According to a recently published case study, Rudolph and Sletten used Latista to implement Lean Principles on a sophisticated science building that was designed to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification.
California-based general contractor, Rudolph and Sletten, led the construction of a new state-of-the‐art science building at the San Diego City Community College completed August 2013. According to the case study, the building was designed to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. The $57.2 million, 98,000 square-foot, L‐shaped building will be four stories tall and house the Astronomy, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences programs at the San Diego City Community College.
Rudolph and Sletten was seeking a reliable, thoroughly tested technology that would serve its team members. Latista, was chosen as the contractor’s field management solution in delivering an advanced educational facility positioned to receive LEED Silver Certification. “When we reviewed the Latista application, we recognized its capabilities as a cutting edge software tool that we could use to effectively implement our demanding Lean program,” said Jonathan Waltz, project manager at Rudolph and Sletten. “When we were looking for a QA/QC technology to use in implementing our ‘Zero Punch List’ program, we saw that Latista has been around over a decade and utilized by some of the largest companies and contractors in the world, and after thoroughly investigating its capabilities, we felt confident in its ability to deliver successfully, “ added Waltz.
Besides Rudolph and Sletten; owner representatives, project inspectors and subcontractors used the Latista system to communicate with each other about the project’s quality and status on a weekly basis. This allowed for complete transparency from the beginning.
Implementation of Latista affectively reduced redundancy for all involved on the San Diego City Science Building project by as much as 25%. The team was able to save up to 10 hours per employee per week by automating their processes, “I’d say we saved about 1‐2 hours a day and caught 99% of errors and corrected them before the punch,” stated Waltz.
ABOUT RUDOLPH AND SLETTEN
As one of the premier general contracting firms on the West Coast, Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. has built some of the most influential and iconic structures in California. Over the past 50+ years they have remained a pacesetter, through not only the quality and craftsmanship evident in their work, but through the dedication and expertise of their people. Rudolph and Sletten’s expert professionals manage each job comprehensively, from site selection and preconstruction services through project completion. With a focus on integrity, honesty, and open communication, Rudolph and Sletten prides itself with maintaining authentic relationships with their clients and partners.
Rudolph and Sletten’s building expertise includes virtually all types of projects with an emphasis on those markets where their technical expertise and quality excel: biotech and pharmaceutical; healthcare; and technology. Other areas of expertise include commercial office and corporate campuses, education, gaming and hospitality, justice, government, sports and entertainment and industrial facilities. Rudolph and Sletten’s current clients include Hewlett-Packard, Gilead, Kaiser Permanente, Administrative Office of the Courts, Sharp Healthcare, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pfizer, Agilent Technologies, and the UC and CSU University systems. Headquartered in Redwood City, the company also has regional offices in Roseville, Irvine and San Diego, California.
Unparalleled in the industry, Latista’s enterprise web and mobile tablet PC and Apple iPad software delivers field management solutions for construction. Latista’s current customers include Fortune 100 capital project owners and top 10 general construction and engineering firms. Latista customers attest that their use of Latista has resulted in higher quality production, lower costs, and reduced legal and financial risks.