Paul Peltier, On Center Software proud user, leverages On-Screen Takeoff® and Quick Bid® to estimate more efficiently and to reduce printing costs. Paul states, “On Center Software gives me a better, faster, & easier way to estimate.” Click to hear what else Paul has to say about construction software.
If your website isn’t mobile-friendly these days, you could be doing your business a huge disservice. With the proliferation of iPhones, Droids and other smartphones, you can’t count on people accessing the Internet on large screens typical of desktops and laptops. People want information right now and will seek it wherever they are. Continue »
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It’s impossible to overlook the rise of cloud computing in the construction industry given its ties to mobile technology and building information modeling (BIM). Yet, the way a business approaches its cloud strategy impacts its ability to boost productivity and save money. Consider the following data:
- U.S. smartphone users totaled 115.8 million at the end of 2012, and that number is expected to reach 176.3 million by 2015, according to eMarketer.
- Tablet devices will generate more web traffic than smartphones by early 2013, according to Adobe Digital Index.
- BIM adoption is rising steadily, increasing 13 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to a 2012 National Building Specification survey. Continue »
The digital age is going three-dimensional. 3-D printers will be popping up in office supply stores in the not-too-distant future, and companies like Autodesk are ramping up their capabilities at a furious pace. On a much smaller scale is the 3Doodler–something its inventors are calling a 3-D printing pen, though that may be a bit of stretch because there’s no computer involved. It will turn freehand or stenciled doodles and drawings into wire figures and structures by acting like a glue gun that uses 3-D printing plastics instead of glue. The plastic sets up quickly enough to allow the user to draw in the air and come out with a solid shape. Continue »
Since 1988, On Center Software has been delivering innovative construction automation solutions. INTEX in San Antonio on 3/21-22 and FutureTech in San Francisco on 3/14.
Maxwell Systems, Inc. a leading provider of complete construction business management software solutions, announced that its Maxwell Systems™ ProContractorMX® complete construction management software solution was honored with a 2013 Most Innovative Products (MIP) Award at the 2013 World of Concrete (WOC) trade show as the Experts’ Choice among Business Tools and Software. Continue »
The May 2013 issue of Construction Executive will feature the magazine’s annual Construction Software and Technology Showcase.
This issue also has a special section on Construction Finance and will receive bonus distribution to attendees at the Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Annual Conference. Continue »
For years, Hollywood special effects in movies like Minority Report and the Iron Man series have been teasing design professionals with hand gesture devices to move in, around and through information in 3-D. Leap Motion is bringing this idea into reality in May. With the Leap Motion hand-gesture, motion-control product, users will be able to use their hand or hands to create shapes, move objects, zoom, pan and perform other gesture-controlled functions. Designed to work out of the box with Autodesk 3-D products such as Maya, 3-D Studio Max, Revit and its flagship product, AutoCAD, Leap Motion promises to be one of the hottest products of 2013. Continue »
This week, the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) gave three companies a 2013 Innovation Award for their inventive products. Twenty-two companies competed for the awards. Winners were selected by a team of judges that included roadway engineers and safety experts who evaluated the companies’ products or services and visited their exhibits on display during ATSSA’s 43rd Annual Convention and Traffic Expo in San Diego. Since 1969, ATSSA’s Traffic Expo has been the largest roadway safety exposition and convention of its kind in North America, featuring the latest in roadway safety products and services that help save lives. Continue »
The harsh environments that frequently accompany construction jobs have always tested the mettle of workers, but the addition of sensitive computing to the necessary equipment roster has required a whole new set of innovations and inventions.
To deal with this challenge, DLI has come out with a new vehicle-mount computer–the DLI 9300 VMC–that is specifically built to operate in the harshest industrial environments. The 8.4-inch industrial-rated resistive LCD touch screen comes with an optional heated screen defroster that allows operators to work in extreme temperatures as low as 22 degrees below zero. Continue »
Safety is an ongoing concern for highway construction workers. According to data collected by WorkZoneSafety.org, a clearinghouse for information on workplace accidents in the transportation construction industry, there were 576 work zone fatalities nationwide in 2010. The numbers for non-fatal injuries are even higher. Continue »