In late 2018 four partners kicked off connectVNA with the idea of creating a portal that allows secure stakeholder access to critical documents & project information in vertical markets with opaque communication challenges.  The four partners, Calvin Seymour (technical project manager & front end development) / Eric Morris (senior full stack developer, cloud computing expertise) / Brandon Smith (senior full stack developer, software and systems architect) / John Welch (business development, domain knowledge) all bring a unique perspective to the issue of lack of transparency in business environments.

A large project, regardless of the vertical market, requires seamless, accurate communication between many groups & individuals…..owners/investors, professionals, contractors, & subcontractors…..all with different needs & requirements. Our portal creates a secure space that acts as a repository for all important, most current version project information & is always available to all stakeholders. Our goal is to leverage latest technologies to create as transparent an environment as possible between all stakeholders in the project in order to enhance decision making, improve efficiency, elevate communication, improve project management, reduce costs, reduce rework, & improve owner/investor communication and relations.

“Rework caused by miscommunication and inaccurate and inaccessible information will cost the U.S. construction industry more than $31 billion in 2018.”

“Construction Disconnected” PlanGrid & FMI Corporation, April 2018