Chandos Taps Hoylu to Get Canmore Project Back on Track

The Challenge

The Chandos Canmore project was two months behind schedule, incurring $500 per day in damages. They were using a paper-based system for pull planning, which was time-consuming and inefficient.

The Solution

Canadian-based Chandos decided to try Hoylu for Construction, a cloud-based pull planning tool. Hoylu is simple to use and it can be accessed from anywhere. This made it ideal for Chandos, which has a workforce that is spread out across multiple locations.

The Outcome

After two pull planning sessions in Hoylu, the Godland project is back on schedule.


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada



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Chandos is one of North America’s most collaborative and innovative commercial builders. They provide construction management, integrated project delivery, design-build, and general contracting services to the Canadian market. Chandos is 100% employee owned and the first and largest B Corp Certified commercial builder in North America.   

Construction projects are complex and demanding. They typically involve a large number of people and organizations, each with their own unique goals and objectives. They’re subject to a variety of external factors, such as weather, regulations, and market conditions. And are often high-risk, with the potential for significant financial losses if things go wrong. 

Balancing these high stakes calls for the right tool to plan and manage the complexity. Canadian construction company Chandos Construction is no stranger to the high stakes of construction projects. As a leader in construction management, integrated project delivery, design-build, and general contracting, Chandos invests in innovative software to help them improve their efficiency and productivity. 

One of the tools that Chandos uses is Hoylu for Construction. Hoylu is cloud-based pull planning software that has helped Chandos: 

  • Increase efficiency: Hoylu has helped Chandos save time and money by streamlining and digitizing their pull planning process. 
  • Improve accuracy: Hoylu has helped Chandos improve the accuracy of their pull planning by providing real-time data and insights. 
  • Ease remote capabilities: Hoylu has given Chandos the ability to pull plan remotely, which has been a huge benefit. 

Chandos & Hoylu in Action

When Chandos General Superintendent John Kyle realized one of his projects was falling behind schedule, he brought in Hoylu. The project is a 2-building condo development in Canmore, Alberta. Delays, including team transitions, weather, and a complex scope of work, set the team behind. 

“It was a huge amount of detail and to phase it correctly to be the most efficient, we really had to work out a lot of details.

 “The collaboration that Hoylu offers really allows us to maximize the flow of work, maximize production from every trade, and get back on track. The end result is a clear road map that everyone can look at, agree to, and be accountable.”

—John Kyle | Superintendent | Chandos

Within three weeks of using Hoylu, the team was able to regain two months on the schedule by reorganizing, sitting down with trades, and effectively pull planning. 

Features That Make a Difference

Here are some of the ways that Hoylu makes it easier for Chandos to manage their projects: 

  • Easier to keep track of changes to the plan: Hoylu provides a central location where all project plans are stored. This makes it easy for everyone involved in the project to see the latest version of the plan and make changes as needed. 
  • Easier to use: Hoylu was developed by construction industry experts for the industry. The platform features a simple interface that everyone will understand and be able to use.  
  • Easier to track progress and identify potential problems: Hoylu provides real-time data on project progress. This data can be used to identify potential problems early on and take corrective action before they cause delays or cost overruns.
  • Easier to collaborate with staff and trades: Hoylu provides a platform for everyone to collaborate on projects. This can help to improve communication and coordination, which can lead to smoother project execution. 
  • Easier to make changes to the plan quickly: Hoylu makes it easy to make changes to the project plan. This can be done quickly and easily without disrupting the project schedule.

More About Hoylu

Overall, Hoylu has been a valuable tool for Chandos. It has helped them to be more efficient, effective, and innovative in planning and managing the project. 

Hoylu for Construction is a comprehensive project management solution that addresses the specific needs of the construction industry. It offers a range of features, including real-time collaboration, automatic updates, visual project planning, and team communication. With Hoylu, construction teams can plan, execute, and manage projects more efficiently, reduce the risk of errors, and stay connected and informed about project changes. 

As cloud-based software, Hoylu is easy to use and accessible from anywhere, making it an essential tool for construction professionals looking to streamline workflows and improve project outcomes. 

Interested? Contact us for more information. 


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