The civil and construction industries are very dependent on the availability of reliable and timely information. This information is used in design, material selection, project management, quality control and maintenance of assets.
Information is sourced from many providers: architects, engineers, surveyors, material suppliers, testing laboratories and many more. The information is provided in many formats, sometimes hard copy, sometimes electronic, but only rarely in a format that allows for efficient storage, searching and analysis.
This limitation represents a tremendous loss of opportunity to leverage the information to make better decisions, both during a project, and after construction, when maintaining an asset or deciding on future designs and materials.
Construction Hive™ overcomes this limitation by providing a platform where construction industry participants can share and analyse the information associated with construction projects.
The Construction Hive™ applications will have near zero configuration and administration requirements, so customers can be up and running very quickly. The API (Application Programmer Interface) will be published enabling industry solution providers to integrate easily.
The first application to be launched on Construction Hive™ is Documents, a solution for sharing and managing documents with minimal administration. The documents can be PDF files, Word/Excel documents or other file types. Documents has a sleek, simple design, incorporates an easy to use yet powerful searching capability and, most importantly, allows for the publishing of actual data in combination with a readable version of documents. This data is stored and searchable, viewable, and with future applications will be available for aggregated reporting, analysis, statistics and exporting.
Construction Hive™ entered Private Beta today, and will be ready for general release in the coming months.
Construction Hive Pty Ltd
Construction Hive Pty Ltd (www.constructionhive.com) is part of the Spectra QEST group. Spectra QEST specialises in developing software and providing associated services for the construction materials testing and production industries. Spectra QEST has a long history of leading the world in the development and implementation of software solutions for the quality control of construction materials and soils. Its customers include leading international construction companies, construction materials and geotechnical testing companies, construction materials manufacturers, and government bodies, such as Cemex (Aus), Holcim (NZ), Boral ACM (Aus), Coffey Information (Aus), Fulton Hogan (Aus & NZ), GHD (Aus), Professional Service Industries (USA), Braun Intertec (USA), and NTH Consultants (USA). For more information on Spectra QEST, please visit www.spectraqest.com.
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