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MOCA Systems Launches MOCA911 Service for At-Risk Commercial Construction Projects

July 16, 2024

Multi-Expert Offering Helps Owners Detect, Eliminate, and Prevent Schedule, Budget, and Scope Risks 

BOSTON, MA—July 16, 2024— MOCA Systems Inc. (MSI), a premier provider of services and software for large, complex construction projects, announced the availability of MOCA911, a rapid response service designed to control project risks in non-residential construction projects. The new service combines deep, integrated expertise throughout the project lifecycle to include cost engineering, scheduling, planning, project controls, production management, and facilities condition assessment to help owners address or anticipate the operational and organizational challenges that threaten on-budget, on-time project completion. 

MOCA911 draws on MSI’s two decades of successful risk reduction experience in mission-critical projects for United States Federal agencies, and numerous State and Local government administrations, to now bring proactive risk reduction skills to troubled commercial construction projects. MOCA911 is a force multiplier for owners’ finance and risk managers who may be struggling to discover and proactively correct planning, scheduling, budgeting, execution, stakeholder coordination and scope problems prior to occurrence, even in the best-run projects. 

Rigorous research in large project execution has revealed the startling fact that fewer than 1% of projects succeed in fully meeting their budget, schedule, and requirements goals. And equally surprising is the fact that many projects supported by MSI succeed on all three dimensions more than 90% of the time. 

When project owners engage MOCA911, MSI rapidly deploys the relevant experts needed to discover and document unmanaged project risks, and to prescribe and manage the most appropriate corrective actions. Whether the challenges are in the pre-design, pre-construction, or production project phase, MOCA911 brings a unique, collaboration-focused planning and management regimen that restores trust and assures success for all project stakeholders. 

“The MOCA911 team delivers rapid construction project recovery,” said MSI CEO Sandy Hamby, adding, “we get the best intel quickly and then act with the speed and precision needed to complete the mission of saving the budget and schedule and fulfilling the owner’s vision for the project, as well as enabling all stakeholders to succeed.” 

MOCA911 is born from MSI’s long, successful record in overcoming serious risks in important institutional projects, like the restoration, renovation, and expansion of the historic Wyoming State Capitol, the first place in America where women received the right to vote. When MSI’s project engagement started, costs were projected to exceed the $300M budget, and construction was at a standstill. 

Financial, architectural, and structural roadblocks required the MSI team to develop a plan to balance high-impact interventions and innovative solutions, without sacrificing history, adding cost, or extending the schedule. In the end, the team was able to recover $40M in costs and ensure the project’s completion on schedule and under budget. 

“MSI brought it all together,” said Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. “They showed us where we made mistakes. They showed us the direction forward and how to manage the budget. We would not be here today without MSI.”  

MOCA911 is available now to pinpoint the root causes of most project problems, get projects back on track, and bring them to successful delivery. To learn more about MOCA911, please visit http://moca911.com/. 

 

About MOCA Systems, Inc.  

MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI) is a leading service and software provider for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. MSI delivers innovative solutions to Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Contractors working on some of the world’s largest, most complex construction projects. A profitable firm with offices across the U.S. and partners around the globe, MSI’s service and technology offerings ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget and fulfill all Owner expectations. To learn more, visit mocasystems.com. 

About MOCA Services 

MOCA Services is a full-service provider for Owners in the design and construction industry. Our battle-tested programs help clients make their projects successful from project ideation, through construction, and to occupancy. MOCA Services is relationship-focused and provides solutions for on-time, on-budget, and on-scope delivery of large, complex, and socially important projects. To learn more, visit moca-pm.com. 

 

Press Contact: 

Kelsey Bixler 

Director of Marketing 

press@mocasystems.com 

T: (617) 581-6622, ext. 169 

 

Brett Adamczyk Joins MOCA Systems, Inc. as Software EVP

May 8, 2024

Transformational enterprise SaaS leader to drive growth for MSI’s software offerings 

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Boston, MA. May 8, 2024—MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI), a leading provider of services and software for large, complex, and socially important construction, is pleased to announce that Brett Adamczyk has joined MSI as Executive Vice President to lead the company’s software division, provider of Touchplan®, the most trusted software platform for collaborative construction planning.

“Brett’s deep C-suite experience and accomplishments in delivering SaaS solutions in the AEC industry make him an ideal addition to our executive team to lead our rapidly growing software business unit,” said MOCA Systems, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sandy Hamby. “He will play an instrumental role in making Touchplan the de facto standard for planning and analytics in the construction technology stack.”

Mr. Adamczyk is a highly experienced SaaS business operator and well-known transformational leader with a recognized ability to drive company growth and create strong business value for enterprise customers. He joins MSI from Progress Partners, an investment bank, where he was a managing director, leading the tech and enterprise software vertical. Before that, Brett was the COO of Newforma, a leading project and building information management software supplier in the construction industry. He directly led the firm’s growth initiatives and operational transformation.

