McShane Construction Selects Field ID to Enhance Worksite Safety and Quality Assurance

Toronto - Oct. 11, 2011 - McShane Construction Company has selected Field ID, the leading provider of cloud-based inspection and safety compliance management software, to enhance worker safety and regulatory compliance on jobsites. The Rosemont, Illinois-based construction firm, which began rolling out Field ID just two months ago, has already expanded its use to construction quality assurance/quality control.

"Field ID is a cutting edge solution that takes safety compliance far beyond what's achievable with pen and paper," says Dennis Rumshas, Safety Director, McShane Construction. "Now we can be more confident than ever that our workers are safe, our equipment meets safety regulations and that we are audit-ready."

McShane's selection of Field ID builds on the company's award-winning commitment to jobsite and building safety. Earlier this year, McShane received two awards from the Associated General Contractors of America recognizing the firm's outstanding safety performance in 2010.

How Field ID Works

Field ID automates inspection and safety compliance management with sophisticated, yet simple-to-use safety inspection software. The solution combines electronic identification (RFID - Radio Frequency Identification - and barcodes) with mobile handheld devices and the Web to automate antiquated, paper-based processes. The benefits are greater efficiency and reliability in workplace safety and regulatory compliance.

Using a mobile device, Field ID collects, stores and records each inspection in a secure, cloud-based infrastructure. The records are permanently available for review by inspectors, safety managers and compliance officers.

Doing More with Field ID

Soon after beginning the rollout of Field ID, McShane discovered that the solution offers the flexibility to go beyond safety compliance. The company has begun employing the system to manage quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC).

Using mobile devices and Field ID, jobsite superintendents can check progress against a pre-loaded QA/QC checklist, take notes and photos of work in progress, and communicate their findings to sub-contractors.

"I now have the ability to centrally review in real-time construction activity and progress against QC measures on any job site - something we were never able to do before," says McShane's General Superintendent, Vic Bishop. "This enhances our ability to get the job done right and on time."

About Field ID

Field ID makes safety simple. Field ID is the world's leading cloud-based Inspection and Safety Compliance Management (ISCM) system. Field ID has revolutionized the way that companies manage their inspections and safety compliance, creating safer workplaces. Based on Field ID's real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Field ID combines a web based system with handheld devices and advanced identification (RFID) to make the world of paperless safety compliance a reality. Field ID provides easy to use inspection, traceability, compliance and maintenance tools for manufacturers, distributors, third party inspectors and end users. The Field ID Safety network allows partners, vendors and end users to share product safety and quality data for an incredibly advanced, yet simple to use electronic safety pedigree. Field ID customers around the world are tracking over one million cranes, ropes, slings, personal protective equipment and other types of critical assets. Field ID offers the fastest path to safety success. For more information please visit http://www.fieldid.com.

For more information, call 1-416-599 6464 or 1-800-996-4797 toll-free in North America. Email us at contact@fieldid.com, or visit http://www.fieldid.com.

About McShane Construction Company

McShane Construction Company was established in 1984 and is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois with western regional offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Irvine, California and a southeast regional office in Auburn, Alabama. The firm offers integrated design/build and build-to-suit construction services for the office, healthcare, hospitality, recreational, retail, multi-family, manufacturing and distribution markets. For more information, visit the firm's recently updated web site at www.mcshane-construction.com.


For more information contact:

Don Hogarth, Hogarth Communications, for Field ID
don@hogarthpr.com;  416-565-8920

Somen Mondal, CEO, Field ID
contact@fieldid.com;  416-599-6464

Sheri Tantari, McShane Construction Company
stantari@mcshane.com;  (847) 692-8870