Submittal preparation is an important step in the construction process. The submittal process helps to decrease the risk of incorrect installations, construction delays, and defects by giving architects and engineers the ability to verify that the correct products and quantities will be used. Submittal packages include all relevant documentation for products that would be used in a construction project so that project owners can assess whether a contractor’s bid will meet city codes, green building certifications, and aesthetic requirements.
The USG marketing team wanted to create a frictionless submittal builder experience that would help improve brand loyalty. Since USG products have a higher price point than most of their competitors, the Submittal Prep tool needed to be representative of a high-end brand.
USG.com is built on AEM, and has a catalogue with hundreds of different skews. The primary goal of the Submittal Prep App was to build a solution on an pre-existing AEM infrastructure that would allow users to seamlessly navigate an extensive product catalogue to find product documentation, aggregate it, and output it in one elegant PDF file they could immediately submit to their next potential project.