Bird Construction Selects Viewpoint Construction Software

One of Canada’s Largest Construction Companies to Improve Efficiency and Support Growth With Viewpoint’s Contemporary ERP Software Suite

PORTLAND, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 11, 2010 — Bird Construction (TSX:BDT.UN), one of the largest construction companies in Canada with revenues of $1.036 Billion, selected Viewpoint V6 Software® to integrate and enhance the company’s financial and operational systems while sharing data across branch offices in real time. Viewpoint’s complete suite of integrated applications for PreConstruction, Project Management, Document Management, Job Cost, Accounting, Finance and Human Resources will improve efficiency and support continued growth.

“Demanding customers require sophisticated reporting,” said Arthur Krehut, Construction Manager, Bird Construction – Edmonton, Alberta. “Viewpoint will help us be more in tune with our customers and have the real-time data and reports we need to manage the work more precisely. Every minute counts, and I can put each additional minute I save to better use by maintaining high levels of client satisfaction and getting more work.”

Why Viewpoint?

Simplicity, efficiency and automation aligned to meet Bird Construction’s key financial and operational requirements:

  • Executive financial reporting and online profit and loss statements
  • Integrated change order management
  • Contract flexibility including cost plus, construction management, and unit price contracts
  • Key operations modules including project management and document control
  • Human Resources integrated with payroll and training

“The main driver was the lack of flexibility and integration in the old system,” said Jason Trumbla, VP Finance, CA, Macc, Bird Construction – Toronto, Ontario. “Viewpoint’s scalability, ease of use, integration with operations and breadth of functionality and reporting will allow us to streamline and automate our operations while being able to engage more effectively in P3 projects. Leading technology will also allow us to attract and retain the best and brightest talent.”

About Bird Construction Income Fund

H.J. Bird founded Bird Construction in 1920 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Over the years, the company’s operations have expanded coast to coast in Canada to include offices in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax and Saint John. Bird Construction is one of Canada’s leading general contractors providing a full range of construction services for a long list of new and repeat clients. In 2008, Bird Construction completed $1.036 Billion in construction projects across Canada and the United States, in the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors of the marketplace.

About Viewpoint Construction Software

With a long-standing focus on meeting the information needs of contractors of all sizes, Viewpoint has achieved a leadership position in construction enterprise software. Built on a contemporary and scalable Microsoft .Net platform, the firm provides construction-specific solutions that address the unique needs of leading firms throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Viewpoint works closely with its customers to gain specific insights necessary to evolve the software as industry conditions change. The result is software that is built to adapt and scale as customers’ business needs grow and change. Most importantly, it means providing an information platform as rock-solid as the foundations our customers build their roads, bridges and buildings upon. For more information, visit

© 2010 Viewpoint Construction Software. Viewpoint Construction Software™ is a trademark of Viewpoint Construction Software. Viewpoint V6 Software® is a registered mark of Viewpoint Construction Software.




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