ENGINEERING TECH

Bridgit and Touchplan Collaborate to Boost Productivity in the Construction Industry

Bridgit | July 27, 2021

Bridgit, a leading construction workforce intelligence technology company, and Touchplan, an award-winning collaborative construction planning software platform that digitizes collaboration, planning, tracking, and communication on the job site, announced today an exclusive partnership that will enable construction firms to better manage risk through a data-driven approach to project and workforce management.

Bridgit provides industry-leading workforce intelligence solutions designed from the ground up to meet the specific requirements of the construction industry. Contractors can use Bridgit Bench to develop and retain top talent, make informed bidding and hiring choices, and predict their project pipeline.

Touchplan has been trusted by the world's top building owners, developers, and contractors to optimize costs and deliver over $52 billion in construction project value since 2013. More than 40,000 construction professionals worldwide have used the Touchplan platform to plan and finish work faster, as well as track, analyze, and manage critical jobsite risk factors such as labor efficiency, supply chain and materials management, health and safety, and quality.

About Bridgit
Bridgit is a workforce intelligence company that specializes in the construction industry. Bridgit's mission is simple: to assist the construction sector in maximizing profitability by putting people first. Bridgit Workforce Intelligence converts workforce data into actionable insights that guide an organization's strategic and tactical business choices. Bridgit collaborates with industry leaders like Skanska, Balfour Beatty, and Ryan Companies, among others. Bridgit is a privately held company that has raised more than USD 15.7 million in equity investment from investors, including Autodesk, BDC Capital's Women in Technology Venture Fund, EDC, IAF, Salesforce Ventures, Sands Capital Ventures, and StandUp Ventures.

About Touchplan
Touchplan is a leading construction planning software that bridges the gap between the office and the field. It aspires to provide approachable, forward-thinking data and analytics solutions that transform construction into a more collaborative, transparent, and flexible process for all parties involved. Touchplan is firm in its stance that learning from data is the key to making the building process more efficient and, as a result, improving people's lives. Touchplan is the privately-owned MOCA Systems, Inc.'s technology solutions division.

Spotlight

It outlines the current state of play of Australian ConstructionTech and the construction sector more broadly, highlights the potential impact of digital solutions in the construction space, and models effective technology adoption. Finally, it provides recommendations that support productive and focused action to build the future of ConstructionTech in Australia. It is not intended to be a comprehensive view of all ConstructionTech activities and players.


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CONSTRUCTION

OFFLOADIT Offers a Solution to Connect Buyers and Sellers in the Construction Industry While Minimizing Waste

OFFLOADIT | February 03, 2022

OFFLOADIT (www.OFFLOADIT.com) is excited to announce the release of their new OFFLOADIT (OLI) App/Website, available for download from the App Store or on Google Play. This App brings together contractors who are looking to buy or sell their excess materials, machinery, and used equipment. Contractors can upload posts within a few minutes and manage all of their listings — all within the easy-to-use OFFLOADIT App! OFFLOADIT is excited to offer an innovative solution to the construction industry's problem with waste. Their mobile app and web platform streamline the process of getting rid of surplus materials from their jobsites and yards, making it easier for contractors and builders to reduce their environmental impact. OFFLOADIT is committed to helping companies become more sustainable, and they are proud to offer this valuable service to their users. With their easy-to-use app and website platform, contractors can save time and money while also doing their part in protecting our planet. Using the OFFLOADIT App, contractors can list items quickly and easily manage their posts and chat with the buyers to sell any excess materials from their construction site. Currently, the construction industry is responsible for a staggering 30% of landfill waste. With the help of the OFFLOADIT app, contractors can buy and sell their extra materials, machinery, and used equipment, significantly cutting down on the waste brought to landfills across the country. Download the OFFLOADIT app from the App Store or find it on Google Play. (www.OFFLOADIT.com) OFFLOADIT was founded in 2020 by contractors who wanted a fast, efficient, and reliable way to buy and sell construction materials and equipment while reducing the amount of waste produced on a construction site. The app relies on suppliers, vendors, and contractors that want to "OFFLOAD" their excess supplies upon completion of their projects. The easy-to-use interface allows you to filter through listings based on brand, price, location, industry, and more. OFFLOADIT's founder, Steve Silva, discovered that the statistics on construction industry waste are staggering: Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) accounts for up to 30% of landfill volume. In 2013, an estimated 136 million tons of C&D were generated in the U.S. Of this total over 87 million tons consisted of scrap building materials and other reusable items. Surplus or left-over materials from construction sites have value, even if they are no longer needed on a particular job site. With the help of OFFLOADIT, contractors and builders can sell their excess materials and reuse things like lumber, drywall, pipe, concrete, electrical, and masonry for reuse by others. About OFFLOADIT OFFLOADIT is a green business that wants to help contribute to a sustainable future for generations indefinitely. The company offers all types of useful tools that help reduce landfill volume; their focus is on making recycling easier for anyone who works in the construction industry. To start using the OFFLOADIT app for yourself, download it from the App Store, find it on Google Play, or visit www.OFFLOADIT.com today.

