The submittal process can be confusing. When you start a construction project it’s important to establish the proper routing of documentation through the various project stakeholders. The best way to establish this is through a workflow document. What exactly is an Submittal Workflow and how can you put it to use on your project?
A submittal workflow is a document that outlines the process a document or set of documents (submittal) should follow during the project. It’s purpose is to provide clarification to the project team on how a document should flow throughout the various parties. The workflow outlines who is responsible and at what step for taking action.
A submittal workflow should be prepared at the start of a project with your project team and the project stakeholders. By establishing the process early you give time for people to get used to the process. This will help documents run through the project team more smoothly during the construction project, especially if problems arise.
Documents that are included in the submittal process include:
- Shop drawings
- Cut Sheets
- Material Samples
This submittal workflow template is based in Powerpoint but any modern day presentations software will allow it to be edited.
Manage your submittal Workflow more effectively with this construction template!