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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Selects the Meridian Project Pack for $2.6B Expansion and Renovation Project.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2000

Meridian Project Systems (MPS), a leading provider of software and eBusiness solutions for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industry (AEC), announced today that Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, third in the world in operations and fifth in passengers served, has awarded MPS a major contract to provide a total project management solution including consulting, training and technical support as the 26-year old airport expands to accommodate future growth.

To date DFW has purchased 35 licenses of Prolog Manager, Prolog WebSite and Prolog Executive, and plans to purchase more licenses during the next several years, as they prepare for a seven-year, $2.6 Billion Capital Development Program (CDP). "We needed a program management solution that would help us efficiently and effectively manage a variety of expansion projects," said Jack Zill, Program Administrator of the Airport Development Department (ADD) at DFW. "We could have between 100 to 200 team members using Prolog on these projects, with some of them located in different parts of the country and possibly overseas. It was important for us to have a solution that would help manage project budgets and records, in a real time format, so we would know where we stood on any of the projects we're managing."

The ADD project team will utilize the Meridian Project Pack(TM) on improvements including a state-of-the-art automated people mover, numerous airfield projects, and a 26-gate International Terminal. MPS' project management solution will result in increased project accountability and control for DFW and their team of consultants and contractors. Prolog Manager will primarily be used for cost control, engineering, and superintending functions. Project team members located off-site will be able to collaborate and communicate using an Internet browser through Prolog WebSite, MPS' eBusiness solution. Prolog Executive, MPS' project portfolio data mining application, will be used by ADD staff to produce status reports and charts for senior staff and airport board members.

Consulting services provided by MPS include customization of Prolog to better adapt to DFW's existing project management system, development of a DFW specific user manual, and a detailed Quality Assurance Program process utilizing modules and reports within Prolog. "DFW's 200 member project team will work more effectively as a result of their deployment of Prolog Manager," said Troy Tyler, Manager of Consulting Services at MPS. "With our assistance, DFW is standardizing their business processes across dozens of companies by implementing the Meridian Project Pack as a complete project control system."

About the Meridian Project Pack

The Meridian Project Pack is a total enterprise solution which includes an Internet application -- Prolog WebSite; a desktop/client server application -- Prolog Manager; a data mining application -- Prolog Executive; and a handheld device application -- Prolog Pocket. The Meridian Project Pack manages procurement, cost control, document management, field administration, and project collaboration of the entire project, from concept to completion. The Meridian Project Pack is recognized as the most complete and powerful application available for total project control.

About Meridian Project Systems

Meridian Project Systems (MPS) designs and develops software and eBusiness solutions for the architectural, engineering, and construction industry (AEC). MPS software allows construction managers and building owners to manage the complex process of major construction projects including cost control, purchasing, engineering, document management and field supervision. MPS eBusiness solutions allow owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and subcontractors to collaborate throughout the building process using the World Wide Web. MPS products are in use today in many Fortune 500 companies including General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International Inc., Turner Construction Company, and Peter Kiewit and Sons Inc. Additionally, MPS products are used by 50 of the top 100 contractors in the United States. MPS, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider, was founded in 1993 and is a privately held company headquartered in Sacramento, California, with a Research and Development Center in Vancouver, Canada. For more information see
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