Nearly 40% of ENR 400 contractors rely on Bridgit and Touchplan for their construction planning needs.
TORONTO, CANADA and BOSTON, MA, JULY 21, 2021 – Bridgit, a leading construction workforce intelligence technology company, and Touchplan, an award-winning collaborative construction planning software platform that digitizes collaboration, planning, tracking, and communication on the jobsite, today announce an exclusive partnership that will empower construction firms to better manage risk using a data-driven approach to project and workforce management, enabling greater productivity and profitability.
Bridgit delivers industry-leading workforce intelligence solutions, built from the ground up to meet the unique needs of the construction industry. With Bridgit Bench, contractors are able to grow and retain top talent, make informed bidding and staffing decisions, and forecast their project pipeline.
Since 2013 the world’s leading building owners, developers, and contractors have trusted Touchplan to optimize costs and delivery on over $52 billion worth of construction project value. More than 40,000 construction professionals working on over 2,800 construction and infrastructure projects worldwide have used the Touchplan platform to plan and complete work faster as well as track, analyze, and manage key jobsite risk factors such as labor productivity, supply chain and materials management, health and safety, and quality.
“Both Bridgit and Touchplan have a shared appreciation of the opportunity for technology to support the growing demands on the construction industry. In addition to great technology, our teams are aligned with a very strong focus on solving problems for the construction industry,” said Trent Beattie, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Bridgit. ”By partnering with Touchplan, we will be able to build strong relationships with another leader in the construction technology space and gain further insight into how we can help contractors mitigate risk.”
“We are excited to announce this important collaboration with Bridgit,” said Jimmy Suppelsa, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances at Touchplan. “Aligning our project planning and analytics platform with Bridgit’s labor management solutions allows mutual customers to better anticipate and eliminate unnecessary delays and cost overruns that may occur when planning and re-planning their projects. Our partnership is a natural extension of a common mission to make people’s lives better by delivering world-class, approachable innovation to the construction industry.”
Bridgit is workforce intelligence for the construction industry. Bridgit’s mission is simple – to help the construction industry maximize profits by taking a people-first approach. Workforce Intelligence from Bridgit transforms workforce data into actionable insights that inform an organization’s strategic and tactical business decisions. Bridgit works with construction industry leaders like Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Ryan Companies, among others. Bridgit is a privately owned company, having raised over $15.7 million USD in equity financing, with capital from investors such as Autodesk, BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund, EDC, IAF, Salesforce Ventures, Sands Capital Ventures, and StandUp Ventures. Learn more about Bridgit at gobridgit.com.
Touchplan is a leading construction planning software that connects the office and the field. It strives to deliver approachable, progressive data and analytics solutions that transform construction into a more collaborative, transparent, and adaptable process for everyone involved. Touchplan is committed to its belief that learning from data is the key to making a construction process more efficient and, in turn, will make people’s lives better. Touchplan is the technology solutions group of privately held MOCA Systems, Inc. Learn more about Touchplan at touchplan.io.
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Construction Performance Platform Connects Master Schedule to Field Plan
Boston, MA, (May 3, 2021) — Award-winning construction technology platform Touchplan, a division of MOCA Systems, Inc., announces the release of a groundbreaking innovation that empowers construction teams to vastly improve project performance and profitability by easily aligning their external master schedule with their daily jobsite execution plan.
The enhancement is available for immediate use by the thousands of construction professionals and executives that collaborate on the Touchplan platform globally. It eliminates what has long been a tedious, manual process for field managers to connect what is happening on the jobsite with the project controls set in the master schedule. More importantly, this capability resolves the costly issue of mishandling of data and insights created from re-planning daily field plans and the expectations set in the external master schedule during pre-construction.
“Data-driven solutions that connect the external master schedule with the real-time changes in the daily plan is the next critical step in the evolution of construction project optimization,” said Michael Sullivan, general manager, Touchplan. “For the first time, contractors and owners have the ability to immediately correlate key profitability factors from the execution plan such as labor productivity, materials, quality, and safety requirements with the expectations set in pre-construction planning.”
“With Touchplan, we easily transition the CPM’s conceptual milestones from our scheduling software to set the goals for the daily planning effort,” said Nathan Thompson, scheduling manager for Lee Kennedy Company, a full-service construction firm. “As a project progresses, we back feed the progress gathered from our look-ahead plan into our scheduling software to gain insight into the overall health of the project. It is a real game-changer.”
This innovation enables project executives to quickly visualize and determine if their look-ahead schedule is aligned with the master schedule. Superintendents can focus more on managing jobsite performance more effectively. Scheduling managers now have easier access to the commitments made in the daily plan and can confidently understand how the overall schedule is trending. Senior management can analyze data across single and multiple projects, making better and faster decisions that allow for more effective communication with a project’s owner or their representatives.
Mr. Sullivan added, “The primary operational benefits are clear. With critical real-time project updates now connected with the master schedule, everyone from the owner to the front line on the jobsite is able to understand where the project is in relation to the big picture. As a result, more jobs will be safer, higher quality, completed on budget, and ahead of schedule. That means happier owners, happier workers, and, most importantly, happier communities served by the finished projects.”
Used by over 37,000 global construction professionals to optimize over $50 billion in project costs, Touchplan is the technology services group of MOCA Systems, Inc. It strives to deliver approachable, progressive data and analytics solutions that transform construction into a more collaborative, transparent, and adaptable process for everyone involved. Touchplan is committed to its belief that learning from data is the key to making a construction process more efficient and, in turn, will make people’s lives better.
About MOCA Systems, Inc.
Since 1999, MOCA’s vision and commitment has been to deliver quality solutions to help clients transform the way their projects are planned, designed, built, and managed. By providing technology services and consulting services, its mission is to help clients save both time and money while not sacrificing quality on large, complex challenging projects.
Touchplan sees 23% annual revenue increase and 210% increase in construction activities scheduled and completed on platform.
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