PCL Construction to use Stack for preconstruction
By Adam FreillConstruction Software
General contractor to partner with cloud-based platform for its international teams of construction professionals.
STACK Construction Technologies, a cloud-based construction platform, recently announced a strategic partnership to optimize PCL Construction’s preconstruction process across its structure around the world.
“As we broaden our capabilities and move further into the GC space, this partnership validates that Stack is a serious player in construction technology,” said Phil Ogilby, CEO and co-founder of Stack. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer Stack’s open API to help streamline the PCL workflow.”
PCL chose the platform based on its data availability, cloud collaboration, data security and integration capabilities. The company is streamlining its preconstruction processes with the platform’s innovative and hyper-accurate takeoff feature to enhance their estimating capabilities.
“As part of a modernization of our estimating solutions, experts within the PCL estimating team did a broad market scan for quantity takeoff solutions,” said Brad Ens, preconstruction manager for PCL Construction in Calgary. “Our hands-on approach of evaluating several competing products included functional verification that ultimately led us to select Stack as our tool of choice for quantity takeoff.”
By leveraging the platform’s open API, PCL is able to seamlessly integrate its existing workflow to produce better estimating data. Through the cloud-based platform, PCL will have flexibility and accessible data, increasing the precision of estimates, minimizing manual processes, and supporting better-informed decision-making.
“A key decision criterion for PCL was based on the fact that STACK is built on a modern cloud technology platform which enables improved collaboration during the quantity takeoff process,” said Kevin Sundquist, senior relationship manager, business technology at PCL Construction. “Equally important, Stack comes with a modern integration layer that allows us to realize efficiencies for our estimators by integrating takeoff into the rest of our estimating solution suite. This cloud-first approach aligns with our overall technology strategy, driving both technology and business efficiencies.”