15 Construction Technology Startups You Wish You Knew Before!

Real estate and construction appears to be that one industry that is not just a late adopter of opportunities offered by the online world but also appears hesitant towards it. However, that perception is changing fast and several startups are joining the league to cover up for the lag. Construction startups are providing relevant technology solutions addressing everyday shortfalls encountered in this industry. More investors, and startups are actively drawn towards this sector to fetch their share from the projected new construction in the U.S. in 2016 of $1072.1 billion.

With a market share of around 10%, the U.S is the second largest construction market worldwide. It’s only a matter of time when we will witness an upsurge of tech innovation in the construction sector. Several startups have already started creating a stir with innovative technology products and apps. In some cases, the model revolves around creating a marketplace to unite constructor contractors, engineers and other professionals. Check out the list and be inspired!

Acre Homes

On the top of our list is in innovative idea that puts together energy efficient homes. In a nutshell, they target consumers who wish to enjoy experiences rather than spending their weekends fixing homes. Their motto says it all. “We build homes that allow you to focus on life, not the upkeep, or energy bills.

Innovation
You will rarely come across construction plans and blueprints that incorporates sustainability with aesthetics. They’ve used the zero energy model that allows the home to generate its own power and eliminate the hassle of gas and electric bills. They offer compact homes that offer modern lifestyle that is both affordable and technologically advanced.

Acre homes

Leansite App

Leansite is a simple application for team collaboration and construction site management. It helps project teams to manage weekly work activities while not losing the bigger picture of project progress. With its runtime solutions, information can be shared across the board and this includes task updates, pictures of the onsite location and more.

Innovation
This wonder app streamlines the three most crucial phases of construction such as (a) planning and tracking, (b) Communication, and (c) Documentation. It’s a visual organization tool that keeps the team members connected.

Leansite

Noble Iron

Next up is a rental depot that offers a range of construction equipment for rent. For now, they’re geographically restricted to Southern California and Southeast Texas. Besides that, Noble Iron deals with equipment and accessories for sale. Noble Software Company also has a software enterprise that deals with the management of the equipment ownership, rental, sales and other activities.

Innovation
Noble Iron Online is powered by Texada Software’s cloud platform. Texada builds software for equipment rental companies, equipment dealerships, construction companies, contractors, and any construction or industrial equipment user, including mechanics, logistics and service technicians.

Noble Iron

Renovate Simply

Renovate Simply is an online platform that connects homeowners looking for renovation with contractors. It involves a simple 3-step process that takes you to the relevant remodeling contractor. Renovate Simply takes home remodeling to the online world where you can now choose from the relevant contractors instead of settling for the local.

Innovation
Besides providing easy access to multiple contractors, it also allows the user to find an estimate cost of renovations and then choose the contractor accordingly. It saves time on both ends. The system has a few questions for the user and based on the answers, Renovate Simply will give the most accurate idea of project cost within seconds.

RenovateSimply

RealConnex

Founded by seasoned commercial real estate professionals, RealConnex is the world’s first online business-to-business marketplace for the entire real estate industry. It’s a simple online tool that connects real estate professionals

Innovation
An on-line marketplace for real estate professionals where Capital, Investments and Services Connect. Your needs as a real estate professional – in a fraction of the traditional time and at a fraction of the traditional cost. More deals. Much faster and in ways never possible before.

RealConnex

Construction Automation Inc

Construction Automation Inc. brings forth a system that takes onsite construction to the next level. It is an automated system that uses 3D technology. Robots design 3D print structures and work alongside construction workers thereby increasing productivity, minimizing security risk and reducing the overall construction time.

Innovation
We live in a world where 3D technology has created a deep impact. Robots can create homes and structures that we will live in. this calls for absolute automation where robots are customized to erect 3D walls, install windows, beams and panels and even paints walls and structures. Construction Automation Inc. has a system in place that features a wide range of sensors guided by complicated software.

Construction Automation inc

Flipt

Online selling market for home sellers and agents looking for prospects. Now it’s upto the agent to win a listing with smart advertising. The agent’s ads will reach verified homeowners with the right message, at the right time. As a result, home sellers would click the ads to get information from your Flipt landing page. The more people visit your page, the more chances you will have of winning the listing.

Innovation
Once the agents launch their targeted local advertising & marketing campaign, they can reach motivated home sellers with Flipt’s campaign builder.

flipt

Wallabe

Wallabe is a new concept of smart walls that works on a business to business model. The builders, architects or construction engineers who are designing new structures or doing remodels can install wallabe or make it part of their blueprints and designs. As opposed to conventional interior wall structure, this is a smart and compact solution that can become an ecosystem to limitless products and solutions. We have seen smart installations and walls in hotels and expensive suites but now you can bring that to your homes.