“The design and construction industries are in the midst of a digital transformation, and most companies are currently rethinking how they go about their planning and are aware that technology and software must play a vital role in their processes to be successful,” said Mr. Adamczyk. “MSI’s software is the standard for design and construction planning, enabling collaboration across all project constituents to drive efficiencies and desired outcomes.  I look forward to working with our team members to show clients how our enterprise software solution can affect change and grow their businesses.”

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About MOCA Systems Inc.

MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI) is a leading service and software provider for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. MSI delivers innovative solutions to Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Contractors working on some of the world’s largest, most complex construction projects. A profitable firm with offices across the U.S. and partners around the globe, MSI’s service and technology offerings ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget and fulfill all Owner expectations. To learn more, visit mocasystems.com.

Contact:

Kelsey Bixler, Director of Growth Marketing

Press@mocasystems.com

T: (617) 581-6622, ext. 169

MSI offers Step Up to Touchplan® program for Bosch RefinemySite software users.

November 21, 2023

Combines services and technology for fast, painless migration to the leading construction planning platform.

BOSTON, MA, Nov 21 – MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI), a leading provider of services and software to the design and construction industry, announces a specialized customer assistance program to enable users of Bosch’s popular RefinemySite to step up to Touchplan, the premier construction planning platform. The program combines data migration technology, expert user training, and flexible contract terms, all designed to preserve the customer’s investment and prevent disruption in their Lean Construction journey.

“Bosch and MOCA Systems have always shared a deep commitment to the Lean Construction Institute’s Last Planner System® for efficient, reliable construction planning,” said MSI CEO Sandy Hamby, adding “and Touchplan’s Patented Pull Planning technology further enables Lean Construction at scale for even the largest projects.”

The Step Up to Touchplan program provides RefinemySite users with the following:

  • Generous discounts on Touchplan software to offset their RefinemySite sunk cost
  • Dedicated Customer Success professionals to assure a smooth transition
  • Data migration tools and assistance to preserve their RefinemySite data assets
  • Free training and access to a wide variety of Touchplan learning resources
  • Live chat with Touchplan experts and software migration specialists

“Delighting our customers is job one at MSI,” said Jason Lyon, Touchplan’s VP of Customer Success. “With our 30-second response time, dedicated success advocates, and methods for continuously improving planning routines, we can provide RefinemySite users with everything they need to easily take their Lean Construction journey to new heights,” he added.

Current RefinemySite customers can send an email to StepUp@touchplan.io to learn more about the Step Up to Touchlan program and schedule a free consultation with a Lean planning expert to assess your needs and plan an efficient transition from RefinemySite to Touchplan.

About MOCA Systems, Inc.

Starting as a commercial technology spinoff from MIT, for two decades, MSI has delivered innovative services and software to the design and construction industry, serving the needs of builders in the smallest and largest projects alike.  A profitable firm with more than 100 employees, offices across the U.S., and partners around the world, MSI provides solutions that assure construction completion on-time, on-budget, and fulfilling all owner expectations. www.mocasystems.com

Press Contact

Kelsey Bixler

Director of Growth Marketing

StepUp@touchplan.io

Tim Negris Joins MOCA Systems, Inc. as CMO

July 25, 2023

Advanced technology marketing leader brings deep experience in data, analytics, and AI to drive growth for MSI’s complex construction solutions

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Boston, MA. July 25, 2023—MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI), a leading provider of solutions for complex construction management, is pleased to announce that Tim Negris, previously marketing head for AI innovator Spell, Inc. until its acquisition by Reddit, has joined MSI’s executive team as Chief Marketing Officer.  In this role, Negris will lead marketing to increase global visibility and demand for MSI’s award-winning services and software solutions.

“Tim’s experience and accomplishments as a global marketing executive at Oracle, IBM, and other major technology companies, as well as a host of innovative software startups, brings valuable perspective and capabilities to MSI’s growing marketing organization,” said Sandy Hamby, President & CEO of MOCA Systems, Inc.  “He has a stunning, decades-long track record as a marketer and thought leader in introducing innovative solutions for real-time data management, advanced analytics, business process automation, and applied artificial intelligence to the world’s largest companies.  He will be a valuable addition to the MSI team contributing to our accelerating growth and leadership in the complex construction industry.”

Negris began his career as the first product manager for what is now Microsoft SQL Server.  Later, with Larry Ellison at Oracle, he conceived and led the introduction of “Thin Client” computing, a key precursor to the cloud.  Most recently, he fostered the now widely adopted concept of Deep Learning Operations (DLOPS) software for advanced AI at Spell before its assimilation by Reddit.

