The latest from Site 1001
- September 20, 2017
Techweek, a nationwide media company, awards Site 1001 during Kansas City event
Kansas City, Mo. – September 20, 2017 – Smart building maintenance and operations software developer, Site 1001, has been named “Startup of the Year” by Techweek, a purpose-built conference and media company focused on tech leaders, corporations, and entrepreneurs nationwide. Site 1001 received the honor during Techweek Kansas City’s award ceremony and reception which wrapped up the week-long conference. The company was nominated by the Techweek Executive Board and selected and awarded by the community.
“We are very pleased Site 1001 was named Techweek’s Startup of the Year,” said Site 1001 CEO, Cleve Adams. “The Techweek event showcased some truly impressive startups from around the globe, so it was an especially high honor to for Site 1001 to be named the ‘best of the best.’ I think it shows that our technology is making waves in the smart building and AI space.”
Based in Kansas City, Site 1001 started as a project within construction giant J.E. Dunn. Today, Site 1001 has grown to connect directly with buildings through a powerful integration of real time data and forensic analysis in a mobile-based platform. “Carl,” Site 1001’s AI personality, uses building data to keep the relationship between owners, buildings, and the people in them consistent and accurate even through the ongoing process of aging buildings. The data creates actionable items to ensure building ... Read more
- September 18, 2017
List recognizes 50 emerging players in the new buildings ecosystem
Kansas City, Mo. – September 18, 2017 – Smart building maintenance and operations software developer, Site 1001, has been named as one of the 50 hottest technologies, products, & systems for smart buildings according to Chicago-based BuiltWorlds, an industry organization that tracks innovations within the construction sector.
The Builtworld’s Insights list highlights 50 emerging players in the Smart Building space with technologies in various spaces ranging from building management to sensors, mobility, energy systems, safety and security, and more.
“Being in the Top 50 Smart Building Companies list reveals that our new platform is making a splash in the otherwise well-established building industry,” said Site 1001 CEO, Cleve Adams. “We are honored to be included and know our innovative platform can transform and optimize smart buildings from the moment they’re constructed through years of maintenance while maximizing automation and AI capabilities.”
Site 1001’s unique platform creates a seamless experience between owners, buildings, and the people in them. With a powerful integration of real time data and forensic analysis in a mobile-based platform, Site 1001 establishes a connection with buildings. Site 1001’s AI personality “Carl” uses the building’s health records and, through machine learning and IoT orchestration, is able to assess the constant evolution and aging of the building. The assessment results in actionable items for self-healing and ... Read more
- September 14, 2017
September 12, 2017 Podcast from the Peggy Smedley Show.
Eric Hall, Chief Innovation Officer at Site 1001, explains how operational continuity and streamlined processes are essential to the success of a smart building. He says the smartest buildings are often the ones that go unnoticed and says tools like BIM (building information modeling) are enabling more collaboration and data sharing on the construction of connected infrastructure.
- September 14, 2017
Site 1001 CIO, Eric Hall speaks to the development of smart buildings.
The need to create smarter businesses through the deployment of new technologies requires more efficient and better connected buildings in which to house those businesses.
Meeting to discuss the latest developments of planning and construction of smart buildings – and the federal government’s role in helping – are Maria Vargas, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative and Eric Hall, Chief Innovation Officer of Site 1001, a spinoff of JE Dunn Construction. Vargas and Hall also discuss the challenges in making existing buildings smart and the potential evolution of Facilities Managers into IT specialists.
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- August 29, 2017
Techweek is a natural fit for Kansas City, Amanda Signorelli said.
“Kansas City is one of the country’s most influential, up-and-coming tech hubs,” Signorelli, Techweek CEO, said in a release. “The community has given Techweek a warm welcome.”
The Chicago-based conference series, which focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, returns to the City of Fountains for the third time Sept. 11-15. Techweek Kansas City, a five-day conference, expo and festival, is one of nine such events across North America, gathering tech visionaries and thought leaders.
