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With eSUB Time Kiosk, contractors can capture employees’ time from a centralized tablet device, including foreman crew time entry, individual punch in/out with GPS location stamping and kiosk mode for secure time entry. Employees use their smartphones or a pin on a centralized mobile device to view and sign timesheets and communicate with the office. 

With FieldPulse’s free estimate and invoicing app, SimplySend, contractors create digital estimates and invoices anywhere, with complete team access. Features include free digital signatures, cost and profit tracking, and a management tab to ensure invoice follow-ups and centralized organization. Users can also securely accept payments in the field and online with FieldPulse's integrated payment platform. 


Seek Thermal‘s Seek Shot™ and Seek ShotPRO™ handheld thermal cameras detect heat, which can be indicative of serious and costly problems and inefficiencies. After capturing photos with Seek Shot, on-device analysis features and reporting templates help complete jobs faster by utilizing professional thermography tools. Users can add spot measurements, temperature boxes, adjust the SeekFusion blend and change color palettes right from the camera. Users can also stream video over WiFi to a smartphone or tablet for collaboration and remote viewing. 

Attach a camera or monopod to StructionSite’s mobile VideoWalk for site capture to measure production, manage change orders, schedule tracking, subcontractor coordination and more. It integrates into Procore to create new RFI's or Observations within 360 images extracted from the video. SmartTrack™ - Production Tracking Closed Beta applies AI to 360 image data to calculate percentages of completion, velocity and schedule risk for easily visible scopes of work. The captured data then can be mapped into an analytics platform such as Power BI and relay production status to the team.

Kyocera International Inc. DuraForce PRO 2 4G LTE Android smartphone available through Verizon Wireless features a scratch-proof Verizon-exclusive 5-inch Sapphire Shield Display, IP68 waterproof and dust proof certification and Military Standard 810G for protection against shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain. 

Tapplock pairs the smart Tapplock one+ fingerprint lock with an enterprise management platform. Contractors can load up to 500 employee fingerprints to one lock for keyless access, with parameters set for day and time access, and the ability to add or revoke access permission at any time remotely. The locks can be unlocked remotely and the platform stores access reports, so management always knows who was accessing what, when.

 Software & In the Cloud

A-Systems JobView is fully-integrated construction accounting software that manages Job Costing, Subcontract Management, Equipment Costing, Inventory, Scheduling, Custom Report Writing, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Electronic Data Import, General Ledger, Purchase Orders invoicing and change orders. JobView also features a Management Overview and Job Costing Overview to help contractors stay on top of their data.

Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 supports motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments to make fine grading accurate, faster and easier with automatic machine control. Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform for Compact Machine Grading is the only Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) compact machine control solution available today that runs on Android or iOS. Smartphones. Trimble® Business Center merges Trimble Business Center and Business Center - HCE to provide surveying and civil construction customers with a complete office software solution. Trimble® LOADRITE® Payload Management for Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Excavators integration allows contractors to track bucket-by-bucket payload and monitor mass haul progress from the same Trimble Earthworks display. 

Raken’s new “offline mode” gives users the capability to complete time cards, daily reports and other tasks that automatically sync with the rest of the project data once connectivity is restored. The update works with iOS and Android operating systems.

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate offers increased mobility and integration, via the cloud, extends access to back office, real-time, accounting data; Mobile Reports; Mobile Dashboards; and Mobile Intelligence. Sage 100 Contractor now includes Bank Feeds to streamline the banking reconciliation process by allowing users to bring in (or automatically feed) bank transactions directly from their bank accounts into Sage 100 Contractor.

Computer Guidance Corporation’s eCMS Connect for Comdata Virtual Card, delivers an integrated solution between eCMS ERP and Comdata solutions. Computer Guidance clients streamline vendor payments by eliminating paper checks and automating the data entry, collection and reconciliation associated with vendor payments. A virtual card—or ePayables—is a single-use, 16-digit virtual credit card to make supplier payments. 

Autodesk is adding support for BIM360 Cost Management, which brings contracts, budgets and change order management into the BIM 360 platform. New cost management capabilities in BIM 360 add powerful change management workflows and reduce risk by enabling teams to manage all cost related construction activities in a single software experience, providing real-time visibility into the financial health of the project.

PlanGrid Connect enables teams to customize integrations between PlanGrid and other software solutions without IT resources. Integrations will automatically sync critical information between applications.

SmartPM Technologies’ cloud-based construction schedule analytics cohesive dashboard provides in-depth project-level analytics, automating delay analytics by providing real-time insight into how projects are progressing as it relates to schedule delays and cost overruns. The SmartPM platform analyzes schedule quality and integrity, diagnoses project performance, forecasts milestone/completion dates and provides forensic delay analysis.

Partnerships & Acquisitions

Acumatica is now integrated with Procore’s construction management software. Acumatica’s independent software vendors include Hyphen Solutions, SmartSheet, Criterion, AcumatiScan by Core Associates, ProEst, Stratusvue, IDI and Paperless Environment. 

Sensera Systems integration partnership with Procore automates capture, sharing and archival of jobsite visual documentation between Sensera's SiteCloud and Procore's project management software. Procore users can leverage SiteCloud images throughout the Procore toolbox, adding visual data to tasks, observations, incidents, daily logs, punchlist items and instructions. Sensera's integration also allows SiteCloud to be embedded within the Procore account, providing seamless, full access to SiteCloud, including livestreaming, time-lapse videos and tagging.

Transoft Solutions has partnered with Plexscape, developers of Plex.Earth®, an AutoCAD tool for the acceleration of AEC projects. AutoTURN® technology is integrated with Plex.Earth so engineers and designers can demonstrate vehicle swept path analyses directly into Google Earth and create and share presentations. The partnership enables massive 3D vehicle content to be displayed in Google Earth. 

Leica Geosystems is partnering with Autodesk to connect robotic total stations for construction, the Leica iCON iCR70 and iCR80, with Autodesk BIM 360 layout mobile app, an industry construction management platform. This creates a seamless workflow sending positions from the robotic total stations to the mobile app to compare design data. BIM 360 Layout for iOS customers will be able to accomplish layout and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) tasks by using models stored and coordinated in BIM 360 directly within the BIM 360 environment. 

Newforma announces a new connector with Bluebeam Revu that connects Newforma Project Center with Studio Sessions, the real-time collaboration capability within Revu. The Project Center – Studio Sessions connector streamlines submittal reviews, which allows project teams to review, mark up, modify and update the same documents at the same time. The markup history from Revu is saved within Project Center as part of the project record, ensuring a complete record of the entire review process for each submittal.

Autodesk is acquiring BuildingConnected. The acquisition will add bid management, risk analysis and other preconstruction solutions to Autodesk’s construction portfolio and create a robust digital marketplace for construction goods and services. 

Video & Cool Stuff

IFS research study, Industrial IoT: Two Year Trendline found manufacturers, trade contractors and oil and gas companies are collecting more data from connected devices, integrating it with other systems in new ways, and making IoT data more central to their businesses. Companies collecting IoT data on entire work cells or production lines increased by 17 percent and those using IoT to monitor their customers’ equipment saw a 10 percent increase. Respondents who have integrated IoT data streams with their ERP software hovers at 16 percent. 


With Visual Vocal’s Mobile Authoring, users can create immersive, sharable AR/VR content from a phone. It captures real-world environments at human scale, using a combination of Google VR180 technology and Visual Vocal’s proprietary annotation tools, to simplify the AR/VR creation process. Content can be shared with team members or stakeholders via mobile phone and/or VR viewer. 


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