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How Live Field Data Improves Jobsite Safety in a Pandemic and Beyond

Deltek

How Live Field Data Improves Jobsite Safety in a Pandemic and Beyond

In early 2020, the construction industry, which has consistently taken extensive measures to prevent workplace hazards and to ensure the safety of workers, confronted a new threat: protecting its workers from an infectious disease. Fortunately, the industry was used to a changing environment and quickly adapted. Safety measures such as increased health screenings, equipment cleaning, new protective equipment, limits on worker capacity at jobsites, and other physical distancing measures were implemented to decrease the transmission risk of COVID-19. Despite these efforts, COVID-19 remains a threat.
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Podcast: Improve Operational Efficiency and Champion Processes that Maximize Profit

The Start Build Grow Show

Podcast: Improve Operational Efficiency and Champion Processes that Maximize Profit

Mike Merrill with WorkMax joins Randy Brothers and Nick Peret to discuss operational efficiency and processes that maximize profit.
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Investing in Integrated Construction Technology Leads to Long-Term Success

Foundation Software

Investing in Integrated Construction Technology Leads to Long-Term Success

If there’s anything 2020 taught the construction industry, it’s the need to be nimble, prepared and quick to react, no matter the size of your operation. This is why putting off technology implementation simply isn’t an option — it’s actually the new table stakes.
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Toolbox talks for the mobile workforce: four ways to increase jobsite efficiency and safety

Construction Industry News

Toolbox talks for the mobile workforce: four ways to increase jobsite efficiency and safety

In what has been a a year of unprecedented challenges for the construction industry globally, Mike Merrill, Co-founder and COO of WorkMax, looks at four ways of increasing jobsite efficiency and safety.
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Mind the Gap: Insights from WorkMax’s Live Field Data Usage Report

Walls and Ceilings

Mind the Gap: Insights from WorkMax’s Live Field Data Usage Report

I’m about to make a statement you already know to be true: We are in the midst of the largest technological shift the construction industry has ever seen.
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Manage Jobsite Safety

Modern Contractor Solutions

Manage Jobsite Safety

Given everything the construction industry has faced this year, it should come as no surprise companies are exploring different ways to trim costs. And while adopting leaner practices can be good for the bottom line, cutting corners simply isn’t a possibility when the safety of customers and employees is on the line. That’s why more and more construction leaders are investing in technology––they know making the switch will save them money in the long run, whether from labor tracking or, more significantly, employee safety.
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The Launch of The Mobile Workforce Podcast

TUG Pulse

The Launch of The Mobile Workforce Podcast

If 2020 has taught the construction industry anything, it’s that the way business is done in the office and on the job site has changed forever. And what differentiates whether companies sink or swim in this new environment is how their leadership responds to these changes. But where to begin?
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Const. Data Report Reveals Trends for 2021

Construction Equipment

Const. Data Report Reveals Trends for 2021

WorkMax’s 2020 Live Field Data Report covers field data’s role in safely reporting, data analysis, labor tracking, and more.
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Live Field Data Usage Reports

Walls and Ceilings

Live Field Data Usage Reports

Contractors understand that using the right tool for the right job can compensate for a lack of physical strength, height, or skill. The same principle applies to the tools we utilize for collecting data from job sites. Small and medium businesses are able to compensate for the lack of financial clout or physical equipment with the right technology.
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VIDEO: Survive COVID-19 with Technology

Walls and Ceilings

VIDEO: Survive COVID-19 with Technology

In this technology installment of W&C’s weekly contractor videos, W&C Publisher Jill Bloom, Editor John Wyatt and Associate Editor Hannah Belloli talked all things construction technology with AboutTime Technologies COO and co-founder, Mike Merrill.
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COVID-19: OSHA, Worker’s Compensation and Lawsuit Risks

ConstructionExecutive

COVID-19: OSHA, Worker’s Compensation and Lawsuit Risks

The construction industry is known for its toughness and resilience, working through physical and economic challenges to get the job done. As construction firms continue to work throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the question isn’t whether to work, but rather how to work effectively while keeping the risks of the virus at bay.
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Live Field Data Collection: Is Construction There Yet?

Engineering News-Record

Live Field Data Collection: Is Construction There Yet?

The construction industry is in the midst of a massive technological shift –– and it’s happening quickly. Some hold out, assuming that switching over to new tech solutions will overwhelm employees and be difficult to implement. In fact, technology has never been easier to use. So what’s behind so many construction firms finally turning to technology? Headaches.
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Significance of The Real World Live Field Data

TUG Pulse

Significance of The Real World Live Field Data

The construction industry is in the middle of a seismic shift in the way we do business, and the only way through requires harnessing the power of new technology. Some fear diving headfirst into technological upgrades is a fool’s errand, worried the solutions will cause more headaches to implement than the problems they aim to solve. But the reality is that new construction technology has never been easier
or more intuitive to use, and by embracing it sooner rather than later, contractors can relieve themselves of hassles that have plagued them for years.
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Use of Live Field Data Lags: Study

Construction Equipment

Use of Live Field Data Lags: Study

Two-thirds of construction firms do not use real-time field data collection methods, relying on paper and spreadsheets, according to research conducted by AboutTime Technologies, supplier of the WorkMax field-data app.
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The top five types of live field data construction companies need to use daily

HeavyEquipmentGuide

The top five types of live field data construction companies need to use daily

If you’ve ever wondered what type of data you should be collecting, look no further than the Dodge Smart Market Report. It lists the top five types of field data to collect from jobsites to best manage project performance: man-hours, safety, productivity, asset management and project progress. In the past, companies would rely on paper forms and spreadsheets to get hold of this information, but resource management solutions have made the whole process a seamless one.
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