Improving Construction Project Profits By Understanding the Weather

By |2018-12-06T03:40:56+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Construction Safety, Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , |

When it comes to an outdoor construction project (ie: most projects) nothing matters more than the weather. Yes, you need a rock-solid contract, a cooperative client, and fine-tuned asset tracking. You need an accurate invoicing system and a good combination of talent and dedication on your team. But none of that matters if you get rained [...]

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What Technology Trends Should Contractors Focus On?

By |2018-12-06T18:45:51+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Construction Technology, Construction Trends, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

There are some very interesting and impactful technologies being developed and implemented in the construction industry; the exact impact they'll make with everyday construction projects is yet to be fully understood. The many variables involved with predicting the future of the construction industry make it hard for contractors to know what technology trends to focus on. [...]

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Software Solutions for Smaller Contractors

By |2018-12-06T18:45:59+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that the world's most widely used business software, Microsoft Excel, is 30 years old? Though Excel is a relatively old dog in this digital world, it is still very popular in the construction industry for estimating, scheduling, and other project management activities. Spreadsheet pros and cons. Excel spreadsheets are familiar, easy to use and may [...]

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5 Reasons a Paperless Accounts Payable System is Good for Your Construction Business

By |2018-12-06T18:42:52+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Accounting, Construction Business Tips, Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , |

The overall financial outlook for construction in 2018 is consistent and stable. Commercial construction is expected to see a 12.4 percent increase in starts, while residential projects will see growth at six to nine percent. While the industry, in general, has seen a resurgence since the recession, individual companies are facing challenges to profitability. Analysts identify poor [...]

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The Rise of Net-Zero Housing Construction (Part 1)

By |2018-12-06T18:42:56+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , , |

The summer onslaught of hurricanes that ravaged our southeastern coast left a large number of people completely uprooted. Many homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair and even for families who successfully stayed in place or returned, Among those areas that were hit the hardest, mobile homes and trailer parks took a disproportionate amount of damage [...]

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New Prefabricated Building Technology to Revolutionize Construction

By |2018-12-06T18:44:00+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , |

From the popular Sears and Roebuck kit homes of the early 20th Century to Amazon's fully finished shipping container houses, the prefabricated construction trend shows no sign of going out of style. Factory produced modular structures have long had the advantage of being more efficient to build and less expensive than traditional construction, reducing labor costs, material waste [...]

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Robotic Technology Trends in the Construction Industry

By |2018-12-06T18:44:04+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Efficiency, productivity, and safety are top concerns on any job site and now, robotic technologies that have revolutionized the manufacturing industry are finally trending in construction as well. Meet SAM100, the robotic bricklayer. New York-based Construction Robotics, recently unveiled the first robotic bricklaying machine available to rent, lease, or buy. The boxy, silver SAM100 can lay over 3000 [...]

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BYOD: What You Need to Know

By |2018-12-06T18:44:06+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , , |

On the global stage, a new corporate movement has gone into motion known as the BYOD or bring your own device movement. This movement has gained some popularity because business owners save money while employees can use their own devices. In fact, the movement has been so popular that it's expected to reach $181.39 billion in [...]

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Trends in Technology Catching the Attention of the Commercial Construction Industry

By |2018-12-06T18:38:00+00:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Construction Technology, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , |

In an increasingly digital world, smart technology is rapidly changing the face of commercial construction. Gaining a competitive edge, securing more contracts, and boosting profitability; these are just some of the goals that contractors seek when incorporating technological innovations. Companies looking to revolutionize their business model, are taking a closer look at the following trends in the [...]

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Keeping Construction Safe with Fitness Wearables

By |2018-12-06T18:37:26+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: Construction Safety, Construction Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Back in the bad old days, the number of accidents on a construction site could be estimated by the number of stories to be built. Construction technology and safety have improved drastically since that time, but accidents still happen. Naturally, the industry is always looking for new ways to increase safety on the job. While some [...]

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