Contractors generally only use a fraction of the technology that is available to them. Unfortunately, this means they may be missing out on opportunities to streamline their processes and operations, and, in turn, improve their business and bottom line. Continue »
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?
Bluebeam® Software has an answer, and it’s called Sets™. Continue »
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.