MSUITE Helps Shapiro & Duncan Save $1.4M per Year in the Shop
Chris Canter, Director of Virtual Design and Fabrication, was faced with a high growth operational challenge as he took over VDC and Fabrication Operations at Shapiro & Duncan. The team (VDC and Fab staff) was expanding because the workload substantially increased with a strong economy coinciding with a recently renovated Fabrication Shop.
Chris worked closely with the Vice President of Construction, Production Managers, and Project Managers to better understand upcoming workload; and provide direction for VDC and Fabrication efforts on all projects. Also, he worked with the Fabrication Team to implement efficiencies to help balance daily work and overall capacity.
With rising expectations and the need for optimizing operational processes, he needed the ability to track, manage, and easily share data across the teams to handle this growth. However, the software solution didn’t exist until MSUITE approached Shapiro & Duncan.
At Shapiro & Duncan, we are pushing the envelope to increase productivity, reduce costs, and increase communications. MSUITE allows our staff to manage prefabrication operations at a distance and build efficiently.
— Chris Canter, Director of Virtual Design and Fabrication