Burger Consulting Group, Inc. providing IT Systems Consulting for the Construction Industry
Established in 1994, Burger Consulting Group is the premier provider of information technology and information systems management consulting to construction companies.
Deeply experienced in the industry and familiar with the range of software applications available for specific operational and financial needs of companies in this sector, Burger Consulting Group remains completely vendor-independent – allowing our professionals to objectively evaluate your IT systems and processes. Working with management to understand each organization’s specific strategy and operational model, we conduct detailed IT assessments and we then recommend ways to improve and optimize information systems, present alternatives for enterprise applications or specialized software to achieve those goals, develop and management implementation plans, and provide insights on construction IT trends and best practices.
Burger Consulting Group provides technology direction around the following core business applications and technologies:
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Project Management
- Enterprise Content Management
- Building Information Modeling
- Business Intelligence
- Services-Oriented Architecture
Burger Consulting Group focuses exclusively on the construction industry. We serve many of the top construction companies in the US and internationally – including many in the ENR 400 – and work with small to mid-sized construction firms that are seeking to optimize information systems in order to provide a stronger basis for future growth.
LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION
RFI Demonstration Makes an Impression at ConventionAfter months of dedication and hard work in preparation for their RFI data exchange demonstration at AGC’s 95th Annual Convention on March 4, panelists introduced a little levity by snapping a selfie during their presentation on how RFI data can (and will) be exchanged in the soon-to-be agcXML world.
Christian Burger, founder of Burger Consulting Group, which is assisting AGC with agcXML project implementation, moderated the session. As he noted, construction is unique from many other industry sectors. The supply chain is different on each project and each participant has their own software solution at work. For functions like RFI processing, either everyone works on one company’s collaborative platform, leaving most everyone without the data in their own system, or, everyone remains on their own system and re-keys the data as questions and answers are exchanged via e-mail, increasing the risk of error and consuming time.
But, as demonstrated at the RFI data exchange, interoperability will streamline processes and reduce overhead costs for contractors. Each panelist assumed the role of a key construction player on a project (e.g., owner, general contractor, project manager, etc.) and together they demonstrated an RFI’s laborious and lengthy process as it would occur today. Next, they processed the same RFI from beginning to end without rekeying any data, highlighting the efficiency of exchanging data using the agcXML schema and reducing the RFI’s lifecycle from several days to a few hours.
What’s next for the RFI schema? A public review period, followed by some final touches and, hopefully, a roll out to the public later this year. What’s critical is that software vendors incorporate the schema into their products. AGC members are encouraged to ask their vendors if upcoming upgrades in their product lines will include agcXML standards.
AGC is very grateful to the following software vendors who are supporting it on this journey with monthly sponsorship contributions.
The following vendors are gold sponsors of this initiative:The following vendor is a silver sponsor of this initiative:
For more information on this project, visit www.agcxml.org. And, stay tuned for more articles on this exciting initiatives in upcoming TechBrief issues. Please also read “Speaking the Same Language” in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue ofConstructor.
IT Ambition for the Contractor (PDF)
Many construction businesses have been quick to jump on the IT bandwagon, but never really achieve solid footing. Some have learned valuable lessons along the way and have adopted better practices when it comes to managing both IT and automation expectations.
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Burger Consulting helped us quickly improve the alignment of our IT services with the business goals of the organization.
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