Share construction documents with GenieBelt collaboration app

  • 10 Nov 2014

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GenieBelt new construction collaboration app enables small and medium size building sector businesses to share construction documents quickly anywhere anytime – and the app will always be free of charge!

  • Helps workers and managers access construction information, including drawings and schedules – online across any computer or mobile device

GenieBelt was developed by a Copenhagen-based software company founded and led by a British CEO, Gari Nickson.

Why was GenieBelt app developed?

  • Current widely-used collaboration platforms were designed primarily for desktop and laptop use, whereas GenieBelt has been developed specifically to work on mobile devices
  • Other apps were developed for larger businesses and bigger projects but GenieBelt was developed for smaller contractor, subcontractor and tradespeople
  • GenieBelt will always be free – it costs nothing to start using it and to keep using it
  • It enables efficiency savings that will boost profits

Share construction documents with GenieBelt collaboration app

GenieBelt features

  • Enables users to create shared web-hosted spaces into which they can upload drawings, documents, specifications and project programmes so that teams working on a project can work off a single version
  • Project schedules can be imported from MS Project and Asta PowerProject, and, from the resulting Gannt chart, users can begin to monitor the progress of activities, linking to relevant documents or folders, and adding text, photographs and other information as necessary
  • System provides searchable people directory, helping users identify every person that is working on their projects
  • Platform supports multiple projects, and includes a dashboard view that provides an “at a glance” indication of task progress and issues on each project a user is working on
  • All interactions with the system are securely captured to provide an audit trail outlining who did what and when, while also showing the rate of progress on tasks within the schedule

Transparent, shared discussion space

GenieBelt collaboration app – features&notifications

A feature which further differentiates GenieBelt from other systems is “Beats”. Instead of relying on email notifications, “Beats” provides a transparent, shared discussion space – similar to the conversation features on some social media platforms – so that authorised users are quickly notified and can easily join and track discussions about issues that are directly relevant to them.

GenieBelt provides a high level of functionality at no cost to the contractor or to subcontractors or end-users, which will encourage industry-wide adoption.

The web platform is supported across all common smartphones and tablets (there is also a native Apple iOS app, with an Android version coming soon).

Accessing GenieBelt via a desktop or laptop will allow easy upload of project information from local hard-drives or network shared folders, so that the information is then available to all authorised project users. Information cannot be accidentally deleted or over-written.

GenieBelt offers a simple user interface that is logical and intuitive to use even if working out on-site wearing protective equipment.

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