SOURCE: Construction Communicator

January 10, 2007 11:00 ET

Online Software for Managing Construction Documents Upgrades Submittal Process

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 10, 2007 -- Improvements to the online Construction Communicator™ software ( make it easier for architects and contractors to track submittals and resubmittals.

Construction Communicator helps owners, contractors and architects manage contract administration documents such as submittals, Requests for Information (RFIs), change order requests and approved changes.

Faster, Easier Submittal Process

Using convenient drop-down menus, architects and contractors can quickly log each submittal by selecting the specification section and submittal name from comprehensive, built-in CSI references. The online lists free the user from the need to type in division and specification section numbers, and submittal names, reducing errors and speeding up the process. The specification and submittal lists can easily be customized for each project.

Each submittal and resubmittal can be tagged with the vendor's reference or submittal title. Electronic documents, such as catalog cut sheets and PDF files, can be linked and tracked with each submittal.

The upgraded submittal log groups submittals by specification section numbers, and orders them by submittal and reference numbers within each section, making it easy to retrieve details and track status. Resubmittals are listed in chronological order below the original submittal, providing a complete history at a glance. The architect or consultant can indicate the actions taken (for example, "Approved as Noted") and the date each submittal is returned to the contractor.

The consultants view an abbreviated log that lists submittals that need a response ahead of documents sent for information only, helping consultants prioritize their work.

To further expedite communication, emails can alert consultants whenever a submittal needs their attention. This provides a back-up method of communication for consultants who might not log onto the system often. Emails can also alert architects and contractors whenever a submittal review is completed.

"We developed these features in direct response to customer feedback," said Richard Sampson, president of Richard Sampson Associates, developers of Construction Communicator. "Our focus has always been on helping architects, contractors and owners easily and cost-effectively manage construction documents. If you can surf the web, you can manage your contract administration documents with Construction Communicator."


Pricing for the Construction Communicator subscription service is based on the number of users. Charges cover licensing, maintenance, technical support and Internet hosting.

Company Information

Construction Communicator was developed by Richard Sampson Associates, Inc., a construction project-management and consulting firm with more than 20 years experience in the planning, design, funding and construction of building projects. For more information, an online demo or a free test drive of Construction Communicator, visit, call 510-656-7530, or email Customization services are available, and reseller and OEM inquiries are welcome.

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

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Contact Information

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