Foresite | September 13, 2022
Foresite Technology Solutions, LLC (Foresite), announces today the release of its SaaS-based Construction Management Platform available starting today. The platform unifies team members across the building lifecycle, providing clients with the tools to establish benchmarks, monitor performance, and optimize results across all critical functions of the jobsite.
Utilizing the Foresite platform, clients are now able to tackle previously unattainable outcomes such as the reduction of construction rework, elimination of trade dry runs, increase in worker productivity, and reduction of warranty spend. No longer challenged with navigating the maze of single solution applications and spreadsheet-based processes, the platform removes the IT burden, allowing clients to focus their attention on increasing revenue, gross margin, and brand value.
"We are excited to release this game changing technology to the market and I am grateful for all the support from our team, our partners, and clients, This marks a critical milestone in our journey, our focus now turns to delivering amazing outcomes for our clients."
-John Gillett, founder and CEO of Foresite.
Foresite is an innovative and transformative construction platform built on 25 years of intellectual property and industry knowledge. The platform provides intelligent profitability 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 ENERGY STAR, workforce efficiency and productivity, logistics, safety, quality control, and regulatory compliance, rapidly driving process optimization at the jobsite.
ENGINEERING TECH, CONSTRUCTION
Sciens Building Solutions | September 23, 2022
Sciens Building Solutions ("Sciens") today announced it has added to its growing portfolio Maryland-based LS Systems just outside of Baltimore.
With four already-established Northeast locations, LS Systems increases Sciens' presence in this region, along with the Washington metropolitan area, allowing them to provide coverage and expanded capabilities to even more customers, while leveraging the unique offerings of LS Systems across the Sciens portfolio.
"Sciens' commitment to a Mid-Atlantic regional expansion, combined with our capabilities and relationships, will enhance our ability to serve our loyal customers, as well as new clients, We chose to partner with Sciens to become part of a platform that can serve our customers locally, regionally, and nationally. LS Systems and Sciens both view growth as a top priority, not only for our customer base but for our valued employees, so we're excited to be a part of the ongoing expansion across the country."
-Derrick Mitchell, President of LS Systems.
LS Systems was established in 1996 just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, where it quickly became a well-respected life safety powerhouse focused on design, construction, and maintenance of fire protection, electronic security, and emergency communication systems. Its team of over 90 professionals are market leaders in providing fire and life safety services in the complex healthcare, retail, hospitality, higher education, and government spaces.
"We're taking the fun Sciens journey to Maryland, an exciting addition to our many locations across the country. LS Systems is a true life-safety leader in the Baltimore-area with a team of industry experts whose experience positions them well for growth, Sciens is delighted to partner with Derrick and the entire LS Systems team as we continue on our quest to build the largest independent fire and life safety integrator in the United States."
-Terry Heath, CEO Sciens.
About Sciens Building Solutions:
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and backed by The Carlyle Group, Sciens Building Solutions is a holding company focused on the fire detection and security services sector. This includes the design, installation, and provision of maintenance services for fire detection and clean agent fire suppression systems in a variety of commercial, institutional, and government facilities.
About LS Systems:
Founded in 1996 and headquartered near Baltimore Maryland, LS Systems is an industry leader in safety and security systems design, implementation, and maintenance. They offer their clients leading-edge technology, integrated solutions, and passionate problem-solving.
SQ4D | December 09, 2022
SQ4D's revolutionary 3D printer Max ARCS (they/them) has been formally inducted into the Long Island Builders Institute. This marks a first of its kind for a construction 3D printing company to be peer-recognized as a builder.
As a leader in the Construction Technology space, SQ4D has developed its patent-pending ARCS (Autonomous Robotic Construction System) technology to robotically build a structure's footings, slab, foundation walls, interior walls, exterior walls, and roof. All of this is printed on-site and accounts for over 50% of the total construction.
SQ4D aims to revolutionize the antiquated field of construction by utilizing a combination of automation, additive manufacturing, and sustainable building methods to produce cost-efficient structures, all while improving worker safety.
