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SfL+a Architects Improves Team Collaboration on Educational Projects

Raleigh firm uses Submittal Exchange to streamline submittal process.

CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that SfL+a Architects located in Raleigh, North Carolina recently selected Submittal Exchange to manage the submittal process and other construction documentation for their construction projects. With a focus on educational projects, SfL+a currently uses Submittal Exchange on half of their projects, and has plans to use the web-based software on more than 90 percent of their projects over the next year.

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"Using Submittal Exchange has fostered greater communications that flows more easily between all parties on our projects," said Jason Chang, Project Manager for Sfl+A. "For example, the contractor submits a section to a sub-consultant and that generates several triggers for their review and our release. It's because of these triggers, we have the opportunity to make final corrections or identify issues much earlier during construction."

"I see Submittal Exchange as a document processing nerve center. Working from a central location in the cloud prevents any single party from holding all the information. Anyone can grab what they need and when they need it. This fosters collaboration which leads to a more efficient team."

The Submittal Exchange® solution helps architects ensure their construction projects stay on budget and on schedule by streamlining communication and automating the approval process. Submittal Exchange connects the entire project team, including architects, engineers and contractors in a secure, online system, providing increased transparency, consistency and accountability, resulting in fewer delays and lower project costs.

"We often find that many architectural firms will start out using the Submittal Exchange solution on just a few of their projects. As they realize the benefits of increased collaboration and a completely streamlined construction administration process, they are quick to implement the system on their other projects," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation. "We're happy to have SfL+a experience these same benefits with Submittal Exchange today and down the road."

"During a pre-construction meeting for a district's elementary and high school project, we showed the General Contractor what Submittal Exchange could do. Even though the project had originally been contracted to use the traditional paper submittal process, they signed on immediately to have both projects use the software. In addition to increased collaboration, cost savings from not having to mail and print out items makes Submittal Exchange a no-brainer, said Chang."

SfL+a Architects 
SfL+a Architects was founded as a "service-oriented firm" in 1982. For thirty years that founding principle has not changed. SfL+a Architects creates aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and appropriate spaces for people to live, learn, work, play, pray and actually enjoy being. Our determination to provide architectural excellence through unsurpassed quality is driven by a commitment to communities and the people in them. SfL+a Architects is committed to becoming the nation's preeminent design company of high performance buildings. Whether it's through traditional or alternative delivery methods, SfL+a is determined to reduce the life-cycle costs for their clients by ensuring that every building we design dramatically reduces energy consumption. This comes through collaboration and that critical shared vision.

SfL+a Architects specializes in high performance building design and building construction. We have extensive experience in K12, Higher Education, Federal, Municipal and Urban markets. SfL+a Architects offices are located in Fayetteville, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC.
http://www.sfla.biz 

About Textura
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design, pre-qualification and bid management to submittals, field management, LEED® management and payment.

The Textura® collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com

Contact:
Lacey Faye Spang
Textura Corporation, Investor Relations
[email protected]  
847-943-3547

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