FREQUENTLY ASKED 

Who can register a Project Board?

Project Boards© is a dedicated digital platform to map live construction projects and display project information. Only project owners or their proxies may therefore register board information. 

How much does it cost and how do I pay?

The cost of hosting your project board information on the site is determined by the construction duration of the project, which will also be the period listed on our site. Currently we offer three options: 

  • Option 1 for R 1 199 - Projects shorter than 6 Months.

  • Option 2 for R 1 499 - Projects longer than 6 Months and less than 12 Months.

  • Option 3 for R 699 - Extending a board already listed by another 6 Months. 

Once the board information has been submitted, the application will be manually processed. An email will be sent within 48 hours to the registrar (person who made the online application) confirming that the listing is successful / confirming if any additional information is required. Successful listings will be issued with EFT details for the project costing plan they have selected, as well as a project reference number and QR code. 

How long does it take to activate my Project Board?

As outlined above, once the board listing has been confirmed as successful, the board will be made live on our site immediately after payment confirmation. 

How will site users be able to find my Project Board?

Project Boards© make use of an interactive map on the homepage allowing site users to search for projects on a map. Projects are listed with a dropped pin on their exact location. By clicking on the dropped pin, a user will be able to view a window of the project name, address and a link to the project's unique page which displays the project team board as well as information about the project (Description, Type, Start, Completion and a Project Render). Furthermore, site users will be able to perform a search for the project name, or filter by project owners on the left hand section of the map. 

Who is the Project Owner / Developer?

Our site refers to the developer / client / owner as the project owner. It is important to specify this in Section 1 of the submission, as this will be used to allow a filter search on the home page. Typically the project owner / client / developer is also displayed at the very top of the project board. 

What format must logos be?

Our site accepts PNG, JPEG, JPG and TIFF formats for organisation logos. Logos are limited to a maximum of 1 MB each. To avoid delays, it is important to ensure logos are sized correctly in a 2 (horizontal plane) to 1 (vertical plane) ratio with approximately 5 percent 'bleed' (i.e. not used) on each side to fit in the site's standardized dynamic page format. See below example of logo sizing:

 

 

 

 
 
 

2

1

Square Logos

2

1

Vertical Logos

2

1

Horizontal Logos

 
 

Why include Project Board Renders / Architectural Images?

Project Board Renders / Architectural 3-d images are a great way to add depth and visual appeal to your project board. These renders are displayed at the bottom right hand side of the listing (see Sample Board)

What is the Client Code and how do I get one?

Project Boards© clients who intend listing regularly on our site can contact us to enquire about a monthly fee as opposed to once off per project. This option works out much more cost effective than paying per board listing. An application must still be made via our site's submission section, however by entering the client code (Section 1), the board listing can progress without a intermediate payment process. Email us now to enquire about this option. 

What is the Project Board Reference number?

Upon registration, each project will receive a unique Project Board Reference number. Use this number when enquiring about your projects. Also, use this number to extend a listing by another 6 months without having to re-register (Option 3 of our pricing plan). Do not lose this reference. 

What are the minimum and maximum number of Project Team Members?

As outlined in the Submission section of our site, a minimum of 4 project team members are required to register a board, and a maximum of 14 project team members are allowed. The reason for this is to sustain a standardized format and visual layout of our boards. 

Why limit the amount of characters in field entries?

Similar to the above section, the limitation imposed on field entries is to ensure a standardized format and visual layout can be maintained. Our site makes use of 'dynamic' pages, which means that each project board's unique page is a template based page populated with user input. To ensure the board layout remains as intended, certain parameters are introduced to ensure consistency. 

How does the QR Code function work and what is the benefit?

A QR code acts as a short cut to your board's unique page accessed by users mobile devices. QR codes are generated for every project board and issued to the registrar upon successful registration. We recommend that QR codes are included on physical project boards to allow passers by to gain quick access to your project's digital project board - view the introduction of a QR code on a physical project board here.