Sunderland, U.K. – April 16, 2013 – 4Projects, a Viewpoint Construction Software® company, announced the availability of the latest version of the award winning 4Projects construction project collaboration software, offering key updates to enable project teams to increase and improve collaboration, resulting in the ability to make better, more timely business decisions. Continue »
Today, technology allows people to work smarter and enjoy a more mobile lifestyle than ever before. The digital age also is responsible for a fundamental shift in construction projects. To meet changing market expectations, construction firms are adopting new project workflows and processes that support this digital way of working. As a result, expect dramatic changes to occur within the construction workforce in 2013 and the future. Continue »
Choosing an email solution that is right for your company can make a big difference in how business is conducted. It is not a choice that should be made casually and should start with a well-planned and carefully considered discussion that involved key members from IT, finance and business development departments.
Wearable computing has been around the AEC industry for decades, so why the sudden hype about Google Glass? Because it’s Google and because it looks cooler than past efforts. Google Glass is a wearable computing device that fits on like a pair of traditional glasses and is activated by voice command. Google Glass uses an automatic connection to the Internet–also known as the cloud–to provide access to enormous amounts of information, data and applications that are superimposed on the left or right lens you are looking through.
Employee recruitment has changed significantly during the past 10 years. Now technology exists that can make the entire recruitment process much more streamlined and efficient.
Recruiting software allows businesses to save time and money and make better hiring decisions. It’s changing how businesses handle the recruiting process, giving freedom and time back to the company and its current employees. Following are ways recruiting software can improve an organization’s processes.
Telematics tools help construction business managers locate crews on jobsites, track non-vehicle assets and capture fuel tax rebate information. They also help reduce vehicles’ fuel consumption and maintenance costs by tracking accidents and driver activity.
With added visibility into their day-to-day financials, fleet managers can focus on the growth of their business rather than mundane reconciliation tasks and individual driver safety. Continue »
With the prevalence of social media, construction companies must be prepared for bad news to be picked up quickly, possibly before the company has even dealt with it. If a death, collapse, legal battle, sudden management change, big financial hit or some other scandal hits, does a presence on social media hurt or help? Continue »
As project teams are becoming increasingly digital, both in the office and on the jobsite, sometimes solving a problem for one location inadvertently creates a challenge for the other. Take, for example, the newly-common field practice of splitting up multi-page, large format drawing sets into multiple, single-sheet documents. This practice makes it much easier for team members in the field to quickly open PDFs on iPads and tablets – especially if they are pulling files down from the cloud and their Wi-Fi signal is slow at best. But, what about team members in the office? Who wants to sort through hundreds of PDFs to find the sheet one needs, and how can one easily find related information?
Distracted driving, texting and driving, road rage … There’s a lot of buzz lately around these topics, and for good reason. Often, the most dangerous part of the day for any employee isn’t the time spent operating machinery or servicing equipment–it’s the time spent behind the wheel of a vehicle.
How can construction company owners or fleet managers ensure their drivers are practicing safe driving habits that keep themselves and others safe on the roads? And how can technology help? Continue »
Tactus Technologies developed a first-of-its-kind virtual reality training program for forklift operators, a product expected to reduce work-related injuries and deaths. Improper forklift operations cause roughly 100 fatalities and more than 100,000 injuries annually in the United States, according to OSHA.
Some friends in Silicon Valley recently introduced me to some people who had recently left Cisco’s WebEx team. They were promoting a new online video conferencing service called Zoom (http://www.zoom.us), which promises high definition (HD) video conferencing and desktop sharing for free. With trepidation to their claims, I took Zoom for a free test drive, which gave me 40 minutes of free service for each conference session with up to 25 of my colleges (with unlimited time for one-on-one calls).
Call it love at first byte.