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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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.”
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.
“PlanGrid rose to the top. It was overwhelmingly easier to use in the field, so it was a no-brainer for all projects.”
— Andy Gerlach, Technical Services Manager
“I can’t believe a PlanGrid consultant will come out to the jobsite and train the foreman. This training allowed our internal staff to stay focused on our project tasks without needing to take time out of the day to train subcontractors.”
— Chelsea Kahle, Project Engineer
“You’re close to perfect. I can’t think of anything I’d change.”
Used on over one million projects around the world, PlanGrid is the first construction productivity software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to work and collaborate from anywhere.