Case Study

PCL Construction

Using AutoSpecs provides an actionable data-set that illustrates the full contract requirement scope from day one


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Summary

Challenge
When it came to reviewing specifications for their projects, PCL’s project teams were spending many hours searching for the planning and quality information they needed, such as submittal requirements for shop drawings, product data, samples, mockups, and QA/QC processes.

Reviewing the specification documents used to take significant effort. Identifying every requirement and then copying and pasting it into a spreadsheet carried a potential risk, particularly on very large specification documents. Submittal items might be left out, arrive later than they should, or testing requirements could be missed.

The consequences of late submittals range from delayed work, where workers must put in extra effort to get back on schedule, to significant delays that incur monetary loss and affect profits.

Solution
Evaluating Pype AutoSpecs functionality led a group of PCL employees to immediately realize the potential benefits of the product. It could review their specifications and produce the results they were looking for with a high level of accuracy.

Since PCL operates mainly in the US and Canada, Pype decided to create a Canadian version of their Artificial Intelligence (AI) rules so that PCL could use AutoSpecs for both countries.

According to Larry Andreychuk, PCL’s Quality Management Business Systems Analyst, “We did a demo and it looked promising. We started using it on a few test projects and we were very impressed with the results.”


“Enabling productivity gains for PCL employees through the use of smart digital technologies like Pype allows our people to better focus on our client’s pressing needs.”

Mark Bryant
Chief Information Officer, PCL Construction

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Case Study by Pype

Pype is the construction industry's first SaaS provider for submittal log management and project closeout. Over 40% of the ENR top 400 use AutoSpecs, Closeout, and SmartPlans to provide unprecedented insights on spec and closeout data, help teams extract actionable information from specifications and plans to close communication gaps between design, construction, and operations teams, and ensure a higher level of quality assurance, efficiency, and risk management on projects coast-to-coast.

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