We Are Here!

We have moved!

Last week we moved into our new offices.

      • Our new address is:
      • 725 Airport North Office Park
      • Fort Wayne, IN 46825

The boxes are now unpacked, the pencils are in the pencil holders and the coffee pot is plugged in.

So now it is time for you to do two things – First: Update your contacts with our new address and second: stop by for a tour. I will make you a cup of coffee and we can catch up.

I look forward to seeing you.

 

Busting at the Seams

Do you feel like you are busting at the seams?

When PDMi started in June of 2008 we had 1,000sf of office space. Those were great years, but we felt like we were “Busting at the Seams”. Now 11 years later, we will be moving into our new 2,600sf office on July 30th.

Our new address is:
725 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Is your business growing, yet becoming less efficient?  We can help! We understand the hurt points that cramped facilities bring and how they affect your response times and efficiency.

Don’t let your cramped conditions keep you inefficient any longer. Let us work with you to expand or renovate your current location or build a new facility that will encourage your present and future growth. I look forward to your call.

What’s Below Your Waterline

I love this picture of the Iceberg. I have used it over the years to illustrate that there is always more below the water line than there is above the water line. In the case of the Iceberg, only 10% is seen and 90% unseen. Many times, on building projects, what is above the waterline is considered “The Project”. That which is seen often defines the project’s success or failure. But the truth is, what is below the waterline has a much greater influence on how successful the project will be.

So the question is “What’s below the waterline of your project giving it balance and stability? I believe things like Good Planning, Understanding the Building Codes & Regulations and Knowledge of Building Systems & Materials are key to making what is seen a success.

At PDMi we are proud of what is seen above the waterline of our projects, but what defines us are the things we do below the waterline. We work hard on the things below the waterline in order to make what is above the waterline successful.

Call us to help you understand what needs to be done below the waterline in order for you to have a successful above the waterline project.

It’s All In The Collaboration

In our last several eBits we have shared with you that the keys to a project’s success are built around PLANNING – DESIGNING – IMPLEMENTING. Our whole staff believes that to be true. We also know that you can do all the planning and produce all the documents you want, but until you IMPLEMENT them, in a collaborative environment, the project is still a dream. We have multiple tools to accomplish this, but they will only work when all the stakeholders are working together.

We recently completed a large facility expansion project with a regional firm. They chose Construction Management as the delivery method for IMPLEMENTING their project. They saw construction management as a way to bring the Owner, Designer, and Trade Contractor/Vendor into a collaborative environment. We told them that the delivery method certainly is important, but the essential factors in a well IMPLEMENTED project are…

  • Communication- Who is doing what and when? Without continually answering that question, all the stakeholders will be pursuing their own agenda.
  • Organization- What is posted and who can access it? When the stakeholder does not know what documents are available or where to find them they will tend to rely only on the information they have.
  • Accountability- Doing what you say you will do when you say you will do it. Having each stakeholder participate in the published work plan and schedule keeps the team accountable to each other.

The expansion project was a success because the team of Owner, Engineers/Architects and Trade Contractors communicated through an organized process, holding each other accountable.

If PDMi can help you IMPLEMENT your next project, give us a call.