With a focus on high-growth companies this year, Techweek KC is expected to feature such educational and networking opportunities as speaker panels, interactive workshops, a hiring fair and the LaunchKC competition. Techweek’s goal is to help local startups become influential, thus bringing jobs to Kansas City, Signorelli said.
“The success of last year’s LaunchKC competition, and the increased participation this year alone, are a clear demonstration of Kansas City’s capability and eagerness to influence the tech industry in a positive way,” Signorelli said. “We are here to nurture that excitement and teach local tech startups the best way to make it happen.”
The LaunchKC competition awards eight startups each a $50,000 non-dilutive grant and one firm a grand prize of $100,000 after a live pitch competition. The 20 contenders — which beat out more than 400 applicants from across the world — include 14 finalists from the ... Read more
- August 25, 2017
By John Gregerson, August 25, 2017, BuiltWorlds
During his tenure as a Vice President with Kansas City, Mo.-based general contractor J.E. Dunn Construction Co., Eric Hall began investigating methods to optimize the value of construction-related handover information to the building’s owner and facilities management staff.
“The majority of money spent on buildings occurs during operations,” said Hall, who has indicated owners spend four to five times a building’s original construction costs to manage and maintain the facility over its lifetime. His goal: to leverage information to reduce spending and extend the life of the building.
The result is Site 1001, a smart building maintenance and management platform spun off from J.E. Dunn in 2016, with Hall, an architect, serving as founder and Chief Innovation Officer. Along with sensor data and artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud-based, mobile platform deploys facilities information ranging from 3D models and photos to vendor submittals to generate actionable, real-time data that eliminates waste, including energy consumption, detects anomalies in system components, and identifies potential problems before they occur. Integration features allow the system to connect IoT gateways, building automation, enterprise asset management, among other platforms.
In just a year, Site 1001 has garnered significant attention in a market rife with smart building systems and devices. Among other achievements, the company has raised $11 million in Series A and A1 rounds. What follows is a discussion with Hall about Site 1001‘s current activities and the future of smart buildings.
August has proved a busy month for Site 1001, beginning with an influx of $6 million in Series A1 funding, bringing total investment in Site 1001 to $11 million.Wha t ... Read more
- August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017 – The hospitality industry is trying to find the X factor to get back on top. With competitors like Airbnb entering the scene as unique places for travelers to stay and brand loyalty becoming less important to guests, hotels should tap pause and look back to the basics.
Did you know 90% of the “guest experience” takes place behind the scenes? This means the best guest experience is one in which they pass right through it without a second glance because they’re gleefully immersed in the environment.
Hotels and resorts spend a lot of time and money talking about the guest experience but only point to the obvious attractions — fountains, pools, location, TV technology in the rooms, etc. — without any consideration to the fact that the true experience is the sum total of the guest’s personal perception. After all, the guest perceives everything from gum on the entryway path to the speed of elevators to the light bulb out in their room.
This is where we need to go back to the basics so we proactively address stimuli guests would find unpleasant. With the elements that happen behind the scene guaranteed to be handled immediately if not before they even happen, we can then redirect our attention to the attractions that spark interest and bring new guests in. Guests won’t be drawn to a location that boasts AI technology ... Read more
- August 17, 2017
By Nicole Carlino on Technology Solutions, Hotel Business
TORONTO—Automation, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI). These words come up all the time in hospitality circles—as a means to keep labor costs down, as a way to help employees be more efficient, as a tool to enhance the guest experience. It’s no surprise that this year’s HITEC—held earlier this summer in Toronto—offered many new tools and enhanced solutions from myriad companies along these lines. But amid all of the new ways the hotel industry will evolve, the conference also set these trends in a broader context—how these new technologies will affect the world overall.
Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001, a facilities management platform, also addressed AI during a “Tech Talk” at the show. “We’re far from mastering mobile-first solutions and not everything is cloud-based, yet, but we need to keep looking forward. In the not too distant future, our world is going to think of artificial intelligence or AI-first as the driving factor, not just mobile,” he said. “In order to get to the AI mindset, we need to break out of our current box. We need to centralize information and make it easily accessible to those who need it. This isn’t just floor plans, room numbers and BIM drawings, but records of maintenance, information about warranties, and inventory status.
