February 1, 2017 Jason Peter Brown No comments

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 […]

January 31, 2017 Jason Peter Brown No comments

“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 […]

January 24, 2017 Eric Sorenson No comments

Build Your Skill Profile

Building your professional profile? We can help! Contract Administration is a complex business. Each day you’re managing requests from contractors, emails from consultants, and issuing reports to clients, not to mention visiting the site to ensure everything is going according to plan. These are just some of the tasks that make contract admin professionals an […]

January 12, 2017 Michael Copas No comments

Withholding Funds During Construction

Holdback, retainage, and withholding are all terms used to describe monies withheld from the Contractor by the Owner. In Ontario, holdback is legislated as a percentage of the progress of work, and is intended to protect employees on a project site. Many contracts also include special funds, and I have given them a different name […]

December 13, 2016 Jason Peter Brown No comments

Jump-Start Your Forms with Stock Body Content and Live Text!

Frequently find yourself typing the same text over and over again when issuing your CCA documents? Ever paste or transcribe the wrong information from a spreadsheet into your document? FIVE by StatsLog now lets you add Stock Body Content and link Live Text to your documents, virtually eliminating the chance of errors and omissions! Stock […]

October 18, 2016 Eric Sorenson No comments

Important News about StatsLog4

We’re now officially saying goodbye to StatsLog4, the previous edition of our Construction Contract Administration software. StatsLog4 has been a legacy product (meaning no updates or support) for almost two years and has now reached its End of Life stage. In practical terms this means that no new users of StatsLog4 will be validated. The reason for […]

October 7, 2016 Jason Peter Brown No comments

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 […]

September 28, 2016 Jason Peter Brown No comments

We Spend Hours to Save You Seconds

We’ve just wrapped up a recent push to improve the performance of some key areas of FIVE, and you may have noticed that the software has been getting snappier lately. Whether it’s startup time, the time it takes to generate PDF files, or the time navigate your projects, we’ve been hacking away at the seconds. […]

September 14, 2016 Eric Sorenson No comments

Introducing the StatsBlog!

Yes, we’re blogging! There  have been so many new developments at StatsLog lately that we’re really excited about and we want to share the news with our clients and everyone in the construction industry. We’ll be sharing news about new products and features, success stories from our clients, plus tips and tricks to make contract […]