Kwant, the software & hardware-based construction technology company, today announces further expansion into scaling workforce orientation & management within affordable housing development to support community growth.
According to Dodge Data & Analytics, commercial & multifamily construction has increased up to 18% this year, with a driven demand in apartments and condos. As our community grows, so does commercial building & multi-family construction. Many states are increasing their construction spending to support our communities, and New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Florida are a few states that are making an impact in affordable housing. Kwant is currently supporting construction workforce safety & productivity with a growing number of sixty thousand connected employees across the nation.
Kwant believes in the value of affordable housing communities and the companies and workers who are building these homes. With recent feature releases in their workforce management & safety platform, Kwant aims to support community growth by strengthening the employee onboarding, orientation, and management process in affordable housing development. “We want to empower and support our workforce in the construction industry who are building our great communities.” - Niran Shrestha, Co-founder/CEO of Kwant.
Due to the demand for skilled tradespersons, there needs to be a safer and smarter approach to building under constraints such as construction of tenant-occupied units. Kwant provides workforce safety and productivity insights for owners and contractors using smart-sensor technology and plug-n-play platform. The company also provides builders with necessary safety features that empower workforce performance & safety. These include but are not limited to fall detection, SOS alerts, risk management, near-miss detection, restriction of high-risk zones with heatmaps, and access control.
With the Kwant workforce & safety platform, construction developers can centralize and manage workforce data across their portfolio. Management can digitize their jobsite and understand which employee is on the field in real-time to save on timely field costs. Leadership can also manage multiple certifications, create custom onboarding & safety orientation forms, expedite the hiring process, and filter their workforce by trade and skill for the desired experience.
Kwant’s latest onboarding and orientation features help reduce manual paperwork by roughly 20+ hours a week and digitize workflows, saving major costs over time. Kwant will continue to partner with industry leaders in affordable housing development to streamline successful workflows and scale workforce onboarding, orientation, and management.
There is a constant need for strengthening the workforce experience in affordable housing development. Leaders like Fairstead – the national, vertically-integrated real estate developer which ranked #1 on Affordable Housing Finance’s list of owners completing sustainable rehabs – are using Kwant to support workforce safety in substantial renovations.
Another leader in the development of multi-family housing and communities is Resia. Resia ranks as #21 under the NMHC 25 Largest Builders and works closely with Kwant to strengthen construction safety.
With the new features surrounding workforce onboarding, orientation, and management, Kwant brings new life to empowering the construction workforce in building safer and smarter. While there is always more to support, our communities will be able to grow proactively through healthy mindsets and processes with Kwant.
Kwant is a workforce management & safety platform built to accelerate construction through productivity and safety. Using smart wearables and plug-n-play sensors, Kwant connects jobsite data and provides real-time insights & actionable reports. Visit us at www.kwant.ai for more information.