Tag Archive: iOS

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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Dec 14 2015

Construct.pm delivers mobile project management

London-based Construct.pm provides some real-time messaging alongside its core mobile construction project management workflow tools, and offers far more than the usual snagging tools. With only a short time to spare to walk round the exhibitors at the Digital Construction Week show (post) in October, it made sense to arrange follow-up calls with some of …

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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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Aug 19 2015

Conject eyeing cost control future

With electronic document management increasingly commoditised, Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration specialist Conject believes the future will increasingly be about how businesses manage cost and programme information. In just about every part of the supply chain, differentiation has always been difficult in the hugely fragmented architecture, engineering and construction collaboration sector, and it is no different …

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Oct 21 2014

Going APE

Australia is fertile territory for mobile construction technology businesses. APE Mobile is a Perth, WA-based start-up automating contractors’ paperwork requirements. It’s a familiar story. Experienced construction professional wants to use a mobile device; tests some examples and finds none of them do what he thinks is necessary; decides to develop his own mobile software instead. …

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Oct 16 2014

Basestone 2.0 launched

Basestone’s new iOS mobile application features (it says) the market’s “most intuitive interface”, but in a busy market, integration matters as much if not more than interface design. After meeting Blue Ronin/Basestone‘s team in January 2014 (and at other events since then), I have kept an eye open for developments from the London-based startup. In …

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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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