TrunkText is AI built for the field: it’s accessible on the construction site via SMS, understands the nuances of construction-specific documentation, and gives you answers along with relevant source documents. We’re excited to put the power of artificial intelligence in the pockets of tradespeople everywhere, enabling them to keep building for the future.
What does it mean to be “Built for the Field”?
Trunk Tools was founded by Dr. Sarah Buchner, who worked as a construction site and project manager – seeing firsthand the challenges that tradespeople face.
From its inception, Trunk Tools has built products specifically for the boots on the ground, solving their biggest pain points. TrunkPerform, Trunk Tools’ first product, aims to put more money in the pockets of each construction worker, aligning incentives across the organization.
With our newest product, TrunkText, we aim to solve a few crucial pain points that, if solved, will unlock new levels of productivity and quality in the built environment.
3 Pain Points Solved by TrunkText
Pain Point #1: When in the field, workers need answers to their questions quickly, and walking back to their trailers to dig up information slows down productivity. Most construction software is designed for the desktop solution and can be inconvenient or unnecessarily time-consuming.
Solution #1: TrunkText was built to maximize access, without compromising efficacy. You can text your project site’s specific phone number from any SMS device, receiving answers (with sources) directly to the palm of your hand, in seconds.
Although mobile and web app experiences are also available, SMS access alone is enough to experience the power of AI through TrunkText.
Pain Point #2: Construction documents (submittals, change orders, RFIs, drawings) have specific nuances and uses that are difficult to understand without years of industry experience. Generic AI tools like ChatGPT lack construction expertise and, more importantly, the context from your specific project.
Solution #2: TrunkText is an AI solution that is built atop your project’s specific repository of data. Because our engineers are constantly collaborating with our construction industry advisors, TrunkText “reads” your RFIs, submittals, change orders, schedules, etc. from the perspective of an experienced project manager.
Pain Point #3: On a construction site, finding the right information in the right document at the right time is difficult. So much rework happens because someone acted upon information that was out-of-date or from the wrong document.
Solution #3: TrunkText accompanies every answer with the relevant source documents, highlighting where the answer was found. You can verify and know exactly where the answer comes from, with important context.
TrunkText is AI built for the field: it’s accessible on the construction site via SMS, it understands the nuances of construction-specific documentation, and it gives you answers along with relevant source documents. We’re excited to put the power of artificial intelligence in the pockets of tradespeople everywhere, enabling them to keep building for the future.