Washington, D.C. (August 2022) – INSTALL Alliance Partners work side by side with INSTALL to bring the best technical education, product expertise, and technology training to the flooring industry. Most recently, INSTALL has announced two new Alliance Partners, Floorcloud™ and Spec-Intel™.
INSTALL’s Alliance Partners participate in ongoing curriculum reviews and work with INSTALL instructors to revise and refine the curriculum to assure it meets manufacturer standards. Becoming an Alliance Partner provides the opportunity to deliver specialized training to installers, allowing them to be trained in the latest techniques, products, and technologies, including management platforms such as Floorcloud and Spec-Intel.
“Education and training are critical success factors in the flooring business. These new Alliance Partnerships will help us raise industry standards and ensure that INSTALL flooring professionals are not only among the best trained in the industry but also manage their businesses in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible,” said John T. McGrath Jr., executive director of INSTALL. New INSTALL Alliance Partners
· Spec-Intel: Spec-Intel is a construction management software platform that delivers accurate product data on a cloud-based platform with automation integrated into workflow—providing proven efficiency and reducing rework and miscommunication by over 84% on every project. Digital finish schedules are error-free, to help professionals work more efficiently and improve every flooring company's profits. “Spec-Intel resolves issues in the commercial construction industry through proven technology that reduces risks, costs, and re-work. These critical issues cost the industry over $31 billion annually,” says Jerry Freeman, president of Spec-Intel. “By working with contractors of all sizes to continually gain insight into their workflow, we help advance the industry and provide better outcomes for businesses.”
· Floorcloud: Floorcloud, powered by Construction Connectivity, is a technology platform that monitors job sites in real-time, delivers customizable alerts and other notifications, and stores project information (e.g., photos, materials, etc.) specific to each job site or project. “Our platform was built to be remarkably intuitive for use on virtually any type of flooring installation job site,” says Scott Banda, co-founder and president of Floorcloud. “As it scales across North America, we are confident that it will save our industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually in easily avoidable failures.”
For a full list of INSTALL Alliance partners, please visit INSTALL Alliance Partners.
Learn More To learn more about INSTALL’s mission visit installfloors.org. To learn more about INSTALL apprenticeship programs, visit INSTALL Training.
INSTALL, the International Standards and Training Alliance, is an association of professionals representing the entire flooring industry: installers, contractors, manufacturers, associations, and consultants. By bringing together stakeholders at every level of floor covering installation, INSTALL has the resources, capability, and commitment to deliver work we can all take pride in. Rigorous standards, comprehensive training using manufacturer-directed curriculum, and the industries only free, extended, and non-proprietary third-party warranty on labor demonstrate our commitment to long-term value. For more on INSTALL, visit www.installfloors.org