Cincinnati—Today, March 13, 2014, iSqFt and Carolinas AGC, Inc. (CAGC), a chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), announced that they’ve formed a strategic partnership. The goal of the relationship is to provide CAGC members using the Chapter’s IBuild and Plans Online services access to iSqFt’s robust application, giving users an array of new tools.
“We celebrate that CAGC had the initiative to move from the printed weekly bulletin to an on-line version through IBuild and POL in 2006,” says President and CEO, Cynthia Mills. “This helped our members make the transition to the digital era in construction.”
Mills acknowledged that technology and construction have changed tremendously, requiring CAGC to consider some major updates to their system in order to stay competitive and deal with the mobile environment that has become the norm. “After the CAGC Board of Directors had a third party do a review of our platform, we determined that a strategic partnership with a company that had the resources to stay current and could offer a wide array of products and services to the membership was the right solution for our members and for CAGC.”
Mills confirmed that after months of research and interviewing potential partners, the Board determined that iSqFt was the right match for their members. Mills said, “The iSqFt application was easy to use, state of the art, and can be used on mobile devices. Carolinas AGC and iSqFt worked together to ensure that the core functionality–the things CAGC members are used to being able to do–will be there and more.”
“An important part of this process,” says Dave Conway, iSqFt’s President and CEO, “was carefully analyzing the iBuild platform and making sure we could offer its users an enhanced experience, with more tools, and an application that’s easy to use. I’m confident they’ll be pleased.” Mills agrees, noting that “iSqFt has worked with us to ensure a smooth transition for our members and CAGC over the next couple of months.”
Conway is most excited about the opportunity to introduce more construction professionals to the growing iSqFt Network. “When users see all the things they can do, who they can connect with, the tools they’re going to have—that’s the best part for me. That’s exciting. Construction is all about relationship building, and our tools promote this core value of our community.”
The next steps, says Conway, are all about taking care of CAGC’s members. “Our focus isn’t on doing this quickly. We’re focused on doing this right. Then, when they’re ready to move to iSqFt, I want them to take full advantage of everything our application has to offer. We’re eager to show them what we can do.”
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its subscribers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. iSqFt helps its customers thrive by offering the information and tools they need to work more efficiently and profitably.
Founded in 1993 as Construction Software Technologies, Inc., Cincinnati-based iSqFt serves as strategic partner for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and local AGC chapters. iSqFt is also a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is committed to the practices of sustainable design and construction.
iSqFt has twice been included in Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies, and has been named one of the Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” four consecutive years.
About Carolinas AGC
Carolinas AGC (CAGC) represents contractors and construction-related firms in North Carolina and South Carolina, and serves as a chapter of AGC of America and ARTBA. Through diverse partnerships, Carolinas AGC effectively innovates and shares knowledge across sectors and generations; advancing the construction industry to enhance the quality of life and deliver a sustainable difference in the Carolinas. Visit us at www.cagc.org.