MAPEI announces that specification data for its flooring-installation products is now available on Floorcloud, an online technology platform that was developed to allow users to remotely “monitor, communicate and store” jobsite-condition data in real time. Floorcloud 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; 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, MAPEI’s Director of Technical Services. “Monitoring conditions at the jobsite 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.” Floorcloud’s co-founder and president, Scott Banda, stated, “We are very excited to have MAPEI participate in the Floorcloud platform as a Manufacturer Verified™ Program Partner. Jobsite monitoring sets projects up for success from the very beginning. Having a manufacturer with the size, scale and depth-of-field knowledge of MAPEI come on board is so important. It brings awareness to the necessity of installing all flooring products within the specified conditions of the manufacturer.”
“The Floorcloud platform offers another tool for contractors and architects to help ensure that 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. [Other online programs include SpecLink, MasterSpec, Specpoint, and ARCAT.] 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 jobsite,” Whitfield explained. “Floorcloud puts the critical product information in everyone’s hands on site and in real time.
“ Whitfield continued, “MAPEI’s participation in these programs means that 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. From the specification to the jobsite and the install, we now can recommend an online program, in addition to our in-person representatives, to help our clients.
Floorcloud captures the jobsite itself.” For more information about MAPEI’s product documentation on Floorcloud, visit the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device and download the Floorcloud app.
MAPEI is a leading manufacturer of installation materials for concrete restoration solutions (CRS), including the maintenance of cast-in-place concrete. MAPEI also produces other concrete solutions including systems for moisture mitigation, structural strengthening and concrete repair products Founded in 1937 in Milan, MAPEI is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry and has contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructure works worldwide. With 100 subsidiaries operating in 57 countries and 86 manufacturing plants in 35 nations, MAPEI Group employs about 11,000 staff worldwide. The foundation for the success of the company is specialization, internationalization, research & development, and sustainability. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for the USA), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 28 facilities collectively have a workforce of about 1,800 employees. MAPEI facilities have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R&D, MAPEI offers
training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the MAPEI Technical Institute. For more about
MAPEI, visit www.mapei.com or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734
Floorcloud™ was founded by a team of construction-industry veterans to better connect installers and manufacturers using mobile technology to improve the success of projects. Our goal is to help the industry improve jobsite-quality assurance so that installations can be completed successfully, on schedule and within budget. Floorcloud™ is the only SaaS solution that is built specifically for the flooring industry using climate-sensor technology, cellular IoT networks and a proprietary database of manufacturers’ product specifications. For more information, please contact Scott Banda at 617-395-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org