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Construction Aims to Keep Up

Business may be booming in construction, but the level of performance for construction companies is certainly in need of a boost to keep up the pace.

IT Challenges Construction

As investments rise for new technology on the jobsite, investment in the resources that are needed to manage them must also rise. The SIM (Society for Information Management), www.simnet.org, is reporting IT budgets have increased by 23%, raising total investments to $107 million in 2017.

Investments Prepare AEC Integration

Integration enables construction companies to improve business processes by linking model data to other business process in the office and at the jobsite—and now new investments could further this trend in the future.

Construction Partnership Blooms

Partnerships in construction have proven to be beneficial to the industry. An example of this is the now ongoing collaborations between FC-CS (FC Construction Services) and Vaughn Construction.

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Put Lessons Learned to Work in 2018

For the construction industry, 2017 has been a busy rollercoaster of a year. But before the dust settles on 2017, contractors should spend some time reviewing lessons learned and create baselines and benchmarks for an even more profitable 2018.

Take a Detour around the Pitfalls of Estimating

No matter your size, many contractors struggle when it comes to estimating and focusing on the best, most profitable work. Estimating is rife with obstacles—from rushing to bid work to not being selective enough in the bidding process. But avoiding the pitfalls of estimating isn’t about working harder, it’s really about working smarter.


Silica Mandate Is Here, Are You Ready?

You’ve all heard it. In fact, I am guessing most of you have it memorized by now: 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces. This includes 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind. When the deadline rolled on Saturday, September 23 (I still don’t understand why the deadline came on a weekend, perhaps someone can email me about that deadline), construction firms were expected to be ready for the new OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Admin.) mandate.


The Digital Transformation Is Here

When it comes to digital transformation, the construction industry is unique. As many of our readers know, the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry is typically delivered by groups of contractors and subcontractors working in a collaborative environment. This creates complex workflows, and can make the digital transformation more challenging than other industries.