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[...]
With Pype's newest feature you can easily navigate various spec sections with a straightforward table of contents, view the original spec document of the selected section, and compare it side-by-side to the submittal log. You’ll gain greater visibility into submittals extracted by AutoSpecs and be able to rapidly make any needed edits. SpecView provides improved search and filtering[...]
Construction is one of those industries that has a lot of jargon. There are a lot of words that will make you question if people are speaking english or not. Rodbuster, Tin Knocker, Punch List, CPM, BIM and the list goes on of somewhat odd terminology that would make outsiders think you were making things up. However some of our terminology is not quite as difficult to decipher such as a[...]
At the startup of a project one of the first things that should get done is creating a Quality Assurance and Quality Control program. Some companies have entire manuals on this process, while other may play it by ear. No matter which bucket you fall into there is some critical information that must be gathered early on in the project to ensure you have covered all of your bases.
It seems like every day there is a new point solution that is introduced into the construction industry. Now each of these solutions address a unique challenge to team members on projects, however how they work together is critical. Every general contractor has a system of record that they want to run their projects through, for some it is Procore, others CMIC, Prolog, or BIM360. It is[...]