BuildSite Announces New Free Tools for LEED®
LEED® submittals integrated into free software for construction
BuildSite announced enhancements to its free edition of BuildSite Submittals, now incorporating templates tied to LEED® green building certification program submittals. This free Software as a Service ("SaaS") offering allows for the creation of fully electronic LEED submittals as well as standard product submittals, backed by BuildSite's comprehensive construction product database. BuildSite staff was at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago to demo the software.
"To encourage contractors and architects to build submittals online, we are eliminating all barriers to giving BuildSite a try," said Ned Trainor, President of BuildSite. "Since releasing our free submittal software to the public, we have had hundreds of signups from all across the construction industry. It shows how valuable online submittals are for everyone from subcontractors to general contractors, architects to engineers."
BuildSite Submittals cuts down on the time and paperwork involved in construction product submittals. The software provides an online workspace in which users can select documents directly from the BuildSite database. Users create custom submittal packages in electronic form that can be emailed, printed, and made available online to the entire project team. Online templates for LEED submittals allow the user to convert quickly from a standard product submittal to a LEED submittal.
"BuildSite has most definitely streamlined our submittal process," said FloorSeal Technologies Lead Estimator, Dominic Wong. "I no longer have to come in on Saturdays to do submittal paperwork."
BuildSite's comprehensive database of product and technical information provides access to hundreds of manufacturers in one easily-searched location. Visitors to BuildSite who register for the Free Edition of BuildSite Submittals have the option to upgrade to the Professional and Enterprise Editions. These upgraded editions add additional file storage, knowledge sharing, and security to BuildSite Submittals.
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