Floorcloud, a new technology platform developed and tested over the past two years to improve jobsite quality control, has been launched by Construction Connectivity Inc. The platform is designed to help contractors monitor jobsite climate conditions in real-time, enabling them to immediately recognize issues as they occur.
With Floorcloud, contractors can record process steps and other important information by capturing photos, documenting key activities, assigning tasks and archiving it all securely within a cloud-based job file, according to the company. Floorcloud consists of web-enabled mobile and desktop software, 4G cellular-connected climate sensors, and a proprietary product specification database of leading flooring industry brands.
“The platform was engineered to be remarkably intuitive for usage on virtually any type of flooring installation jobsite. As it scales across North America, it will continually save our industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually regarding avoidable failures,” stated Scott Banda, the company’s co-founder and president.
The Floorcloud platform is supported by industry-leading organizations such as Starnet, Fuse Alliance, Floor Covering Institute, INSTALL, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). With it, contractors can create a project record, segment it into sectors, select sundry and finished flooring products from the database, monitor ambient conditions in real-time, and compare them all to manufacturers’ specifications.
Alert notifications can be viewed instantly, down to the details of variance from specification, or by graphs of hourly temperature, humidity and dewpoint data. Additionally, all information gathered—including photos of batch codes, substrate and jobsite conditions, and tasks performed—can be captured and easily shared with other stakeholders. Floorcloud’s desktop application offers additional functionality such as the ability to administer user access, view all projects and sensor status in map view, and generate summary reports.
The company has partnered with Wagner Meters in developing the capability to read its Rapid RH in-situ probe sensors using BlueTooth technology. According to Patrick Mullins, the company’s co-founder and executive vice president, “Our relationship with Wagner Meters is going to produce one of the most transformative, labor-saving benefits the industry has yet seen.”
Mark Bischoff, president/CEO of Starnet and a Floorcloud Advisory Board member, added, “Contractors and manufacturers now have the opportunity to use mobile technology as a labor management tool, ensuring best practices and productivity. This optimizes consistency of behavior over multiple projects, with a widely diverse workforce mixed between union and non-union, as well as employees and subcontractors.”
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