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    Construction gets a tech boost

    Productivity
    and quality in construction get a boost as cloud-based software company, Procore
    Technologies,
    expands its presence in the UK and Ireland.

    Procore,
    established in California, celebrates its one-year anniversary at its London
    base as it secures its newest customer, pioneering building system provider, Project
    Etopia.
    Project Etopia is one of a number of leading contractors that have turned to
    Procore to streamline their building process in the past twelve months.

    Joseph
    Daniels, founder of modular developer Project Etopia, said:

    “Our
    build system is all about speed and technology so we needed a project
    management platform that could keep up and prove as adaptable as the system
    itself. None of the alternatives appeared to be able to live up to the variety
    of demands we wanted to place on it. 

    “As
    our pipeline of projects expands, Procore will allow us to maintain good
    visibility over all elements of our schemes, across multiple sites and in real
    time, from tendering right through to on-site coordination of
    contractors. 

    “Other
    solutions could do elements of this, but it wasn’t all in one place and we were
    impressed with how easily key metrics were displayed and how easily delays
    could be identified.”

    Brandon
    Olivieri O’Connor, Procore’s director of UK and Ireland, said:

    “We
    first started working with our UK and Ireland customers four years ago and as
    demand increased, it became obvious that we needed to be local to service our
    customers.

    “As
    customer numbers exceed 100, our staff numbers in the UK have also risen from 8
    to 24 since arriving here. This has allowed us to increase our support for our
    customer base by recruiting local construction industry experts to the team.”

    Procore is a platform that consists of a number of products that
    users can choose from based on their needs. Products include Tender Management,
    BIM, Design Coordination, Project Management, Quality and Safety and Project
    Financials, spanning pre-construction to project handover. Procore’s
    open API architecture and App Marketplace features more than 150 best in class
    construction technology tools. This makes it simple to integrate other software
    into an extensible platform unique to each business.

    The
    platform is easy to use and fully mobile, putting the power back into the hands
    of the worker and connecting the construction site to the office. The unlimited
    user licence model means it can be shared with the entire project team, from
    clients and professional teams, to sub-contractors. This comes at no additional
    cost allowing everyone working on the project to collaborate in real-time.

    To
    demonstrate how this technology puts people at the forefront, Procore teamed up
    with The B1M to produce a short documentary ‘Step inside the Connected Construction
    Site’. The
    film had a live screening with a panel featuring Procore’s president, Steve
    Zahm, Procore customer Rob Frank from BW Workplace, and digital transformation
    expert, Vickie Stevenson, from Osborne Construction.

    Procore
    has had a busy autumn so
    far with a presence at leading construction trade
    shows UK Construction Week and Digital
    Construction Week. At the events, attendees have seen live demos of the platform and put questions to the
    Procore team. At UK Construction Week, Procore’s head of marketing in the UK
    and Ireland, Ben Douglass, shared Procore’s approach
    and how it differentiates itself in the market. Procore’s senior product
    manager, Dave McCool, took part in a
    panel discussion about changing business models and improving
    productivity in the built environment on the main stage at Digital Construction Week. 

    Procore
    has previously expanded into Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2017.

    Brandon
    said:

    “One
    of the primary reasons we invest in
    country is to ensure we truly understand the local
    market and culture. We hire staff already experienced in construction where
    possible and bring in our experts from the global business to support the
    expansion. This in-depth product knowledge and Procore experience is a catalyst
    for our business and increases the value we
    provide to our customers.

    “We’re
    excited to have a presence in the UK and Ireland alongside the growth we’re
    experiencing, and we’ll be investing further into the market off the back off a
    successful first year. We’re here to stay and look forward to continuing to
    partner with our UK and Irish customers, new and old.”

    www.procore.com/en-gb