Seeing the chain of project communications breaking down, with subcontractors e-mailing questions to architects and responses going to everyone in blizzards of chatter, Chris Ross, an electrical contractor in Sacramento,Calif., decided to restore order.
He created the project collaboration portal www.BuilditLive.com, which launched in late June with one major twist. “We are not the only collaboration tool. The main difference is that we are truly web-based,” Ross says. “There is no software to install, no license fees. It is hosted in the cloud.”