THE WELCH COMPANY
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
415 781 5700
S U M M A R Y
DIARY: May 4, 1994 01:13 PM Wednesday;
Met Ron Minkler and discussed SDS use for Honeywell.
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1...disputes. Ron requested a resume on the Welch Company, as the
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0606 - ..
0607 - Summary/Objective
060801 - Ron represents Honeywell, who has the Controls subcontract on
060802 - Dinwiddie's job, where I was meeting with the Project Manager today,
060803 - ref SDS 1 line 47. He was in Steve's office examining the construc-
060804 - tion plans, while I was working on SDS, and so he introduced himself
060805 - and asked about SDS.
060807 - Sent ref DIT 1 line 20 as interim respons, via fax.
060809 - They need information about how SDS manages contracts, including
060810 - disputes. Ron requested a resume on the Welch Company, as the
060811 - developer of SDS, and more information about SDS & POIMS. Send it to:
060814 - Ron Minkler
060815 - Sr. Systems Sales Engineer
060816 - Honeywell, Inc.
060817 - 6 Centerpointe Dr.
060818 - La Palma, CA 90623
060819 - 714 562 3070 fax 3125
060822 - I gave Ron an SDS brochure, and showed him the paper on "Automated
060823 - Management in the 21st Century," the section on "Command and Control
060824 - of the Record." He feels Honeywell can use this capability.
060826 - Ron mentioned a number of Honeywell projects that have lost money due
060827 - to disputes. He indicated that if they could capture the record
060828 - efficiently and get it back when needed, this would have helped avoid
060829 - the losses. On one job they installed a chiller. He believes the
060830 - chiller was working properly, but they were ordered to remove it on
060831 - the grounds that it did not work. After considerable effort by 5
060832 - people, they were able to piece together the record from meeting notes
060833 - extending over many months, showing that each step of construction was
060834 - approved. With SDS, this would have taken less than a minute.
060836 - ..
060838 - Ron said construction "people" are "picture" people -- they want to
060839 - see what happened. He feels AT&T's Picaso picture transferring
060840 - technology would be helpful to have integrated with SDS.
060842 - [On 940609 developed advantages of anlaysis over reliance on
060843 - pictures and conversation. ref SDS 2 4933]
060845 - I called Morris and left a message to see if he is familiar with
060846 - this technology, and what might be involved in configuring a
060847 - computer to show the pictures and the SDS narrative.
060849 - Ron feels this could be very helpful in selling SDS, because
060850 - construction people are visual. They need to see things.
060852 - Ron came back into Steve's office and offered more suggestions. He
060853 - seems very enthusiastic about SDS. I demonstrated how it links
060854 - information based on time and subject, and also documents and people.
060855 - He asked me to call him to get leads to other contractors and subs he
060856 - knows who can use SDS.