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Building the Future: Top 7 Predictions about Construction Technology

Posted by Miranda Cheatham on Jan 29, 2019 3:15:09 PM

As construction companies continue to combat labor shortages and strive to differentiate themselves from the competition, they’ll need to consider current construction technology trends.

To improve your productivity and remain competitive, explore how these predictions will transform the construction industry in the year head.

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Topics: Construction, Mobile Technology

Understanding the Productivity Problem in the Construction Industry

Posted by Brett Long on Dec 12, 2018 3:50:17 PM

The rate of productivity growth in the construction industry has fallen dramatically behind other sectors.

Between 1947 and 2010, the U.S. agriculture industry had a cumulative productivity growth of 1,510 percent, according to MarketWatch. For the manufacturing industry, it was 76 percent growth, while the construction industry has seen only 6 percent productivity growth over the 63-year time span.

While this presents a major problem for the industry as a whole, it can also be an opportunity for your construction firm to lead within your markets. After all, productivity is directly tied to profits, so strategic productivity improvements can give your business the competitive edge.

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Topics: Construction, Mobile Forms, Going Paperless, Mobile Technology

Paper Forms or Digital Forms: Which Are Better for Construction?

Posted by Brett Long on Sep 6, 2018 11:31:50 AM

Construction supervisors are under tremendous pressure at work. Management and clients are pushing to meet deadlines. Employees need guidance, reminders to use their safety equipment, and training. But that’s not all. You probably also need to pitch in from time to time when somebody calls in sick.

With all these daily pressures, it's easy to fall for the lie of just working more hours every day to get through everything on your list.

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Topics: Construction, Mobile Forms

3 Strategies to Optimize Your Construction Training

Posted by Brett Long on May 22, 2018 9:25:00 AM

What is your construction training program designed to achieve? Some companies focus on meeting minimum standards for safety. Other companies like HDR and Fluor — firms that recently built or repaired hundreds of bridges in Oregon — are known for their investments in bringing new people into the skilled trades.

With all the different possibilities, how can you get the best results from your training investment?

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Topics: Construction

The Digital Strategy for Boosting Construction Customer Loyalty

Posted by Brett Long on May 8, 2018 9:39:00 AM

Construction projects take months or years to complete and require ongoing input from the customer. A proactive approach to customer service is essential to construction success. Instead of relying solely on charisma and sales ability to keep customers happy, use a relationship management approach.

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Topics: Construction