We hear it all the time. Ernie the Project Engineer used Excel to create a submittal log. Paul the Project Manager printed out stacks of papers for the project manual. TrackVia and ConstructionDive recently conducted a workflow survey and found that 47% of construction managers still use manual methods of data collection like pen and paper as well as Excel to collect, store, and manage[...]
Although automated submittal register generation technology has been available from Pype AutoSpecs for four years, this year has seen a couple new products join the market that offer similar services. You can use the following guide to learn about common features and determine what questions to ask during your evaluation of each platform.
Contractors know better than most the value of time, energy, and human resources in completing a project. There’s little in the world of construction quite so frustrating as a dropped ball because of an inaccurate, incomplete, or totally missing submittal register. In those cases, straightforward, readily available technology can be a vital tool for streamlining the procurement of[...]
Creating a submittal log at the beginning of a project is one of the most arduous tasks on a construction project, to the point where some new project engineers and project managers are skipping over the process altogether. But best practice requires the creation of a submittal log, and an understanding of what is required to be approved by the design team and project owner is critical to[...]
The construction industry is one of the hottest tech landscapes right now. With new platforms, apps and technology emerging every day there is bound to be overlap. For example, there are several solutions available on the market for processing and evaluating specifications. Some of these solutions are standalone, such as ours, while others are built into large platform solutions. When[...]
Pype recently announced our enterprise partnership with Birmingham-based contractor Robins & Morton. Robins & Morton, a consistent name on Engineering News-Record Magazine’s Top 100 Largest U.S. Builders List, has implemented Pype’s AutoSpecs software to help provide additional streamlining capability to their project specification review and submittal process. Through this implementation,[...]
Pype is excited to announce the recent enterprise-level partnership with McCarthy. McCarthy Building Companies is the oldest privately held national construction company in the US and has built in nearly every state, with projects ranging in size from $1 million to well over $500 million in a wide variety of markets. Pype is proud to provide McCarthy with powerful solutions to help them[...]
While the construction industry continues to grow, so does its appetite for technology. As one of the last adopters of using technology, we have nowhere to go but up, which has led to considerable investments in startups and technology firms in our industry. Many of these tech companies have focused on the ability to automate traditionally paper and labor-intensive tasks to reduce the[...]