Tag: Plangrid

Jun 20 2016

“Top 10 (US) Construction Apps”

Tsheets Top 10 Apps

In the UK at least, we are coming up to the time of year when some construction software vendors start thinking about the Construction Computing Awards (the so-called “Hammers”). As I wrote in July 2015, when last year’s call for nominations opened, I have long been a somewhat sceptical observer of this event, seeking greater clarity on the criteria …

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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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May 05 2015

Jobsite Unite: connecting site workers

Social, real-time approaches to construction collaboration have been tried several times. Jobsite Unite believes its mobile-based worker communication platform can complement AEC file-sharing systems. For a long time, construction collaboration technology (like email*) tended to be focused on the asynchronous exchange of project-related content – documents, drawings, forms, comments, photos, redlines, etc – generated by …

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Feb 03 2015

SaaS social support

Dellcares

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 logo

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

ProjectSight logo

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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Aug 01 2014

Avollio targets property asset managers

Ian Thompson (Avollio)

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

Plangrid Android drawing view

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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