LetsBuild - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Unfortunately, I have no experience with coding. I’m part of the marketing team and my role is focusing on content creation.
However, we are lucky enough to have a top-star product team who are tirelessly doing their best in order to deliver a high-quality product that supports the effort of our clients to complete construction projects on time and on budget without compromising quality.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

I think the biggest challenge that we have had in our journey so far is that the industry’s resistance to a new way of working. Construction is one of the least digitised industries in the world.
This means that many stakeholders in the sector are still resistant to change and remain attached to the old “pen and paper” ways of working. We need to learn to collaborate seamlessly as an industry and make better use of our data.

Anastasios Koutsogiannis, the interviewee, is the content marketing manager at LetsBuild. LetsBuild was formed by the merger of APROPLAN and GenieBelt at the start of 2019. The founders and partners of LetsBuild are passionate about helping construction to become better, cleaner, and more efficient. We want to build a great company, to help construction to digitalise and become Connected Construction.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

I have to say Google Maps because otherwise, I would end up being lost all the time. Also, Pleo because it makes our daily life much easier when it comes to business expenses. And, of course, LetsBuild because we are on an ambitious mission to digitalise the construction industry.

How long have you been working on this app?

LetsBuild’s journey has been long and very exciting. In its current form, the company was formed by the merger of APROPLAN and GenieBelt at the start of 2019. But before that, both companies had been around for approximately six years trying to disrupt the way people in construction communicate, collaborate and eventually build.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

The vision behind LetsBuild is to connect construction by fully digitalising the construction phase. Our customers tell us they want one tool for everything so they avoid having to adopt and use many different solutions. We want to deliver that.
Even more importantly, we want to make sure that LetsBuild is always extremely easy to use. We understand how difficult it can be to get everyone to work with digital tools and we want to help on-site adoption.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

LetsBuild enables our customers to understand the status in real-time, detect interruptions early, and manage them appropriately. As interruptions cause 44% of delays across projects, this is a powerful advantage to have for any construction company.
By using one tool to manage on-site planning and follow-up, our customers can also reduce admin burden and build time. They are also able to standardise their processes and collect and use valuable data from the site to learn and improve their processes for more productivity and higher profitability.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

I think all our future plans and actions are driven by the same vision. To keep construction teams connected and enable them to make better decisions faster while getting rid of the administrative workload. Building Information Modeling is also another area where we believe that we can make a big difference as our product develops.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I hope that they have been satisfied with our product and that LetsBuild has helped them manage their construction projects better and more efficiently. Because that’s what matters the most at the end of the day.
And that’s why also I encourage them to contact us with any questions that they might have. We are here to help and we would love to hear from them!

LetsBuild

About App:

LetsBuild - The free LetsBuild application supports your construction phase from end to end. . Site teams collaborate efficiently with clear communication and clear processes. Real-time information is shared seamlessly between site and office.

LetsBuild allows you to follow the progress of your teams and reduce the time of interruptions on your construction sites by 60% – always deliver your projects on time and with the expected quality.

LetsBuild helps firms ease into the digital built environment while increasing project efficiency and boosting profits. Making annotations and commenting on plans and documents has never been so quick and easy. By implementing a modern, digitised QHSE system, you are able to standardise your compliance processes and make them easier for everyone to carry out.

Features:

Centralise documents :
- Synchronise all your documents and projects on all your devices.
- Pre-load all your documents to work offline.
- Automatically compare different versions of your documents.

Quality control and compliance:
- Plan and complete customisable forms for your QHSE controls.
- Create safety and quality reports instantly.
- Automatically assign people in charge of non-conformities related to your forms.

Simplify site management and follow-up:
- Create and assign tasks using photos, descriptions and categories.
- Annotate directly on your plans and other documents.
- Organise your site visits and meetings.
- Create professional reports in one click.

Communicate efficiently with your collaborators:
- Configure your customisable communication groups.
- Send reports of tasks, meetings, site visits to the most relevant person.

Also enjoy these other features :
- Push notifications.
- Support team access.
- Clean interface.
- Redirection to LetsBuild - Planning & Progress.

Are you still in the race?

Whatever your profession, architect, engineer, real estate, project director or subcontractor, avoid going off the road with LetsBuild. Download our application, visit our website or read our reviews. The creation of a project is as quick as a pit stop, and will allow you to lead the race!

Categories: Business

Date: May 19, 2020

Developer: LetsBuild

About developer: Anastasios Koutsogiannis, the interviewee, is the content marketing manager ... Read more

Website: http://www.letsbuild.com/

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