ConstructConnect Receives National Designation as One of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2019

January 31, 2019

ORLANDO, FL – ConstructConnect has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters for offering employees exceptional commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

“ConstructConnect is one of the top employers in the nation offering high-level commuter benefits to their employees,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “ConstructConnect made the list because they offer transportation choices that include flexible schedules and a vanpool program, and access to Emergency Ride Home programs. ConstructConnect gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work and be at their best before, during, and after their workday.”

ConstructConnect is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have committed to employer-provided commuter benefits that result in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period. ConstructConnect offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:

  • Teleworking program, which reduced at least 6 percent of commuting for all employee commute trips
  • Carpool matching program
  • Emergency Ride Home program

“We are extremely proud about our progressive commuter benefit program that saves team members time, money, and stress,” said Patrick Rich, Director of Sales. “Our benefits certainly give us a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention.”

The Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers designated organizations access to a range of support services to assess and promote non-driving commuting of employees, including organizational assessment and implementation tool-kits, web-based tools and webinars, staff training, and information exchange.

“The companies on this list understand the importance and impact commuter benefits have on their employees and the value they bring to the environment,” said Bond. “Excellent commuter benefit programs may reward these companies not just with a national designation, but buoys workplace productivity, customer loyalty, and brand recognition in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

About ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect provides preconstruction solutions for the non-residential market in the US and Canada offering the most robust project information, powering the largest network of users, and providing leading takeoff and estimating software.  We connect the entire construction industry – general contractors, subcontractors, building product manufacturers, designers, architects, and project owners – as ConstructConnect is the one place where people connect and confidently evaluate, choose, and prepare projects before they build.  Additionally, our Orlando office is located in a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified building.  We purchase recyclable paper products and have regularly scheduled electronic recycling events to reduce our environmental footprint.  ConstructConnect is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies.

About Best Workplaces for Commuters

Best Workplaces for Commuters is the national authority on recognizing and assisting workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, the Best Workplaces for Commuters program provides the necessary support needed to create and sustain an employer-provided commuter benefit program, including online assessment tools, advisory services, case studies, tool-kits, web-based tools, webinars, and training. Best Workplaces for Commuters represents over 250 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 1,000,000 employees. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)  at the University of South Florida with support from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). For more information: http://www.bestworkplaces.org/

About Center for Urban Transportation Research (https://www.cutr.usf.edu/)

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, established in 1988, is an internationally recognized resource for policymakers, transportation professionals and the public. CUTR provides high quality, objective expertise in the form of insightful research, in-depth policy analysis, comprehensive training and education and effective technical assistance that translates directly into benefits for CUTR’s project sponsors.  CUTR’s faculty of 37 full-time researchers and 57 students, combines academic knowledge and extensive “real world” experience in developing innovative, implementable solutions for all modes of transportation.  The multidisciplinary research faculty includes experts in economics, planning, engineering, public policy, and geography.  CUTR logs nearly $20 million per year in expenditures through contracts and grants to support its research, education, training, and technical assistance missions.