When commissioning a project, it can be challenging to select a winning bid. You want a fair price, but can’t afford to sacrifice quality, either. As more contractors are incorporating technology in their processes, the use of digital tools is an increasingly important differentiator.
Concrete is the world’s most used construction material. It is used to construct homes, schools, offices, roads, runways, tunnels, and bridges and so much more. However, it has a large carbon footprint and waste concrete has become a major problem. The NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Assn.) estimates that in 2017, approximately 350 million cubic yards of concrete was produced in North America and approximately 12 million yards of that concrete was returned.
Every year provides an opportunity to change business processes and technology within an organization. Business is moving faster than ever. We’re in a boom time for innovation in every sector.
Despite the steady increase in starts and new home sales since 2011 and the burgeoning millennial market for new residential construction, it’s too early to predict the health of the market in 2019. But, the affordability and availability of more powerful and better integrated residential construction enterprise-resource management software solutions level the playing field for smaller builders to compete against larger players.
If you’re heading to IBS 2019 with a little more apprehension than last year, you’re not alone. Many businesses are feeling a little sluggish. Slowing sales, cost challenges, and lowered pricing are tempering past optimism. We can approach this time with fear, or we can see the relative slowdown as a time for introspection and planning.
It is not news to you that any construction project starts and ends with one thing: your customers. We have said it before, and we will stay it again: no matter what you are building, it is critical for you to create a positive building experience for your customer. And, what is at the forefront of creating this positive building experience? Good communication.
For chief operating officers, operation managers, and project managers, the performance of field personnel and their productivity is crucial. Therefore, the need for realtime jobsite intelligence and an accurate decision-support tool remains at the forefront.
If the recession taught us one thing, it was how to do more with less in a time when there were no other options. But even after the economic comeback, companies across the country and across every industry are doing their best to make that mantra permanent. What’s fueling the fire? Digital transformation with ERP (enterprise-resource planning) software.
For any construction project, big or small, it’s critical to keep the project moving forward. That means having the ability to effectively manage contracts and changes that occur during the lifecycle of a project. To ensure a successful project, an organization should commit to integrating field and backoffice activities to enhance their project administration.
Accepted practices to ensure concrete quality costs producers in both time and materials, and these practices fail to provide the information needed to ensure quality and avert risk.