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CONSTRUCTION

RedTeam enhances growing suite of construction solutions with Paskr acquisition

RedTeam | March 16, 2022

RedTeam, a leading construction management platform provider for mid-size to enterprise-level firms, announces the acquisition of cloud-based construction management solution Paskr. The acquisition enhances RedTeam's continuing mission to deliver a comprehensive suite of premier technology solutions for commercial construction contractors of all sizes. "Both RedTeam and Paskr are driven by a commitment to providing solutions based on the real-life experiences of contractors and their teams, Paskr is designed specifically to help small to mid-size companies increase efficiency and productivity, so it's a powerful complement to RedTeam's existing platform. Incorporating Paskr into our growing inventory reflects RedTeam's strategy to offer one of the industry's leading suites of integrated software solutions." Jim Atkinson, CEO of RedTeam RedTeam's complete cloud-based solution enables commercial construction teams to collaborate effectively throughout all stages of a project, from business development and pre-construction to closeout. Paskr's construction management solution offers small to mid-size contractors an accessible platform with built-in, repeatable processes to reduce risk,increase oversight, and deliver more predictable project outcomes. The Paskr agreement follows RedTeam's 2020 acquisition of Fieldlens, a mobile plan markup tool for contractors that provides visibility and communication throughout the entire project chain. The full RedTeam catalog of applications now includes products ranging from field-management software to enterprise-level workflow and management solutions. RedTeam's trusted investment partners Braemont Capital and JettyCove supported the Paskr acquisition with a recapitalization that bolsters RedTeam's growth strategy and boosts continuing innovation among the company's products. "RedTeam's investment in Paskr enhances each company's strength and allows us to deliver powerful results and value to our customers," said Pat Whelan, founder and CEO of Paskr. "RedTeam and Paskr share the same mission, to help commercial contractors solve real-life challenges. Combing resources presents an outstanding opportunity for us to elevate productivity and efficiency as we work together to meet the needs of our customers." RedTeam was recently included in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States, with 160% growth over three years. More than a thousand general contractors and several hundred thousand users have managed a collective $25 billion of commercial construction work with RedTeam. For more information, visit https://www.redteam.com. About RedTeam Software RedTeam Software offers the most comprehensive cloud-based solution for construction project and accounting management. With intuitive social design interface and real-time updates, RedTeam enables construction and accounting teams to collaborate effectively online at all stages of a project from business development and pre-construction to closeout. About Paskr Paskr is a cloud-based construction management solution built for every member of your construction team to bid, build, and track great projects. Paskr brings efficiency, visibility, and accountability by streamlining back office and field operations. Users are able to access all project related information through any web connected mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop.

