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Signature Construction in Carmel, Indiana is a full-service construction management company founded in 1986 as a member of the Pedcor family of companies. Since its inception, Signature has helped develop and has constructed over 14,000 multi-family housing units in 11 states throughout the Midwest.

The challenge managers at Signature face is that their project teams are spread out over a wide area. Getting information and updates to teams in the field is a challenge for any construction management company, and Signature is no different.

Managing project teams, consultants, and sub-contractors is a timeconsuming task, and doing it in 11 states in the Midwest can impact project margins if not done efficiently.

Enter ishipdocs.

ishipdocs is a faster, more secure way to distribute large (up to 2 GB) files. ishipdocs is an easy-to-use cloud application that helps you avoid email bounces, server constraints and the headaches of maintaining outdated FTP technology. ishipdocs helps Signature Construction easily transmits large architectural and engineering drawings to their project teams much faster than the traditional “print local ship via courier” model.

According to Rich Shively, VP of Plant production at Signature, “ishipdocs helps us effectively manage sub-contractors in a huge way. It’s helps us shorten project schedules by getting drawing out to potential bidders much faster. It also helps speed up our estimating process.”

The high cost of overnight delivery of plans and addendums spurred Signature to look for a better way. Finding ishipdocs, from ARC, helped Signature become more agile on projects and save money.

ishipdocs is typically about 25% less than FedEx and UPS. So the benefits are many to a geographically dispersed company like Signature.

“We’ve stopped using FedEx and UPS,” Rich mentioned about the added benefits of ishipdocs, “and instead digitally ship plans, specs and construction documents exclusively with ishipdocs for local printing.”

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