On Friday, August 8, Procore announced the acquisition of ConstructionBI, an app that allows users to integrate their data from Procore with Microsoft Power BI. The Microsoft product is a data visualization tool, allowing users to more quickly analyze data to make quicker business decisions.
ConstructionBI was founded in 2017 when it’s Power PI App for Procore was launced on the Procore App Marketplace. It currently has over 80 prebuilt dashboards and reports for use within Procore and the ability to build custom reports for your company’s specific needs. Users are required to have a Power BI Professional License in order to utilize to app, which will work with Procore’s Project Management, Construction Financials, and Quality & Safety products.
Procore believes the acquisition will allow their users to make better data-driven choices.
“With the acquisition of Construction BI we look forward to offering customers greater transparency and accessibility to their data to support them in making better, more informed decisions, and to providing customers with a host of new and rich industry insights, such as benchmarking against peers, foreshadowing risk, and accurately predicting outcomes throughout the course of construction,” said Danny Seigle, Vice President of Business Development at Procore.
Procore is actively working on their plans to integrate ConstructionBI into their platform. There is no word yet if this software will be added as a free product enhancement or if it will be a premium add-on product for users that need it.
If you want your construction company to be best-in-class, you need to be able to objectively measure yourself against them. To help assist with that difficult task, Autodesk has announced the release of a new self-assessment tool to measure where your company stands against your competitors based upon 7 different key performance indicators (KPIs).
Just days ahead of their annual Groundbreak conference, Procore has announced a new feature upgrade to their platform called Embedded Experience.
A few months ago, we wrote about a pretty weird and creepy robot dog that was designed to navigate tough and constantly changing terrain, such as on a construction site. Boston Dynamics, the maker of robot, has now officially announced it is available for sale.
Drones are used for a variety of different tasks on construction sites, like for tracking employees, calculating the volume of on-site stockpiles, or even performing OSHA inspections, but I’ve never actually seen any tools attached to them before. Well, engineers recently strapped a nail gun to one to see if it could potentially perform roof shingle installation.
If you didn’t know, the Netherlands loves pedestrian and biking bridges. Perhaps because of that, they seems to have become a leader in 3D printing bridge technology.
If you have a safety meeting or perform an inspection and you can’t find any documentation of it, did it ever really happen? Well, sure it did, but it definitely helps to keep proper records for things as important as safety for reference later on or to prove to a government agency like OSHA that your company is being proactive. One way to keep proper records is to use an app, and Safesite has just made that easier as they now offer a free version of their inspection platform.
A few technology companies have been trying to wedge augmented reality into construction for a few years now, boasting benefits of overlaying BIM models onto the real life site you’re working on, as well as interactive collaboration with remote workers. One of those companies that we thought was going to make a pretty big impact is apparently closing its doors in the near future.
As much as I like my smartphone, it’s undeniable that they can be a huge distraction on the job site or in a vehicle. The construction industry is dangerous enough without these added distractions, so at least one US contractor has decided to proactively manage their employee’s smartphone usage.
With temperatures globally trending warmer each year, that heat can take quite a toll on professions that rely heavily on exterior labor, like the construction industry. There are many products available currently to help keep you cool on the jobsite, but the best may still be yet to come.
Drones have been heavily used by the construction industry in recent years for anything from progress photos, to employee tracking, or calculating the volume of on-site stockpiles. Now, a report from EHS Today says that OSHA plans to employ more drones to conduct site inspections of employer facilities.