Emerson Network Power Overcomes Fast-Track Construction Challenges

Project Managers and Customers Reveal Critical Elements in “Concept to Completion” Project Management

Florham Park, N.J. December 6, 2012 — Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, reports that its ASCO Power business is meeting the intense demand for fast-track construction with a ‘concept to completion’ project management approach.

Brian Escott, director of project management, ASCO Critical Power Systems, Emerson Network Power, said, “Core personnel traits are the linchpin for our ‘concept to completion’ approach. Through-and-through professionalism, skilled communications and commitment to a project are essential elements of managing fast-track construction.”

‘Concept to completion’ is the time project managers remain with an assignment, from planning through commissioning. Emerson’s ASCO project managers are responsible for every facet of a project, from coordinating field personnel activity and overseeing equipment design to manufacturing and facilitating installation and commissioning.

They manage those aspects using  Emerson's “process excellence”-- the practices and procedures developed over more than a century of advancing the technology, technical support and services required to enhance power reliability. Practices and procedures developed to advance technology, for example, are responsible for designing integrated, highly engineered hardware and software solutions—quickly. Integrated solutions, rather than independent pieces of equipment, can produce less complicated construction and better interoperability among each piece of equipment.

Adam Seid, executive project manager, ASCO  Global Special Projects, Emerson Network Power, said, “If you’re looking to complete a project in six months rather than a year, you will need to avoid problems and maintain your milestones, and pay particular attention to equipment compatibility and its interoperability.”

Ensuring compatibility and interoperability, even when making last-minute equipment design changes rests in large part with project managers since they are responsible for the project’s overall success. This is especially important when fast-tracking a data center project.

William W. Schrader, a project engineer with TECHnology SITE Planners said, ‘We had a data center construction project that required some last-minute changes. After we ordered ASCO Transfer Switches, for example, I went back to the company to discuss necessary modifications as the project progressed and they made the changes.” The ASCO project manager made certain the changes did not affect equipment compatibility and interoperability.

While Emerson's ASCO project managers meet the intense demands of fast-tracking construction projects, they never lose sight that customer relationships are the most critical element to any project’s success.

For more information on Emerson Network Power and how Emerson's ASCO project management can help hurdle fast-track power switching and controls projects, call (800) 800 ASCO (2726) or visit EmersonNetworkPower.com/ASCO or ASCOAPU.com.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands.  Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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