SmartBuild is participating in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)‘s second annual TechAlliance—a consortium of firms that create construction technology and innovative solutions for association members, the majority of which primarily perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Consisting of 15 companies, the Tech Alliance will leverage technology solutions to help ABC members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work, the association says in a statement.
“These technology allies of ABC are not only leaders in the construction innovation space, but also aligned with our strategic plan in ensuring our members become safer, more profitable and equipped to win more work,” said Matt Abeles, ABC vice-president of construction technology and innovation. “The world-class products, education and dialogue the Tech Alliance companies deliver to ABC members will help transform the design, build and delivery process.”
The Tech Alliance introduces small and mid-sized contractors and subcontractors to construction technology solutions for bidding, billing, BIM, compliance, connected equipment, CRM, field collaboration, financial management, job costing, jobsite monitoring, preconstruction, project management, safety analytics, security, service software, subcontractor management and time tracking, among others.
SmartBuild says it has focused on designing construction management software at an economical cost, and with practical construction industry experience behind its design.
“Sure, other products on the market exist. In fact, we have tried to use some of them in our own construction business,” the software developer asserts. “Not only are they costly, but they are also built by folks that are not from our industry. Most construction management software is built by accountants or computer programmers who don’t have the experience or technical know-how to deliver construction projects.”
“With SmartBuild, we have taken our 20+ years of construction experience and basically dumped it into a computer. The result: a cost-effective construction project management platform that handles the actual day to day activities that Construction Professionals care about the most.”
In its statement ABC says Tech Alliance companies will collaborate on resources for members, including beta testing, free technology programs and educational webinars, and provide ABC’s 69 chapters with access to technology products used in the field by ABC contractor members.
Besides SmartBuild, the 2021-2022 Tech Alliance members include Autodesk, Bespoke Metrics, BuildOps, Flashtract, KPA, myComply, Points North, Procore, ProEst, Safesite, Sage, StructionSite, SubHQ and Tenna.