PlanGrid Launches Program for Schools and Unions, Provides Free Resources and Product Licenses

As mobile apps and project management software are becoming more prominent on construction sites around the world, it’s important that those getting ready to enter the industry, whether it be through college or trade schools, get the training they need to hit the ground running with these programs. PlanGrid,a construction project management and mobile productivity software, has recently announced the release of PlanGrid Schools & Unions, which gives access to hands-on training curriculum and software licenses to industry educators.

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Autodesk Acquires Pre-Construction Software Building Connected for $275 Million

Autodesk, the software company synonymous with architectural and engineering design, has gobbled up yet another construction related software just a few week after its massive acquisition of PlanGrid. It’s most recent acquisition, BuildingConnected, will help bolster Autodesk’s growing construction brand and help them grow additional profit pipelines.

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Autodesk Acquires PlanGrid for $875 Million

In regards to technology, the construction industry is going through a very exciting time.  While maybe on a smaller scale, it’s my belief that we’re in the middle of our very own Microsoft vs Apple battle circa the 80s and 90s.  Several leading software companies are vying for that top spot in our industry right now and it’s becoming more and more clear who will come out on top by the day. 

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PlanGrid Updates Submittals Platform with Added Features

Tracking your construction project’s submittals and their approval status can be a tedious and frustrating process, but thankfully several project management applications are helping solve that issue with technology. At the beginning of this year, PlanGrid announced the release of an automatic submittal log creator tool, which scans through your project’s specification book and creates a trackable log of each submittal.  The company has recently added several new features to make the Submittal platform, which allows users to manipulate the submittal log, even more useful.

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PlanGrid Announces 5 Major Upgrades at Their First Annual Construction Summit

Early in 2018, PlanGrid announced that they would be organizing their very first annual Construction Summit, which would unite PlanGrid users and stakeholders in the company’s home city, San Francisco. At the Summit, which took place on June 10 and 11, 2018, PlanGrid CEO Tracy Young and CTO Ralph Gootee chose to announce several major product innovations and developments.

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PlanGrid Releases 7 New Updates to Make Life Easier

Tracking updates to construction software is uncharted territory for many contractors and very easy to miss.  I’m going to be highlighting a lot more software updates and enhancements for several of the major project management and construction productivity software that many construction professionals are using in the future.  Recently, PlanGrid announced 7 new updates that its users will most certainly find helpful.

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How to Apply for a Construction Job That Requires a Software You Don’t Use

10 years ago, the most computer knowledge any construction company would require of its applicants was a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel or a scheduling software.  Now, construction companies are finally getting wise to the fact that project management and document management software like Procore, Bluebeam, and PlanGrid can provide an efficiency boost to their projects. Because of this, many employers now have job openings that require knowledge of their software of choice. 

If you’ve never used that specific software, how can you make yourself eligible for that role?

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PlanGrid Announces Their First Annual Construction Summit

Starting this year, PlanGrid users and others interested in the world of construction technology will be able to attend an annual construction summit hosted by the company.  Several other construction project management software companies have successfully implemented this type of yearly conference in the past, such as Procore Groundbreak and Bluebeam eXtreme. The in-person events are designed to get the software’s users to meet, interact, share tips, and learn from experts.

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PlanGrid Releases New Submittal Platform, Including Automatic Submittal Log Creation

Creating and tracking submittals on a construction project can be a pain-staking process.  Many times, each submittal is tracked manually via emails or spreadsheet, which leaves companies vulnerable to allowing certain ones to fall through the cracks.  Factor in lead times on materials and it could cost your project valuable schedule days or expedited shipping fees, not to mention hours that the office staff spends tracking down paperwork.

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