FlowForma®, the leading provider of Process Automation tools for Microsoft Office 365®, are proud to announce that its customer, the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, won the 'Productivity Initiative of the Year' award at the British Construction Industry Awards 2019 in London recently, for its innovative process work using the FlowForma Process Automation tool.
The A14 Integrated Delivery Team's 'Permit to Dig' process, an approval request procedure, has been recognized as a ground breaking process for companies in the construction industry, due to its speed of deployment and the productivity improvements seen throughout the business. Once a manual paper-based process requiring employees across business departments to print off and complete, this is now one digitized workflow thanks to the FlowForma Process Automation tool.
"The adoption of IT is quite poor in construction. We still rely on a lot of paper-based processes, people having to meet face-to-face and share documents to get things done. I wanted to centralize and standardize data across projects, ensuring a consistency," commented James Morgan IT Manager, A14 Joint Venture. FlowForma's solution has been rolled out in other areas of the business with more than 76 processes automated to date, and more manual tasks earmarked for digitization in the pipeline.
The A14 Integrated Delivery Team
“We are thrilled to see our customer, the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, rewarded with the 'Productivity Initiative of the Year' award for their innovative work with our product. We love to see our customers delivering tangible results, especially organizations in the construction sector, who are now embracing digital technologies in order to move away from paper-based processes. The 'Permit to Dig' process is just a sample of the complex business processes that organizations in the construction sector are facing," added Olivia Bushe, Chief Executive Officer at FlowForma.
About The A14 Integrated Delivery Team
The A14 Integrated Delivery Team is a joint venture between Costain, Skanska and Balfour Beatty who have who have come together to construct the largest road construction project - a £1.5bn road improvement scheme, in the United Kingdom.
The improvements will see 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, being upgraded to three lanes in each direction including a brand new 17-mile bypass south of Huntingdon, with four lanes in each direction between Bar Hill and Girton. The project will add additional capacity, boost the local and national economy and cut up to 20 minutes off journeys.
About The British Construction Industry Awards
The British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) are one of the most prestigious awards in the built environment sector, with winning projects and teams rightly recognized for their achievements within the industry and the public at large. The awards seek to recognize and reward excellence in project delivery and, crucially, delivering outcomes for society and call on the whole project team - client, architect, designer and contractor.