Gordian, a pioneer in Job Order Contracting and a provider of data, software, and expertise for the building life cycle, has united the corporate brands and products of three companies into an organization focused on the five major stages of the construction life cycle. Integrating Sightlines and RSMeans with Gordian, together with a robust product-development program, has created the resources and expertise to offer clients a full range of solutions across the construction life cycle, from planning, design, and procurement to construction and operations.
The combination has expanded and enhanced products for Gordian’s various customers: contractors, architects, engineers, educational institution stakeholders, and facility owners and managers in nearly every industry, including federal, state and local government, K-12, higher education and healthcare.
Gordian CEO, William Pollak, noted that this concentration on the construction lifecycle addresses how customers look for tools needed to build an efficient, cost-effective, and streamlined project. “We’re on a mission to transform our industry using robust data, innovative technology, and a comprehensive view of customers’ business processes,” said Pollak. “Gordian’s deep expertise in all phases of construction coupled with our comprehensive data allows us to provide customers with the tools, knowledge, and services they need to make informed decisions.”
The construction life cycle demonstrates how the product lines of the three companies — Gordian, Sightlines, and RSMeans — address challenges customers face at every stage of construction.
Gordian for Planning
Strategic planning, analysis and insights from Sightlines, a Gordian company, help customers manage their physical assets to get the most mileage from their resources. Products are designed to ease the budgeting process and to prioritize and schedule planned work. Other support includes goal-setting for projects and assistance seeking approval of funding.
Gordian for Design
Gordian’s RSMeans data for construction cost estimating focuses on ensuring estimates can be created quickly and easily. The design solutions track current costs and other key factors, including productivity rates, crew composition, and contractor overhead and profit rates. Annual construction cost data is available online, as well as in book, ebook and CD formats. Gordian also offers construction estimating and facilities management seminars, reference books, and custom enterprise solutions.
Gordian for Procurement
Procurement is often a lengthy and costly process, especially for capital construction projects. Gordian’s streamlined procurement solutions put readily available contractors in place for repairs, renovations and straightforward construction jobs so work can get started as quickly as possible. Job Order Contracting is an efficient process, enabling facility owners to procure a number of projects with one, competitively bid contract.
Gordian for Construction
Gordian’s Change Order Management solution is designed for capital construction projects. Gordian’s team help facility owners and contractors set expectations upfront to avoid costly negotiations when something changes on a project. Gordian’s Construction Management services help streamline the process, by putting construction managers in place to oversee the Job Order Contracting process, coordinate any necessary inspections and monitor work in progress.
Gordian for Operations
Facility owners, managers, and maintenance teams employ Gordian’s Operations solutions to facilitate regular maintenance and repairs, perform equipment upkeep, and estimate future costs. The Life Cycle Costing solution projects operational costs decades into the future to establish budgets for routine maintenance, repairs, and replacement. The Maintenance, Repair and Operations solution helps complete work more quickly, while controlling costs.