Auckland Transport finds a way to track its 200 Construction Projects
The New Zealand city expects to swell from 1.4 million residents today to 2.2 million by 2020 – and they're going to need ways to get around. Auckland Transport, which is responsible for the city's public transportation system, has launched more than 200 capital projects to make that happen. That's according to Roger Jones, the agency's Chief Information Officer, in a blog post on Microsoft Lead Partner Microsoft's CityNext site. One of Auckland Transport's megaprojects is a new rail tunnel under the city centre.
To track and share project information like the complex property acquisitions involved in that effort, plus the quantity of construction, design and legal documents involved, Jones writes in a blog post that "we decided to approach all our infrastructure projects from a holistic, strategic perspective, which is where Microsoft SharePoint Server and our partner LeapThought come in." His agency adopted a custom digital solution called Fulcrum that LeapThought developed. Jones says it enables them to track, store and share every stage of the projects – and realize a significant cost savings.