Posted by Janet B. Stroud — January 9, 2023 — AkitaBox, a facilities management software developer, has partnered with Procore Technologies, a global provider of construction management software, to create AkitaBox Connect, an integration between the two products for smoother construction handover.
AkitaBox cloud-based software provides real-time facilities data in a visual and easy-to-use, customizable format to help teams simplify their operations, reduce risk, and solve complex facility challenges. The AkitaBox Pulse suite of software solutions includes Facility Condition Assessment, Capital Management, Asset Management, Work Order Management, Preventive Maintenance, Occupant Experience, and Inspections.
The Procore platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions built specifically for the construction industry — for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore’s App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with the platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them.
AkitaBox Connect is designed to ease the transition from building construction to facilities operations and maintenance. It enables building operators to transfer all essential construction documentation from Procore directly into AkitaBox, which then serves as the building’s comprehensive facilities management solution.
Josh Lowe, AkitaBox’s chief solutions officer, pointed out:
Right now, construction handover is a huge pain point for everyone involved. AkitaBox Connect smoothly transfers this essential documentation and makes it immediately applicable to building operations teams.
Construction document handover has historically been a manual, time-consuming process for general contractors. Once the data is handed over, it’s not typically in a format building operators can easily use to begin maintaining the facility. Now we have the technology to change that.
Using AkitaBox Connect, building operators can select and transfer construction documents in Procore to AkitaBox facilities management software without a physical handover. Once in AkitaBox, each document can be associated with specific assets within the facility.
Derek Blackmore, president of AkitaBox, stated:
This integration is a first-of-its-kind solution resulting from our partnership with an industry-leading construction tech company. It connects AEC firms and building owners with the technology they need to support the full building lifecycle and drive better decisions through data.
Jeremy Chasen, senior business development manager, Procore, remarked:
AkitaBox Connect facilitates the roundtrip journey of building data from construction, to maintenance, to the next construction project. It helps ensure the essential construction documentation living in Procore is transferred to the facilities teams in a usable format so they are equipped to manage the building from day one.
Once construction data is brought over from Procore, building operations teams can use AkitaBox to manage work orders, preventive maintenance, asset life cycles, inspections, facility condition assessments, and capital planning in one tool.