Glaass Contract OptionsRead more >
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 LaunchRead more >
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 DevicesRead more >
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 PivotRead more >
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 1.0Read more >
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.
The Feature Construction has been waiting forRead more >
Throughout the journey of developing Glaass, we’ve placed continual emphasis on updating and refining our products feature set in pursuit of perfection. We’ve reworked entire revisions to deliver this promise. Yet during this time we’ve maintained a mindset to create tools designed for all construction professions. It was clear from the beginning we wanted a platform that enhanced the workflow of foreman, engineers and project managers. As construction professionals we understand these roles and their functions acutely, allowing us to critically examine their deficiencies.
An Insight into a StartupRead more >
Launching a startup is unlike any other challenge a person can undertake. It’s an incredibly unique and abstract landscape to work in; like a rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs. Conceiving an idea and hustling to create a business from little or no resources requires a special type of passion and skill set. Having the drive to push through the tough times and the ability to create opportunities when they seem inconceivable is what makes or breaks a startup.
Habituation in ConstructionRead more >
I recently learned about the human phenomena called habituation, it’s a process in the brain that encodes everyday recurring tasks into habits. Our brains do this so that we don’t notice the more tedious elements in our lives whilst freeing up space to acquire new information. Habituation occurs in all aspects of our lives, from work tasks to chores at home and even driving our car. Without habituation we would be irritated by the same issues every day, so it’s an important function!
Innovating Paper Based SystemsRead more >
When analysing the construction industry as a global microcosm, you see it’s an ecosystem riddled by paper systems to manage everything from quality assurance to document and drawing dissemination. Need another system? No problem, just add paper. It’s an outdated attitude that’s driving our team of passionate professionals to change the face of construction forever. Regardless of a projects size, geographical location or engineering application, teams too readily rely upon paper.
The Unimportance of FeaturesRead more >
As we work through our seventh prototype release, we are slowly transitioning out of a feature orientated phase, and into one that is focused on integrated functionality. Creating enterprise software is a fine balance between a products feature set, and incorporated functionality of those features. Although these terms sound similar, their real world application is vastly different. Features are ‘a distinctive attribute or aspect of something’ whereas functionality is ‘the quality of being suited to serve a purpose well, practically’ (Oxford Dictionary, 2015).