CEDIA Expo audience gets a look at new construction maps

Construction Monitor announces real-time building permit mapping application

 CEDAR CITY, UT, July 24th, 2018 – Construction Monitor, a company with its headquarters in Cedar City, Utah, announced that through a partnership with their analytics partner, they have released a nationwide real-time building permit mapping application.  The application, called Permit Insights, maps millions of building and solar permits nationwide in the United States.  It is accessible to Construction Monitor clients that choose to add-on the new product through their website and also via mobile phones and tablets.  The first version of the product went live on October 1st, 2017.

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Construction Monitor over the years identified a need from many of its clients to have a visual representation of where construction sites will be located.  Orion Gallagher, VP Sales and Marketing at Construction Monitor, had recorded needs from clients over the years and sent out a survey email to gauge interest in the tool early 2017  “The response

was overwhelmingly positive,” Orion said, “there seemed to be a real need for many of our clients to have access to a new visual tool.  We are pleased that our clients are able to gain additional value from the data we provide.”

Permit Insights is an application designed by Construction Monitor’s analytics partner to automatically pull in data collected by Construction Monitor.  Points on the map are plotted, sometimes to near exact precision, to street addresses throughout the United States.  Clients are able to choose locations, construction types, dates, valuations, contractor names, and more to filter from.  Then, through the user interface, clients can zoom to exact locations on the map.  This empowers their sales staff and estimators to better plan their days, and when they’re out in the field, see other opportunities near them.  Many of Construction Monitor’s clients employ outside sales staff who are responsible for visiting their clients in person.

Shane, a client of Construction Monitor for over a decade, has described the tool as one of the most valuable of Construction Monitor’s services.  “We only use it when out in the field, but when we use it, it adds a lot of value to our team’s efforts,” Shane said, “We plan to use this tool in more of our regions and are glad that it is now available.”  Orion explained that hearing feedback like that from clients was key in choosing to develop such a tool.  “I heard of clients doing this on their own, geocoding permits and creating their own programs.  We wanted to make it easier for everyone, especially those without programmers on staff.  Smaller companies mostly.”

Construction Monitor offers free trials of its services, and recently added the ability for potential clients to gain access to the new Permit Insights application.  To inquire about their services, or to fill out a form for a free trial, visit their website at https://www.constructionmonitor.com.  Alternatively, you can contact them at their Cedar City headquarters at (435) 586-1205 or by mail at 2390 W. Highway 56 #4, Cedar City, UT 84721.  Their office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM Mountain Standard Time.

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