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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

DOL VETS Program Connects Veterans With Apprenticeship Programs

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, Workforce Development

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service announced an Apprenticeship Pilot Program that will identify, track and increase the number of transitioning service members and their spouses hired into registered apprenticeship programs prior to separation from the military. The pilot will run from 2020 through early 2021 and will take place at eight military installations across the United States that were chosen in collaboration with the Department of Defense.

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Hourigan Earns AQC Credential

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, Awards, Events/Products/Programs

Hourigan of Richmond, Virginia, a member of ABC’s Virginia Chapter, has been awarded Accredited Quality Contractor status by ABC. The AQC program recognizes and honors construction firms that document their commitment to excellence in five key areas of corporate responsibility: quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management and diversity and community relations.

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DOL Issues Proposal on Labor Organization Financial Disclosure Reports

Monday, October 19, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, Politics & Policy, Regulations, GA - Union Organizing

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards issued a proposed rule to provide additional information to labor organization members and the public about the financial activities of labor organizations under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.

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The Bottom Line With ABC National's Chief Economist Anirban Basu - Oct. 14, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, Economics

On this week’s episode of “The Bottom Line With ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu,” get insights on construction backlog, which fell to 7.5 months in September, a decline of 0.5 months from August’s reading. The Construction Confidence Index, however, does provide some reasons to remain optimistic.

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DOL Establishes Hotline and Issues FAQs Related to Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Rebecca Gale | ABC News, GA - Compliance

On Sept. 28,  the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a press release stating it launched a hotline and email address to receive and investigate complaints under existing Executive Order 11246 as well as Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, issued on Sept. 22 by President Trump.

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