What happened this week in the built world? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Fieldwire partners with EllisDon
EllisDon, a major Canadian construction services company, is rolling out FieldWire, a mobile collaboration platform for construction field workers, on all of its projects. Tom Strong, EllisDon’s Chief Technology Officer, asserted,“Fieldwire helps our project teams deliver very high-quality results by connecting us seamlessly with our clients and trade partners…By providing Fieldwire to anyone involved on our projects, we promote transparency and ownership in our construction process.”
2. Moderne Ventures announces new cohort
Moderne Ventures, an early stage venture fund for real estate technology, selected seven companies for its accelerator. Companies include Dwelo, a smart building technology platform, and Havenly, an online interior design platform.
3. Igor launches building IoT platform
Igor, a Power over Ethernet (PoE) smart lighting system, launched Nexos, a platform that can connect with any IoT device. With Nexos, facilities managers and owners can transform existing buildings into smart buildings.
4. DroneDeploy featured in New York Times article on the ROI of drones in construction
A recent New York Times article quoted Michael Winn, the CEO of DroneDeploy, as an expert on drones in construction. DroneDeploy is a cloud platform for commercial drone data. For more on drones, check out our Drones Tech Memo, which will be released on September 6, 2018.