Fieldwire and Hilti Partnership Announcement

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

Today, we are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between Fieldwire and Hilti Group. Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of construction technology, and has selected Fieldwire as a key partner in this endeavor. They will also be joining the Fieldwire board to cement our new partnership.

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Hilti Group has made great strides in recent years to help revamp the industry with digital solutions and connect construction professionals together. Fieldwire’s mission has always been to bring efficiency and transparency to construction project management, so this new partnership is an ideal next step in our continued pursuit of that goal. Our collaboration with Hilti is off to a great start, and we’ll be combining our efforts to further improve the way people are working in the field.

“Fieldwire’s approach to jobsite productivity stands out in the construction tech scene and aligns very well with Hilti’s mission,” says Joerg Kampmeyer, Member of the Executive Board and CFO at Hilti. “We were impressed by Fieldwire’s leadership, and our investment in the company is a first step in establishing a long-standing strategic partnership.”

We’re excited to be working with Hilti Group and growing our relationship in order to better serve the men and women of the construction industry. To read the full press release for this partnership, click here.


Fieldwire Updates: A Year in Review

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re getting a little sentimental here at the Fieldwire office. This year has been full of milestones for us, and hopefully for you as well, as each of our great strides is made with the goal of improving your experience using our construction management platform. So before 2018 arrives, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look back at all of the tremendous developments Fieldwire has made in 2017!

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Improved Calendar View and Project Dashboard

Way back in January, we started the year off right by making some improvements to existing interfaces. We gave the project dashboard a nice new design and made it so that you could use the calendar view for tasks as far into the future as you like, so scheduling your projects would be easier than ever.

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Batch Scale Editing, Task Sorting & Recently Viewed Plans

Batch scaling for plans allowed you to edit the scale for multiple sheets at once on web, and on the mobile apps we added the ability to sort tasks more effectively and pull up recently viewed plans. This makes locating specific sheets and tasks relevant to your work take less time and effort during your workday.

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2-Way Syncing with Box and Dropbox

One of the major developments for our Business users was 2-way syncing between Fieldwire and Box/Dropbox. By engaging this powerful syncing tool, keeping up-to-date documents in the hands of your team will never be easier since the updates made in one program automatically transfer over to the other.

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Mobile-Friendly Data Management

We prioritized improvements to the mobile Fieldwire experience by adding smart syncing for iOS users and external storage for Android users. Smart synchronization on iOS helps cellular data users download high-resolution versions of files in the absence of WiFi, and external storage on SD cards on Android gives users more options regarding data storage on their mobile devices.

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Sheet Comparison & Plan Notifications

Another huge feature update was sheet comparison on web, which allows you to take any two sheets (or two versions of the same sheet) and overlay them, so that you can easily view the differences and even export the comparison as an image file. We also enabled plan update notifications, so you and your team could be easily made aware whenever new markups were added or sheets were uploaded in your project.

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Batch Task, Plan & Photo Management

To further make your task and document management convenient, we added a multitude of batch task, plan, and photo management options. Organizing plan tags or descriptions, or mass assigning or updating statuses for tasks, or even batch exporting photos will never be more than a few clicks away on web!

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Task Location Field

A small but significant addition to our task system was adding the Location field within every task. This makes it easier to specify where tasks can be found on-site, whether they’re in a certain room, area, floor, or building.

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Expanded Markup Editing & Undo Button

A major update from the fall made it possible to edit markups in far more detailed ways. With a simple right click (web) or press-and-hold (mobile), you can easily duplicate or resize markups, as well as change font or color. You can also see who made the markup and at what day and time. Similarly, the new Undo button on the markup toolbar makes it possible to quickly erase any markups made accidentally or worth taking one more shot at.

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Reports on Mobile

After many requests from our community, we were very happy to add the ability to send saved report templates from our iOS and Android apps. Now sending out a report from your mobile device is as simple as moving your thumb and will ensure your team receives important updates at any point in the day.

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360 Photography

Earlier this month, we released 360 photo capability within Fieldwire, so you can take advantage of this growing trend to capture an entire room or site with one click of a button. We’ve always celebrated technological innovation, so this addition to our suite of tools will surely come in handy on your construction projects.

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Growth In-Office & Around the Globe

We wanted to end this yearly wrap-up with a few notable achievements for our company itself. Our team has grown quite significantly this year as we continue to expand in order to meet the needs of our customers. Fieldwire has steadily popped up on more and more job sites, now helping manage over 200,000 projects worldwide, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And to accommodate our growing number of users abroad, we have localized several new languages within our software: Italian, Dutch, Swedish, and Norwegian!

2017 was a phenomenal year for Fieldwire, and it wouldn’t have been possible without support from all of you out there who place your trust in us each day. Like I said before, we build all of these great features to improve your day-to-day, and we look forward to building even more goodies for you in 2018. Thanks again, and have a happy and safe new year!


Building Smarter with Fieldwire and Dropbox

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

One of the main evils that we strive to snuff out here at Fieldwire is the lack of communication and organization on construction projects. Being able to stay in touch with your team and have access to important job files throughout the day is essential to every worker on every site around the world. We have been fortunate to join with partners who share our passion for boosting customer efficiency, and one such partner who excels at this is Dropbox.

