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          About MySmartPlans

          Shelley and Dominick Armato

          Shelley is the Founder and CEO of MySmartPlans. Her husband Dominick is Co-founder and President. They suffered firsthand the effects of chaos in the industry. Dominick, a 45-year contractor, was wildly successful and one project with insufficient data caused them to shut the doors on that company. But they rose again and reinvented the construction industry by streamlining the business.

          MySmartPlans is a software-as-a-service solution with an experienced digital information librarian as part of your team, who creates transparency, organization, and efficiency in construction projects. They are the driving force behind Data Governance, which mitigates the risk associated with insufficient document oversight. MySmartPlans has been improving the industry for 16 years and has a revenue aggregate of over 19 billion dollars. Build on time, on schedule, and with audited as pre-discovery files that are proven to prevent litigation!

          Honors & Awards

          Business Of The Year
          Kansas Women-Owned Businesses 2017

          Rule Breaker Award
          New York Rule Breakers 2015

          25 Outstanding Businesses Under 25 Employees
          Twenty Five – 25  2012

          CEO of the Year
          City Union Mission 2009

          Women Who Mean Business
          Biz Journal 2009

          Vision of Excellence
          National Association of Women in Construction – 2009

          About MySmartPlans

          Shelley Armato and Dominick Armato

          Shelley is the Founder and CEO of MySmartPlans. Her husband Dominick is Co-founder and President. They suffered firsthand the effects of chaos in the industry. Dominick, a 45-year contractor, was wildly successful and one project with insufficient data caused them to shut the doors on that company. But they rose again and reinvented the construction industry by streamlining the business.

          MySmartPlans is a software-as-a-service solution with an experienced digital information librarian as part of your team, who creates transparency, organization, and efficiency in construction projects. They are the driving force behind Data Governance, which mitigates the risk associated with insufficient document oversight. MySmartPlans has been improving the industry for 16 years and has a revenue aggregate of over 19 billion dollars. Build on time, on schedule, and with audited as pre-discovery files that are proven to prevent litigation!

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      MySmartPlans Track Record:

      17 years in business

      100% of our 2,130 projects were protected from litigation

      $23 billion in project value completed

      99.9% of projects were completed on time & on budget

      18% project on-site savings

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          MySmartPlans has saved thousands of hours in costly rework and has allowed us to collaborate with our team members in the most efficient manner possible.

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          MySmartPlans helped us focus on the project rather than collection of data & documentation. The MSP team knows what needs to be included and does a great job gathering, managing and ensure timey responses on required information. It also gives us a centralized location for project documentation, giving us comfort of knowing where to find information in the future. MSP allows us to work smarter and be smarter.

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          Technology has made promises over the years that someday we would all be paperless and all electronic, but there has been a missing link in sharing information between groups. MySmartPlans is the medium that fills that gap.

          Rick Thompson

          As a construction litigator…to be able to point and click and find the documentation that relates to that specific change order, whatever, in seconds as opposed to days or weeks manually would be a game changer.

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Chaos in Construction

When your airport has a huge construction project, you have plenty to worry about. You try not to disrupt operations while placating tenants and appeasing the FAA. You shouldn’t have to worry that your contractor is misleading, fibbing, or flat-out lying about an expense or schedule extension.

But, sadly, you’re not wrong to worry. A report by McKinsey & Co. estimates that overruns in capital expenditures for infrastructure construction projects average above 130% of the original quoted capital, with schedules that lag 20 months behind the original contract.

Keep chaos in check

If your contractor’s information governance process is designed to create chaos, confusion, delays, and change orders instead of inspiring calm, confidence, and a sense of control, then you have a problem. And so do the subcontractors who are simply trying to do their job, but are unable to because they don’t have the data they need to make secure decisions to build with.

It gets even worse when you couple disorganization with deceitful actions. One example is a contractor canceling their insurance without telling the owner. Or similarly deceitful, blaming a lack of data on “system maintenance.”

Construction Projects Internal Software Woes

Shelley Armato, CEO of MySmartPlans, which provides a software application that focuses on creating accountability, transparency, and efficiency for construction technology, says a warning flag should go up in your brain when a contractor tells you they’re doing “system maintenance.” Sure, it sounds like they’re cleaning things up. But what they’re most likely doing is dumping all the data out of their construction technology system because it’s bloated with data duplications.

The old way of working would be to think, well, good, they’re making it better. Instead, your first thought should be: Oh, no, something’s not right here!

If owners hear “system maintenance”, Armato says they need to ask four questions:

  1. What is the exact date and time that your system is going to be down and when will it resume?
  2.  What data is going to be dumped out of your system?
  3. Can you provide me with a PDF copy of all the affected data? (This allows you to confirm what has been deleted and, if there is litigation, you are prepared.)
  4. What systems do you have in place to catch data, and recover anything lost? And where is it stored?

An even better way of doing business is to put your trust in tools that can keep those hundreds of documents and thousands of data points organized, from compliance all the way to facility turnover. You need the software as a service MySmartPlans and their third-party digital information librarians.

If you think you can buy software that’s going to meet projects needs, there’s no such thing,” Armato warns. “The deliverable must meet the project’s needs, and that’s where we shine. We achieve best practices from project to project.”

– Shelley Armato, CEO of MySmartPlans

You Are Missing Third-Party Digital Information Librarians

MySmartPlans gathers all data—including contracts, specs, schedules, certificates of insurance, change orders, warranty data, minority participation documents, and more—and creates a single source of truth. From there, their project team of digital information librarians takes over. With the same precision as physical librarians who know exactly where every title is at any time, these digital information librarians confirm the data and provide a monthly report to verify data integrity and confirm insurance policies are still active. Plus, they are experts of the security compliance necessary to meet strict data regulations imposed by the governing bodies of the aviation and construction industry. 

When data tools are in a third-party custodian’s hands, you have peace of mind that all plans are audit ready, because you’ll receive notification of information that was uploaded or deleted from the system. That means you can rest assured that the complete project closeout was built from day one, allowing for clean data delivery for the digital twin.

Construction Industry Deceptions Eliminated

Part of the challenge is that the market changed the word closeout to digital twin because that is something the contractor can bill ownership for in the future. “Let’s not change the word,” Armato says. “Let’s stay with the facts. And the facts are, their data is a complete disaster. There are duplications, a lack of naming conventions, and it is not searchable. With the right tools providing information governance, your project data can be delivered within seconds.”

With MySmartPlans, that’s exactly what you can expect. Our digital information librarians are the first of their kind in the construction industry, working behind the scenes to maintain data integrity.

What that means for you:

  • No more contractors showing you proof of insurance but canceling their policy (to save money) after you choose them.
  • No more “system maintenance” that leads to your critical data getting deleted.
  • No more fearing litigation when you are in the right … or getting the sense your “partners” are hiding things from you.
  • No more missed deadlines, damaged reputations, lost budgets, overrun costs, and failed excellence.

Would everyone on the project like having every detail documented, checked, and crosschecked with MySmartPlans management? Absolutely not. You may face political resistance, complaints from (less accountable) contractors and subcontractors, and possible threats. But you’ll also be able to put your head on the pillow, every night, knowing you’re doing your absolute best to steward the work you’ve been entrusted with. Do the seemingly impossible by challenging the industry with your integrity.

Contact MySmartPlans to eliminate chaos on your current or future construction projects.

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