Deerfield Beach, Fla.—Mapei has just released specification data for its flooring installation products on Floorcloud, an online technology platform developed to allow users to remotely “monitor, communicate and store” jobsite-condition data in real time.
The Floorcloud platform monitors jobsite conditions such as ambient temperature, humidity and dew point, as well as concrete moisture and temperature. Sensors report the data back to Floorcloud’s proprietary software, which is compatible on both desktop and mobile devices. According to the company, this allows users to actively monitor the conditions of the project whether they are on site, in the office or anywhere with a cell phone connection. Further, the platform houses a manufacturer database of specification information so that real-world jobsite data can be compared in real time with manufacturer’s recommendations.
“Close to 200 Mapei products are included by name on Floorcloud as of now,” said Jim Whitfield, director of technical services. “Monitoring conditions at the job site during the installation process is an excellent practice. The fact that this database not only includes technical specification documentation, but also allows users to upload and store photos, add notes and send information to all the stakeholders in real time, will increase efficiency and consistency.”
According to Scott Banda, co-founder and president of Floorcloud, having a manufacturer like Mapei with the size, scale and depth of field knowledge join the Floorcloud team is critical. “We are very excited to have Mapei participate in the Floorcloud platform as a Manufacturer Verified Program Partner,” Banda said. “Job site monitoring sets projects up for success from the very beginning. It brings awareness to the necessity of installing all flooring products within the specified conditions of the manufacturer.”
According to Whitfield, Floorcloud offers another tool for contractors architects to help ensure projects run smoothly. “Our participation in this program is another important step in our system-solution approach to providing a total customized solution for each project with which we are involved,” Whitefield said. “However, Floorcloud is the first to really focus on the project from the flooring contractor’s perspective and to provide a 24/7 tool based at the job site. Floorcloud puts the critical product information in everyone’s hands onsite and in real time. Mapei’s participation in these programs means we reach project teams at every step of the process before the project begins to help them find the best products for their project and meet their goals, whether they are sustainability, codes, costs or assisting with product selection.”
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