We’ve made some improvements to the Cover Letter feature of FIVE.(more…)
It’s now quicker and easier to log new incoming action items like RFIs, Quotes, and Submittals in FIVE!(more…)
How would you like to do less work? If you spend any time hopping between projects and tabs to build and deliver specific reports on a regular and recurring basis, then you’re working too hard.
Wouldn’t it be nice to offload this work to someone else? Let FIVE do the heavy lifting!(more…)
From extras to cash allowance draws, contingency expenditures to fund allocations, there are many ways to affect the original contract price, authorize new work within the existing contract price, and track adjustments and progress to the Work. Let’s take a closer look at how to handle any situation you may encounter.(more…)
In a perfect world, every Request for Information (RFI) from the Builder would come from a true need for information that was missing, unclear, or contradictory in the contract documents and drawings.
In the real world, RFIs are often weaponized.(more…)
Almost every construction project will inevitably require a change to the originally agreed upon price and time. From deficiencies in the contract documents and drawings, to unforeseen circumstances on the construction site, to mandates from authorities having jurisdiction – there are plenty of things that can (and will) result in extras or credits to the contract.(more…)
You have always been able to drag & drop an email message onto a document in FIVE to grab the email’s attachments and store them in FIVE. But thanks to a feature request from users at Strasman Architects, you can now easily attach email message content as a PDF with a vastly simplified workflow.(more…)
Almost 200 icons have been completely redesigned to be crisp, clear, and colourful on today’s modern display devices.(more…)
Michael Copas (founder of STATSLOG Software) received an Honorary Membership from the Ontario Association of Architects. Honorary Membership is one of the highest honours the OAA can bestow on a person outside of the profession of architecture. Council nominates individuals who, as defined in the Architects’ Act:(more…)
When it comes to email, one size does not fit all.
Even though most mailboxes accept email messages of 25 megabytes or more, it’s not uncommon for some to be limited to 5 or 10 megabytes. It also not unusual for your CCA documents to exceed that size, especially when they include a lot of images and drawings.
The traditional approach is to publish large documents to your FTP/SFTP site, or a third party file service. This works fine, but can be time consuming – you have to export the document, upload it to the service, and copy & paste the link back into your email message.
We wanted to make things a bit easier for you, so now you can send document attachments as links in just a click – right from FIVE!(more…)