SOURCE: Richard Sampson Associates

April 12, 2006 11:49 ET

Online Construction-Document-Management Software Improves Communication With Multiple Consultants

New Features Enable Forwarding of Construction Documents to "Lead Consultants" With Email Alerts

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2006 -- New enhancements to the Construction Communicator™ (www.constructioncommunicator.com) online construction-document-management system improve communication with multiple layers of consultants.

Construction Communicator, which is targeted at mid-sized construction projects, enables owners, contractors and architects to further automate contract administration. The easy-to-use online software helps construction professionals to manage Requests for Information (RFIs), submittals, change orders and other construction documents that affect the day-to-day progress of the job.

New Features Help Architects Manage Consultants' Document Reviews and Responses

The new features include the ability to easily assign RFIs to lead consultants for "action" and to others for "information" or "comment." This helps the architect or construction manager coordinate work among different consultants. It also helps consultants prioritize their work by presenting RFIs that require responses ahead of the documents that are informational or only require comment.

To further expedite communication, automatic emails can also notify consultants whenever RFIs require their attention. This provides a back-up method of communication for those consultants who infrequently log into the system for a specific project.

The email includes a link that automatically logs the consultant into the appropriate construction document on the web. The screen indicates whether the consultant needs to respond or comment. Each consultant response or comment is stored individually. Blind-copy emails can be sent to owner representatives or to others who need to monitor certain documents.

"These new features are in direct response to customer requests and continue our commitment to make online contract administration simpler and more effective," said Richard Sampson, president of Richard Sampson Associates, developers of Construction Communicator. "We firmly believe that, if you surf the web, you can manage construction documents online."

Pricing

Pricing for the Construction Communicator subscription service is on a per-user basis. Three pricing levels are offered to suit smaller (maximum of 15 users), mid-sized (maximum of 49 users) and larger (maximum of 100 users) organizations. Charges cover licensing, maintenance, technical support and Internet hosting. The system is offered without email notification, which can be added at any time.

Company Information

Construction Communicator was developed by Richard Sampson Associates, Inc., a construction-management and consulting firm with more than 20 years experience in the planning, design, funding and construction of building projects. For more information or to take a free test drive of Construction Communicator, visit www.constructioncommunicator.com

Construction Communicator is a trademark of Richard Sampson Associates, Inc.

Note to Editors: Screen shots of Construction Communicator are available upon request or at www.constructioncommunicator.com/visuals.html

Contact Information

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