Tag Archive: Android

Jun 21 2016

TIM: The Inspection Manager

Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). As a result, over the past 10 years, and particularly since the 2007 advent of the iPhone and …

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Apr 29 2016

Infrakit: where BIM meets geospatial

Infrakit is particularly aimed at digital collaboration on infrastructure projects, with strong BIM and geospatial integrations. Keeping an eye and ear open for new SaaS construction software startups, I was pleased to hear from Helsinki, Finland-based startup Infrakit, particularly as it has strong relevance to the civil engineering sector, and also because of its focus on …

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Apr 26 2016

Go-Cam founder responds

Last month, I wrote a blog post about the Go-Cam video snagging app. After giving it a quick test on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Android smartphone, I identified various issues with the service – to which the founder of Go-Cam, Tod Yeadon, has responded: Preventing disputes with Go-Cam Video Reporting As the founder of Go-Cam …

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Dec 09 2015

Zutec: desktop, mobile and even the “internet of things”

Ireland’s Zutec, through its focus on commissioning and handover has built a strong position in the megaprojects market, and is looking to expand further. Dublin, Ireland-based mobile construction technology provider Zutec exhibited at two London events I recently attended: the Digital Construction Week show in October (post) and Construct IT for Business’s “Future of BIM” …

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Dec 07 2015

Augment – use AR to present your buildings

According to Augment, augmented reality (AR) on a tablet device is the ideal tool for architects to present their building ideas and collaborate with clients and other team members, and for property developers to let or sell the finished buildings to tenants or buyers (architecture and construction is just one market the company is targeting). …

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Nov 18 2015

Notes from Viewpoint’s Field View user day

The Field View user conference in London has provided some useful updates on Viewpoint’s mobile development plans. 13:00 GMT – Viewpoint For Projects (formerly 4Projects) has been growing strongly in terms of users during 2015, adding 5,900 users/month, EMEA managing director Alun Baker told the last* user conference for Field View (formerly Priority1, acquired by …

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Sep 11 2014

VFA enters UK SaaS asset management market

Capturing and analysing data about existing built assets is being enabled by mobile and SaaS technologies. VFA is now competing in the UK market. While much of the UK debate about building information modelling has been about accommodating the varying needs of people involved in the design and construction phases of an asset’s lifecycle, only …

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Jun 27 2014

Procore launches free mobile drawing management app

California, US-based SaaS construction application provider Procore Technologies has launched a free iOS and Android mobile drawing management application. CurrentSet by Procore helps ensure project teams work off the latest drawings, not outdated versions. CurrentSet also helps users view, mark up and share plans across devices: iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and laptop or desktop computers. Offline work is automatically synced and updated when …

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Jun 18 2014

Plangrid pushes simplicity

San-Francisco-based Plangrid is targeting the simple mobile plan-sharing needs of site-based staff, but expanding functionality. Another player in the mobile construction collaboration market in the US is San Francisco, California-based Plangrid. I received an email late last month from PlanGrid’s chief technology officer Ralph Gootee (a former Pixar Animation Studios software engineer) telling me about the …

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Jun 06 2014

Corecon releases iOS app

Four months after releasing an Android app (post), California-based web-based construction software provider Corecon Technologies has released Corecon Mobile for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. enabling mobile access for iOS users to Corecon V7 online estimating, project management and job cost suite. Field staff can take progress photos, update checklist or punchlist items or import contacts directly from …

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