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Case Study: The University Of Iowa


  • Solved the following project communication efficiency challenges with Submittal Exchange:
    • Improved transparency to easily view project status
    • Improved collaboration between project team members
    • Improved accountability for all project team members
    • Created a standardized process for project team to follow

Use Case

  • Selected Submittal Exchange over the following project communication management methods:
    • Internal server-based system
  • Uses Submittal Exchange to manage > 75% of their project communications.


  • The design & construction team completes project communications 50-74% more efficiently with Submittal Exchange in comparison to management via a traditional paper process and online methods such as email and FTP.
  • On average, saves 6-20 hours per week on project communications when using Submittal Exchange.
  • Was able to increase efficiency for other construction process from using Submittal Exchange.


“Keeping all the deliverables in one place has increased efficiency for all team members so the focus can be on finishing the project within the quality requirements and schedule requirements. This eliminates the worry that a deliverable is being overlooked which could come back to become an unforeseen constraint.”

“There’s risk in not meeting all the quality requirements on a project. SE helps to ensure that through shop drawings and submittal review, the right equipment and products are installed per design.”


Brian Keating, Construction Manager, The University of Iowa

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Validated on Dec 18, 2013

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