Tag Archive: FieldLens

May 19 2015

Plangrid gets $18m funding

San Francisco, California, US-based construction mobile solutions provider PlanGrid has raised $18 million in series A financing to help fuel its growth. As part of the investment deal, Sequoia Capital‘s Doug Leone has joined the PlanGrid board of directors. In its news release, co-founder and CEO of PlanGrid, Tracy Young says: “Despite significant gains driven by technology …

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Feb 03 2015

SaaS social support

Using social media for customer support is commonplace in many global corporations but old-school construction SaaS vendors lag behind new start-ups in its adoption. Use of social media for customer service has been on my mind a bit recently. Last week, I provided some Twitter training to CIOB branch administrators and one of the questions related to …

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Jan 09 2015

Latista adds mobile business intelligence

Latista says its BI toolset will help users quickly identify and resolve issues by highlighting key indicators and trends, and BIM seems to be firmly on the roadmap. I have mentioned US-based mobile construction solution provider Latista only occasionally since 2010, most recently in connection with its now parent Textura, who acquired the Virginia-based business in November …

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Dec 18 2014

Trimble launches mobile ProjectSight

Trimble targets the low-cost mobile construction project management sector in the US with a simplified version of its Prolog SaaS applications. Trimble’s push into the SaaS construction collaboration space has gathered momentum with the launch of a low-cost mobile project management service, Trimble ProjectSight, for iPad users Like most services in this space, it comprises two …

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Oct 04 2014

Should construction dump email?

FieldLens identifies the time-sink that is email and reopens discussion about the role of email in construction projects. “Should the construction industry dump email?” is the provocative title of a blog post by Kelly Lignos Ziv writing for New York-based mobile construction collaboration vendor FieldLens, and it returns to a topic I’ve discussed many times …

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Aug 01 2014

Avollio targets property asset managers

Elegantly designed to be easily intuitive to use, Avollio describes itself as an online property asset management and collaboration platform. It provides tools to: share, manage and improve properties to manage tenants, rentals and leased assets and coordinate building projects, and to collaborate with clients, colleagues, suppliers and contractors. In short, Avollio, created by a southwest …

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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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May 22 2014

CADBeam eyes mobile construction, adds scheduling

London-based, but French-accented, CADBEAM has a mobile-first approach that embraces construction programme management. The London tech startup community is internationally renowned and when Paris-based CADBEAM won a UK Trade & Industry entrepreneur competition providing funding to further develop its web and mobile construction technology, its two principles, engineers Laurent Biancardini and Alex Spieser had little hesitation in …

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May 19 2014

Plan2Finish marks new step for SmartBuilder

After four years of trying to crack the UK and Irish market with an Android-based construction defects management (aka ‘snagging’ or ‘punchlist’) application, Dublin-based Smartbuilder has launched a new Android application under a new name and website, Plan2Finish, and has also set up shop in the USA. On Friday it announced the launch of its …

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May 08 2014

FieldLens closes $8m funding round

US-based FieldLens gets funding boost to grow adoption of its social construction collaboration platform FieldLens, the New York City, US-based developer of a mobile field management tool for the construction industry, today announced that it had raised $8 million in capital in a Series A round led by Boston-based OpenView Venture Partners. The financing will …

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