Category: Technology

New Construction Tools for 2020

New Construction Tools for 2020

As we approach 2020, it is essential to stay current with the construction industry’s technology trends. New construction tools are appearing on the market at a rapid pace because of the continuing demand for construction and investment in technological advancement. Safety, designs, and materials are continually evolving; it can be difficult for businesses to know […]

Best Construction Bookkeeping 101: Everything You Need to Know

Best Construction Bookkeeping 101: Everything You Need to Know

Getting the best construction Bookkeeping is a unique form of accounting and financial management. It intends to help contractors track each job and how it influences the company as a whole. Costs from labor, employees, transportation, equipment, materials, and insurance must all be tied together to complete the bid process. An effective bookkeeping system allows […]

Top Lean Construction with Cloud & Mobile Technology

Top Lean Construction with Cloud & Mobile Technology lean 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 […]

Improve Commercial Construction Planning By Empowering Field Workers to Drive Profits

Improve Commercial Construction Planning By Empowering Field Workers to Drive Profits Improve Commercial Construction Planning by Empowering Field Workers to Drive Profits

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 […]

How New Technology In Construction Helps Trade Contractors Work More Efficiently

How New Technology In Construction Helps Trade Contractors Work More Efficiently How New Technology in Construction Helps Trade Contractors Work More Efficiently

In previous years, commercial construction spending grew from roughly $626 billion to $807 billion in 2018. As we progress into 2019, most forecasts and reports suggest that 2019 is the year where commercial constructions pending plateaus. With plateauing growth, trade contractors will have to work out the best ways to protect their profit margins. However, an important question remains on […]

Ways Construction Management Apps Save You Time and Money

Ways Construction Management Apps Save You Time and Money Mobile Apps

People use apps in almost every facet of their life. Whether it’s an alarm clock app, weather app, or banking app, apps are a quick and easy way to get information. That’s why construction management apps are so important. Just like the weather app, construction management apps can be a wealth of knowledge right in […]

The Cost of Rework in Construction and How to Prevent It

The Cost of Rework in Construction and How to Prevent It The Cost of Rework in Construction and How to Prevent It

Rework is the act of redoing or correcting work that was not done correctly the first time and prevalent on construction job sites. The construction industry spends roughly $178 Billion on fixing errors according to a PlanGrid and FMI survey. Rework can happen for a variety of reasons such as lack of supervision, insufficient information, […]

5 Ways Virtual Design and Construction Improves Business Performance Objectives

5 Ways Virtual Design and Construction Improves Business Performance Objectives 5 Ways Virtual Design and Construction Improves Business Performance Objectives

If you’re a construction project manager, you’ve probably heard about the great benefits of VDC and how fantastic it is to be able to construct a three-dimensional, visual model of your project before you ever break ground. The trouble with new technology isn’t always finding the benefits though – it’s making the business case for […]

Reasons to Switch to a Time Card App for Multiple Employees

Reasons to Switch to a Time Card App for Multiple Employees Reasons to Switch to a Time Card App for Multiple Employees

Switching to a time card app for employees might seem like a giant expense. However, the American Payroll Association estimates that buddy punching accounts for 2.2% of payroll with other payroll errors counting for 1.2%. That’s 3.4% of payroll spent on mistakes and misinformation which adds up over the year. If that isn’t reason enough […]

How Robots are Changing Construction

How Robots are Changing Construction robots changing the construction industry

How Robots are Changing Construction (Robotics Break New Ground in the Industry)   Earlier this year, a San Francisco-based technology firm, Built Robotics, made headlines by sharing its progress toward self-operating construction machinery. The company led by a former Google engineer has received several million in venture capital to continue its development of the construction […]

Using Mobile Apps to Increase Construction Production Rates

Using Mobile Apps to Increase Construction Production Rates blog_mobile apps construction productivity rates

Using Mobile Apps to Increase Construction Production Rates Construction industry – We have a problem. Over the years, you have been responsible for some amazing feats from super skinny skyscrapers to massive infrastructure updates. The problem is that these mega projects are frequently millions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. While the majority […]

What is Modular Construction

What is Modular Construction What is Modular Construction?

What is Modular Construction?   Modular construction is a new hot topic in North America. The buzz can be seen in interesting conceptual videos posted on social media sites every week. But beyond the interesting concepts, what is modular construction? And how is it impacting the construction industry? SoftBank Group Corp. is putting its massive […]

Lean, Mean Building Machine: How to Increase Productivity on the Jobsite

Lean, Mean Building Machine: How to Increase Productivity on the Jobsite Increase productivity on the jobsite

Lean, Mean Building Machine: How to Increase Productivity on the Jobsite     While other industries have experienced increases in productivity, the business of building has not. Research finds that automation and technology are slow to be adopted by the construction industry.   In 2016, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report found that global productivity […]

Benefits of Going Mobile with a Construction Timesheet App

Benefits of Going Mobile with a Construction Timesheet App Blog - benefits of going mobile

A recent study by market researcher dscout showed that individuals touch their phone an average of 2,617 times a day.  That amounts to 2,617 taps, swipes, and clicks for social media, messaging, gaming, or the many other applications that are available on our mobile devices. With such widespread use (and dependency) on mobile devices, it […]

5 Pitfalls of Construction Timesheets

5 Pitfalls of Construction Timesheets construction timesheets

Despite the technological revolution of the last few decades, the construction industry has lagged behind many others, including agriculture and manufacturing, when it comes to increasing productivity. For most analysts, this is because the construction business has been slow to adopt automation as part of its core business practices – most construction tasks are being […]