.
Make sure that each project and contract is allocated every necessary resource and piece of equipment, and track associated costs across the course of a project. Leverage capacity planning to ensure that no one resource is over- or under-allocated.
Move contracts from creation through closeout without missing a step
Start projects off on the right foot with clearly defined contracts and itemized scope. Import schedule of values directly from awarded bid items to automatically create each contract and allow for multiple contracts under one project as well as multiple projects under one contract.
Simplify contract changes
Reduce contract administration headaches with automated monitoring of all submittals, RFIs, RFPs, change orders, issues, and risks in a single view. Keep your projects on schedule by reducing change order turn-around time from weeks to days.
Automate pay estimates
Manage change and compute payments with automated workflows that ensure costs fall within contract limits. Easily generate pay estimates based on the work done, materials on hand, advances, retention and adjustments.
Eliminate delays and keep projects moving
Utilize Essential’s pre-defined approval workflows based on industry best practices or modify them to fit your specific needs.
Monitor your efficiency
Use the workflow monitoring capability to assess the timeliness and efficiency of your processes.
Reduce bottlenecks and waiting time for approvals with automated notifications that remind stakeholders to take action.
Aurigo Essentials includes all of the construction project management functionality you need to plan and manage construction projects with confidence:
- Streamline construction project management with an integrated solution for project planning, estimation and bidding, resource scheduling, contract management, and payments.
- Ensure optimum resource utilization and make adjustments based on real-time changes as each project evolves.
- Enable more accurate estimates, streamline communications and standardize your bidding process
- Get everyone on the same page with an up-to-date view of the latest plans, documents, and changes—including internal teams and external stakeholders like contractors, consultants, and inspectors.
- Stay on schedule with automated workflows and alerts designed specifically to help you meet project targets.
- Manage and automate your contract process, moving contracts from creation to closeout while tracking every change and approval in one place
- Prevent fund overruns with built-in validation rules and automated notifications.
- Get a bird’s-eye view of every project and program, with real-time reports and dashboards that give you the option to drill down to the most granular detail
If I don’t know about a specific issue causing a delay, then I can’t jump in and help get that issue resolved. The lack of visibility into project activities and issues was our biggest cause of project delays and cost overruns.
How to Get Aurigo Essentials
Avoid the time-consuming RFP process. We make it easy for you to evaluate, choose, and get up and running with a modern cloud solution.
Step 1: Talk with us
Our experienced account executives will talk through your specific requirements and give you a demo of the Aurigo Essentials product.
Step 3: Get up and running
Our team gets you up and running with Aurigo Essentials in under 6 weeks. After that our customer support team is at your service anytime you have a question.
All-in-one capital planning and construction project management software for small- to mid-sized public agencies.