Manufacton’s Production Execution Platform Provides Visibility and Real-Time Collaboration for Major Projects, Including Portland International Airport
BOSTON (June 15, 2021) – Manufacton, a production control and workflow SaaS platform for the Construction industry, today celebrates its continued partnership with Timberlab to optimize the construction lifecycle from design to manufacturing for its large-scale projects.
As the leader in full-service mass timber project delivery, Timberlab needed a technology partner to collaborate across design, manufacturing and jobsite teams to streamline operations and processes across projects. Since partnering with Manufacton in Spring of 2020 and utilizing the best-in-class software to open a new 23,000-square-foot factory in Fall 2020, Timberlab continues to realize efficiencies across its operations with a real-time centralized view of projects that supports cross-team collaboration.
Timberlab wanted to make its production as efficient as possible by optimizing communication and tracking across its design, fabrication, materials and shipping to expedite and deliver its projects – something Manufacton was well-equipped to provide.
“Timberlab aims to simplify and improve the mass timber production and installation process; we knew that we needed a technology partner that would increase productivity and accuracy while streamlining our processes,” said Chris Evans, President of Timberlab. “Since our partnership began in 2020, Manufacton continues to fulfill these core needs for our teams. It enables us to access real-time insights that support communication, simplify processes, and accelerate projects with accuracy. At the same time, as we become more agile, we are better equipped to foster mainstream adoption of mass timber and expand our sustainability efforts as we source and track materials from sustainably managed forests and laminators in the Pacific Northwest region.”
Manufacton’s platform enables Timberlab to optimize production with real-time status updates and tracking details that inform decision-making and improve quality assurance across all projects, including its recent work on the massive redevelopment project at Portland International Airport. This project required Timberlab to fabricate 36,000 pieces of Forest Stewardship Council-certified Douglas Fir lattice and mass-plywood panels, as well as 400 80-foot glulam arches and a mass plywood roof diaphragm for a new ceiling within the airport terminal. Manufacton delivers the tools and insights needed to improve the entire workflow of Timberlab’s processes while integrating effectively with the company’s current technology stack, including design tools like Revit.
“We are thrilled about our ongoing partnership with Timberlab, the industry leader in timber engineering, fabrication and installation,” said Raghi Iyengar, President of Manufacton. “Their work on the Portland International Airport was a massive undertaking and being able to provide the needed insights and capabilities to execute the project on time and accurately with Manufacton is a huge win for all teams involved. We can’t wait to see how this relationship will continue to expand.”
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As we've expanded our prefabrication operations, keeping track of all the moving pieces has become increasingly vital. Manufacton helps tie our process together from inception to completion, streamlining projects and aiding us in creating effective and consistent lines of communication.
We had been struggling to provide visibility into our production ‘black box’ to our project coordinators and field superintendents. In addition to helping our shop foremen organize production, the mobile app from Manufacton is used by our field and office teams to know exactly what has been produced and where it is right now.
When you have multiple workflows where some overlap and others run parallel, communication is a key factor in effective process management. Whether it’s communication between workflows, or communication between project stakeholders; Manufacton helps streamline those communication channels by making critical information easily accessible.