“In an industry where large projects fail to meet schedule, budget, and/or expectations more than 90 percent of the time, MSI’s customers boast a greater than 90 percent success rate.  That is a fact that surprisingly few people know, and my mission is to change that.  A great untold story is any marketer’s dream, and I am really looking forward to telling this one,” Negris said.

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 About MOCA Systems Inc.

MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI) is a leading provider of innovative management solutions that significantly reduce risk in complex construction projects.  Serving the needs of Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors, from vision to occupancy, MSI integrates expert services, advanced software, and valuable data to assure that every project meets or beats its budget, schedule, and requirements.  www.mocasystems.com

Contact:

Kelsey Bixler, Director of Growth Marketing

Press@mocasystems.com

T: (617) 581-6622, ext. 169

MOCA Systems, Inc. Promotes Three Leaders to Vice President

April 5, 2023

Ken Smith, Jason Lyon, and Daniel Quaroni are recognized for their leadership and commitment to the long-term goals of MOCA Systems, Inc.

BOSTON, MA – (4/5/23 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI) is pleased to announce that Ken Smith, Jason Lyon, and Daniel Quaroni have all been promoted to the title of Vice President at MSI.

A summary of each person and their accomplishments are listed below:

Ken Smith has been with MSI for nine months as Human Resources (HR) Director. His leadership is demonstrated through his internal decision-making and relationships with MOCA Systems Inc. (MSI) employees and human resource agencies. He is a results-oriented HR leader with extensive experience establishing and leveraging human resource practices that deliver effective solutions and drive business strategy.

Jason Lyon has been with MSI for four years. He is currently the Director of Customer Success for MSI’s Software Division (Touchplan) and is an integral part of the senior leadership team. He started as a Customer Success Manager and was quickly promoted to Senior Customer Success Manager. His leadership is demonstrated through his focus on establishing the Touchplan Way, reducing churn in collaboration with the sales team, and establishing an account-based approach to customer satisfaction.

Daniel Quaroni has been with MSI for over two years in roles of increasing responsibility. His leadership is demonstrated through his internal decision-making and relationships with MSI Software division (Touchplan) clients. He began as a Senior Director of Software Engineering and is now in charge of the Software Division’s Development team.

“Ken, Jason, and Daniel are proven leaders in their respective fields and provide the highest level of service and professionalism to their clients,” said Sandy Hamby, President and CEO of MOCA Systems, Inc. “They are each critical to the success of our long-term plan to be the premier provider of software and service solutions to leading property owners, designers, general contractors, and specialty contractors.”

About MOCA Systems, Inc.

MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI) is a full-service owner’s representative and software development firm serving the design and construction industry. MSI is the leader in Intelligent Construction Design, Planning, and Management. MSI provides innovative services and technologies for Owners, Designers, and Contractors to create execution plans, manage the construction process in real-time, and ensure projects are on time and on budget from conception to completion. www.mocasystems.com

MOCA Systems Inc. is comprised of two divisions:

Services Division
MSI’s Services Division, branded as MOCA, provides a comprehensive array of expert Government and Commercial Owner’s Representation services, including Project Definition, Cost Estimation, Schedule Planning, and Facilities Condition Assessment. With MOCA’s services, Owners can be certain of effective, profitable end-to-end project execution. www.moca-pm.com

Software Division
Touchplan is the flagship offering of MSI’s Software Division. Touchplan is an award-winning, cloud-based, real-time software platform for Intelligent Construction Planning. It enables General Contractors and Specialty Contractors to work together to prevent schedule and budget slippage and ensure jobsite safety. Touchplan provides Owners with the instant insights they need to track progress and anticipate problems on the largest projects of all kinds. www.touchplan.io

Contact:

David Finnegan
Marketing Communications
dfinnegan@touchplan.io

Jay Snyder Joins MOCA Systems, Inc., Board

November 15, 2022

President of construction & real estate tech advisor Big Blue Innovations brings 20-plus years of industry experience

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Boston, MA. November 15, 2022—MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI) is excited to announce that Jay Snyder, founder, and president of Big Blue Innovations, a construction, and real estate technology-startup consulting firm, has joined MSI’s Board of Directors. He will contribute to the strategic growth of MSI’s Services Division, which focuses on Owner’s Representative Services, and MSI’s Software Division, which offers a collaborative planning platform called Touchplan.

“Jay’s experience is unique, and the numbers reflect that,” said Sandy Hamby, President & CEO of MOCA Systems, Inc. “He has led nearly $1 billion of construction as a construction project manager and executive, has participated in the acquisition of four tech startups, has participated in venture capital fundraising, has advised contractor tech spinouts, and has been published in nearly every major construction industry publication. We are thrilled to have his insight as we continue to grow our company.”