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By utilizing technology like Dropbox and Fieldwire, you never have to worry about having your documents in order and sharing them with others. Best of all, with seamless integrations like 2-way syncing, files stay up-to-date with minimal effort and maximum effect for everyone involved with the project. Dropbox recently highlighted the major impact partnerships like ours can have on the construction industry, which you can read here. Our own CEO, Yves Frinault, also weighs in on the benefits of modern construction management in the blog post.

Collaboration and organization will never again be worries on your job site with Dropbox and Fieldwire in your pocket!


Winter Feature Update

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

You made it! Only one month left in 2017, and it’s a big one. After dodging the candy and turkey and Black Friday madness (or embracing all three, we don’t judge here), December has finally arrived. With the glut of gifts and celebration right around the corner, we thought we’d get ahead of all of that by releasing a little something for you early. Take a look!

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360 Photo Capability

Big news! As you know, taking 360 photos is more than a little convenient when you’re on job sites. With a single image you can capture an entire room with incredible depth and share it with your colleagues. We like innovative technology here at Fieldwire, so we’ve embraced this amazing documentation tool by incorporating 360 functionality with our software. On our iOS and Android apps, you can now capture 360 photospheres with the help of a Ricoh Theta or any similar camera. Just connect it directly to Fieldwire and start snapping away, and you’ll be able to view 360 photos right there on your mobile device.

360 photography is in open beta mode for all Fieldwire users throughout the month of December. Come January, it will become a premium-only feature. So check it out now and see if it’s something you want to take advantage of in the coming year! Learn more here.

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Reports on Mobile

More exciting news! You can now send out your saved report templates from the iOS and Android apps! Any reports you’ve created on web will now be accessible on our mobile apps, so you no longer need to wait until you get to your computer to share task information with your colleagues. Just click the button at the top of the Tasks screen to start sending them out.

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Batch Plan Tag Editing

While you’ve previously been able to manage plan tags for multiple sheets, you can now do so from the batch editing tool located within the Actions menu on the main Plans page of your project. Just select your plans and then click the Actions button, and once you choose the “Batch Edit” option you will see that plan tags can now be edited in the same spreadsheet table for editing sheet titles and descriptions. This handy update should make managing your plans even more efficient in Fieldwire.

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Create New Task Locations on iOS

This final goody is for our iOS users. When specifying a location for your tasks in the iOS app, you can now create brand new locations directly from the app; previously this was only possible on the web version of Fieldwire, but now there’s nothing stopping you from adding new locations within tasks on your iPhone or iPad. And for Android users, the location field is now available as well!

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We hope these early holiday surprises help add more efficiency and convenience to your projects so you can ring in the new year the right way. We’re particularly excited to bring you 360 photosphere functionality, because we know that demand continues to rise throughout the industry as time marches on. So get out there and remember to make a funny face when you snap those 360 photos!

Fieldwire is free for small teams on Apple iOS, Android, and on the web. We support 200,000+ projects worldwide, and we look forward to helping you manage yours in 2018!


Fieldwire on the Road

DominicroundDominic Delfino
Construction Specialist

If you are an avid conference attendee, you may have seen Fieldwire at a number of events this past year. Fieldwire team members have been traveling throughout the United States to speak and exhibit at construction conferences. We are continuing our travels in the coming months, so be on the lookout for our big yellow sign.

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Past Events

Recently, Fieldwire has traveled to Toronto for the CanBIM Conference, Seattle for the NECA Conference, and Anaheim for the LCI Congress. These events offer a great opportunity for our team to connect with construction professionals looking to utilize construction technology to become more efficient and optimized builders. While at our booth, you can find our Fieldwire team members ready to demo the product on laptops, tablets, and phones. This gives new customers the opportunity to see the lightning fast plan viewing and communication system of our app in action.

Our team members also take the time to share use cases from companies that use Fieldwire to help save time and money on their projects. You can also catch them discussing lean construction management and how technology will contribute to the overall company bottom line. We often meet with existing users to discuss how Fieldwire helped them and find ways they can become even more effective. I hope we can catch you at our future events to talk about how Fieldwire can optimize your projects and company.

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Future Events

Although the year may be coming to a close, the Fieldwire team is still on the move and will be coming to a city near you. Fieldwire will be in Dallas for BIMForum from November 6-9. The Dallas Fall BIMForum will explore best practices in professional coordination from Architects, Engineers, Builders and Owners. We look forward to discussing with attendees the importance of mobile technology to share information between all project team members and making sure information is not lost. You can also catch the Fieldwire team one more time on December 5 at the Oakland ConTech Roadshow. This single-day event will feature general sessions discussing how you can leverage technology to increase project efficiency, employee safety, and data security. Even if you aren’t attending these specific events, let us know if you are in the area and maybe we can meet up.

We will be visiting even more cities around the globe in 2018. Look for future blog posts detailing the events we will be attending in New York City, New Orleans, Texas, and France.

Happy Halloween from Fieldwire!

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