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That’s a Wrap!

All good projects – and even the not-so-good ones – must come to an end. When they do, you’re sitting on a mountain of documentation, from change notices to certificates for payment, shop drawing logs to incremental progress billings.

If you’re a user of our software, this documentation is all tucked away nicely in the digital filing cabinet that is FIVE – perfectly organized and ready for archival. But what if you want to keep copies of your project data outside of FIVE?

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It’s Time to Reap What You’ve Sown

StatsLog has been in the construction contract admin business for over 35 years. That’s an eternity in the software business, and we’ve seen many technologies come and go.

The same can’t be said of our customers though – some of our relationships go back decades. Those customers have amassed an impressive amount of project data over that time, and we’ve ensured that they can migrate it seamlessly from update to update.

The missing piece – at least up until now – is that there hasn’t been an easy way to get an arm’s length view of all that accumulated project data. We’ve traditionally considered projects to be separate silos of unrelated information, but the truth is that there are connecting threads between each and every project you work on.

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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 though, it is the design professional who is on the hook in terms of liability for the job – meaning it is in the design professional’s best interest to be in control of the project data.

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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 outside sources, they tend to be less structured. Sometimes they aren’t even documents in the traditional sense at all (phone calls, texts, and email messages). CCDC2 tends to limit all communications about the project to the contractor, while management and other contracts may have communication coming from each discipline separately. Regardless of the contract type or communication source, incoming documents usually come in one of two “flavours”:

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What If?

What if you could get world-class help with your construction contract administration from someone with over 30 years experience in the business?

Someone who has worked with some of the biggest Canadian architectural firms, on some of the biggest projects in the country? Someone who also has experience with small and mid-size projects, and a proven track record across all kinds of buildings?

Someone adaptable to the unique needs of your practice, who can quickly and flexibly support your individuality?

Someone who can help your contract admin become more efficient, accurate, and responsive – guiding your outcomes to greater success.

Someone who is a force-multiplier – augmenting the hard work put in by those around them?

What if you could secure these skills for a fraction of the yearly salary of a typical contract administrator? Would you even need to think about it?

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“But I’ve Got These Killer Spreadsheets…”

70% of architects and architectural firms are using general-purpose office software such as Word and Excel for their construction contract administration*.

On the surface, this seems like the obvious choice – you’ve already paid for licenses for your Office suite, you have lots of experience with Word and Excel, and you might even have a nice collection of spreadsheets and word templates that you’ve cobbled together over the years. But what if we dig a little deeper?

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Say Goodbye to IT Headaches

As we approach the two year anniversary of our FIVE Hosted Cloud service, we’re seeing a real uptick in the number of new and existing clients who are choosing our hosting service over running the system on their in-house infrastructure.

There’s no doubt that this is a win for our clients as they get the world’s best construction contract administration software on a service maintained by the world’s foremost experts on the platform – starting at just $5/month.*

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