Over the past few years, the construction industry has seen a shift toward the adoption of software for project documentation, field communications, and project management. What has become a cornerstone of modern practices in other industries is now becoming a standard practice in construction. Yet, some construction subcontractors remain resistant to this change, often underestimating […]
The Rising Tide of Legal Disputes in Construction Over the past few years, subcontractors have increasingly found themselves navigating a minefield of legal disputes, a trend that has significant financial implications. The construction industry has seen a notable surge in legal disputes with the average value of construction disputes in North American courts recently soaring […]
Good construction management software needs to be right-sized for the job, usable for everyone, and cannot make a trade contractor’s job more difficult.
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6 Construction Strategies That Reduce Inefficiencies and Improve Profits According to Statista, the construction industry should reach $1.4 trillion by 2021. This statistic is evidence that the construction workforce is growing, and the industry is flourishing. However, regardless of this positive outlook, the sector is struggling to reduce inefficiencies and improve profits. As a construction […]
Construction management is a stressful but rewarding career. The process of planning a building project from start to finish takes time and is a very tedious undertaking. Construction managers must learn the skills to manage a broad scope of responsibilities, including juggling change orders or unexpected delays, all while working to ensure the project is […]
A construction project planning checklist is a resourceful guide for project managers to facilitate a project from start to finish. Project construction is extensive, complex, and varies in size and type. They can range from agricultural, civil, commercial, environmental, and industrial projects. It is crucial to have a Project Management Plan (PMP) because it defines […]
Construction projects are notorious for being delayed and going over budget. In fact, according to industry data, only one-third of construction projects stay within estimated budget constraints, and losses due to construction site labor inefficiencies totaled nearly $177 billion in 2018. However, several new solutions are helping construction project managers ensure a project is delivered […]
Mobile workforce management (MWM) is a type of software which companies use to manage a remote workforce, often many employees on a job site, and is a crucial factor in integrating real-time field-to-office communications. With the ubiquity of mobile devices in today’s society, it is no surprise that there are new mobile workforce opportunities arising […]
Commercial construction management ensures the planning, execution, and coordination of a building project from start to finish. Commercial construction management is specific to building or renovating projects that are sold or leased like standard offices, retail shopping malls, and medical centers. Commercial buildings are driven by population growth and business cycles, so new construction […]
Top Lean Construction with Cloud & Mobile Technology Top Lean Construction is a combination of practical development in design with operational research in order to ensure that a construction project is quickly done, and incurs a lower cost. Since its arrival in the early 1990s, the lean construction movement—and its associated framework, the Lean Construction […]
Commercial construction planning for projects large or small, requires an attention to detail and practice. The availability of materials and resources are influenced by many factors that must be taken into consideration. Deadlines are vitally important to many construction projects, where time means money and delayed projects result in significant fines. The back office shouldn’t […]
Risk is a part of construction, but companies are doing something about it with risk mitigation in project management. Without proper risk mitigation, the construction firm will face project delays, incur costs, and may even face litigation. Currently, 24% of firm’s projects face delays, 19% go over budget, and 11% result in legal disputes that […]