Building Start

Building Start


Building Start is a field services platform used in construction and engineering to perform centralized test plan authoring and management and push the test plan from the cloud to field devices to perform on-site field testing digitally. Applications include Airnab and BuildingTest. This can be used for paperless air and water balancing and paperless commissioning.

Once a field technician has been assigned a project, they can receive the project on their field device and perform the test plan and responses offline and synchronize them back into the cloud when they complete their work for the day.

Building Start is widely used in the construction industry with over 30,000 construction projects digitally captured in such efforts as Test, Adjust & Balance (TAB), Building Startup, Building Commissioning (LEED, Green Building,etc) and Energy Audits.

Recent changes:
* Dropped support for Android 2.2 (Froyo)
* Required parameter names are now displayed in red
* Added a button to create a deficiency from the field data entry screen
* Added the ability to copy and paste a value over a column in summary view
* Added the ability to filter parameters by category
* Added a contacts summary page accessed at the project level, or from the drawer in the equipment tree
* Added the ability to mark all children and sub-items complete for a piece of equipment
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Free
80
4.0
User ratings
17
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
1
File size
3804 kb
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About Building Start
Building Start is a field services platform used in construction and engineering to perform centralized test plan authoring and management and push the test plan from the cloud to field devices to perform on-site field testing digitally. Applications include Airnab and BuildingTest. This can be used for paperless air and water balancing and paperless commissioning.

Once a field technician has been assigned a project, they can receive the project on their field device and perform the test plan and responses offline and synchronize them back into the cloud when they complete their work for the day.

Building Start is widely used in the construction industry with over 30,000 construction projects digitally captured in such efforts as Test, Adjust & Balance (TAB), Building Startup, Building Commissioning (LEED, Green Building,etc) and Energy Audits.

Recent changes:
* Dropped support for Android 2.2 (Froyo)
* Required parameter names are now displayed in red
* Added a button to create a deficiency from the field data entry screen
* Added the ability to copy and paste a value over a column in summary view
* Added the ability to filter parameters by category
* Added a contacts summary page accessed at the project level, or from the drawer in the equipment tree
* Added the ability to mark all children and sub-items complete for a piece of equipment

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A Google User
Mar 19, 2014
Test & Balance I use this app on on a Samsung S-4. It works great for data entry, and is very easy to use. I like the continued upgrades that are constantly being done. I would like to get the wireless connectivity back that once was available with the PDA's. Hopefully soon.
A Google User
Dec 11, 2013
Decent But compared to the iPad version, it feels lacking. I specifically use android only devices and the iPad app looks and works better, in my opinion. I'll give five stars when I see an updated ui and more options/functions.
A Google User
Oct 17, 2013
Needs Work I like the app over all, but there are a couple things i wish they could change. First off on the equipment. If they could use a different color scheme. The unit information and the data information blend together. Some times you get lost looking for the box to put the required information in. Second thing would be when you are putting in grille readings or putting in a traverse just bring up the numeric keyboard. I do not need the whole keyboard to put in numbers. Makes it twice as hard.
A Google User
Oct 16, 2013
BLee-Neudorfer Engineers Building Start rules the TAB field! I've been using Beta Building Start Android since it's inception. The switch from PDA to BS was tough at first, but their build team always did a top notch job working through the kinks. The most recent update makes Building Start the user friendly app that my company grew to expect from AirNab in it's day. Building Start works seamlessly through all of our devices from data collection to data review and reporting. Keep up the great work and excellent customer service.
A Google User
Aug 28, 2013
Decent But compared to the iPad version, it feels lacking. I specifically use android only devices and the iPad app looks and works better, in my opinion. I'll give five stars when I see an updated ui and more options/functions.