It amazes me how many of our clients still require wet signed contract documents for their records. In my email today I received” Please send me the original signed copy” for a new contract from a large private Engineering firm. What happened to going paperless? The federal government and virtually every state now provide that the use of E-signatures is valid with the equivalent force and value of a traditional or “wet” signature. At EADOC not only does our application provide the tools for clients to go paperless in managing their capital projects we also strive as a company to be as paperless as possible. The EADOC construction management application can completely eliminate paper from the construction management process. We have many clients that have gone paperless on their projects resulting in substantial cost savings. Given the lack of efficiency improvements in the construction industry over the last ten years this is one area that we need to focus on. Eliminating paper will also provide project teams with immediate cost savings. For your new years resolutions consider going paperless or working with your company to accept electronically signed documents and help move the construction industry forward.