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Two women blazing a trail in construction with digital workforce solutions

View article Little more than seven years ago, Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake met at a young entrepreneurship program. The two women had very different academic backgrounds but had a shared dream—to establish a thriving business. “We really had the same vision and the same goal,” explained Brodie. “We wanted to build a big business.

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Canadian construction software company Bridgit receives $7M investment from Autodesk

View article Canadian construction software company Bridgit has received a $7 million USD investment from Autodesk and previous investors BDC, Salesforce Ventures, StandUp Ventures, and Sands Capital. Export Development Canada (EDC) offered additional support. The investment’s finalization in July of 2020 came as Bridgit saw a sharp increase in demand for its construction resource management software.

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The best project management apps for construction in 2020

View article An app founded by women, Bridgit is a construction resource management tool that helps increase efficiencies and optimize communication on the job site. The app features scheduling software that allows you to have complete employee oversight to identify schedule overlaps and manage workloads. Plus, you can track, sort and analyze data stored from each of

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The Construction Record Podcast: Industry innovation with Bridgit Bench

Listen now Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce national managing editor Vince Versace hosts this special podcast and guides us through interviews with construction logistics guru Barry LePatner, eCompliance president Adrian Bartha, Tread CEO Noah Dolgoy and Bridgit co-founder and CEO Mallorie Brodie as they detail how their companies are changing the face of

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Industry Innovation: How to put your construction workforce data to work

View article In this ever-changing landscape, contractors with readily available, quickly digestible, and easily executed on construction data have become king. With construction bidding becoming more competitive, general contractors are having to carefully plan projects to optimize their resources and mitigate risk — all with the goal of remaining as profitable as they can on

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Ontario’s construction industry shows supports for COVID-Alert, but also seeks wearable alternative

View article “The construction and design industries realized early on that the health and safety of workers is the foundation of any economic recovery. Focusing on the 3Ts (testing, tracking, tracing) will allow Canada to stop reacting and start managing COVID-19,” said Perruzza said in an Aug. 7 press release. “These actions have kept construction

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Autodesk acquires AI company, Pype, and makes investments into two others

View article In 2018, Autodesk made a huge splash in the construction industry by acquiring PlanGrid, BuildingConnected, and Assemble.  In 2019, the company combined all of those acquisitions and their native BIM 360 application in Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC).  Now, Autodesk is on the move again with a new acquisition and investments into a couple

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