Pitching tech to optimize building style for sustainability, Atlanta-based Cove.tool raises $5.7 million

Pitching tech to optimize building style for sustainability, Atlanta-based Cove.tool raises $5.7 million

Patrick Chopson and Sandeep Ahuja started cove.tool, an Atlanta-based business developing software application to enhance building style for sustainability and cost, since of issues they ‘d faced in their professions as designers. Along with Patrick’s sibling, Daniel Chopson, the 2 Georgia Institute of Innovation graduates have developed a suite of software products that are now utilized by […] The company’s first item is software application that assists design the energy usage of a structure and offers insights on how to improve energy efficiency. The software application can account for aspects such as energy usage, light direct exposure, glare, radiation, water and embodied carbon targets for new and existing buildings, and offers the capability to compare various alternatives, allowing developers and architects to determine the most affordable method to meet energy targets., according to information released by the International Alliance for Structure and Building and the International Energy Firm. Both founders said that the software is already developed to fulfill the building standards for Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. …

Handle.com helps independent construction workers get paid on time

Handle.com helps independent construction workers get paid on time

From long payment cycles to antiquated processes on how to bill workers, the hefty inefficiencies of the construction industry are long overdue for innovation.  Enter startups such as the large venture-backed Katerra and recently public companies such as Procore. Still, independent contractors or workers from small family businesses often can’t afford hefty fees from SaaS […] …