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Blog 2017-03-16T13:33:53+00:00

Data: General Contractors

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.

By | 7/18/2017|

Another Acquisition Continues Consolidation

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.

By | 7/17/2017|

One Voice, One Cause

When I launched Constructech magazine almost 20 years ago, I had a vision to help subs, GCs, and owners understand the value of leveraging construction technology. At that time, we were just beginning to really understand the power of technology within the construction industry. Since 1998 our mission has remained the same. We are focusing on helping you understand how to leverage data to collaborate among team members and to use that information to increase your bottomline whenever possible.

By | 7/10/2017|

Data: Subs and Specialty Contractors

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.

By | 7/10/2017|

Q&A with Thomas Wolf: Part 2

Thomas Wolf, chairman & CEO at RIB Software AG, www.ribamericas.com, recently sat down with me to discuss what needs to happen so that both the construction and manufacturing industries can embrace the Internet of Things and how emerging technology and digitization will make a difference to companies’ bottomlines.

By | 7/4/2017|

Q&A with Thomas Wolf: Part 1

Thomas Wolf, chairman & CEO at RIB Software AG, www.ribamericas.com, recently sat down with me to discuss what needs to happen so that both the construction and manufacturing industries can embrace the Internet of Things and how emerging technology and digitization will make a difference to companies’ bottomlines.

By | 6/27/2017|

Innovation in Software: Accounting

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.

By | 6/27/2017|

Innovation in Software: Estimating

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.

By | 6/20/2017|

Innovation in Software: General Management

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.

By | 6/13/2017|

Construction Building a Future with IoT Data

One of the biggest hurdles facing the construction industry today is a skilled labor shortage. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a new issue per se. We all have talked about it a dozen times a day, but that fact remains this issue continues to plaque the construction industry. Sadly, the outlook isn’t looking all that bright for the immediate future either.

By | 6/12/2017|