Asta Development, makers of construction scheduling software Asta Powerproject, announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved Asta Powerproject as being fully compliant with their SDEF file exchange requirements.
March 5, 2014 (Newswire) - Asta Development, makers of construction scheduling software Asta Powerproject, announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved Asta Powerproject as being fully compliant with their file exchange requirements.
USACE manages construction and maintenance projects throughout the United States and 130 countries around the world. It requires construction firms and other contractors doing business with them to provide project data in the Corps-developed Standard Data Exchange Format (SDEF) format to comply with reporting and submission standards.
The SEDF format uses a proprietary 132-character fixed field ASCII file protocol to provide a consistent way to exchange project planning and progress data between scheduling systems and project management software.
Asta Powerproject program files can be exported into SDEF file format meeting all known requirements in line with SDEF regulation ER 1-1-11. Only two other software packages can claim this distinction.
"Asta Powerproject is quickly becoming popular in the U.S. as construction companies demand better, more intuitive scheduling software for their project needs," said Michael Romero, Asta's North America Channel Manager. "We are delighted that this approval will enable our customers to use our software on all USACE projects."
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated civilians and soldiers delivering engineering services worldwide. Their focus is on building and maintaining America's infrastructure, constructing military facilities in deployment zones, dredging waterways to support the movement of critical commodities, and cleaning sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive.
More than 60,000 schedulers worldwide rely on the software every day to create and update precise project schedules, collaborate across the enterprise, manage resources and costs, and report progress to owners and clients. For more information, visit www.astapowerproject.com.