Feature Update

Some of the challenges with software development are timing, delays, and road mapping…Sound familiar! Much like construction, there has to be a process from initial consultation, conceptual planning with a number of phases on our way to substantial completion + the never-ending maintenance planning. In addition, construction stakeholders have to be forward-thinking, always hunting for the next projects. Kind of like Tuckman’s model of forming, storming, norming, and performing. Development stages in all examples are nearly synonymous; there is a process.

Bid Management Improvements:

  • Allow individual bidder resubmissions with adjustable deadlines.
  • Bid invites can be forwarded within their company. Everyone in your “office” on the same page.
  • Read-Only option for secondary stakeholders. Give your clients and any other additional stakeholders real-time access to bid and contract progress. Yes, and let’s make sure they don’t mess around with anything.

Construction Phase improvements:

  • Auto-populate letterheads for payment and change documents with the client, contractor and consultant details
  • Performance improvements for larger Change Orders + change requests.
  • Single SAVE button for editing and configuring documents.

*Top 5 favourite features:

  1. Instant bid-tabulation at the deadline
  2. historic line-item data pop-up for cost-estimating
  3. Auto-addenda builder
  4. Smart-spreadsheet-importer: recognizes various contract styles
  5. Only allow submission of complete + compliant bids: with automated bidders checklist

Educational resources:

The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm

Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice

Professional Practice for Landscape Architects

Other Stages of Landscape Architecture design project

ASLA: The Landscape Architect’s Guidelines for
Construction Contract Administration

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