Modernization in wheels: The imperative errand of automotive

ELE Times | March 21, 2020

Modern world has witnessed massive amount of changes in infrastructure as well as methods of automotive. In today’s world, the automotive sector is at a very efficient stage. With consumer interest and demand growing rapidly from the past so many years, it is equally evident that mankind is phenomenally dependent on automobiles for its daily devoir. The rapid growth of automotive in all sectors of life has equally benefitted the market and its growth. With the implementation of electronics, sensors and advanced technology in the automotive industry on a larger scale, the consumer demand has reached astounding heights and is still on a higher scale. When comparing the automotive sector of the past with the present, it is highly evident that the traditional automobile world was full of mechanical applications contrary to the recent times which includes a lot more effort of electronics and technology implied in it. We might gracefully appreciate it in the areas of security, infotainment, efficient driving and sensor technology, the systems in today’s automotive sector has become a major criteria in selecting a vehicle for consumer needs. Different technologies are implemented in today’s smart vehicle so as to meet the growing consumer expectations all around the globe.

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RedTeam Announces Integration with Sage Intacct

RedTeam | August 16, 2022

RedTeam, a leading construction management software platform provider, is pleased to announce an integration partnership with Sage Intacct, the market leader for cloud-based integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems. RedTeam has partnered with Sage for many years, supporting contractors throughout North America using Sage 100 Contractor and Sage 300 CRE. Integration with Sage Intacct and designation as a Sage Marketplace Partner enables RedTeam to serve the Sage user community better and expand its presence in the market with a superior combined offering - RedTeam and Sage. RedTeam complements traditional accounting solutions by tracking every aspect of the creation, negotiation, and execution of contractual agreements, then archiving complete sets of documents along with comprehensive digital audit trails for each. RedTeam engages every member of construction business organizations — field, front office, back office — with enterprise-wide workflows to facilitate broad situational awareness, support data-driven decision-making, and ensure optimal operating efficiency. "It's not all about the office or the field. Our contracting roots taught us that teams must be in sync. Connecting the entire team is RedTeam's strength." -Michael Wright, founder, RedTeam. RedTeam and Sage worked closely to deliver integrations with all three of Sage's construction accounting solutions, designed to leverage the unique functionality of each. "We are excited about our expanded partnership with RedTeam and the new integration capabilities, as it enables our customers to utilize RedTeam's best-in-class features for creating and managing contracts and commitments," said Dustin Stephens, Vice President of Construction and Real Estate at Sage. The new integration facilitates interoperability allowing Sage users to choose the accounting platform that best meets their current business needs while providing flexibility to adapt to future demands without the risk of disrupting jobs in progress. "RedTeam and Sage's commitment is to deliver real-world solutions for their clients, RedTeam's comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions delivers the powerful tools general contractors need to enhance efficiency and collaboration throughout all project stages. Supporting project teams with the right information at the right time is essential to drive successful project outcomes and protect profits. RedTeam's integration with Sage Intacct is a critical step to make a meaningful impact on the people who create our built environment." -Jim Atkinson, CEO of RedTeam. RedTeam's suite of construction solutions features products ranging from field-management software to enterprise-level workflow and management solutions. RedTeam appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States in 2020 and 2021. Over 1,000 general contractors and over 100,000 users manage a collective $25 billion of commercial construction work with RedTeam. About RedTeam: RedTeam is committed to construction management excellence. We built our software from hands-on experience to help contractors face the day-to-day challenges of commercial construction. RedTeam clients experience seamless management of projects on and off the field with real-time collaboration, expedited contracting, compliance, and change management. RedTeam is construction management software built by contractors who understand construction.

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Planon launches comprehensive package to deliver an exceptional and engaging workplace experience to building users

Planon | July 01, 2022

Planon, the leading global provider of smart sustainable building management software, today announced the launch of Planon Workplace Edition. Planon Workplace Edition allows organisations to modernise and improve their workplace management quickly and securely with the option to upgrade to the full Planon Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) suite later. Planon Workplace Edition is a plug-and-play, cloud-based software solution. It is composed of fully integrated modules underpinned by smart IoT technology: Planon Workplace Insights and Planon Workplace Engagement. Planon Workplace Insights - the foundation for Planon Workplace Engagement - displays analysed information captured from IoT sensors (occupancy, utilisation, people flow and indoor air quality measurements). This information supports workplace strategists and facilities managers in making the right decisions to create engaging and productive workplaces. The newest module, Planon Workplace Engagement, adds space and services management processes on top of that. In addition, a mobile app and other workplace engagement interfaces for the building user, including room booking panels and kiosks, enhance the workplace experience and build business resilience. "With Planon Workplace Edition, organisations are able to use spaces in a cost-effective and sustainable way while improving the wellbeing and productivity of their building users, It supports workplace professionals in ensuring a safe and healthy environment, and a great experience for building users." -Pierre Guelen, Planon's founder and CEO. About Planon- Planon is the leading global provider of Smart Sustainable Building Management software that connects buildings, people and processes. By eliminating data silos and aligning solutions into one shared information platform, Planon provides all building stakeholders with actionable and meaningful insights. Independent market research and consulting firms have consistently rated Planon as a global leader in the market. Planon has implemented its comprehensive solutions for more than 2,500 clients, supported by offices and partners around the world.

