Enabling Governments to Work Efficiently

Local government plays a vital role in the day-to-day quality of life for all citizens. Whether the task is overseeing a new city building, a county water treatment plant, or a statewide transit project, governing bodies play a large role in getting structures off the ground — and maintaining them.

But budgets are tight, and staffing is a continual issue.

Although local government was one of the few sectors to report employment growth in June 2021, wages for public roles often can’t keep pace with the private sector, creating high turnover and forcing governments to play a constant game of catch-up. This combination has led to inefficient legacy processes and systems such as paper-based record keeping that sometimes get the job done — but more often contribute to confusion.

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While these projects could translate into a 1.2% growth in employment, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report on U.S. infrastructure, local governments need to scale their organizations now to meet the significant increase in capital improvement program budgets.

With the pandemic and the ongoing need for government transparency making things more complex, the situation can be untenable for elected and appointed officials and their staff. Add an infusion of funds, projects that affect local governments and expectations, and the old way of keeping pace via spreadsheets and emails becomes a liability.

What Comes Next?

Enter the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL), which offers a massive influx of significant construction projects for small to mid sized municipalities to find their way through. Although line items such as the $55 billion to improve water supply and replace all lead piping may be long awaited in small communities, they place a massive onus on local governments. There’s a new bar set for project management, a greater demand on sparse construction project resources to complete crucial but massive improvements, and a heightened level of scrutiny and accountability. It’s one thing to get projects done efficiently and responsibly. It’s another to prove it.

Everyone from engineers to project managers can expect a heightened level of scrutiny that comes with a substantial increase in federal funding. You’ll need to provide:

  • Proof of the efficiency and value of projects
  • Complete transparency into the stewardship of funds
  • Proof of job creation, socioeconomic impact, and sustainability success
  • Accountability for every project task, dollar, and outcome

While these projects could translate into a 1.2% growth in employment, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report on U.S. infrastructure, local governments need to scale their organizations now to meet the significant increase in capital improvement program budgets.

Having the right systems and tools in place to accurately track costs, report on project progress, and prioritize and manage projects will be critical when all eyes are on city, county and state leaders to follow through.

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e-Builder has more than 25 years of experience supporting and managing infrastructure capital improvement projects that affect local governments. With capital-improvement-plan budgets potentially doubling or tripling because of the infrastructure plan, e-Builder can help local governments overcome the challenges you’ll face in addressing this immediate need to scale.

More than 500 public- and private-sector organizations worldwide have used e-Builder Enterprise to manage more than $1 trillion in capital projects. e-Builder Enterprise is a cloud-based solution for managing public construction and infrastructure projects. It automates information handoffs between designers, contractors, consultants, and owners through a best-in-class workflow engine that transforms manual and paper-based processes to digital. It also offers the industry’s most flexible project financial management solution, unifying construction costs with accounting. e-Builder Enterprise can even help you demystify funding criteria.

More than 500 organizations worldwide have used e-Builder Enterprise to manage more than $1 trillion in capital projects.

Definitive Guide to Digital Transformation for Owners of Capital Improvement Programs

The Definitive Guide to Digital Transformation for Owners of Capital Improvement Programs

Download our Definitive Guide to Digital Transformation for Owners of Capital Improvement Programs and learn why leveraging an advanced digital construction management solution like e-Builder Enterprise—which is designed for owners like you—will effectively aid in managing the funding, tracking and reporting of your infrastructure-related projects. Click here to get your complimentary guide.

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Testimonials and Case Studies

e-Builder Enterprise helps local governments increase productivity, streamline processes, support more community collaboration, and deliver greater visibility and transparency. But don’t take our word for it — hear what some of our public-sector clients have to say:

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Arlington County, VA talks about their use of e-Builder Enterprise

Despite a $3.3 billion capital improvement budget, disparate processes and scattered data silos prevented county leaders from making sense of their capital improvements. e-Builder Enterprise allowed the county to consolidate all construction project information in one place, enhancing collaboration and driving efficiency throughout its capital improvement program (CIP).

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Kansas City Boosts Effectiveness
and Accountability

With an annual CIP budget of over $300 million, Kansas City’s government was struggling to make the most of its capital investments. Paper-based record keeping, ineffective knowledge sharing, and siloed data storage were hampering the efficiency and transparency the city needed. With e-Builder Enterprise, the city now has a common nomenclature, standardized electronic processes and centralized construction project information — all of which are improving both project effectiveness and public relations.

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Pennsylvania Department of General Services Testimonial
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Pennsylvania Department of General Services Embraces the Future

Like many local government public works agencies, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (PADGS) was feeling the pressure of balancing existing CIP requirements with the changing infrastructure landscape. With e-Builder Enterprise, PADGS modernized for efficiency and transparency, empowered its workforce, and is embracing the future through a comprehensive and integrated project management information system.

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Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission Gains a Single Source of Truth

The multiple entities of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission were using their own, disconnected construction project management systems — leading to inefficiency and poor communication. The Commission used e-Builder Enterprise to consolidate its processes and data into one system, providing a single source of truth for all capital construction projects and improving turnaround time and collaboration.

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Making sense of the new projects coming your way through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan requires making sense of your budget, workflow and more. Often, this requires partnering with an experienced leader in the construction industry. We’d be honored to be that partner.

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