Rosendin Electric Earns a Spot on 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America
Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, today announced that it has been named to this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. This marks the first time that Rosendin Electric has been named to the InformationWeek 500 list, recognizing Rosendin Electric’s innovation in applying the latest Business Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology to building construction. The 2011 list was revealed this week at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.
Over the past year, Rosendin Electric has migrated from a conventional two-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling system to an interactive BIM/CAD system. The company has developed a working prototype that links the Accubid cost estimating system to Autodesk MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing software) for accurate, automated cost estimation. The next step will be to automate the Bill of Materials process and integrate production tracking and quality assurance. The ultimate goal is to automate the end-to-end construction process for optimum cost controls and estimating accuracy.
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.