February 13 2019
When Matthew Wendel, project manager with Shook Construction, describes the challenge that comes with collecting, evaluating, and compiling turnover documentation for project closeout as a “pain point” on his projects, he echoes a sentiment shared by countless other PMs. Closeout requires cohesive effort by owners, PMs, trade partners, and other stakeholders; it necessitates a huge amount of time and energy which can have significant consequences for owner relationships and revenue if not done perfectly. It’s an enormous job, and it can eat up a PM’s nights and weekends, in addition to normal business hours which keeps teams from their primary task of building. Shook Construction identified a few specific areas that needed the focus of a fresh approach:
The quicker one project closeout can be completed, the faster another can get off the ground. The automation provided by Pype Closeout allows a project team to easily shift focus from one project to the next. Insights provided by the platform make final billings and turnover a clearer and quicker process. In Shook’s case, not only did the venue open on time, but the timely turnover of closeout material reflect well on the company as a whole.