Case Study

Shook Construction

Relieving the stress of project closeout with Pype


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Summary

Challenge
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.

Pype Closeout Streamlines Process While Maximizing Productivity
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.

“It took hours instead of days or weeks to get all critical information pulled together. We could see all this from 30,000 ft via the Pype dashboard and evaluate where to focus our time.”

Matthew Wendel
Project Manager, Shook Construction

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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