Elecosoft’s Second U.S. User Conference Continues Global Tradition

U.S. construction project managers and schedulers will connect in Philadelphia next month for the twice-annual Asta Powerproject user conference.

The September 15-16 event at the Hub-CityView convention center in downtown Philadelphia extends an important tradition that was started more than a decade ago in the U.K. and continues around the world where Asta Powerproject has a major market share. Next month’s conference will feature tips to get more from the scheduling software and provide practical advice from other users. Real-world use cases will be showcased, new features will be highlighted, and the projected roadmap for upcoming editions will be reviewed. Current users and those considering making the switch to Asta Powerproject are invited to attend.

“This will be a valuable two days for schedulers as they network with others and gain practical advice to help them do their jobs even better,” says Jim Dawkins, U.S. Channel Manager for Elecosoft. “Interest in the conference so far has been impressive and really shows the passion these construction pros have for the software.”

Conference attendees will hear from several speakers including Elecosoft’s chief operating officer Jason Ruddle who will detail the company’s continued plans for the software in the U.S. market. Other speakers include Rusty Hamilton, president of Catalyst USA, a CPM consultancy that has provided scheduling services for more than 25 years to commercial, industrial and government sector clients. Asta Powerproject users from Norwood Construction, PennDOT and more will share their experiences and insights. And Chris Ray, a consultant with Elecosoft who has more than 20 years of experience working with Asta Powerproject, will lead a discussion on the software’s future development and will solicit user feedback.

Ray will also be available for one-on-one consultancy sessions with users on the 15th.

Other educational sessions include:

  • Getting starting with Asta Powerproject and understanding the value of templates
  • Using views and borders to quickly create graphical reports
  • Super user tips and tricks to optimize scheduling efforts
  • Setting up resources/costs and understanding modeling types
  • Available add-ons to extend Asta Powerproject functionality
  • Enterprise implementation
  • Progressing and updating with resources and costs
  • Leveraging the power of Asta Powerproject BIM

Asta Powerproject was originally released in the UK in 1988 and has more than 100,000 users in that country, Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Arabian Peninsula. The company began selling Asta Powerproject in the U.S. in 2013 and has seen rapid adoption.

“We’re grateful for the trust our U.S. clients have placed in Asta Powerproject and we’re committed to their success,” says Elecosoft’s Ruddle. “We will continue to invest in programs like this user conference that allow us to connect with those project schedulers who are shaping the future of construction every day.”


Tickets for the user conference are available for $179 before August 31 or $239 after August 31. For more information, click here.