BEI Construction at-a-glance
Annual revenue (estimated)
Money lost in legal disputes with Fieldwire
Solutions: Electrical and data infrastructure; solar power design and installation
Customers: General contractors, technology businesses, healthcare providers,
Location: San Leandro, CA
Notable projects: Technology infrastructure for Stanford Health Care, Zynga, Twitter, Yelp HQ, Uber HQ; electrical construction for Warriors, A’s, and Oakland Coliseum and AT&T Park
As an electrical and technology infrastructure contractor serving some of the country’s biggest general contractors (GCs) and technology companies, BEI Construction exposes itself to the risk of litigation with some heavy hitters. Getting their jobs done and done right is their top priority, but even that was complicated and prone to mistakes before Fieldwire — mistakes that resulted in costly rework or legal disputes.
“Before Fieldwire, we were texting, making phone calls, and of course things would be forgotten. We needed to solve for the gaps in our office-to-field communications — OSHA, change orders, problems that needed to be communicated to the PMs on other projects or in the office.”
With their healthcare clients, particularly, BEI Construction needed to be diligent and meticulous about getting ahead of issues — something they couldn’t do effectively by relying on notes from phone calls.
Now BEI Construction teams on-site and off- rely on Fieldwire for most of their processes — proactively planning, managing, and proving their work. “We use it to make sure things run smoothly, working through issues that come up in the field and coordinating with our different divisions to make sure that any issues that arise get addressed,” says Rachel Pomeroy, Administrative Support Manager for BEI Construction.
“I love how I can customize reports to communicate exactly what we need to when there are issues — and it helps protect us in a legal sense. We’ve had situations where we used the reports with time-stamped photos to show where we’ve run into issues, ‘We can’t move on these, here are ten drawings with the pics linked.’ The reporting is exact, concise, and very professional. I don’t know how we could’ve done it otherwise.”
With Fieldwire, BEI Construction also has an indisputable record of work completed and verified, eliminating rework and insuring against disputes. “We’re ready for when legal disputes crop up,” Rachel says.
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