TECHNOLOGY

We Make Technology Happen

McDonald York’s passion for continuous improvement can be illustrated through our search for new technologies that can benefit our project teams the most. From preconstruction to closeout, we utilize technology to support project communication, project management, quality, safety and cost control throughout each phase of our projects.

PRECONSTRUCTION

McDonald York’s Subcontractor Management System (SMS) Pantera provides information on hundreds of subcontractors across the Triangle. Through this portal, they submit financial and safety information as well as references. Pantera allows our team to verify all entries at all times, and helps us to choose the right team of partners for your project.  

Procore

Procore

We utilize Procore as our web-based project management system to allow improved collaboration, schedules, and cost control. This has expedited communication with clients and has been a proactive aid in construction delays. This technology allows our building team to frequently share best practices, potential issues, and opportunities.

Procore Benefits:

  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Unlimited data storage, support, and training for all users
  • Accessible from any web browser, tablet, or smartphone
  • Secure and automatic real time backups of project data
  • Standardizes processes and streamlines communication
  • Enhances project team collaboration with a single platform

TIMBERSCAN

All subcontractor, vendor, and material invoices are tracked in electronic format for processing and approval. Invoices are entered through Timberscan providing invoicing and billing information to the project management team. Minimizing the processing time in accounts payable is just one example of how we seek to work efficiently.

PROJECT IMAGING

McDonald York utilizes project imaging technology to capture each stage of the project from all angles.  The use of these tools allows images to be captured throughout construction in order to provide progress reporting to our team members and clients.  The use of this technology can also provide visual access to offsite parties without traveling to the project site.

OUR METHODS FOR PROJECT IMAGING INCLUDE:

  • 360 Photography
  • Live Streaming Video
  • Custom Time-Lapse Videos
  • 24/7 Security Recording
  • Aerial Photography (Drones-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV)

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Drones — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV

With drones McDonald York is making it easier to provide visual data on the progress of our construction sites. With a 15-minute flight, a drone can gather the same visual data that it might take a surveyor half a day to collect by walking on foot. Once we complete a flight plan a detailed visual report is shared with all team members involved to create a more efficient building process from beginning to end.

360 PHOTO DOCUMENTATION

Panoramic photography utilizes a combination of specialized cameras and lenses to capture a jobsite in 360 degrees. With these photos McDonald York provides our clients with 360 degree tours of the project to provide an interactive virtual experience.