There was a time when a construction company’s assets could all be loaded into the back of a pickup truck. Jobs were simpler and plentiful. As the industry has expanded and matured, this has changed dramatically. From small specialty contractors to large general builders, the variety of assets and the cost of these assets have grown exponentially. Nowadays, contractors spend tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars on field equipment and office technology. It is simple to take a piece of field equipment and chain it, lock it, or hoist it 100 feet in the air; but what about the invisible assets? Continue »
Meeting Administration Building Pre-Planning Requirements With the Use of Automation and Communication
Jawharet Yem Aluminum Contracting (JYCO) was established in 2000 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Today, it is one of the leading contractors of design, fabrication and installation of high-quality architectural aluminum systems. JYCO provides services to the public and private sectors with projects including educational facilities, residential high-rises, hospitals, multi-use buildings and government facilities. Continue »
A family-owned company in Livonia, Mich., Custom Stone Works (CSW) fabricates, imports and manufactures fine stones. CSW began in the ceramic tile business in 1999, expanded into granite counter tops, and eventually went on to fabricate Indiana limestone for residential and commercial projects. Continue »
On Center Software, the first name in construction automation, announces a new partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Due to this strategic partnership, Simpson Strong-Tie’s leading structural building products are now immediately available for contractors within On Center Software’s Quick Bid® solution. Continue »
Automation Solutions Help Stunning Education Facility Project Overcomes Challenges Due to Multiple Change Orders
Queen City Lath. was established in 1953 by Ronald F. Kruger in Rochester, Minn. In 1981, it was incorporated as Queen City Construction, Inc. (QCC). A family-owned company, the current executive team consists of siblings Kyle, Stan and Susan Krueger. QCC specializes in EIFS, DEFS, cold-formed metal framing, light gauge metal framing, exterior gypsum sheathing, gypsum drywall, insulation and cultured stone for commercial projects such as hotels, hospitals, schools, strip malls and office buildings. Continue »
A Multi-Site Church Roofing Project Was Completed On Time and Within Budget Due to Construction Automation
Action Roofing Inc. (ARI) was established in 1974 and incorporated in 1975 by Junior Beaver. In 2001, the company was sold to the current co-owners, Rick Jackson and Marvin David. Located in Broken Arrow, Okla., ARI specializes in both commercial and residential properties ranging from schools, hospitals, churches, apartment complexes and restaurants to residential single-home projects and repairs. Continue »
In a perfect world, every job runs smoothly. There are never delays, everything is done in sequence, and contractors make the profit (or better) identified on bid day. Unfortunately, construction projects are rarely perfect. Continue »
Eyeball Drywall Company. Five drywall professionals (E. Fowler, R. Fowler, P. Fowler, T. Frazier and M. Creed) incorporated in 2002, forming Eyeball Drywall (EBD), which specializes in metal stud framing, drywall, taping and insulation. The company services Houston and surrounding areas. The EBD portfolio of projects includes health care, educational, retail and religious facilities. A major differentiator for EBD is its focus on completing projects on time. This success is attributed to the people who are a part of EBD—this is a family-run business with a great deal of pride in the quality of work. Continue »
“OnCenter.com is a mobile and desktop responsive website,” said Lawrence Morris III, Multimedia Developer for On Center Software. “The website uses the latest technology to dynamically adapt to device types and systems—desktop to tablet to mobile—Windows to iOS to Android,” said Mr. Morris.
Leading the construction automation industry in innovation, On Center Software delivers information to its visitors in the format that works best for the viewer. The site delivers 500 plus pages and features over 100 tutorial, marketing, and client testimonial videos. Continue »
The Woodlands, Texas (May 2013)
On Center Software, the first name in construction automation, won the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industry’s 2013 Excellence in Construction Innovation Award for its Digital Production Control™ offering.
“AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Innovation Award recognizes products, services, materials, technology, or systems that improve the means and methods used in the wall and ceiling industry,” said Cecilia Padilla, President of On Center Software. “We are quite proud of winning this first ever honor from AWCI. Digital Production Control is our patented technology that improves productivity, increases scope of work, and reduces the amount of materials used and construction costs,” said Mrs. Padilla.