Contractors and architects empowered to reap new levels of productivity through mobile-driven punch list automation and synchronization
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 19, 2019) – Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, today announced at Autodesk University 2019 the first integration between Overtur™ – Allegion’s cloud-based ecosystem for collaboration on the specification, design and construction of door security and openings – and PlanGrid® , field collaboration software from Autodesk® ’s industry leading suite of construction solutions.
Contractors and architects – among other industry professionals – working on projects in Overtur’s intuitive platform can now directly export punches collected using the Overtur™ Mobile Punch List tool to projects in PlanGrid. The ability to import punches directly eliminates the inconvenience of conducting manual file transfers and helps prevent data entry errors while saving valuable time.
“Management of door openings and security can be time-consuming, and a strong network of collaboration is necessary to ensure streamlined project management, in which punch lists play a key role,” said Shawn Foster, construction lead for Allegion’s Overtur solution. “With this integration we aim to equip PlanGrid customers with the benefits of Overtur’s robust platform and synchronization with Overtur Mobile to improve communication among project contributors, efficiencies in management and reporting, and overall productivity.”
Overtur Mobile’s Punch List tool facilitates the seamless creation of a punch list for openings and hardware directly from a job site. After downloading plans and hardware information, a user can accept or flag an opening or the door hardware when comparing it to contract specifications, as well as add site notes, take photos, attach existing photos or add a voice memo. Once the punch list form is complete, Overtur Mobile synchronizes the entered data and routes it back to the Overtur project for collaboration, reporting and administration.
Overtur customers who also use PlanGrid can now further benefit from this technology firepower. Once openings are punched and synchronized to the Overtur project, customers can directly connect those punch list items to their PlanGrid projects. Overtur punches are translated to Tasks in PlanGrid, enabling users to review, collaborate on and resolve punch list items using the context of rich project information available in PlanGrid. Exporting these project details simply requires a click of the PlanGrid export button in Overtur and a selection of the specific project to export to. Without the need to use intermediate file formats such as CSV, customers save even more time and reduce potential for oversights in data transfer.
“Despite projects becoming increasingly complex, field workers remain responsible for completing quality work within tight timelines,” said James Cook, strategic alliances and partnerships at Autodesk Construction Solutions. “The Overtur-PlanGrid integration ensures the latest door and hardware information is easily available for those who need it, helping field personnel get their jobs done well and on time.”
Overtur is Allegion’s cloud-based ecosystem where project team members come together to collaborate on the specification, design and construction of door security and openings. It provides a centralized place to capture, maintain and verify door hardware requirements and decisions, with easy options to push that information back to the design tools. Learn more at discover-overtur.allegion.com.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA® , Interflex® , LCN® , Schlage® , SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin® . Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and institutions. Allegion had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, and sells products in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
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