This official induction demonstrates the rapidly growing acceptance and adoption of new technologies, specifically 3D printing, within the well-established construction industry; a space long devoid of technological advancement.
Formed in 1941, the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) is an association of building industry professionals; LIBI is a local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA). The organizations represent over 140,000 members, including builders, developers, general contractors, remodelers, and now… a robot named Max.
Long-time LIBI member Charles Weinraub is one of Long Island's most active developers. Weinraub has already built one home with his own Max ARCS printer, and has since changed his entire business model for 2023 to build exclusively using 3D printing technology. The construction industry hasn't been disrupted in 100 years, Weinraub says, SQ4D's revolutionary technology enables me to deliver a far better product in less time at a lower cost. Already included in his upcoming plans are a number of 3D printed projects, such as a 25-lot subdivision as well as a 26-unit senior rental community, both scheduled to break ground in 2023.
"It's time to drop the hammer and let the 3D printers do their work as we push the construction industry forward."
-Kristen Henry, Chief Technology Officer SQ4D.
SQ4D is a construction technology company from Patchogue, NY, that produces 3D printers for building residential homes and commercial buildings.
Placer Solutions | November 22, 2022
Placer Solutions, a consulting firm focused on driving change and accelerating technology adoption in construction, today announced a new partnership with AXA XL Insurance, a leading provider of global commercial insurance. Under the terms of the agreement, Placer Solutions will join the AXA XL Construction Ecosystem as a preferred partner in a network of products and services focused on advancing technology adoption, leveraging data to solve customers’ problems, enhancing risk management and supporting business goals.
The construction industry is at a crossroads when it comes to emerging technology and new ways of doing work. Historically, the industry has been slow to adopt new tools and technologies and has experienced stagnant productivity as a result. With more agile ways of addressing operational demands using emerging technologies, modern construction firms could achieve productivity gains up to 40 percent, similar to peer industries. Placer Solutions is addressing this challenge by taking a field-first approach that shines a light on field and project organizational networks in construction companies, which improves strategic planning and the tactical implementation of technology solutions.
“Placer Solutions has a deep understanding of the construction ecosystem, specifically how the industry’s field-based and project-based nature can make enterprise-wide programs difficult in practice, The greatest technologies in the world are most effective if embraced by the culture of the industry they serve. By partnering with a company like Placer Solutions, we enable our customers to focus on the human element that drives technology adoption, which will result in them having a more robust technology adoption roadmap.”
-Rose Hall, Senior Vice President, Head of Innovation, Americas at AXA XL.
Placer Solutions has been selected to help support the Construction Ecosystem as an AXA XL-endorsed consulting firm who will work with their construction customers on technology change management. As part of the Construction Ecosystem, Placer Solutions will offer a customized Field Assessment to AXA XL customers, which leverages a proprietary network analysis approach to highlight and profile key groups of individuals in a construction firm’s operations. Previous clients of Placer Solutions have included Top Engineering News-Record (ENR) contractors who have used results from the assessment to improve strategic technology planning and inform product selection.
“AXA XL’s leadership in bringing together construction’s fragmented value chain to solve big problems is exactly what the moment demands, We look forward to working with AXA XL’s customers. brokers and other business partners in our shared journey to modernize the industry and deploy new solutions that can address the needs of our industry’s workforce in meaningful ways.”
-Nate Fuller, Founder of Placer Solutions.
About AXA XL:
AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, provides insurance and risk management products and services for mid-sized companies through to large multinationals, and reinsurance solutions to insurance companies globally. We partner with those who move the world forward.
About Placer Solutions:
Placer Solutions is a management consulting firm focused on building high performance teams and improving technology adoption across the construction industry. Experience shows that successful change initiatives require up to 10 percent of an organization’s involvement – in construction, that’s mostly field users and project stakeholders. Placer Solutions’ unique Field Assessment goes beyond usual suspects to surface the embedded leaders and networks of employees who make change initiatives successful in construction. They have one of the largest databases of construction field personas and a network of contractors, suppliers, owners, and technology start-ups to help in their client’s needs.