Innovation
Wallabe is a smart modular wall that is easy to install and has been pre-wired to suit the needs of homeowners who can change configurations, add components while saving energy with this pre-wired and eco-friendly wall.
Wallabe

Tool Locker

In simple words, tool locker is a marketplace for construction equipment rentals. It’s a B2b platforms that allows users on mobile as well as on web to access the tools and equipment they need. The payments are handled in app and simple navigation makes the choice easy. An added advantage is that all equipment is ensured. Tool Locker is indeed a useful resource for construction contractors who don’t wish to go through the hassle of purchasing and insuring all equipment.

Innovation
It’s an iOS or web app that enables the user to locate equipment from contractors nearby and check their availability and accessibility by setting a filter on price and dates. Submit a request and get tools and equipment without spending money.

Tool Locker

Joist

Joist is a new tool for contractors that allows them to estimate, invoice, and manage projects from an iPad, iPhone, and the web. It’s a one-stop solution (electrical repair, landscaping, carpentry, kitchen remodeling, painting, roofing and more) for homeowners who would like recommendations for contractor.

Innovation
Joist will work with you from start to finish to ensure clear communication, handle logistics, and make sure the job is done according to your plan. Furthermore, it simplifies mobile payment by estimating and generating invoices for contractors.
Joist

FastTac

Fast Tac makes facility management and drawing sharing easy. When your team is using FASTTAC, you know that they are always looking at the most up to date drawings. This is the only product in the market that effectively replaces large format paper drawings with their digital counterparts.

Innovation
Instead of reprinting and distributing drawings to remain on the same page, simply add your markups and instantly your team can see the changes on any PC or iPad. No need to waste time on printing and distributing the drawings.
Fast Tac

Outroop

Outroop simplifies home improvement and renovation for homeowners who are searching for the right contractor. It’s an excellent platform for homeowners where they can get answers to home remodeling queries from knowledge forums and posts and review ratings. Outroop offers a win-win scenario for both contractors and homeowners by accelerating the appointment process.

Innovation
It is an organized solution for repairs, remodels and renovation contractors where they can locate and partner with the relevant project. Outroop is the middle person that research the contractor with accredited licenses, bonding & insured credentials and help them maintain a track record for fair pricing.

Outroop

Aecore

Aecore has an integrated task manager helps you stay focused on what’s important. Easily create, prioritize and assign tasks to your fellow team members. There’s no need for a 3rd party app when you’re team is using Aecore.

Innovation
Commercial construction projects require constant documentation of daily activities, design questions and project changes. Aecore replaces inefficient Word documents, spreadsheets and paper based task lists with a user-friendly web interface. The value we provide contractors is collaboration between subcontractors and architects, less time updating spreadsheets, faster answers on design issues and more accountability amongst project team members.

Aecore

Building Radar

Building Radar is the satellite-based search engine for construction projects worldwide and in your neighborhood. Everything you can have in your home have distributors in Building Radar. It enables its customers to attract new customers, evaluate new business opportunities and develop new strategic relationships.

Innovation
It’s the big data solution detects, adds and enhances thousands of new construction leads in the cloud. Their customers include market leaders from various industries such as Viessmann (heating and climate control systems), and Gerhardt Braun (partitions).

BuildingRadar

Safety Campus

Indeed, an interesting app that is needed to mitigate the safety concerns in difficult work places. Once you explore its features, you will know how important it is for construction teams. Safety Campus helps the user analyzes the physical location and presents the risks and dangers you might face.

Innovation
The Safety Compass uses intuitive augmented reality to communicate hazard information to users in the field. By accessing the worker’s physical location, the app presents vital information on present dangers straight to the worker’s phone, avoiding the necessity of bulky safety manuals to locate and manage risk. Using the phone’s inbuilt camera and GPS system, the app displays real and present dangers to the viewer that adapt and compensate for the viewer’s field of vision.

Safety Campus

Mehreen is a social media buff and design blogger, who keeps a keen eye on graphic design trends. She has a passion for experimenting with design ideas, and wouldn’t mind if it means going out of her way to find them in Timbuktu. Follow her on twitter for daily inspirations and findings.

2 thoughts on “15 Construction Technology Startups You Wish You Knew Before!

  1. Mehreen, Thanks for featuring us in your article. Greatly appreciated. We noticed that Renovate Simply is spelled wrong. In the title and without a space in the body. Once it is corrected we will go ahead and share the post. Thanks again for the shout out!

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