The Construction Labor Market Analyzer tools, offered by technology firm Construction Industry Resources, are now available within the Procore Technologies construction management platform, following a partnership announced by the two companies on June 27. The tools can analyze labor challenges and suggest how projects can compete for skilled labor based on database information.

The integration provides early project planning labor risk information to Procore customers by allowing them to access the analyzer within their Procore account. CIR assists owners to meet objectives for cost, quality, schedule and safety, the firm says.

The integration aims to help owners, contractors and other project stakeholders identify how skilled labor shortages may increase project risk, how they can use tools readily available to identify risks earlier; and how to employ labor risk-mitigation strategies.

After downloading the CLMA app from the Procore Marketplace, users can log in to their CLMA account and get recommendations within their Procore account, says Daniel Groves, CEO of CIR. "You don't have to navigate away to access it, that's the way it's currently designed," he adds. 

Groves says in the next phase of the partnership, Procore and CIR will automate planning and management of information entered into the Procore platform so it can be automatically be transferred into CLMA for risk analytics.

The tool is for use in preconstruction planning, Groves says. 

CLMA has been providing assessments of project labor needs since 2010. The database it uses has information from more than $6 trillion worth of U.S. nonresidential project spending to determine available labor and likely project costs. More than 1 million projects totaling more than $1 trillion in construction volume have run on Procore's platform to date, the firm says.

CIR preconstruction solutions and specialized knowledge will help customers "identify labor risk early enough in project planning to develop and implement appropriate mitigation strategies,” says Jeremy Chasen, Procore senior manager of business development, in a statement.