October 20, 2019 Jason Peter Brown No comments

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift…

…is taxes! Now FIVE has the flexibility to handle multiple tax rates, making it easier to accurately administer construction contracts with complex tax requirements. There are 4 tax types available to be configured and assigned to any contract or order item: Default Tax – this is the standard tax % that has always been available […]

July 29, 2019 Michael Copas No comments

Alright Stop, Collaborate and Listen!

Collaboration is being pitched as an approach to integrate the diverse, and often divergent demands of a project team into a single vision. It’s a commendable goal, but most of software solutions that claim to help are centralized systems under the control and management of the developer or contractor. At the end of the day […]

June 25, 2019 Michael Copas No comments

Change Management – the other side of the coin

We previously explored the outgoing documents of CCDC 24 – those that are initiated by the designer/design team such as Site Instructions, Change Notices, and Change Orders. Now let’s take a closer look at the incoming documents – those that you receive from the contractor, consultants, and/or your client. Since incoming documents are coming from […]

September 18, 2018 Jason Peter Brown No comments

Exploring Change “Notices”

In construction contract administration the general purpose of a notice is to document the anticipated expansion or contraction of the scope of work of a project. Notices can be used to elicit a quote from the contractor, and should contain language that explicitly forbids or permits the contractor to proceed with any work described therein […]

March 25, 2018 Jason Peter Brown No comments

Report from the Field – CSC CCA Course

I just completed the week long, intensive Construction Contract Administration (CCA) course put on by Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) in Toronto. Largely due to the dynamic personality of instructor Ted Katsoris it was more fun than I expected! Ted was serious and informative as needed, but he kept things light by periodically injecting his somewhat […]

November 14, 2017 Jason Peter Brown No comments

How Ripe Do You Like Your Software?

While in the minority, some FIVE system administrators don’t like automatic updates – they’re concerned that fresh-off-the-tree software might be a little too green. Until now there has only been one option – to disable automatic updates entirely.  This all-or-nothing approach can be problematic because administrators are forced to manually install updates on their own […]

September 20, 2017 Jason Peter Brown No comments

Major Hosted Cloud Improvements Rolled Out! 🚚

We recently implemented 2 significant improvements to the FIVE server software that have dramatically improved system performance, and will result in an improved experience for our FIVE Hosted Cloud subscribers. Have a look at this CPU load chart from one of our cloud servers that is hosting multiple FIVE subscriber services (lower is better): The […]

September 5, 2017 Jason Peter Brown No comments

Go West, Young Architect!

We’re pleased as punch to announce the expansion of our FIVE Hosted Cloud platform with the launch of a new cloud system on the west coast of North America! We’ve already migrated our existing subscribers that are closer to the new system geographically, giving them an improved experience at no extra charge. If you are […]

September 3, 2017 Michael Copas No comments

Approval Based Contract Administration

Reprinted with permission from CIO Review Magazine. StatsLog is proud to be named one of CIO Review Magazine’s Top 20 Most Promising Construction Technology Solution Providers for 2017! The success behind a thriving architect is not only his designing skills but also his impeccable administrative eminence to dexterously handle a project. While honing their professional […]