MWH Constructors and LoadSpring: Eliminating Challenges

MWH Constructors Customer Success Story

Customer information

MWH Constructors is a leading global project delivery company with a focus on water and energy. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services, and a full range of project delivery methods. MWH Constructors operates as a stand-alone company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

Back in 2018, MWH Constructors completed a management buyout in partnership with Oaktree Capital Management, which has approximately $120B of assets under management—impressive! The transaction included all the construction businesses of MWH Constructors that were formerly owned by Stantec, including Slayden and MWH Treatment. This resulted in a strong opening balance sheet with no third-party debt and a significant net cash position—a $1B surety program, and a long-tenured management team along with key employees with significant construction industry experience and equity ownership.

As part of the 2018 buyout and divestiture from MWH Constructors, they needed to separate their technology platforms and applications from Stantec. It was urgently important to have mission-critical applications up and running in new environments rapidly so users didn’t lose productivity, and projects stayed on time and on budget. This is when LoadSpring came into the picture.

Life before the Cloud

Before LoadSpring, most of MWH Constructors’ applications were on-premise and managed by internal infrastructure, which proved to be highly inefficient. Managing and supporting complex applications with a team of 3-4 individuals was unscalable as the company experienced accelerated growth post-merger. Additionally, MWH Constructors needed to partition projects and user access for joint ventures, often with competitor owner-operator and other EPC firms.

The challenges didn’t stop there. Security was top of mind. There were high-level security concerns like data exposure vulnerability, liability to hacks, inadequate access controls, and disruptive availability. Never-ending patching was required to keep their employees and data safe. As a stand-alone business, they also knew they were in need of a backup solution, so if a disaster were to occur on the West Coast, their information would be replicated and available in a redundant location.

With larger and more complex projects that involved continuous negotiation between ends and means, MWH Constructors required a Cloud solution provider with proven Oracle P6 EPPM Web Services configuration expertise. With an overstretched internal IT, they were looking to offload this complex task into safe hands who could deploy P6 seamlessly and quickly. So how was LoadSpring able to help with these challenges?

Eliminating challenges with the LoadSpring advantage

LoadSpring cloud experts provided MWH Constructors with an Essentials-Professional Cloud environment—fully managed and supported by yours truly. By choosing LoadSpring to integrate their P6 environment and user community on LoadSpring Cloud Platform, they now experience significantly better performance and impenetrable security. And, if the unthinkable ever happens, they have peace of mind that disaster recovery is available in a matter of minutes or hours—not days or weeks (applause inserted here).

With performance and integration anxieties a thing of the past, MWH Constructors is now looking to LoadSpring to manage even more hosted applications as part of their go-forward Cloud strategy.

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