Case Study

Warfel Construction

AutoSpecs provides new insight into project scope

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Like all construction companies, Warfel has to create submittal logs for each project they work on. They use Field Engineers and Project Engineers (FEs and PEs) to create them. The process involves searching through spec books for each project and transferring the required information to an Excel spreadsheet. Even with the use of PDF viewing software, it was still a manual process prone to errors.

According to Phil Weaver, Warfel’s Senior Director of IT, this was one of their most inefficient and time-consuming processes. Weaver says, “There was a lot of grumbling around because of the amount of energy going into this. They could easily spend 120 hours creating one submittal log.”

Reclaims Hundreds of Hours of Project Teams’ Time
About three years ago, Phil discovered Pype’s AutoSpecs at a conference. Because it was totally new and the first product of its kind on the market, he had a little trouble believing what he was seeing. Once he realized AutoSpecs was indeed scanning an entire spec book in a few minutes and then compiling a usable submittal register, he knew this was the solution they needed.

Warfel decided to test the software on a few pilot projects to see how well it worked before going all in. It didn’t take long before word got around the company. Then everyone wanted the software on their projects.

“It was a no-brainer for us to move forward with the product. Half the organization knew we were doing this, so we had people calling us, asking when they can use it on their projects. Since it was cloud-based, we said, ‘You can use it now. Here’s how you do it.’”

Phil Weaver
Senior Director of IT at Warfel 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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