PCL chooses cloud-based STACK as preconstruction partner

PCL says the cloud-based tool allows for better collaboration during the quantity takeoff process.

PCL crews fly a drone on site. – PCL Construction

Key Takeaways:

  • STACK Construction Technologies was chosen for its platform’s data availability, cloud collaboration, data security, and integration capabilities.
  • STACK also features an open API to help streamline workflow.
  • The Ohio-based tech company was created by a former roofing contractor who also helped create construction data company ConstructConnect.

The Whole Story:

PCL Construction has chosen STACK Construction Technologies to optimize its preconstruction process. 

PCL officials stated their team connected with STACK after they recognized a more powerful preconstruction solution was needed to support their continued growth and profitability.

“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, cloud-based construction platform. “STACK is one of the most intuitive and collaborative preconstruction platforms in existence today. We’re thrilled to be able to offer STACK’s open API to help streamline the PCL workflow in a way that no other solutions on the market can.”

PCL said it chose STACK based on the platform’s data availability, cloud collaboration, data security, and integration capabilities. They added that STACK is streamlining the preconstruction processes with its innovative and hyper-accurate takeoff feature that enhances 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 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 STACK’s open API, PCL is able to easily integrate their existing workflow to produce better estimating data. STACK explained that PCL will have unparalleled flexibility and accessible data, increasing the precision of estimates, minimizing manual processes, and supporting better-informed decision-making. With over 30 offices across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean, STACK will also further empower PCL’s team collaboration.

“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.”


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