Is it Time to Upgrade your Construction Data Management Process?

Are you considering upgrading from an excel spreadsheet based process to a mobile software management system? It might be time to drop your spreadsheets for something more tailored to the construction industry. According to a study from Carnegie Mellon University, spreadsheets have an “overall error rate of 94%.” The study also found that a majority of respondents could cite a …

Can Having a Mobile Workforce in Construction Increase Productivity?

“In the construction industry, 70% of professionals already view mobile devices as an important factor to the success of their businesses. These advocates use mobile devices to access and share information such as customer and job data, drawings, schedules, photos, and plans” says Sage Construction Industry Technology Trends survey. This rising adoption of mobile devices on-site is a positive trend …

How one Mobile App is Improving and Expediting Pipeline Inspections

Inspections and assessments are vital to the long-term useful life of oil and gas pipelines. In such a highly regulated industry, work performed on pipelines must be properly documented and tracked to ensure the highest levels of transparency and compliance. With so many parties involved in the upkeep of pipelines, it can be exceptionally difficult to make sure that the …

Reaping the Benefits of Paperless Operations in Construction

“A task-asset relationship ensures that all recorded data is forever associated with the correct piece of equipment, which allows for a complete history of all asset information that will never leave the asset.” Wilco Contractors NW Inc. is based out of Edmonton, Alberta, and is one of four separate companies which comprise the Wilco Group of Companies. The Wilco Group …

The Benefits of Active Collaboration In Your Organization

Making collaboration your next competitive advantage Collaboration in the construction industry is essential to completing projects on time and budget. Construction collaboration technology refers to software applications used to enable effective sharing of project-related information between geographically dispersed members of a construction project team, often through use of web-based and mobile software as a service platforms. In a report by …

How to keep Construction Projects on Schedule

Falling behind on construction projects and schedules is a slippery setback that happens slowly. It only takes missing a few small deadlines and then the whole project can be off schedule. The best way to avoid schedule slippage is to attack the problem early while it’s still small. This may seem easier to say/write than do but with these tips, …