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Foresite Technology Solutions Partners with Building Media Inc. to Expand Digital Training for Construction Labor Force

Foresite | September 07, 2022

Foresite Technology Solutions, LLC, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, today announced a partnership with Building Media Inc., a company established to improve education opportunities for the construction community. With increased access to intuitive training materials, Foresite further distances themselves from their competition. Tradespeople are frequently faced with conflict or issues that prevent project completion in a timely manner, impacting the overall cost of a job, increasing the risk of injury or error, and missing opportunities for these professionals to feel autonomy in their work. The ability to continuously develop skills is essential and leads to better retention rates and more prosperous career opportunities down the road. Foresite solves some of the biggest challenges builders and trade contractors face, including increasing productivity, safety, and efficiency at the jobsite, while supporting upskilling of the labor force with learning in the flow of work. With the integration of BMI material, Foresite provides content pushed directly to the mobile devices of professionals on the job site, a rare capability in the industry. Not only is the content available in real time, it is tailored to specific, scheduled tasks on that day. "We are striving to elevate the construction tradesperson, drawing in a diverse, passionate group of individuals that will continue to innovate, inspire, and strengthen the industry, This partnership furthers our mission by providing a curated library of construction knowledge, helping to draw the next generation of industry talent, upskill the current workforce, and provide learning paths to accelerate career development. Users will be able to access the content they need, when and where they need it, developing their craft, and continuing their journey towards mastery." -John Gillett, CEO of Foresite. Over the past two decades, BMI has developed sophisticated and customized e-learning software solutions and continuing education courses, training hundreds of thousands of design and trade professionals. Their technological expertise enables them to provide clients with exceptional multimedia experiences that enhance learning and retention on a global, national, and targeted regional level. "This partnership is truly unique, Creating just-in-time training delivered to the trade professionals when and where they need it is a huge step for our industry. Building Media is proud to be a part of this cutting edge program to help educate the trades and drive efficiencies." -Darren Harris, President of Building Media, Inc. The team at BMI has developed and delivered thousands of hours of instructionally designed curriculum for architects, designers, engineers, contractors, commercial building owners, operators, and facility managers, among others. They offer the expertise and specialization needed to fulfill the promise and mission of Foresite in order to continue to set the industry standard for evolving commodity workers to career professional. About Foresite: Foresite is an innovative and transformative construction platform built on 25 years of intellectual property and industry knowledge. The platform provides intelligent gross margin management for field operations, serving builders, trade contractors, manufacturers, and insurers, in addition to unprecedented control over critical operational processes. Users access preconfigured content-based solutions such as workforce efficiency & productivity, job site logistics, project safety, quality control, and regulatory compliance, rapidly driving process optimization at the jobsite. About BMI: Building Media Inc. is a developer of innovative online learning management programs and e-Learning courseware built exclusively for the construction community. Since 2000, BMI has provided distance education to the entire construction community including: architects, engineers, contractors, remodelers, raters, code officials, product manufacturers and state and federal groups. Today, BMI builds cloud-based, SaaS learning communities and blended courseware designed to engage the learner and track performance, while simultaneously reducing associated educational costs and resource demand.

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Moves Up to #75 on Industry List of Top 400 Contractors

Adolfson & Peterson Construction | July 12, 2022

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a leading construction management and contracting company in the U.S., was ranked #75 on the Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractors list – up three spots from the previous year. Additionally, AP was ranked #44 in the Top 50 Domestic Building/Manufacturing Revenue list. The annual Top 400 Contractors list nationally ranks 400 private and public general contractors based on construction contracting-specific revenue. Total revenue for the Top 400 firms rose overall to a record $421 billion in 2021, a 1.49% improvement over 2020, marking the 11th straight year of rising contracting revenue for the Top 400. Despite slowed revenue growth in the pandemic's first year, firm revenues have increased by 1.62% since the pandemic began. "AP's ongoing dedication to quality, safety, sustainability and innovation is driving change in our company and the industry, Our recent ENR ranking validates AP's business momentum and our team's commitment to our customers and growth." -Jeff Hansen, CEO, AP. About Adolfson & Peterson Construction- Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a leading national construction management firm and consistently ranked as a Top 100 Contractor by Engineering News Record (ENR). For more than 75 years, AP has remained a trusted family-owned business known for quality, reliability and strong partner relationships while maintaining a solid safety record. The company offers preconstruction, construction and contracting services to the commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, recreation and senior living market segments. It currently employs more than 600 team members and thousands of subcontractors and trade partners in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and Wyoming. Dedication to clients, communities and employees, as well as a commitment to core values and innovation, has allowed AP to remain an industry leader and dependable construction partner for decades. Find more information at www.a-p.com or follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. AP is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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