Glaass Update 2.0
2016 was a feature-filled year for Glaass; we celebrated our public launch, transitioned from a startup into a small company, deployed four major updates and held presentations with forward thinking construction companies across the world. With our attention now locked on the year ahead, we wanted to share a brief update with our followers, this is update 2.0!
Glaass Introduces Customisation!
Customisation is here! After months of planning, developing and extensive testing, we’re excited to release our powerful customisation feature. Users with Document Controller permission can now customise cases to suit any construction or engineering discipline.
How We’re Digitalising Construction
Microsoft Office files are unfortunately synonymous amongst construction and infrastructure projects around the world. There’s no denying using Office documents to record your project is an inefficient and outdated business process. What’s worse is that these files exponentially increase a projects physical paper trail. If that’s the case, then why is Office so popular? It’s because it’s highly versatile. It’s customisable to virtually any application whether it be an inspection form, concrete test or defect register. That’s the strongest asset of Office.
Artists & Influencers Part 1
Artists and influencers is a series dedicated to the people I’ve drawn inspiration from throughout the journey of creating Glaass. The catalyst of any creative venture is a culmination of experiences, surroundings and beliefs. These are the people who’ve shaped my art.
5 Reasons Construction Should Ditch Email
Construction projects around the world continue to rely on email as a platform for correspondence, and it needs to stop. Email has its place, but it’s certainly not on infrastructure projects as a document or correspondence system. Email is, and always has been, a consumer system designed to correspond privately. Team environments thrive on the accessibility of readily available information; employing a personal system like email negates this. Here are five reasons your project should ditch email.
Glaass Contract Options
Legal documents are the antithesis of fun, which is why we created simple contracts that are versatile and clear. Regardless of your construction application, size or complexity; we have a contract that suits your project. In this blog we’ll outline the various options and discuss their key differences.
Getting started is just three simple steps:
1. Tell us about your project
2. We’ll create a quote
3. Select your contract type
Glaass Public Launch
The whole team is exhilarated to announce that our free trial will be available to the public on July 20, 2016 at 20:00 UTC +01:00. Having successfully implemented Glaass on a trial project, we’re ready to publicly launch what we believe is the future of construction. This is your chance to play with our innovation first hand. If you love it, share the invitation with your colleagues, we’re looking forward to your feedback!
Accessibility on Devices
If you’ve read our earlier blogs, or are familiar with the construction industry, you’ll understand the frustration of recording, tracking and tracing project information across a series of disconnected, inefficient systems. More annoyingly, these detached systems are rarely mobile. It’s an inadequate combination for enterprise scale infrastructure projects that require efficient information dissemination and management. Organisation is the first step to success, with Glaass we’ve leveraged the power of technology to actively keep your project on track.
Our First Pivot
One of the most alluring aspects about the startup industry is that as a team you’re constantly venturing into the unknown. It forces you to learn and adapt to the changes around you. Fortunately, in today’s digital age, there’s no shortage of information available for aspiring first time entrepreneurs. A personal favourite of mine is David Feinleib’s Why Startups Fail and How Yours Can Succeed. It’s an incredibly practical tool for startup newcomers. There was however one chapter in Feinleib’s guide that had me utterly perplexed, that is until now.
Glaass Update 1.0
The last quarter has been an extraordinarily busy period for our startup setting up bank accounts, drafting legal documents and finalising development. As we lead into 2016 we’re working harder to deliver state of the art construction management software to help companies collaborate better. Since conceiving the idea over two years ago, we’ve celebrated achievements, faced challenges and grown as a team. It has been an incredible journey for everyone involved and we’re truly excited for what the future holds. Welcome to Glaass Update 1.0, everything about where we are.