I am currently in the midst of a series of blogs that are exploring how data flows throughout the supply chain—from subs, to GCs, to owners. I have already explored challenges and opportunities for subcontractors, and now I am furthering that discussion to look at key considerations for general contractors.
In the past few years, a number of acquisitions have threatened to disrupt the status quo of software in the construction industry—and it appears that this M&A (merger and acquisition) activity continues, with big implications for the construction-technology space.
Data, data, data. You have heard us say many times before that data is the crux of creating more productive and profitable projects. In the next few blogs, I am going to explore how data flows throughout the supply chain—from subs, to GCs, to owners. I will admit it is much easier for me to put my thoughts on paper, than it is to execute in the real world, but the first step is having a honest, candid discussion about the challenges and the opportunities for the future, and perhaps we can work together to determine how to best overcome some of these hurdles that exist.
Automation. That is perhaps the one word that best sums up the transformation happening in the construction-technology space, specifically as it relates to accounting.
In an effort to set aside much of the hype and buzzphrases that surround the construction industry these days, I am penning a blog series that focuses on how tried-and-true software is changing and becoming more innovative.
I thought it was about time to do another blog series. We often talk about BIM (building information modeling) and innovation at the “connected” jobsite and it becomes easy to miss the innovation happening in some of the traditional software applications such as bidding/estimating and accounting.
Last week, I wrote a blog inspiring the technology providers and construction community to be honest about some of the challenges that are still being faced with BIM (building information modeling). Today, I want to turn my attention to the IoT (Internet of Things)—specifically the impact of IoT at the construction jobsite.
Many of the analyst and research companies are jumping on the BIM (building information modeling) bandwagon, releasing reports that are forecasting the growth of the market. I have had an opportunity to scan many of these reports, and it seems there is one key point missing from most that needs to be addressed.
This is something I have had on my mind lately. The construction worker pool is shrinking—this is something we talk about at Constructech quite often. Baby boomers are getting ready to retire, and millennials just aren’t entering the construction workforce at the pace that is needed. But why?