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APROPLAN and GenieBelt Merge, Creating “LetsBuild” – the Build Phase End-to-End Digital Platform

Responding to a rising need to deliver an all-in-one solution, supporting on-site planning, progress communication, snagging, drawings and checklists, GenieBelt and APROPLAN have decided to merge to form LetsBuild – the European leader in delivering an end-to-end solution to the global construction industry.

For the past five years, GenieBelt CEO Klaus Nyengaard and APROPLAN CEO Thomas Goubau have met on a regular basis to discuss developments in the construction technology sector and how to increase efficiency and minimise rework, miscommunication, and errors.

“We share the vision that ‘simple to use’-products will bring immense value to the construction sector. When we met in October 2018, we concluded that the way to realize this vision was to unite our companies to create a broader product and cover more needs in the market,” says LetsBuild CEO Klaus Nyengaard.

Thomas Goubau and Klaus Nyengaard

The decision was reached because both companies are experiencing a demand for solutions that the other company provides, so only one simple digital tool is needed to manage all construction activities.

APROPLAN and GenieBelt were both formed from a vision to replace the use of pen and paper for managing on-site construction processes, as this causes miscommunication, lost information and a great administrative burden.

GenieBelt focused on on-site planning and progress communication giving customers a real-time schedule and progress reporting, APROPLAN chose to tackle on-site follow-up communication by digitizing snagging, drawings and checklists.

“We could have decided to just cooperate and integrate features from each other. But since our products complement each other extremely well and our companies have shared values, we felt this was an unmissable opportunity,” says Thomas Goubau, who will take up the role as CCO in LetsBuild.

“Our customers tell us that switching between tools to manage processes is a pain on a busy site and makes data collection cumbersome. Their dream is to have one simple-to-use solution where they can keep track of planning and progress, access all documents and support processes such as snagging and quality checking. That is exactly what we will provide with LetsBuild,” says Klaus Nyengaard.

Together, both companies are used on thousands of projects in more than 35 countries and have offices in Copenhagen, Brussels. London, Paris, and Lodz.

About the LetsBuild solution

The joint platform will be simple to use and help companies standardize their processes which in turn allows them to start collecting more data, enabling them to learn and improve on these processes.

Features:

  • Real-time schedule
  • Progress reporting
  • Custom workflows
  • Snagging and Punch lists
  • Checklists
  • Forms
  • Drawings

About APROPLAN

APROPLAN is the leading Belgian construction management app that provides digital solutions for construction, facilities management, and construction-related processes. It has been used successfully in construction collaborations of different scales, BIM-integrated ventures, and in projects that demand strict building compliance. APROPLAN helps firms ease into the digital built environment while increasing project efficiency and boosting profits.

Contact: CEO Thomas Goubau at thomas.goubau(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)aproplan.com

About GenieBelt

GenieBelt, founded in 2013, is headquartered in Copenhagen. The company provides real-time communication and collaboration software to construction projects of any size, improving the way people communicate, collaborate and organize themselves. Activity updates are reported directly from site and the project schedule is updated at all times. GenieBelt is used on projects all over the world.

Contact: CEO Klaus Nyengaard at klaus(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)geniebelt.com

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a construction industry communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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