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PRODUCTS

Southland Industries Completes Merger and Brand Consolidation of Portland-Based Subsidiaries

Southland | January 04, 2022

Southland Industries announced the completion of a brand consolidation with its Portland, OR based subsidiaries TCM Corp. and Envise Northwest.This completes the first phase of Southland’s plan to consolidate all brands to Southland Industries by January 2023. As one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems firms, this unification aligns with Southland’s strategy to provide fully integrated building lifecycle solutions under one brand. This unification will also enhance Southland’s ability to leverage its combined expertise and capabilities across their various regional businesses in order to provide superior value and greater services to their clients and partners. “This unification is an exciting time for our customers and employees,This consolidation of brands better represents the way we actually do work today. An increasing amount of our work is with clients that operate in multiple geographic regions, so this should remove any potential confusion for them and make it easier for them to engage us and access our vast companywide resources and capabilities.” -Ted Lynch, Ph.D., CEO of Southland Industries. For our people, the integration will help drive enhanced collaboration across our organization,” said Lynch. “And, as we continue to expand our geographic reach and capabilities, our employees will have additional career growth opportunities. Dan Heichelbech will continue to lead Southland as the Northwest Division Leader serving clients in Oregon, Washington, and surrounding markets. “We are excited for the growth and opportunities this new chapter will bring,” said Heichelbech. “We also look forward to providing our customers with the exceptional service they have become accustomedto, in addition to the strengthened capabilities this merger will provide. About Southland Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts that provides innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the engineering, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, and automation and controls systems as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Through innovation and collaboration, Southland paves the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency by improving the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit southlandind.com.

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MARKET

Kier Invests in Procore to Support Its Digital-first Ambitions

Kier | April 08, 2022

Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of construction management software, announced that Kier Group Plc, the major UK construction and infrastructure services company, has selected its enterprise-ready platform solution to enhance and standardise operations across its construction business and projects. This agreement will support Kier’s ambitions to be a digital-first business. As a leading regional builder in the UK, Kier Construction delivers some 200 projects each year for public sector and blue-chip clients. Kier has chosen Procore as its field and quality management solution to take its success to the next-level and operate in the most effective and collaborative way possible with all its stakeholders - from clients to subcontractors. Procore’s ease of use and range of integrations, alongside its ability to consolidate point solutions and create efficiencies for everyone on a single platform, will provide Kier with greater visibility across its projects - ensuring consistency, enhancing quality and supporting sustainable working practices. The high-level of transparency Kier will gain also allows the company’s data to be redelivered as intelligent insight which can drive improvements in everything from project progress, to supply chain developments as well as safety and performance. We have bold ambitions to revolutionise digital practices within the construction industry and our partnership with Procore is integral to supporting our aims as part of our project delivery. The platform is easy to use and provides consistency which is vital as we deliver on our purpose and provide high-quality projects for our customers,” states Louisa Finlay, director of clients & markets for Kier Construction. “Working smarter isn't just about using technology, it’s about amplifying a company’s mission and values. It’s a privilege to partner with Kier and support their social and environmental impact goals. By connecting the field to the office and all stakeholders, Procore’s enterprise-ready solution, built by and for the construction industry, is very proud to welcome Kier into our portfolio of customers in EMEA. The company is now one of our largest customers in-region.” -Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, VP of EMEA at Procore About Procore Procore is a leading global provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Procore’s platform connects key project stakeholders to solutions Procore has built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with Procore’s platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe. Learn more at https://www.procore.com/en-gb. About Kier Kier’s purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK. We are a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services and committed to delivering for communities and leaving lasting legacies through our work.At the core of our project delivery is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods, innovations and technology to ensure we offer the best value for our clients.

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Spotlight

It outlines the current state of play of Australian ConstructionTech and the construction sector more broadly, highlights the potential impact of digital solutions in the construction space, and models effective technology adoption. Finally, it provides recommendations that support productive and focused action to build the future of ConstructionTech in Australia. It is not intended to be a comprehensive view of all ConstructionTech activities and players.

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