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ABC’s inaugural Tech Alliance was built to help drive ABC members’ ability to develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work through improved utilization of technology. The alliance is a hand-selected group of 13 construction technology companies that add inherent value for ABC members and position ABC as a leading association for construction technology needs. Led by Matthew Abeles, ABC vice president of construction technology and innovation, the alliance companies will be integrated in our association’s long-term planning. They will collaborate on technology resources for the association, including a beta testing/free technology program and educational webinars focused on our mid-size contractors, and provide chapters with access to companies supporting our contractor members.

TECH Alliance Companies

Autodesk Construction Cloud is best-in-class software built for simplicity and power—uniting office and field teams from design through construction and operations. It combines next-generation technology, a robust network of professionals and firms and powerful predictive analytics to help your business thrive across all phases of construction.

Designed by a team of specialty contractors and world-class engineers, BuildOps’ cloud-based commercial service software redefines the contractor experience. From dispatch to billing, custom forms to reporting, BuildOps’ all-in-one solution streamlines the way you do work to drive efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.

Flashtract automates the process of collecting and verifying billing documents during the construction payment process, eliminating the constant back-and-forth between general contractors and subcontractors. The technology generates and collects customizable documents such as payment applications, lien waivers and contracts through one simple centralized platform, creating an efficient process for all parties involved. 

myComply is a labor and compliance tracking solution for the construction industry. Employers can store and track workers training certifications and easily submit them to permit holders on projects. Each project log reports who is on a jobsite in real time, what training they have and the hours they have worked each day. Safety trainers facilitate training online or in classrooms and administer digital training certifications. myComply ensures a compliant workforce on each job site.

Procore is a construction management platform designed for the way you actually build. Procore manages your projects, resources and financials from project planning to closeout. Our platform connects every project contributor to solutions we’ve built specifically for this industry—for the owner, the general contractor and the specialty contractor. The Procore App Marketplace has more than 200 partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform.

ProEst is the industry’s leading cloud-based estimating and preconstruction management software, offering contractors new levels of process efficiency, information accuracy and team collaboration. Our online platform combines CRM, cost estimating, digital takeoffs, bid-day analysis and reporting in a single powerful solution—all with 24/7 access from any computer or mobile device. ProEst was named to Inc. magazine’s INC 5000 list for 2020

Real Time Risk Solutions helps keep construction workers safe by delivering superior mobile risk management solutions that put safety and best practices within reach. We tie leading and lagging indicators of risk for each organization, making it easy to manage in the field in real time, while leveraging advanced analytics to make data easy to understand and actionable. Our success at protecting workers has been recognized by the lead insurance and construction organizations.

Riskcast is a productivity and forecasting tool for the construction industry. We empower project teams to track labor, material and equipment without the need for paper timecards or multiple spreadsheets. Riskcast uses field-focused tools to streamline existing processes. Simply put, we are software for hardhats.

Safesite is a free, easy-to-use digital safety solution for individuals and teams who want to collaborate, ditch paper and improve safety. Thousands of companies trust the Safesite platform to conduct safety inspections and audits, drive team safety engagement and empower every worker in their organization to be a safety champion.

StructionSite is a smarter, easier way to document and track the progress of your jobsites. Simply walk the jobsite recording 360° videos and our AI-powered algorithms map them to the project drawing. Our intelligent project tracking tool then translates daily project updates into valuable data for your team. Learn more at StructionSite.com.

STRUXI is software developed on actual jobsites to help construction businesses turn labor productivity from a liability into a competitive edge. Powered by Penta, STRUXI allows your foremen to focus on their crews, instead of paperwork, and gives you valuable insight into what’s happening in the field. Penta Technologies provides software and services that improve efficiency and overall effectiveness for construction and field service companies, either cloud-based or at your locations.

SubHQ is a project management software solution built specifically around the needs of subcontractors by subcontractors. Designed field-friendly first, SubHQ empowers organizations to perform efficiently and effectively manage projects from bidding to completion by streamlining processes and integrating workflows. SubHQ is a field-tested and field-approved solution for subcontractors.

Tenna is the construction technology platform that revolutionizes equipment fleet operations. Going beyond tracking, Tenna blends cutting-edge technology with more than 100 years of construction experience to help contractors know more, control more and make more.

TECH Alliance News

The Case for Digital: Seven Reasons You Should “Paper Proof ” Your Pre-Construction Process

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | Taylor Larkin | Tech Alliance

If your construction company is still relying on paper-based tools and processes for estimating and pre-construction, it’s time to make a change. Take a look at these seven important reasons you should consider moving to a cloud-based digital platform.

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How to Perform a Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | Taylor Larkin | Tech Alliance, Safety

How much is your team exposed to risk on the job? Not only does a safety risk assessment identify potential issues affecting the staff, but this assessment is important to help you see how safety risks impact your business.

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DoD’s Nationwide Permits Proposal Will Streamline Permitting Under the CWA, Says ABC

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, Regulations, GA-Energy & Environment

On Nov. 16, ABC submitted comments as part of the Waters Advocacy Coalition to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Army Corps of Engineers on its proposal to reissue and revise the agency’s nationwide permits under the Clean Water Act. WAC expressed support for the proposed rule, which would continue to carry out Congress’ intent to allow more streamlined permitting for activities that have minimal adverse environmental effects and encouraged the Corps to ensure consistency with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the final rulemaking.

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Treasury Issues New Proposed Regulation on State and Local Tax Deductions

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, Regulations, GA - Employment

On Nov. 9, the U.S. Treasury issued a proposed regulation on state and local income taxes imposed on and paid by a partnership or S corporation on its income. The rule would allow states to permit individually and family-owned business to continue to deduct state and local taxes, just like larger corporations can. This would be an important win for smaller businesses and a significant incentive for more states to provide this critical tax relief.

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, Coronavirus, GA-Workplace Safety

On Nov. 4, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a new guidance document on ventilation in the workplace. OSHA recommends, “Employers should work with a heating, ventilation and air conditioning professional to consider steps to optimize building ventilation. An HVAC professional can ensure that the ventilation system is operating as intended.”

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