How Technology Can Help Your Construction Project Stay On Budget

Even the most well-managed project can be thrown off its budget by a mistake or accident. Weather, material shortages, design oversights, injuries, and equipment failure can all drive up a project’s cost by a significant margin — making the project more challenging to complete, dragging it out, and cutting into potential profits. Fortunately, the right construction technology can make a significant difference. Available software and hardware can help you and your team keep better track of the construction site and avoid preventable mistakes or accidents. These types of technology are essential for any project manager who wants to keep their construction projects on budget.

Publish date: 03/17/2021

The Top 6 Inefficiencies in Construction – And What to Do About Them

The construction industry is one of the largest in the country, employing more than 7.2 million workers in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While almost constantly busy, it can also be one of the most inefficient industries in the world, with everything from time to building materials wasted.

Publish date: 02/23/2021

How Contractors and Subcontractors Can Work Together

On a construction site, you’ll usually find two particular groups of people — the contractors in charge of the project and the subcontractors brought in for their special skills. Both groups are essential for a construction project to go off without a hitch, but a breakdown in communication or cooperation can throw a wrench in everyone’s plans. What steps can you take to smooth the path between the two sectors and help contractors and subcontractors work better together?

Publish date: 02/05/2021

How Tech Is Changing The Architecture Industry In 2021

The architecture industry is a big one, and it goes hand in hand with the construction sector. Companies have been introducing new technologies to make all the processes faster, cheaper, and safer for human workers. And software engineers are working to create tools that will make the architect's job easier.

Publish date: 01/08/2021

Pros & Cons: The 4 Main Types of Financing for Contractors

A strained cash flow is one of the most detrimental problems contractors can face. Because of the unpredictable nature of payment cycles in the construction industry, cash flow is often the largest concern for these businesses.

Publish date: 01/07/2021

Why Is There a Construction Labor Shortage

The construction industry is one of the biggest and busiest in the country. In the United States alone, the industry employs more than 11.2 million people. Society will always need skilled individuals to build homes, businesses, infrastructure, and other engineering feats. So why is the entire sector facing a labor shortage?

Publish date: 01/04/2021

How To Reduce Idle Time To Stick To Project Timelines

The successful conclusion of construction projects greatly depends on how efficiently major resources like time, labor, equipment, and materials are planned, allocated, and utilized. Although each of these resources is vital for success, time and the ability to manage it are of prime importance. Proper time management helps to improve productivity on construction projects, complete the task to the timeline, or even beat the deadline and create a positive experience for the project’s stakeholders.

Publish date: 12/17/2020

Tips for Constructing Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Buildings are responsible for almost 40% of the world's energy consumption. Experts have suggested zero and net-zero energy buildings as solutions for addressing the problem of energy consumption. Of course, there are serious obstacles in constructing zero/net-zero buildings, which should be considered by manufacturers and homeowners. This article will provide you with useful tips to construct a net-zero energy building or convert an existing building into a net-zero one.

Publish date: 12/16/2020

How To Best Track And Monitor Construction Machinery Usage

Construction fleets are an expensive capital investment for any company to undertake, and if they aren’t properly tracked and maintained, the potential for loss is incredibly high. With all the GPS fleet management and CMMS options that are on the market today, it can seem fairly difficult to choose one that can monitor and track all of your machinery usage and productivity, but it simply requires some good research to make the best choice. Before you commit to a CMMS option, read the five tips below to best track and monitor your machinery to achieve the maximum hours or mileage from your investment.

Publish date: 12/11/2020

What the Experts Say: Staying Safe at a Construction Site

The construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. There are thousands of injuries and many fatal accidents related to construction that occur every year, and many unexpected things can happen while on the job. This is why construction managers and project managers are now becoming more aware of the importance of construction site safety.

Publish date: 12/01/2020

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