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How Snyder Langston keeps everyone on the same page

Snyder Langston is administering a fully-loaded PlanGrid project on the Long Beach Exchange, which is a 26-acre, 17-building retail center with unique design features. All of their subcontractors are contracted to use PlanGrid with Snyder Langston managing the Admin Console.


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The Problem

In 2014, Snyder Langston wanted to keep everyone in the field on the same page to improve the speed and quality of their work, and mitigate the risks of rework and mistakes. They were already prepared to put digital prints in the hands of their superintendents—all of them had iPads. They just needed the right software. The way their field staff accessed plans had to be simple to learn, use, and organize. Their favorite blueprint readers in the office loaded too slowly, and updating drawings was difficult and time-consuming. The company wanted a native mobile app that would automate manual tasks, make RFIs instantly accessible to everyone, and have a responsive support team to ensure success.

“PlanGrid is how we ensure our subcontractors are working off the most accurate set of plans and have access to all of the RFI’s and submittals.”

Chelsea Kahle

Project Engineer

The Solution

Snyder Langston evaluated three software solutions, and PlanGrid was the clear winner. Its key strengths included its speed and the ‘natural’ feel of its interface. The sheet-based format and swiping motions allows supers and subs to quickly flip through sheets, while sheet filtering, tagging, and search lets users find the sheet they need—fast. Most importantly, PlanGrid lets the team at Snyder Langston use electronic plans more efficiently than any other app because of its support team. The support chat box on PlanGrid’s website—manned by real PlanGrid experts—answers their questions in seconds. PlanGrid’s consulting team has also been a huge benefit, keeping the team informed on best practices so that they get the most out of PlanGrid. Snyder Langston has successfully turned PlanGrid into a collaboration tool that crosses all boundaries. Their subcontractors and clients use the app to communicate from anywhere throughout the entire project lifecycle.

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Other project built with PlanGrid

Boardwalk Office Towers

Snyder Langston’s largest PlanGrid-based project is the Boardwalk, an office space currently under construction in Irvine, CA. They’re working on a 7.5-acre lot with two interconnected nine-story buildings. 140 people are onsite daily, and they’re all using PlanGrid. So far, 5,500 sheets have been uploaded to PlanGrid and 700 RFI’s have been submitted. Snyder Langston has also attached submittals, specs, and photos to the plans.

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