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How PCM uses PlanGrid to finish on time, under budget

PCM is a Sydney-based construction company who specialises in the construction of prestigious, architecturally designed homes. For PCM, reliable service is of utmost importance to ensure projects are completed to the desired quality while adhering to both the project budget and schedule.


Project savings from using PlanGrid


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The Problem

Working with legacy systems created inefficiencies and errors for the PCM team. For years, their project teams managed drawings through Dropbox and each PDF of the plan set had to be individually uploaded and shared. Since this process to access and collaborate was cumbersome and not optimised for a mobile experience, teams created workarounds for the limitations of their software tools. As a result, there were redundancies, inefficiencies and costly rework resulting from the errors.

“After seeing PlanGrid’s ease of use, there was no question of going elsewhere”

Ryan Shepherd

Director of Construction

The Solution: Finding the right fit with a field-friendly solution

The technology solution needed to meet two criteria. First, it needed to be adopted by everyone from architects to the contractors in the field. Because many PCM employees were not tech savvy, this meant that the solution had to be easy and intuitive to use.

Second, to fully connect the field and office, PlanGrid needed to have integrations with their project management and accounting software, Jonas Premier.

PlanGrid met both of those criteria and was piloted on PCM's Lavender Bay project. The field team was impressed with the quick ramp-up time and smooth transition onto PlanGrid. It was a huge success.

Results: Improving efficiency by running on PlanGrid

For the first time in years, the project teams at PCM have fully adopted one technological solution. PlanGrid is the single source of truth that the whole team can collaborate on. Ryan explains. “With PlanGrid, our teams are more efficient because they can access data at all times and better manage projects through the integration with Jonas Premier.” After implementing PlanGrid, PCM saw significant saving to the project budget and improved schedule adherence.

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