“Imagine if a leak is detected and the appropriate water valve is automatically closed and a work order is created. Or, a light bulb goes out and ... Read more
- August 15, 2017
By: Meghan LeVota, reporter @ Startland
Following the firm’s $6 million raise earlier this month, Kansas City-based Site 1001 recently announced it selected the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, for a new office and innovation center.
A technology spin out from Kansas City construction giant JE Dunn Construction, the firm said in a release that it plans to work with Raleigh’s city and technology leaders to establish smart city infrastructure, using artificial intelligence.
The number of smart city projects taking place in the Raleigh area is exciting, Site 1001 CEO Cleve Adams said.
“Site 1001 is looking forward to helping Raleigh not only become a smart city, but a model for other smart cities as well,” Adams said in a release. “The region hosts a unique collaboration between private, public, and academic resources that are rapidly making it a leader in the development of the interconnected technologies defining the foundation of smarter, more efficient communities around the globe.”
Site 1001 began about a year ago as a facilities management platform that helped building owners and operators maintain their systems more efficiently.
As the firm grew, Site 1001 has enhanced its platform through machine learning tools that help to recognize building components in existing facilities and automate interactions between building sensors and systems. The technology aims to provide building managers with operational and maintenance information that they need to cut down on energy and water waste.
Derrick Minor, innovation and entrepreneurship manager at the City of Raleigh, believes Site ... Read more
- August 14, 2017
Site 1001 plans to work with the city and technology leaders in the region
Emerging US smart city, Raleigh, North Carolina, has been selected by Site 1001 for its newest office and innovation centre.
The company is the developer of a building management and maintenance software platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help building owners and operators prevent equipment failures, eliminate waste and operate more efficiently.
Site 1001 plans to work with the city and technology leaders in the region to demonstrate how an AI-based building operations platform can enhance initiatives designed to make established city infrastructure “smart.”
Site 1001 is also partnering with regional networks of academics and businesses working to accelerate the area’s economy including NC RIoT, HQ Raleigh and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.
“Site 1001 is exactly the type of company we want in Raleigh,” said Derrick Minor, innovation and entrepreneurship manager at the City of Raleigh. “Raleigh is becoming an environment rich with high tech, entrepreneurial companies that not only build a cool and futuristic place to live, but create new jobs and improve the local economy. I know Site 1001 is the perfect fit to help get us to the Raleigh of tomorrow.”
Analysts estimate nearly half of all energy and water consumption, waste products and carbon emissions within a city comes from its buildings.
Site 1001’s technology is designed to provide building managers highly detailed operational and maintenance information about all of their building’s components — from major heating and cooling ... Read more
- August 9, 2017
RALEIGH, N.C. — Site 1001, a Kansas City-based company that offers smart building services through a software platform built in part through artificial intelligence, is opening a new office in Raleigh.Read more
- August 9, 2017
Company chooses east coast technology hub for its newest Smart Building and IoT innovation center
Raleigh, North Carolina – August 9, 2017 – Site 1001 announced today that it has selected the emerging smart city of Raleigh, North Carolina for its newest office and innovation center. The company is the maker of an advanced building management and maintenance software platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help building owners and operators prevent equipment failures, eliminate waste and operate more efficiently. Site 1001 plans to work with the city and technology leaders in the region to demonstrate how an AI-based building operations platform can enhance initiatives designed to make established city infrastructure “smart.”
“The number of smart projects in and around the Raleigh area is very exciting,” said Site 1001 CEO, Cleve Adams. “The region hosts a unique collaboration between private, public, and academic resources that is rapidly making it a leader in the development of the interconnected technologies defining the foundation of smarter, more efficient communities around the globe. Site 1001 is looking forward to helping Raleigh not only become a smart city, but a model for other smart cities as well.”
Analysts estimate nearly half of all energy and water consumption, waste products and carbon emissions within a city comes from its buildings. Site 1001’s technology is designed to provide building managers highly detailed operational and maintenance information about all of their building’s components — from ... Read more
- August 4, 2017
Artificial intelligence will help building managers prevent equipment failures, eliminate waste and operate more efficiently
Smart building management technology start-up Site 1001 has joined Cleantech San Diego/Smart Cities San Diego organization to bring its facility management platform to the city.
