Holder Construction is a commercial construction contractor responsible for complex projects including football stadiums and Silicon Valley corporate headquarters. Every project Holder takes on passes through a 60 person preconstruction team dispersed across six offices. Given the volume and critical nature of their work, Holder was in need of a solution to help them work more collaboratively and more efficiently across distance.
_To improve information sharing across locations and job sites
_To maintain existing workflows and tools
_To increase employee engagement
_Mezzanine enabled a multi-stream collaboration layer alongside their existing Skype and Polycom video conferencing infrastructure to let teams share multiple pieces of information from multiple locations all at the same time
_Higher efficiency meetings
_Reductions in travel costs
_Teams feel more connected and are collaborating in new ways
Holder Construction regularly used Skype for Business and Polycom endpoints for their meetings. They were able to schedule and start meetings, invite remoters to meetings, and it worked well when teams needed to communicate. When they needed to collaborate, however, they weren’t able to perform at their best.
They were restricted to one person, in one location, being the point in control and the sole source of content. Every location had content to share but they were forced to wait for their turn to contribute. As a result, meetings were inefficient, consisting of round robin exchanges as they would switch from one location and team member to another.
The team wanted to be able to share multiple pieces of information, from multiple locations, all at the same time. In addition, they wanted to accomplish this and not disrupt their existing workflows.
Executive VP, Preconstruction
Holder's Office Locations:
_ Atlanta, Georgia
_ Herndon, Virginia
_ Dallas, Texas
_ San Jose, California
_ Charlotte, North Carolina
_ Phoenix, Arizona
Oblong worked with Holder to incorporate Mezzanine into their six regional offices. They could continue to use their Skype and Polycom systems for standard video calls, but now the systems were integrated into Mezzanine. Every location could now see, share, and work with each other, and their content, like they were in the same room.
The multi-display workspace gave them ample visual real estate to present and explore content. Screen sharing from multiple laptops and locations made it easy for them to bring the applications and tools they used every day into collaboration sessions. They could visualize content side by side and compare and cross reference pricing and value analysis options, schematics, and designs. With the restriction of one person as a point in control removed, they could truly work as one team and one company.
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