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Universal Builders Deploys Smart Call Wireless in Hoist Cars

Specialty contractor Universal Builders Supply is among the first to use Smart Call wireless technology in its hoist cars. The new technology, which Universal Builders is utilizing at major construction sites throughout Manhattan, offers a mobile application to remotely monitor the location of hoist cars in real time.

“The safety benefits and real-time information provided by Smart Call will set the standard for the future of hoisting, and we are proud to be part of that,” said Chris Evans, president of Universal Builders.  “We worked with Smart Call Systems LLC directly to trial these new systems, and having tested them, found that this technology is leading the way in creating a seamless hoisting experience.”

The Smart Call technology is connected to hardware in the hoist cars, and includes sensors that detect hoist car location and time spent on each floor. Smart Call also features a Wireless Emergency System for construction sites.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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