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5 CRE tech firms poised to disrupt the industry

(APTO) CRE tech innovation affects every corner of the industry. It can be helpful to look out at the space every now and then to see who is poised to change the game for related industries as well. Whether these companies work directly with brokers or with property owners or developers, it’s crucial to know the playing field. Here are a few companies to watch. Read More
December 22, 2016
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How Will the 2016 Election Impact the Construction Industry?

MGAC - The 2016 election is the most important election since 1932 because of major policy differences between two parties, said Henry Aaron in his December 2015 article for Brookings Institute1. How could these policy differences impact the economy and therefore the construction industry? Read more.
November 7, 2016
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PropTech Startup onTarget Launches Partnership with Construction Management Software Giant Procore.

Citybizlist - MetaProp NYC, the world’s premier real estate technology nexus and PropTech accelerator, announced today that onTarget, a startup in MetaProp’s 2016 accelerator cohort, has formed a partnership with Procore, the leader in cloud-based construction management software, to provide integrated, real-time information integration technology for on-site construction professionals. Read more.
November 7, 2016
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onTarget partners with Unshackled

Call Niran Shrestha “Maestro” because you will always find him leading from the front and conducting the company’s multiple pieces into one harmonious rhythm. With a history as an architect, engineer and manager, Niran’s wealth of experience has enabled him to navigate complex projects and deliverables. His eye for detail helps him manage the flow of work for team members both in the field and at the office. He’s been fortunate enough to have lived and worked aro...
April 13, 2016
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BIM is a process

If the process is not accessible in the field it has no purpose Software vs. process The most common mistake in the AEC industry about BIM is probably that saying that BIM is a model. What is BIM? National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) vision for BIM is “an improved planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance process using a standardized machine-readable information model for each facility, new or old, which contains all appropriate parametric informat...
December 4, 2015
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Crunching the Numbers

Join us for an evening of demos, presentations, and discusson on how data visualization tools are being used within the AEC industry. Design United will present ways in which data is used as a design tool, and how architects can extract information from their process. OnTarget will present their newest application, which keeps projects on track by sharing data in real time. Design United -  Data visualization tools onTarget - Business Intelligence and Predictive analytic...
September 3, 2015
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Evolving the industry - event review

The event was a success with three companies presenting the latest technologies in the field of Design , Construction and Facilities Management. 32 Industry leader, professionals, entrepreneurs and technologists attend an evening of networking, drinks and technology. Joe from Design United presented his innovative online collaboration platform for Architects and engineers to work in a virtual environment. His presentation on the use of Oculus Rift was very impressive as it allows architects a...
June 3, 2015
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onTarget partners with GMIN

GMIN (Grassroot level in Nepal)is a NYC based nonprofit organization primarily focused on utilizing local knowledge and collective intelligence to address the pressing issues of Nepalese society by building schools and community centres in the remote villages. With 32 schools builts till date, GMIN is currently providing emergency relief effort on May 29th to support the victims of the April 25th earthquake. They have been able to help 60 villages which translates to 5500 households as of tod...
June 3, 2015
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Summer of Commerce

At the crossroads of discovery and commercialization, The Future of Urban Innovation: Startups Summit is a one-day event focused on the various channels that comprise the innovation ecosystem. The summit brings together entrepreneurs, industry, universities, Federal, State and local government, investors and thought leaders to engage on the future state of innovation and how they can work together spurring economic growth. The event includes panels on the evolving role of urban innovation in ...
June 3, 2015
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Evolving the Industry

Join us for an evening of refreshments, presentations, and discussion regarding the implementation of emerging technologies within the AEC industry. We will be covering topics related to cloud based digital project delivery, advanced design visualization, and Building Information Modeling. We have Joseph Bernnan from Design United and JBDW talking about BIM and implementation of Occulas Rift in Architectural Design and Construction. Niran will be talking about onTarget's 4D Project Manageme...
May 22, 2015
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Construction Technology for rebuilding after earthquake

Earthquakes don't kill, buildings do! Not all buildings, but the structures built or renovated without respect to structural integrity, nature of terrain and building codes are most vulnerable to disasters like earthquakes. The April 25th and May 12th earthquakes destroyed more than 750,000 heritage sites, residences, schools, health facilities, infrastructure including roads, water supply system and public facilities. In this post we list and discuss few of the steps that are important for ...
May 21, 2015
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onTarget in Columbia Engineering Newsletter

onTarget was featured in Columbia News Letter about New co-working space for young alumni start-ups, the latest in a string of entrepreneurship activity at the Startup Lab. Read the article here - Engineering Newsletter.
May 4, 2015
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onTarget at Chinese Association of Science and Technology Convention

Presenting at the event about the Emerging market of Technology in China and Chinese community in United States, onTarget presented about the latest project in China. Read the details of the event here- CAST 2015
May 4, 2015
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onTarget Presents at NYC Cyber Security night

OnTarget presents a demo of the software at cyber security night to audience att the event which included Dean Mary C. Boyce with three technology leaders: David Aronoff, general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners and a renowned tech investor; Ben Fried ‘88CC, chief information officer at Google and a member of Columbia Engineering’s Board of Visitors; and Salvatore J. Stolfo, professor of computer science and head of the Columbia University Intrusion Detection Systems Lab. Re...
May 4, 2015
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Smart Construction: Stop waiting for the future

We have talked about Internet of Things, Big Data and Cloud Computing transforming the way we live and work in a built environment. Manufacturing industry is going through the Industry 4.0 revolution leveraging real time communication, virtualization and modularization towards the vision of smart factory. One can easily  control almost all  the electronic appliances of the entire house through a mobile/handheld device. Is a real smart building possible without a smart constructio...
April 19, 2015
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