Join, the decision-making platform for the built environment, has announced the launch of Join Forecasting, a new suite of tools that leverages historical project data for project comparisons and conceptual estimates.
With Join Forecasting’s initial project comparison feature, contractors and their teams can collect historical estimates and other current project data into one location. From there, they can catalog, access and share project information, supporting transparency and informed solutions throughout the life of a project.
“Join Forecasting uses the past to explain the future,” said Andrew Zukoski, co-founder and CEO of Join. “Early in project lifecycles, design and construction teams need to align with owners on cost and scope. Historical data can accelerate this. However, until now, that historical data lives in a second system that is both laborious to populate and disconnected from other design and preconstruction workflows. Join Forecasting integrates these workflows, enhancing the unified, cloud-hosted and collaborative experience that Join already provides.”
With Join Forecasting, general contractors can:
- Collect historical, current and future project data
- Store data in a searchable location that can be shared with project stakeholders
- Create comparison and estimate reports, as well as presentations
- Share the data behind the estimate
“A useful project comparison starts with having reliable historical data,” said Christina Brown, head of product at Join. “If the information is too hard to find, incomplete, or inaccurate, it increases the chance that your estimates will be incomplete or inaccurate, too. That could lead to budget busts that negatively impact your reputation or your project’s bottom line. With Join Forecasting, general contractors can work with confidence that projects start strong and stay under budget.”