Construction Technology and Software Rundown: Oct. 16, 2020

Here's a rundown of the latest in construction technology and software.
By Marla McIntyre
October 14, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Safe Site Check In touchless app with advanced administrator capabilities allows users to create their own check-in sites. Employees and site visitors point their smartphone at a QR-coded poster to check in, then answer COVID-19-related health questions and are approved or denied access.


GCP Applied Technologiesconcrete calculator appprovides dosage rates for STRUX® 90/40 macro synthetic fibers. The updated app is faster with more detailed analysis with fewer inputs, and includes a cost analysis tool with added transparency of the calculations.

Software & In the Cloud

Users of ToolWatch’s platform for tool, equipment, materials and consumables management can build and schedule customized reports for tool utilization, equipment transfers, job costs and billing. Field team management can notify accounting departments of items delivered to the job site, enabling quick vendor payment and client invoicing.

Reality Capture’s Cintoo Cloud digitizes construction jobsites to produce accurate as-builts that can be shared with teams and contractors. Project teams can compare laser scan data with BIM or CAD models to identify, track and rectify issues at the planning stage or during construction.

Aurigo Software’s capital planning and construction management software for infrastructure and private owners, Masterworks Cloud solution, offers intelligent business insights leveraging AI and ML technology, enhanced security authentication, improved mobile application and new collaboration tools. Masterworks 2021 introduces AI with Sentiment Analysis capabilities to drive better decision making.

WithSmartSite US, contractors can optimize how they capture, organize and track subcontractor labor resources. The SmartSite dashboard displays real-time data analytics 24/7, which includes total staff onsite, hours worked by subcontractor with drill-down capability, project progress percentages by subcontractor, total hours completed at the project level and real-time alert notifications.

Raken’s mobile field management solution has a segmented daily reports feature to enhance that allows field teams to submit multiple daily reports and timesheets for complex projects.

Trimble SysQue version 8.0 has new electrical, pipe and duct workflows for MEP contractors, including the addition of 3- and 4-point saddles to the electrical application and improved mechanical joint and flange x flange workflows. Trimble® SysQue® enables designers and contractors to design in Autodesk® Revit® with real-world, manufacturing-specific MEP content that is ready for fabrication.

Acumatica Construction Edition cloud-based construction and accounting software solution gives contractors a real-time view of their business, including financials, job cost accounting, project management, payroll, inventory, service management, CRM, mobile and more.

AI Clearing utilizes computer vision solutions for a fully digital construction progress tracking and predictive analytics. It identifies issues and discrepancies with the design in the near-real time to improve quality control and reduce re-work cost. Final reports can be incorporated to the BIM environment.

Inertia Systems’ Intelligent Construction Drawings technology combines data, information and daily activities to become any given project’s common data environment, giving stakeholders instant access to information, data, updates and more. Inertia’s ICD technology leverages the power of BIM to analyze construction documentation and data to produce high-fidelity object-linked smart construction sheets, allowing users to assign records to items, rather than areas.

Partnerships, Acquisitions & Integrations

ICC Community Development Solutions and Inspected, a virtual inspection software company, are partnering on remote virtual inspections accessible to code officials, homeowners and contractors. Inspected’s remote video inspection software will be available to International Code Council members, partners, municipalities and government jurisdictions. The software provides a secure platform to implement and manage remote virtual inspections with features such as automatic algorithmic geo-tagging, photo and video recording, scheduling, record-keeping and cloud storage capabilities.

Skyward, A Verizon company, and Parrot, a European drone group, are partnering on delivery of Parrot ANAFI drones along with Skyward drone program management, flight log sync and training to U.S. enterprises. The ANAFI USA secure, high-end drone and training package gives enterprises a one-stop shop for building and scaling a drone program with aircraft, policies and procedures, training and automatic flight log sync to the software platform.

Video & Cool Stuff

Autodesk’s The Big Room is an online community for construction pros to connect, network, stay up to date on the latest industry and tech trends and be the first to know about Autodesk Construction Cloud news, features and updates. Think Reddit for construction.

by Marla McIntyre

Marla McIntyre is a digital editor of CE This Week and She edited Construction Executive’s Tech Trends and Risk Management eNewsletters and is the author of more than 200 articles and publications, including Construction Executive’s annual technology predictions, Technology & Software Rundown column and an award-winning series for the Risk Management Association. Her extensive construction and risk management background includes stints as executive director the Surety Information Office and American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington.

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