Posted March 11, 2020

GH Phipps Construction Company collaborates with Pype to reduce cost and labor

By leveraging Pype AutoSpecs, GH Phipps has been able to reduce cost and labor involved in maintaining contract compliance for key stakeholders on their projects.

Top Colorado general contractor GH Phipps Construction Company has spent the last seven months streamlining key construction workflows nationwide with the use of Pype AutoSpecs. Pype, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for the construction industry, provides artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms that automate specific documentation processes surrounding contract compliance and risk mitigation in construction.

“Reading the spec book and identifying contract items can move so much faster when using AutoSpecs,” said GH Phipps Mechanical/Electrical Coordinator Keith McIntyre. “Due to its accuracy, we no longer have to go back to the specifications to find submittals and contract items we missed. We reinvest the time saved in the log creation phase in reviewing the submittals and collaborating with the design team.”

“Collaboration is at the heart of a partnership with Pype,” says Pype CEO and co-founder Sunil Dorairajan. “General contractors are no stranger to managing relationships with multiple stakeholders on a project, and a key piece of that is turning potential arguments and lawsuits into conversations and meetings instead.” AutoSpecs scans a spec book received by the general contractor and can automatically identify key requirements that need to be submitted to the design team for review. “The faster teams can create their submittal log, the sooner they can review it with the design team and discuss which requirements do or don’t make sense for the schedule, budget, or scope of the project.”

“Half of the time we review project submittal logs with the designers, they’ll realize they’ve set themselves up to review thousands more submittals than they expected to,” added McIntyre. “Not only are we reducing cost by identifying these extraneous requirements, but we’re also reducing the workload for the designers, which in turns means fewer delays on the project as we wait for submittals to be approved.”

In addition to GH Phipps being able to leverage Pype across every project, as an enterprise partner they also play a significant role in shaping the future of Pype’s offerings. “Our platforms are created, updated, and enhanced based on the needs of our users,” said Karuna Ammireddy, Pype’s CTO and co-founder. “We’ve built platforms that address critical industry needs, and our discussions with enterprise clients help us hone in on the improvements and new features that make the biggest impact.”

As this partnership grows, GH Phipps is already exploring new ways to leverage these solutions. “We showed the solution to our preconstruction department,” McIntyre told us. “They’re currently looking at different ways AutoSpecs can be used to estimate faster during the bid process.” The GH Phipps and Pype partnership has started off strong, but the best is yet to come as they uncover innovative uses cases that will improve GH Phipps’ projects and the construction industry as a whole.

About Pype
Pype is the construction industry's first SaaS provider for submittal log management and project closeout. By using patented AI and machine-learning algorithms, our platforms liberate project teams from error-prone spreadsheet workflows and ensure contract compliance from precon through closeout. These cutting-edge solutions present unprecedented insights on spec and closeout data to help teams extract actionable information from specifications and plans to close communication gaps between design, construction, and operations teams.

Over 40% of the ENR top 400 use AutoSpecs and Closeout on projects coast-to-coast to provide a higher level of quality assurance, efficiency, and risk management using Pype’s exceptionally accurate and richly integrated software technology.

About GH Phipps
GH Phipps is a 100% employee-owned, full-service Construction Manager/General Contractor. Revenues of over $330 million make GH Phipps one of Colorado's largest contractors and the recipient of the ENR Mountain States 2018 Contractor of the Year award. Corporate headquarters are located in Greenwood Village, Colorado, with branch offices in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colorado. GH Phipps Wyoming, a subsidiary, is based in Laramie, Wyoming.