You can contact our support department to confirm your details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 086 088 9999
Databuild Insight has been developed in partnership with Industry Insight and provides a monthly snapshot view of the key trends in the economy that affect the local construction industry. The intention is to provide your business with the necessary strategic information to operate effectively and proactively in today’s industry.
Yes, you can search for a specific company by name, and then view detailed information about the company, including a list of projects currently linked to them via the Company Search (left side bar).
CSV is the acronym for Comma Separated Value – To fix this – Please follow the following steps: 1. Highlight Column “A” 2. Select the tab at the top called “Data” 3. Select “Text to Columns” 4. Select “Delimited”, then Next 5. Tick “Tab” and “Comma”, then Next 6. Select “General”, then Finish. 7. Your information should be separated into the correct format and you can expand the columns as usual.
Once all your filters are filled in, click the green “ Save this Search” button and follow the prompts.
I am receiving notification of all kinds of projects that are not relevant to my business every Monday morning
the Monday morning email is just an FYI on the number of projects that have been published in the previous week. This way, you know our Research Team is always hard at work.
I can’t scroll through all the building types – is there a simpler way to get what I’m looking for?
Yes, there is. If you are looking for “Hotels”, simply type in hotel under the building type filter and it will give you a suggestion which best matches your search. If you require a list of these building types, please contact our Support department and they will gladly assist.
I find the Bills of Quantities difficult to work with as the documents are sometimes very long. How can I find the information that is relevant to me?
To find specific text or product names in tender documents, open the document (whether PDF or CSV), press “Ctrl-F”, type all or part of the text that you are searching for in the “find what:” box, and press “Enter”.
If you are searching for a project by name, please remember that it is possible that the name could have been captured with a slight variation in the spelling, or the name may not be reflected in Databuild Online. If you have any more information about the project, it can be more reliable to search using other criteria, such as building type, the area the location of the project or the professionals working on the project. If you can’t locate the project that you are looking for or need help with any other project or company information please feel free to email email@example.com or phone 086 088 9999 or you can chat to one of our friendly consultants the online chat system.
Once you have run the search, please scroll down. Your search results will display at the bottom of the Project Search page.
If I select a project from my search results and then select “Back” on the browser, my search results are gone, how do I fix this?
When selecting the project that interests you, rather select the diagonal blue arrows on the right-hand side of the project name – this will open that project into a separate tab on your browser.
Yes, absolutely – You can simply click on the button on the bottom left hand corner of the screen and chat to one of our friendly consultants. Please note that if this displays as “Offline” – this is not that dbonline is offline but rather that there is not consultant available. Please send a message anyway and we will be sure to get back to you!
The feedback button is there for you to give us feedback on what works or does not work for you in the system and for you to provide suggestions for future update etc. You can find this at the bottom right hand corner of dbonline.
Saved Searches are a way for you to keep track of your regular searches. Saved Searches also give you the option of a daily or weekly email which notifies you of any changes or updates to the projects you are looking for.
Once you are logged into dbonline, “Project” will be highlighted at the top of your page (this is a default setting), you will then need to click on the Magnifying glass (the centre icon) and this will take you to the Project Search page.
You can use the “Report Incorrect Data” functionality on the Project Overview page.
When searching, please make sure you fill in ONLY one of the four Area filters (Countries; Provinces; Cities or Suburbs) For Example: Only select the “Province” field, if you are looking for Gauteng. The same applies to the Cities or Suburbs field.
Due to the nature of our business and the relationships we built with the professionals, some request that we do not display their details to our clients and prefer not to be contacted regarding this project.
Use the Printer icon in the top right hand corner, rather than using the browsers print option.
This is done to maintain the project information from one project to the next as each project uploaded to our system is individual. You will see that we have separated the Project details, Tender details and the Professional team all onto different pages – this is for ease of reference.
When adding projects to your Watchlist, type the tag name and press the “Tab” key on your keyboard – then click “add”, This will then add this project to your Watchlist under that specific tag name.
When a project is saved to your Watchlist and this project moves from one stage to another (e.g.: Planning to Tender) It will display on your Watchlist under the “Stage Changed” tab – Here you can select the last 7 Days or the Last 30 days.
Absolutely! We have a task manager on your project Dashboard and this will give you the ability to monitor your upcoming, overdue and completed tasks – it also has the handy functionality of emailing you the upcoming weeks tasks, every Monday.
This icon will take you to your Watchlist. This is where you will monitor all the projects you are working on and looking to work on.
Anytime you click on either a project or a company – This is counted as a view. If a project is added to your Watchlist, it will only count the first time you open that project. The Watchlist Administrator for your company can monitor this via the “Usage” tab at the top of your screen