Dr. Nadene Deiterman Greni
assistant professor of industrial technology, 308.865.8504
Primavera Systems, Inc. and On Center Software, corporations that produce software for the engineering and construction industries, have donated more than a quarter of a million dollars in software to the Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
On Center Software has given 65 licenses for On Center’s On Screen Takeoff software, which will be used in the construction estimating class. The software gift is valued at $162,175. The construction estimating class will use the software to perform quantity takeoffs of construction projects that previously were found on paper plans.
“The On Screen Takeoff software is one of the latest developments in electronic estimating for construction,” said Dr. Nadine Deiterman Greni, UNK assistant professor of industrial technology. “It utilizes various electronic file formats and allows the students to electronically identify and store material quantities leading to a cost estimate.”
The Primavera Systems, Inc. software will be used in construction scheduling classes. Primavera Systems has provided educational versions of Primavera Engineering & Construction Release 4.1computer software for use by faculty and students in construction management classes. The gift includes one instructor version of the Primavera software, and one laboratory version extended to 60 licenses, a total package valued at more than $150,000.
“Primavera software is an industry standard for commercial project scheduling,” Dr. Greni said. “Its use will allow students to learn and experience advanced, construction-specific scheduling software alongside other scheduling software taught in the 300-level Construction Scheduling course.”
“By providing the students from the industrial technology department with the latest collaborative scheduling tools, the university is positioning itself as a leader in this field,” said Michael Shomberg, vice president of marketing for Primavera Systems. “Using technology to strengthen project management processes helps students prepare for the challenges that they will confront on future projects. Further, these students will graduate with the knowledge of toolset that is the industry standard and used by their future employers already.”
Primavera’s contribution also includes four online training sessions in the software and courses delivered through Primavera state-of-the-art training facilities in Philadelphia, Pa., and San Francisco, Calif.
Primavera is the largest independent provider of collaborative project, resource and portfolio management solutions. The company’s world-class software packages and services are used by the Global 2000 to plan, control and direct projects, which accelerate the delivery of high-quality results for themselves and their clients. Primavera provides in-depth solutions for projects involving information technology, engineering and construction, maintenance and turnaround, new product development, and professional service engagements. Professional Service is a department within Primavera that provides on-site training & implementation of software for commercial customers. Gartner and META Group have each recognized Primavera as a Project Portfolio Management leader, as have more than 60,000 companies in 164 countries. For more information, visit www.primavera.com or call 610.667.8600.