STACK Construction Technologies, a cloud-based construction platform, announced on September 27 that it had entered into a strategic partnership with PCL Construction, an $8 billion global general contracting firm, to optimize PCL’s preconstruction process. 

PCL, a consortium of independent general contracting companies based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with operations in the United States, the Caribbean and Australia, supports projects from small renovations to major sports complexes.  

“As we broaden our capabilities and move further into the [general contracting] space, this partnership validates that STACK is a serious player in construction technology,” said Phil Ogilby, CEO and co-founder of STACK, in a news release announcing the PCL partnership. 

“STACK is one of the most intuitive and collaborative preconstruction platforms in existence today,” Ogilby added. “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.”

According to the announcement, PCL chose STACK based on the platform’s data availability, cloud collaboration, data security, and integration capabilities. PCL says it is streamlining its preconstruction processes with STACK’s takeoff feature, enhancing its 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, Alberta, Canada. “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.” 

PCL said that by leveraging STACK's open API, the company can “…seamlessly integrate [its] existing workflow to produce [higher quality] estimating data.” Through STACK’s cloud-based platform, PCL said it will have “…unparalleled flexibility and accessible data, increasing the precision of estimates, minimizing manual processes, and supporting better-informed decision-making.” With more than 30 offices across two continents and the Caribbean, STACK will facilitate 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,” Sundquist added. “This cloud-first approach aligns with our overall technology strategy, driving both technology and business efficiencies.”

PCL-San Diego Airport International Arrivals Terminal.jpgThe International Arrivals Terminal at San Diego International Airport is one of many large-scale urban projects undertaken by PCL Construction.

PCL is consistently a member of Engineering News-Record’s ‘Top 15’ List. Its fingerprints have touched projects ranging from San Diego Airport’s International Arrivals Terminal to Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles BMO stadium, among other large-scale urban infrastructure projects. 

“PCL has not only recognized us for our comprehensive, hyper-accurate takeoff solution, they’ve also recognized how we partner with them throughout the entire process,” said Raymond DeZenzo, CFO of STACK. “STACK is a true partner; we are dedicated to understanding the unique needs and challenges of each project undertaken by PCL and then tailoring development, training, and support to ensure that our solution seamlessly integrates into PCL's existing business process.”

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