BaseStone at Digital Construction Week 2018

Here at BaseStone, we are very excited to be attending Digital Construction Week on the 17th and 18th of October at the Excel Centre in London. BaseStone will also be providing two presentations, so be sure to not miss them if you plan on attending the event (full session descriptions and times below). Last year at Digital Construction Week we asked the big question – “How can we improve productivity in construction?” Check out the responses we received in this video and register for your ticket to this year’s event here. Be sure to come by and visit us at Stand E75, meet the team, and have a chat with us (or simply have a play on our arcade machine!).

Our presentation sessions are listed below:

17th October 12:30 – 12:45, Tech Stage: The largest problem in the construction industry by Alexander Siljanovski MEng(Hons) MSc CEng MIET FRSA Chief Executive Officer – BaseStone 

Poor productivity is one of the largest problems in the construction industry, with estimated losses worldwide of $1.6tn per year. Technology has been seen as a productivity enabler in many industries, and construction offers the largest potential productivity gain. However, construction is often the last industry to adopt new technologies. BaseStone, through our mobile and web based collaboration tool, has for the past few years been direct involved in addressing the productivity problem head on. In this talk we will discuss our findings, wins and challenges faced in cracking the largest problem in construction.

18th October 15:30-16:00, Industry 4.0: Blockchain in construction by Dr. Simon McCabe, Chief Technology Officer – BaseStone

Introduction to the blockchain: An overview of areas of applicability Benefits and Blockers. Is the blockchain fit for construction and is construction fit for new technology?  What are the real problems that the blockchain can solve? What are vanity ‘me too’ projects Quality and evidence is? If trust is the issue does the Blockchain solve it? What does the blockchain mean for quality? Why is this needed in construction? How could it change the industry Conclusion? You can’t solve business problems with technology.  You can improve business with technology. Construction needs innovation but needs to tread carefully. These are all the questions that will be answered in Dr. Simon’s lecture on Digital Construction Week 2018.

Also, we would like to remind you that we have been shortlisted for the  2018 Digital Construction Awards in the Category for the Best Application of Technology! Our nomination for this category comes down to the massive productivity gain of 60% that was achieved using BaseStone, by our partner and long-standing customer, the Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV), for their work on the London Underground Bakerloo Line Link (BLL) project at Paddington Station.

The winners will be announced at the Digital Construction Awards on the 17th October – so wish us the best of luck!

The Big Question: How do we Improve Productivity in Construction?

Last year BaseStone attended Digital Construction Week on the 18th and 19th October 2017 at the Excel Centre in London. Our founder and CEO, Alexander Siljanovski MEng(Hons) MSc CEng MIET FRSA, presented with two great sessions with topics: Tech Stage: Use of Technology to Drive Productivity Industry 4.0 Stage: Productivity, Smart Contracts and the Blockchain During Digital Construction Week, we asked our colleagues a big question “How do we Improve Productivity in Construction?” , because productivity in the construction industry has declined steadily and significantly since the 1960’s in both Europe and the USA. You can watch the answer here:

If you would like to add your answer to our question please feel free to post it on our Social Media Channels: Facebook – @basestoneuk or Twitter – @basestone 

Photo Gallery: BaseStone at Digital Construction Week 2017

This year's Digital Construction Week was a fantastic success! Thank you to everyone who came by our stand making it one of the busiest of DCW but also making this two-day event even more enjoyable. Our CEO Alex Siljanovski,  also held a thought leading presentation about the future of the industry and the growing interest in blockchain technology in construction.

Here are the photos:

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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