The Ultimate Submittal Log Checklist

Creating a submittal log is a painstaking process, but these nine steps can help prevent costly mistakes.


Submittal logs are the backbone to a successful project risk mitigation strategy. However, too often they are completed under a strict time crunch using manual processes by newer members of the team who may not be sure what to include in the final log. Enter the Ultimate Submittal Log Checklist.

We’ve written several pieces about how automation can address this problem, and best practices for creating your submittal log, but this two-page guide will help your project team jumpstart the creation process. Following these nine simple steps will ensure that you have an accurate log that covers the project requirements you’ll need to track throughout the project lifecycle, including commonly missed items.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be tied up in mistakes made from using an inaccurate or incomplete submittal log. Help your team prevent these mistakes and help ensure project success.



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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