The business of equipment maintenance seems to be changing just as fast as the technology around it. As workforce trends reveal that employees stay in positions for shorter time periods than previous generations (about three to four years in the same role as opposed to life-time equipment experts that stuck around for decades), new challenges have emerged around properly maintaining complex equipment in an efficient way with a more generalized talent pool. Continue »
New (and constantly improving) mobile technologies have turned the jobsite into a cloudsite – a workplace that is approachable from a remote location; viewable from anywhere, at any time and in great detail. Continue »
South Bay Framing needed a cloud-based project management solution to address three major areas for the company. It needed to be designed specifically for the Subcontractor doing the work versus a solution for other specialties, such as general contractors. Second, it needed to be cloud-based and affordable to use to minimize long-term operational and maintenance costs. Thirdly, it needed to empower field workers and office staff with an integrated project delivery system to speed up activities and decision making across the business. Continue »
Today’s field service technicians not only need to be technical experts, but they also need to be a repository of knowledge. Continue »
Finally, There’s Something for the Field New Way Electric's (NWE) CEO highlights how eSUB improves business practices and communication to save time, increase ROI and enable field staff to get the job done right.
Mr. Brandon Paslay, NWE’s Owner/CEO, spent three years searching for the right project management solution to help improve operations at his company. Since NWE’s founding in 1979, his company grew and faced many challenges including document control, communication, reporting accuracy, lost revenue, limited risk management – errors in the field, and responding to RFls. Continue »
Mobile field service software is key to managing an efficient field workforce. Here are some tips to track workers without driving them away. Continue »
Speed Billing With Field Service Management Software Track Time, Labor and Fleet Location to Generate Accurate Bills in Record Time
Construction business owners have a tough job. They need to make money, but they also need to record, track and bill for dozens of moving parts: traveling field workers, parts and inventory, evolving tasks and moving jobs. Continue »
For over more than a half-century, Tarlton has completed high-profile projects to critical acclaim, winning numerous awards for quality and safety.
Success is sweet, but with growth have come headaches on a grander scale. In early 2008, as growth continued but the economy squeezed margins, efficiency was a company-wide priority, from the office of company President Tracy Elsperman Hart to superintendents at distant jobsites.
QR codes are nothing new to the construction industry. These square-shaped digital quick response (QR) codes are frequently used in BIM models to mark locations in buildings, providing easy access to anyone with a smartphone and an app. Continue »
Mechanical contractors are always on the go—responding to field service calls, filling supply orders and keeping up with customers’ requests.
Google’s new Tango 3-D sensing smartphone could be a godsend for designers and contractors given its plethora of potentially practical uses, especially in the field. Continue »
Job costing is not just estimating. It’s tracking expenses, keeping jobs on budget and not losing money in the middle of a project.
Customers want job costing solutions on their construction sites. They want to know where the different costs are coming from on the project they’ve hired a contractor to control. And if the company wants to improve its job costing, it needs to take a big picture view. Continue »