At the start of projects when creating a submittal register, Stiles Construction traditionally relied on a very manual and reactive approach. Their traditional process of creating the register included using printed versions of the specifications and highlighted essential sections to be tracked in excel spreadsheets. Some members of the team used Bluebeam to search specifications, which was an improvement, but led to an inconsistent process across the department. Additional frustrations were:
- The amount of time it took to produce the register
- Reuse of specifications from job to job that didn’t apply
- Team members getting on board too late to stay ahead of schedule.
As the speed of projects increased and the number of new staff grew they had gotten away from proven project management processes. This meant that thoroughly vetting the specification requirements often suffered. It was then that the team realized they needed a change.
Why Pype Works for Stiles
Pype gave Stiles the opportunity to learn about the product, test the functionality, and provided tremendous value through time savings and data validation for specifications. As the first tool to the market in this space, Pype has provided the functionality that the team at Stiles required. Pype’s willingness to learn from our users and implement feedback into our software was a positive point for Stiles. With AutoSpecs, the ability to process information quickly, and the tools to organize, combine, and manipulate the data, are not currently available in any other software to prepare a submittal.
10 Minute Extraction Process
Stiles Construction was able to reduce the creation of the submittal register from a
two-week process, to a 10-minute extraction process, and a few hours of data review.