Snyder has been in the engineering and construction industry throughout his career. He has industry experience executing project management with a national general contractor, as a construction project executive of a general contractor, as corporate director of planning, design, and construction for a healthcare system, as the founder of a pre-construction technology startup, and as the founder of FMI’s technology and innovation practice.

“I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to join the MSI Board. MOCA is uniquely positioned to make a significant impact on the design and construction industry that will allow owners, contractors, and specialty trades to become more collaborative and profitable,” said Snyder.

Snyder earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from SUNY ESF at Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. Snyder is a decorated Air Force officer having served on active duty and completed eight deployments around the globe leading combat operations and providing humanitarian assistance. He continues to serve in the Air Force reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.

In addition to serving on the MOCA Board, Snyder and his firm, Big Blue Innovations, provide technology leadership and strategic advice at the intersection of business and operations, which often includes engagement in broader areas of the built environment.

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About MOCA Systems Inc.

MOCA Systems, Inc. (MSI) is a full-service owner’s representative and software development firm serving the design and construction industry. MSI is the leader in Intelligent Construction Design, Planning, and Management. MSI provides innovative services and technologies for Owners, Designers, and Contractors to create execution plans, manage the construction process in real-time, and ensure projects are on time and on budget from conception to completion. www.mocasystems.com

MOCA Systems Inc. is comprised of two divisions:

Services Division

MSI’s Services Division, branded as MOCA, provides a comprehensive array of expert Government and Commercial Owner’s Representation services, including Project Definition, Cost Estimation, Schedule Planning, and Facilities Condition Assessment. With MOCA’s services, Owners can be certain of effective, profitable end-to-end project execution. www.moca-pm.com

Software Division

Touchplan is the flagship offering of MSI’s Software Division. Touchplan is an award-winning, cloud-based, real-time software platform for Intelligent Construction Planning. It enables General Contractors and Specialty Contractors to work together to prevent schedule and budget slippage and ensure jobsite safety. Touchplan provides Owners with the instant insights they need to track progress and anticipate problems on the largest projects of all kinds. www.touchplan.io

Contact:

Kelsey Bixler

Director of Growth Marketing

kab@touchplan.io

T: (813) 454-7592

Sandy Hamby Elected to National Academy of Construction

October 21, 2021

Austin, TX ― The National Academy of Construction has elected Sandra Hamby, CEO and president of MOCA Systems, Inc. and Touchplan, as a member of its class of 2021. She will be formally inducted October 21 during the NAC annual meeting.

In electing Hamby, NAC cited her for “outstanding leadership in program and construction management with expertise in architecture, program integration, information and communication management, and for being a strong advocate for women in construction.”

Wayne Crew, General Secretary of the Academy, said, “Our 2021 class is diverse, experienced, and dedicated. Sandy Hamby is a most deserving new member. Her contributions to the industry represent a career-long dedication to improvement and advocacy. We welcome her.”

Other new members for 2021 include Joseph Aiello, Burcu Akinci, Jon Avery, Burçin Becerik-Gerber, Denise Berger, Susan Bogus, Abbigail Brown, Tim Byers, Bo Calbert, Randy Castro, Cheryl McKissack Daniel, Marcos Díaz González, Jeff Ehret, Thomas Foley, Gretchen Gagel, and Michael Garvin.

Also elected to the Academy were: Christine Flaherty, Howard Goldberg, K. N. Gunalan, John Hooper, Barb Jackson, Ashok Kothari, Robert Lanham, Jr., Randy Larson, Cris Liban, Keith Manning, Pat Michels, Vilas Mujumdar, Eric Nichol, Karen Rae, Mike Rigsby, Janaka Ruwanpura, Richard Schrader, Miroslaw Skibniewski, Ed Smith, Sue Steele, and Rao Surampalli.

Election criteria for NAC is rigorous: leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making a contribution, past recognition by peers for innovation, and being recognized as “best of the best.”

With over 30 years of experience in construction management, Hamby is recognized as an expert in collaboration with an intense focus on successful project delivery. Her specialized experience includes planning and programming, design management, program integration, construction management, information and communication management, and project controls. Hamby’s company, MOCA Systems, Inc., is an owner’s design and construction representative and software firm. Under her leadership, MOCA developed Touchplan™, a collaborative construction planning software that connects the office and the field. MOCA has become a national leader in the renovation of state capitols and the restoration of government buildings. She previously served as an architect and a construction manager for the U.S. Air Force, 3D/I, Carter Burgess, and Jacobs. Hamby is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a Certified Construction Manager, and a Fellow of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) College of Fellows. She has served as vice chair of the CMAA Board of Directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Oklahoma.

About the National Academy of Construction

The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders that recognizes those who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design and construction industry.