BaseStone on London’s “Efficiency Through Digital Projects” conference

BaseStone team have just got back from London’s “Efficiency Through Digital Projects” conference arranged by Fiatech.If you haven’t heard of Fiatech, they are an international community of construction and engineering stakeholders, passionately working together to lead global development and adoption of innovative practices and technologies. Each Spring, they bring together this global community of their members, guests and speakers, to meet and discuss the progress being made with regards to digital technologies throughout construction and engineering.

This year, it was great to see brilliant presentations and learn insights into how “disruptive technologies” are changing the face of the industry, with presentations upon subjects such as Mixed Reality, Digital Asset Identification, IOT, and a panel of industry experts on how best to implement Digital Project Delivery.

With BaseStone leading the way in terms site-based field mobility applications, it was great to meet with other innovators and champions from across the globe on how we can best work together to help the industry advance and achieve enhanced productivity and efficiency.

If you are interested in finding out more about future events that we will be attending or the Fiatech community, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

You can also follow us on Twitter – @basestone and talk with us!

BaseStone are recipients of the prestigious Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation (CETI) Award, organised by Fiatech in the category of Life Cycle Data Management & Information Integration.

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BaseStone participate in CIOB programme “Masterminds of Construction

The holiday season is almost here and at BaseStone HQ, we wanted to give you a little pre-Christmas treat. We were recently asked to participate in a programme by The Chartered Institute of Building in partnership with ITN Productions which is ITN’s bespoke production hub titled “Masterminds of Construction”.

The production is a news and current-affairs style programme, introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, to showcase how transformative and demanding construction management is, and how the ‘Masterminds of Construction’ overcome risks from unforeseen events and deliver world-class projects.

We were delighted to contribute our thoughts on the industry and how digitising on-site workflows are key to improved efficiency and cost saving. The programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles.

Participants included our own CEO Alex Siljanovski and CTO Dr Simon McCabe, Director of Innovation at Costain Tim Embley and engineers from Costain and Skanska. See below our section in the programme and please share with your friends and colleagues.

 

Watch the full programme on The CIOB website here

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BaseStone’s latest mobile release is now available

Latest BaseStone mobile release

Major new release version 3 now available

Winter is coming and as our developers rejoice seeing less sunlight, they recently surfaced from their BatCave to show us the latest version of the BaseStone mobile platform.

The latest release includes updates to our web, iPad and iPhone applications. Here are the highlights:

Improved Data Matrix and QR code functionality

On the iPad and iPhone applications, you can now scan QR and Data Matrix codes more easily and select the data to become the issue title. This is an huge enhancement to both snagging and asset-tagging processes on BaseStone. And new code lookup functionality will be coming soon!

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Business Collaborator Integration

We’re delighted to announce our latest integration available on the BaseStone web application. If you’re using Business Collaborator, you can now import the files seamlessly onto BaseStone. Get in touch with us to discuss more.

Optional save to camera roll

We receive concerns from many of our users about storage on mobile devices so we make every endeavour to minimise the amount of space BaseStone takes up. Small and mighty is what we aim for. The latest release on the iphone lets you choose whether to save the photo to the camera roll or not to help control space on your device.

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The key features already existing on the application include the ability to:

  • Conduct site inspections
  • Snag and report progress
  • Markup/annotate and redline drawings
  • Create as-builts
  • View and add photos, RFIs, files, comments
  • Quality inspections
  • Report defects
  • Site survey inspections

These features give the user benefits such as:

  • Everyone has access to the latest drawing, plan and information in the field
  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce paper and printing costs
  • Ensure issues are captured accurately
  • Create reports instantly, no need to copy up notes from the field
  • Visibility of issues on site
  • Reduce mistakes and abortive work

It has been a busy period for the team as only last month we were “Highly Commended” at the British Construction Industry Awards and also had a great time at Digital Construction Week which included a talk by our CEO Alex as well as exhibiting. Our CTO Simon also discussed BaseStone and Building Information Modelling at an event organised by 3D Repo to kick off Digital Construction Week.

If you would like to know more or have a specific question about BaseStone, click here and we would be happy to have a chat.

If you would like a free trial of the BaseStone application, click here.

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Why is digital important in construction?

Why is digital in construction important? Digital Construction Week

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We recently exhibited at the excellent Digital Construction Week for their annual conference in the Business Design Centre in Angel. It was great to meet with so many of our users and engage with so many of the forward thinking people that are driving the construction industry forward in embracing new technologies.

Digital has become an integral part of construction, not only in the office, but on-site as well. By bringing digital on-site, the engineers are now better connected to the information that matters, improving productivity and delivering their projects faster, safer, and to a higher standard of quality.

During our time at Digital Construction Week, we asked some of the attendees the following question:

”What is the importance of embracing digital within construction, and how can it revolutionize an industry?”

Hear some of the responses we received in the video below:

If you would like to know more or have a specific question about BaseStone, click here and we would be happy to have a chat.

If you would like a free trial of the BaseStone application, click here.