As was announced at PlanGrid’s first annual Construction Summit in June of this year, PlanGrid has officially released it’s new product “Tasks,” which will replace it’s other product “Issues” moving forward.
The change from Issues to Tasks officially took place on Tuesday, October 16th. For those of you who are currently using Issues, all of the same functionality will be available with Tasks, along with some added features.
In addition to being able to communicate and track work that needs to be completed on the project’s sheets, users will be able to add to-do tasks that are not associated with sheets within PlanGrid to more easily filter and report on them.
Issues allowed users to track, punch list items, quality concerns, and safety observations as marked on each sheet, or drawing, within the PlanGrid platform. With the move to tasks, users can track any item they wish, even without a sheet attached to it, and assign that task to any team member.
Each task can have a variety of different information attached to it, including photos, location, due date, and any potential schedule delays or cost impacts.
Besides rebranding from the term “issues” to tasks,” you’ll notice that the old boxing glove icon has changed to a checklist icon. Updated website resources and documentation will also be available for users.
The change in terms makes sense, because it gives the new Tasks feature a lot more flexibility in future feature updates. “Issues” always struck me as a bit negative, especially since not all punch list items can be classified as an issue. Sometimes you just need to communicate that a task needs to be completed by a specific person or contractor.
PlanGrid users will have to update their Android or iOS apps before they will be able to see the changes.
3D printing technologies have significantly improved over the past few years and some have even made it to the jobsite. Not to be outdone, NASA, your favorite America space exploration organization, has announced a plan to being building and manufacturing in low-Earth orbit.
Construction Junkie's 5th Annual Best Construction Podcast Competition has officially come to an end and the results have been tallied. It was a very exciting competition this year, with several very strong competitors pulling in tons of votes.
Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast Competition is underway for 2019 and the voting booth is officially open. As part of the contest this year, we will be highlighting one of the contest’s nominees each week. This week we highlight Builtcast.
Spot-r, made by Triax Technologies, is a hardware and software solution for employee tracking and safety. It combines a pager-style clip with a proprietary wireless mesh network to communicate hazards, evacuation notices, and locate who is on the site and where. The company recently announced the addition of access control to their Spot-r platform.
Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast Competition is underway for 2019 and the voting booth is officially open. As part of the contest this year, we will be highlighting one of the contest’s nominees each week. This week we highlight Contractor Conflicts Podcast.
In 2016, Elon Musk and Tesla announced that they had developed an innovative solar roofing tile that looks almost identical to traditional roof shingles currently on the market. Standard solar panels look be large and clunky on a roof, which made many excited about a nearly “invisible” solar tile option. After 3 years, we recently got a major update into how the installations of the product is going.
In 2017, Built Robotics made headlines as they debuted their self-driving track loader on a test construction site. Earlier this month, the company announced a formal long-term partnership with construction giant Mortenson to deploy their machines on remote sites.
At Autodesk University in London today, PlanGrid has announced the additions of two new features for the platform: Advanced RFIs and Project Hub. The company has promised better project visibility and a streamlined RFI process with the updates.
Since 2012, the team behind construction technology company, JBKnowledge, puts together the most in-depth construction tech reports. The report gives valuable insight into how contractors are utilizing technology in their offices and on the jobsites and identifies current and future trends.