Site 1001’s intelligent building management and maintenance software platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help building managers prevent equipment failures, eliminate waste and operate more efficiently.
The Cleantech San Diego/Smart Cities San Diego is a collaboration between public, private, and academic organizations working to develop and implement clean energy and smart cities initiatives in the greater San Diego region.
Experts estimate that between 30- and 50 per cent of all energy and water consumption, carbon emissions and waste within a city comes from its buildings, many of which aren’t maintained or operated to ensure optimal performance.
Site 1001 claims its technology is designed to give building managers highly detailed operations and maintenance information about all of their building systems so they can troubleshoot problems quickly, reduce waste and improve a building’s efficiency across the board.
“We are excited to become a member of Cleantech San Diego and participate in the groundbreaking work the organization is doing in clean energy, sustainability and economic growth,” said Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001.
“We want to help buildings run better, reduce wasted water, conserve energy and have a longer lifespan. Buildings using new technology to meet these goals are smart buildings and the foundation necessary for smart cities.”
Site 1001 and Cleantech San Diego will promote the adoption of smart Internet ... Read more
- August 3, 2017
San Clemente, Calif. – Aug 3, 2017 – Smart building management technology startup Site 1001 today announced it has joined Cleantech San Diego / Smart Cities San Diego. The organization, a collaboration between public, private, and academic organizations, is working to develop and implement clean energy and smart cities initiatives in the greater San Diego region. Site 1001 is the developer of an intelligent building management and maintenance software platform that uses AI to help building managers prevent equipment failures, eliminate waste and operate more efficiently.
“We are excited to become a member of Cleantech San Diego and participate in the groundbreaking work the organization is doing in clean energy, sustainability and economic growth,” said Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001. “We want to help buildings run better, reduce wasted water, conserve energy and have a longer lifespan. Buildings using new technology to meet these goals are smart buildings and the foundation necessary for smart cities.”
Experts estimate that 30%-50% of all energy and water consumption, carbon emissions and waste within a city comes from its buildings, many of which aren’t maintained or operated to ensure optimal performance. Site 1001’s technology is designed to give building managers highly detailed operations and maintenance information about all of their building systems so they can they can ... Read more
- August 2, 2017
A Kansas City-based tech firm that’s created a smart buildings platform recently raised another significant batch of venture capital funding.
Site 1001 — a technology spin out from Kansas City construction giant JE Dunn Construction — raised $6 million to boost its engineering, research and sales efforts. The round was led by JE Dunn Construction and included participation from other Kansas City firms, including Flyover Capital, Tifec, Ward Ventures and the KC Rise fund, Site 1001 said in a release.
The smart buildings market has significant untapped value, Site 1001 CEO Cleve Adams said. The new round allows the company to expand into such markets as smart city infrastructure, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning, he said.
With that expansion, Adams said he sees amazing potential for Site 1001.
“When we started researching the market and talking with customers and potential partners, we learned it was much bigger than we all realized,” he said. “We want to get into truly making our technology making buildings smart, and not just software that manages the workload. We have that capability, the right management team and people to do that.”
Site 1001 began just over a year ago as a facilities management platform that helped building owners and operators maintain the systems more efficiently. As the firm grew, Site 1001 has enhanced its platform through machine learning tools that help to recognize building components in existing facilities and automate interactions between building sensors and systems.
It also allows operators to ... Read more
- August 2, 2017
Developer of Building AI raises Total of $11 million in Series A
Kansas City, Mo. – August 2, 2017 – Site 1001, Inc., developer of artificial intelligence-driven building maintenance and management platforms, today announced it has raised an additional $6 million in a Series A1 funding round, bringing their total Series A to $11million raised. Participants in the Series A1 include JE Dunn Construction Company as lead investor with additional participation from Flyover Capital, Tifec, Ward Ventures and KC Rise. With the exception of KC Rise, all of the investors also participated in Site 1001’s initial $5 million Series A raise in September 2016. Site 1001 will use the funding to accelerate its engineering and research and development efforts as well as expand its sales and implementation teams.
