Cloud Takeoff and Virtual Builders Exchange Partner Up

October 01, 2014

Collaboration is a great way to save time and money in the construction industry. When two companies share their ideas, the possibilities for new solutions become endless.

As one example, Cloud Takeoff, www.cloudtakeoff.com, Mason, Ohio, and VBX (Virtual Builders Exchange), www.bxtx.com, San Antonio, Texas, have entered into a licensing and marketing agreement. Cloud Takeoff offers cloud-based tools for estimating, collaborating, and sharing digital blueprints. VBX is a trade organization in Texas that collects and organizes bidding information for contractors. Together, they are developing a solution to help thousands of Texas contractors and subcontractors save time and money while creating detailed estimates for bidding or building.



Sept/Oct 2014

Volume 17 Number 06

Blueprint for the Cloud

You have heard the term; now create a plan for the cloud in your business.

Back in late 2008, Gartner, www.gartner.com, Stamford, Conn., made a pretty bold prediction when it identified the top 10 strategic technologies for 2009. The analyst firm suggested cloud computing—which wasn’t as widely known at the time—could have a significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. While the term quickly became one of the most popular buzzwords around the IT office cooler, understanding the cloud and its role in an organization quickly became one of the chief challenges in the years that followed.

July/Aug 2014

Volume 17 Number 05

2014 Constructech 50: The Next Wave of Tech Is Here

Cloud, mobile, Big Data, and more are transforming technology in the construction industry.

When was the last time you downloaded software to your computer using a CD—or worse a floppy disc? Hopefully for the latter the answer is years, as the “cloud” is now hovering over many IT departments, providing a way to easily access data.




Commentary

Clamoring for the Cloud

Every time I hear something about how confusing and ambiguous the cloud is I chuckle because I know it is absolutely true—but it also causes a bit of concern for me. How long has the term ‘cloud’ been around and we still have a difficult time defining it?


Green Technology

New “Green” Laser Technology

Fan angle construction lasers enable the wall-to-wall or floor-to-ceiling alignment crucial to today’s construction. And the latest technology is the next generation of visibility.


Infrastructure Update

Construction Design, Efficiency

Service Electric Cable TV Inc., www.sectv.com, Charlotte, N.C., recently selected Bentley Systems, www.bentley.com, Exton, Pa., HFC (hybrid fiber-coaxial) network engineering solution for the design and management of its cable broadband network.