Five years ago, very few people had heard of drones and even fewer could imagine how many people would buy them and use them just for fun. However, now there are drones everywhere. Continue »
Eight Considerations for Choosing the Right Construction Management Software Amid Industry Digitization, Contractors Benefit From a Connected Platform
It’s no secret that digitization is transforming the global construction industry. In its most evolved form, digitization means that project collaborators are all connected on a single technology platform, sharing information freely among different companies and across different departments within the same company. Continue »
Construction-related litigation is always a potential threat facing contractors and businesses. Properly defending oneself during such litigation is complicated by the generation of thousands of pages of plans, schedules, orders, emails, photographs and progress reports throughout the course of any construction project. Continue »
Here’s the rundown on new apps for streamlined reporting and printing plans; new fleet tracking technology; the latest software updates for integrated estimating and project cost tracking, workforce management solutions and design; and partnership announcements. Check out the BIM report and guide to CM software. Continue »
A drywall contractor is hired to finish the interior of a new office building. It’s Monday morning and the crew is ready to begin work. The necessary time, personnel and materials have been allocated for the project to be completed on time and on budget. Continue »
The term “project risk” can encompass an enormous range of issues—ones that can be quite damaging to a company. Continue »
Augmented reality (AR) allows users to see a superimposed digital image on top of their view of the real world. Continue »
In the construction industry, it’s no secret that time equals money; yet construction executives let time slip through their fingers by maintaining the traditional model of monthly project tracking. Increasing project tracking to twice-monthly, weekly or even daily provides clear project benefits – and is achievable through new technology. Continue »
The amount of necessary information and documentation in a single construction project is enormous. A recent estimate was that a $10 million project generates around 56,000 pages of documentation. Continue »
Commercial construction is a tough, complex business. There are literally thousands of moving parts to any sizable job: building materials, excavation equipment, lifts and cranes, concrete trucks and so on. Continue »
Few in the construction industry would argue with the statement that capital projects are becoming more complex. With advances in construction and engineering methods, an increasingly sophisticated workforce, rising labor and materials costs, and new expectations for built assets, the stakes are high.
Welcome to a special edition of Tech Trends showcasing the latest mobile apps and software for construction professionals.
From onsite punch lists, plan rooms, calendars and jobsite logging to technology for project management, collaboration, accounting and project leads, this special edition of Tech Trends features a dozen software solutions to help contractors manage their businesses more effectively, more efficiently and more profitability. Continue »