Round up: News from Viewpoint, CannonDesign, RT3, Sopris Systems, and The Walsh Group

What’s happening this week in our industry? Here’s our Friday round up of news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to

1. Viewpoint releases Spectrum Business Intelligence

Viewpoint, an ERP project management and mobile solution provider for the construction industry, has just released its new construction data analytics platform, Spectrum Business Intelligence. The platform allows users to efficiently analyze data, share it among teams and create reports.


2. CannonDesign shares “Three Ways Cities Could Evolve in 2018”

CannonDesign’s Michael Tunkey, an expert in mixed-used design projects, shared his takeaways from the Urban Land Institute meeting in LA. Tunkey hoped that in 2018, gentrification will increasingly be structured to benefit existing neighborhood residents. He predicted that there will also be an increase in the number of social living communities built for millennials. He also pondered the ethical dilemmas surrounding self-driving vehicles.


3. Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) founders discuss future of the roofing industry

Dale Tyler, Heidi Ellsworth, and Trent Cotney founded RT3 last year to promote the adoption of new technology and processes in the roofing industry. They recently met at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute to discuss their vision. They emphasized the need to incorporate technology, particularly robotics, into quotidian operations.


4. Sopris Systems releases guide to connected field service strategy

Sopris Systems, a project management platform integrated with Microsoft 360, has released a free e-book entitled, 5 Ways to Know You are Ready for Connected Field Service. The book explains connected field service and helps readers determine if it is an appropriate solution for their business.


5. The Walsh Group celebrates 120th anniversary

Founded in Chicago in 1898, The Walsh Group has grown into a nationally renowned general contractor.