Floorcloud improves jobsite quality control
Boston—Floorcloud, a breakthrough technology platform developed and tested over the past two years to improve construction site quality control, has been launched by Construction Connectivity, Inc. According to the company, the solution helps contractors professionalize and protect their business by monitoring construction site climatic conditions in real time, allowing them to immediately spot problems as they arise.
Floorcloud consists of web-enabled mobile and desktop software, 4G mobile-connected climate sensors and a proprietary database of product specifications from leading brands in the flooring industry. “The platform is designed to be remarkably intuitive for use on virtually any type of floor installation,” said Scott Banda, co-founder and president of the company. “As it scales across North America, it will save our industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually in avoidable mistakes.”
The unique Floorcloud platform is supported by leading organizations such as Starnet, Fuse Alliance, FCI, INSTALL, NWFA and the NTCA. It now allows contractors to create a project record, segment it into sectors, select various and finished floor products From its database, track environmental conditions in real time and compare each one to manufacturer’s specifications, the company said.
With Floorcloud, contractors can easily capture process steps and other important information by taking photos, documenting important activities, assigning tasks and archiving everything securely in a cloud-based task file. Alert messages can be viewed instantly, in detail of the deviation from specification or through intuitive graphs of hourly temperature, humidity and dew point data. In addition, the company said that all information collected, including photos of batch codes, substrate, job site conditions, and jobs performed, can be captured and easily shared with other stakeholders, optimizing communications and resolving issues as they arise.
Floorcloud’s desktop application offers additional functionality, such as the ability to manage user access, view all projects and sensor status in map view, and also generate summary reports, the company said. The company said it was working with Wagner Meters to develop the ability to read its Rapid RH in-situ probe sensors using BlueTooth technology.
“Our relationship with Wagner Meters will deliver one of the most transformative, labor-saving benefits the industry has seen to date,” said Patrick Mullins, co-founder and executive vice president of the company.
Mark Bischoff, president and CEO of Starnet, said contractors and manufacturers can use mobile technology as a labor management tool, ensuring best practices and productivity. “This optimizes consistency of behavior across multiple projects, with a highly diverse workforce mixed between unionized and non-union, as well as employees and subcontractors,” Bischoff said.
Floorcloud’s manufacturer-verified partner program is free to manufacturers who provide their data to the company, which the company says clearly demonstrates to contractors their brand’s commitment to site quality assurance.
The company said it is looking for leading contractors across North America to offer a 30-day free trial. Ideal companies undertake high-accountability projects in the commercial construction industry and embrace the use of new technology as a competitive advantage.