New Clamshell™ Software Streamlines Project Accounting Processes
Santa Clarita, CA – One of southern California’s largest general contractors, AMG & Associates, has launched Clamshell™, a new project accounting software for general contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry.
“Introducing Clamshell to the construction industry is an exciting step forward for the AMG and Clamshell teams, and fulfills a strategic goal of diversification for our company,” says Albert Giacomazzi, President of AMG & Associates and Clamshell. “The use of Clamshell has brought about radical improvements in AMG’s project accounting processes, resulting in positive financial outcomes. We expect new adopters of Clamshell will experience the same benefits.”
Clamshell is a cloud-based application that simplifies project accounting for general contractors, sub-contractors, and design professionals. The software can quickly generate AIA and 702/703 forms, progress billings and payments, real-time margin reports, and assist with identifying project issues while providing field and office staff access to real-time data, any time from anywhere, and includes features that prevent users from overwriting team data.
Luke Brody, UC Berkeley grad and lead developer of Clamshell, explained the application was a collaborative effort. “While performing IT work with the team at AMG, I realized that some project applications left gaps in the process which resulted in human input error and needless additional labor hours. After extensive research and collaboration with the AMG team, we put a team of software engineers to work to produce Clamshell,” says Brody.
General contractors and subcontractors can test drive Clamshell free of charge for the entirety of their first project. Clamshell is also offering account set-up and white-glove customer service to early adopters of Clamshell for a limited time.
About AMG & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 2005 by Albert M. Giacomazzi, AMG & Associates, Inc. has completed more than $800 million in public and private work over 16 years as a general contractor. Headquartered in Santa Clarita, California, the company serves California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas, providing preconstruction services, construction management, lease-leaseback, design-build, design-bid-build, general contracting, and providing general engineering services to the private and public works markets. In 2021 AMG began construction on its largest awarded project to date: a $45 million Fine Arts Complex for the Allan Hancock Community College District in Santa Maria.
About Clamshell, LLC
Clamshell is a software application project developed in 2019 to help general contractors and subcontractors with their project accounting processes. Clamshell is cloud-based and available on any web browser. Clamshell currently manages over $140 million worth of construction projects.