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Construction technology keeps getting better. “Anyone can do it” creation of augmented reality training materials is possible with WorkLink. General contractors can simplify invitations to bid with SmartBidNet and PlansforLess.com. A cool video demonstrates Procore software using MS Hololens.


iAuditor App has 60,000 Inspection Templates for Workplace Safety
SafetyCulture iAuditorSafetyCulture iAuditor mobile app for iOS and Android offers users more than 60,000 inspection templates in its public library and enables real-time reporting of potential hazards from anywhere in the field. By syncing with the SafetyCulture platform, data from audits conducted with SafetyCulture iAuditor can be collected and analyzed at a high level to track and visualize performance across the entire business in order to improve overall safety and efficiency in the workplace.


FieldPulse Business Management Software Streamlines Service Business Operations
App Versions (PRNewsFoto/Flicent Inc.) 

Flicent Inc.’s commercial release of FieldPulse, a multi-platform business management software solution puts modern tools with realtime information in the hands of service businesses. Businesses can schedule customer jobs, dispatch team members and send out invoices via phone or computer browser.

Create AR Training Materials with WorkLink Smart Instruction Creation Platform
WorklinkWorkLink from Scope AR is a smart instruction creation tool that enables non-technical staff to produce highly interactive augmented reality (AR) instruction and training materials within a complete platform for data generation, feedback and analytics. WorkLink’s “smart” step-by-step instructions or training content can leverage AR to digitize visual instructions, highlight components and create animated graphics to show actions and instructions in process overlaid on top of reality so the viewer has the most precise demonstrations possible. The platform captures metadata, videos, images, annotations, checklist verifications and measurements for accountability that a job or task was done correctly and finished modules can be published in real time, giving employees access to the most current essential work instructions.

Partnerships and Acquisitions

SmartBidNet.com and Plans4Less.com Partner to Improve Speed and Collaboration
Reprographics pioneer Plans4Less.com and SmartBidNet® “invitation to bid” software for general contractors and subcontractors have integrated solutions to improve the preconstruction process. With SmartBidNet, a project, bid or preconstruction manager sends, receives and monitors invitations to bid and files and displays project details for subcontractors, publishes public projects, manages due dates and deadlines, tracks bid invitations and sends emails to all parties. SmartBidNet by JBKnowledge users can simplify their bid process with Plans4Less.com and project managers can turn digital documents into large-format prints, delivered within 24 hours thanks to Burke’s national network of reprographics partners in large cities.

Video & Cool Stuff

Microsoft Hololens with Procore Construction Software RFI Prototype
Check out this cool video of a prototype of Procore running on MSFT HoloLens.

Report Addresses IoT for Commercial Real Estate
Deloitte IoT ReportA Deloitte University Press report on IoT for the commercial real estate industry, “Smart buildings: How IoT technology aims to add value for real estate companies, discusses how CRE companies can use information-based applications to build relationships with customers and strengthen tenant engagement. The Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled building management systems (BMS) can make building performance more efficient and use sensor-generated data to enhance building user experiences, giving owners an opportunity to have direct conversations and relationships with building users, such as sensors in shopping malls that help owners connect directly and offer services to end customers. The interactive infographic offers additional information on IoT service innovations for tenants and their customers, customizable by property type.

Zack Academy Launches Career-Oriented Online training Marketplace
Zack Academy’s website offers visitors thousands of face-to-face and online courses from a wide variety of third-party instructors and training companies, including business practices, computer training, construction trade, energy efficiency training, environmental sciences, hazardous materials, cleaning/restoration/water damage, stormwater and water management and more. Courses are offered by leading training providers, including National Seminars Training, Everblue and Green Education Services.

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