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San Diego Tech Company Helps Contractors at New Atlanta Stadium
[July 12, 2017]

San Diego Tech Company Helps Contractors at New Atlanta Stadium


SAN DIEGO, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Raken, the No. 1 daily reporting app in construction today, is living up to the ranking as it helps to streamline development of the new $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Raken App is saving contractors valuable time on the job site as they work to complete the state-of-the-art facility that will be home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer team, Atlanta United.

The Raken App is saving contractors valuable time on the job site as they work to complete the new state-of-the-art stadium in downtown Atlanta.

The 83,000 seat multi-purpose stadium is slated to open Aug. 26 with the Falcons squaring off against the Arizona Cardinals in the first preseason game of 2017. The facility is the product of cutting-edge engineering as it boasts a one-of-a-kind translucent eight-panel retractable roof that operates like the iris of a camera.

Lead architecture-engineering firm, HOK, and several other contracting firms brought to life the remarkable design that incorporates features never before seen in a stadium setting. A circular 58 by 1,100 foot LED screen sits below the opening of the stadium roof, making it three times larger than any other in the NFL. Another first of its kind is the impressive 100-yard bar that stretches the length of the football field in the stadium's upper concourse - giving fans a unique viewing experience unlike any other.

Contractors on the project utilizing the Raken software, Peachtree Mechanical Inc. (PMI), and Superior Riging & Erecting, both had vital roles in constructing one of the most impressive feats of engineering in existence today. 

PMI was contracted to perform the HVAC and domestic water piping for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While on the project and with help from Raken, PMI won three safety awards and was named contractor of the month twice. PMI was recognized several times as the model in scheduling, documentation and project execution.

Due to the scope of work and complexity of a stadium project this magnitude, Superior Rigging & Erecting had to figure out a better way to get daily reports from the field to the people who needed them most. After much research and several demos, they decided on Raken to fulfill their specific needs.


Raken developed its award-winning daily reporting software to reduce inefficiencies and streamline the management of construction projects from skyscrapers and sidewalks to 83,000 seat mixed use stadiums like Atlanta's. The Raken App allowed PMI and Superior Rigging superintendents and program managers to walk the stadium job site free of the cumbersome clipboard, papers and pencils that have long been standard accessories for tracking progress on projects big and small.

"All of the reporting functions that Raken has available are a lifesaver," said Andrew Godfrey, Project Manager with Superior Rigging. "Man-hours, delays and weather are just some of the reports that you can run with a few clicks of a button on any particular day or as a scheduled monthly report. This is very handy with all the demands of the general contractor and documentation that is required these days."

Superintendents can eliminate an average of an hour a day from their workloads and avoid the tiresome end-of-day task that paper reporting requires. Raken effectively removes the daily headache of writing out duplicate reports and then transferring to a computer. An efficiency that contributes to faster completion time and significant cost savings.

"Raken has been fortunate to contribute to many projects of considerable scale in over 13 countries," said Raken CEO, Kyle Slager. "I'm extremely proud that our company could help complete such an exciting and cutting edge project that will bring joy to so many people. As a former college football player, I never imagined that Raken would be my ticket to the NFL, and I'm pleased we were able to leave our mark on what I believe is one of the most impressive stadiums in sports today."

After their experience with Raken on the Atlanta stadium project, Superior Rigging is a fan for life. "We are now utilizing Raken on all of our bigger jobs that have a duration longer than three weeks," Godfrey added. "Being able to customize the daily survey to your needs is awesome. Depending on the scope of the job, we have templates for crane jobs, rigging jobs, steel erection jobs, and also trying out a safety-only template for audits. The possibilities seem to be endless."

About Raken

Raken, named the No. 1 Daily Reporting App at AGC National, has revolutionized daily reporting in the construction industry. Raken provides innovative mobile technology that automatically creates professional company branded daily reports from inputs made in the field by superintendents and foremen. Project managers can access an executive dashboard to view updates from the job site in real-time, including safety and delay notifications via text message and email.

Clark Construction, AECOM, Skanska, Whiting-Turner, Hensel Phelps, and hundreds of the world's top construction companies use Raken to solve their daily reporting needs. To find out more, visit www.rakenapp.com or call 866-438-0646.

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Ripley PR
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