“The speed at which building management and operations are changing is staggering,” said Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001. “As recently as 2014, this industry pretty much worked the same way it has for 25 years or more. But with the recent flood of low cost connected building systems and sensors, mobile hardware and apps, and powerful data analysis tools, the whole industry is being transformed and Site 1001 is right in the middle of it,” he said.
Site 1001 was founded in August 2016 as a technology spin out from construction giant JE Dunn Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri. The system began as a mobile facilities management ... Read more
- July 20, 2017
As Senior VP of Engineering and Advanced Development, Cover will lead the company into the next generation of the Site 1001 platform.
Kansas City, Mo. – July 20, 2017 – Site 1001 today announced it has named Clay Cover as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Advanced Development. A veteran software developer with an extensive background in the fields of commercial software, cloud, big data, enterprise security, machine learning and artificial intelligence systems development, Cover will head Site 1001’s global development teams.
“We’re extremely pleased to have Clay join us,” said Site 1001 CEO, Cleve Adams. “The intelligent building revolution is here and Clay will be instrumental in Site 1001 being a leader in that market.”
Prior to joining Site 1001, Cover co-founded and led engineering for multiple California-based technology startups. He holds four software patents and has three more pending.
“I am excited to join Site 1001,” Cover said. “AI and deep learning are transforming industries and lives around the globe. Building operations is one of the last frontiers for this technology and I look forward to helping Site 1001 shape it.”
About Site 1001
Site 1001 is the developer of an intelligent facilities management platform that uses core building information, building systems and sensor data in combination with a powerful machine learning engine to put the “smart” in “smart buildings.” Cloud-based, mobile first, and location-aware, Site 1001 helps building owners, operators and ... Read more
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- October 11, 2016
JE Dunn spinout: Evolving entrepreneurial spirit made move possible
Site 1001 CTO, Eric Hall, recently sat down with Leslie Collins of the Kansas City Business Journal to discuss how Hall took the company from an idea he developed in construction to a full-fledged software startup.
“That was when I had the idea that if we could take the information that we use that made us better builders and propagate that information into facility management, we could offer a reduction in operating costs that would dwarf the construction costs over the life of the building,” he said.
Hall lined up software experts from his network to build the product and then approached the Dunn family around 2010 about providing the venture capital to make his vision a reality…
- October 3, 2016
One of Kansas City’s top corporations has led a $5 million investment round in a local tech firm that helps manage the torrents of paperwork associated with building maintenance and management.
Kansas City-based JE Dunn led the Series A round in Site 1001, a software company that spun out of the construction giant to digitize and automate facilities maintenance and management. Kansas City-area based funds Flyover Capital, Tifec and Ward Ventures also were apart of the investment round, which will go toward building Site 1001’s engineering, sales and marketing efforts.Read more
- September 22, 2016
Software developer will use funding to take its Smart Building maintenance and management platform to market
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — September 22, 2016 — Site 1001, Inc., developer of a new smart building maintenance and management platform, today announced it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Participants in the Series A include JE Dunn Construction Company, Flyover Capital, Tifec and Ward Ventures. Site 1001 will use the funding to build its engineering team and develop sales and marketing.
Site 1001 is a cloud-based software platform that digitizes, simplifies and automates facilities management and maintenance. Traditionally time-consuming tasks that required a combination of paper documents and multiple software systems are combined into a single mobile app that goes anywhere the facilities professional goes. With Site 1001, the user merely walks into a room and scans a quick code with the app. The system then pulls up detailed facilities and asset information–everything from structural and mechanical drawings to the type of carpet and light bulbs–for that room. The app can also create task lists, log service, issue work orders, and perform a number of other functions including adjusting building controls via integrations with building automation systems and smart building gateways.
“Site 1001 bridges the gap between the old hodge-podge of paper and PC-based facilities management systems of the past 30 to 50 years, and the hyper-connected and automated ‘smart’ building systems of tomorrow,” said Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001. “By bringing all that legacy information in, combining it with the ... Read more