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Seven Ways Live Field Data Will Transform Your Business in 2021

Construction Industry News

Seven Ways Live Field Data Will Transform Your Business in 2021

So how are firms using construction technology going to make the most of 2021? That was one of the questions WorkMax set out to learn when surveying 134 construction leaders last summer. The goal was to explore their use of live field data, find out what data collection techniques are being used in the field and where contractors can improve to increase their productivity moving forward.
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Construction Digitization: Understanding the Impact on Profitability

ForConstructionPros

Construction Digitization: Understanding the Impact on Profitability

For one of the global economy’s largest sectors, the construction industry has a mulish productivity problem. While labor productivity across all industries has jumped 2.8 percent over the past two decades, the construction industry has only seen a one percent productivity increase over the same time period, according to Reinventing Construction: A route to higher productivity, a McKinsey Global Institute report.
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Three Ways Mobile Data Could Transform the Construction Industry

SupplyChainBrain

Three Ways Mobile Data Could Transform the Construction Industry

Civil projects are complex and demanding, requiring adaptability, foresight and flexibility to remain in control of job costs. And with so many critical tasks required to keep a job site — let alone multiple job sites — running smoothly, a few administrative errors can lead to inflated budgets, discouraging waste and frustrating delays. Fortunately, new data collection technology gives contractors a bird’s eye view of their business so they can stay on top of their numbers and ahead of the curve.
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OSHA GUIDANCE TO PROTECT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AGAINST COVID-19

Deltek

OSHA GUIDANCE TO PROTECT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AGAINST COVID-19

In late January 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued comprehensive worker safety guidance for COVID-19 prevention policies to help employers and workers identify COVID-19 risks in the workplace and to determine appropriate control measures to implement.
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4 Ways Construction Leaders Can Guide a Mobile Workforce Through Change in 2021

ForConstructionPros

4 Ways Construction Leaders Can Guide a Mobile Workforce Through Change in 2021

COVID-19 changed the landscape of the construction industry forever. And while adapting to these unprecedented circumstances has been rocky, there’s a silver lining: the construction industry proved it could weather monumental challenges and ultimately come out better on the other side. But the changes aren’t over yet – and now is the time to get ahead of them.
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Hidden Costs Hindering Growth In Your Business

Modern Contractor Solutions

Hidden Costs Hindering Growth In Your Business

Construction leaders think they know their business like the back of their hand. But research shows that millions of dollars slip through the company’s fingers undetected every year. These seemingly invisible losses don’t stem from the obvious culprits; construction companies tend to be masters of avoiding direct losses, such as budgetary errors, broken equipment, and on-site injuries. It’s the hidden losses that hurt a business and can hold it back from achieving its greater long-term goals. These include missing out on new project bids, inefficient expenses, and client turnover, which compound to hurt future outlooks and the company’s bottom line.
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Reducing Risk on the Jobsite and the Balance Sheet with Live Field Data

Walls and Ceilings

Reducing Risk on the Jobsite and the Balance Sheet with Live Field Data

Risk is an inherent aspect of the construction business, and managing it effectively is what separates successful projects from projects that fail. As it is, the majority of projects teeter on the edge of reasonable profitability. With so little room for error, construction leaders can’t risk mistakes in labor-management, safety precautions or botched data collection reporting that negatively affects job costing and project timelines. Fortunately, technology can help.
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Four Ways Live Field Data Can Streamline Project Management

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Four Ways Live Field Data Can Streamline Project Management

The role of construction project manager is not for the faint of heart. They’re the eyes and ears of everything happening on a job site and are responsible for keeping the office staff and other key stakeholders in the loop. On top of that, they spend their time planning, benchmarking and managing time and risk, as well as distributing resources and managing the projects budget.
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How to Boost Your Team’s Construction Productivity in 2021

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How to Boost Your Team’s Construction Productivity in 2021

Research shows that two goals in implementing a workforce management strategy are: One, to lower labor costs and, two, to increase workforce productivity. A mobile workforce platform can help your company achieve both. In an industry where a company’s workforce is regularly scattered across jobsites and administrative offices (and now even home offices), one of the greatest challenges construction companies face is keeping everyone on the same page. By integrating a mobile workforce platform with your ERP or accounting systems’ planned budget, construction companies can capture live field data for labor and production to propel them beyond live productivity tracking to predicting the productivity pace needed to stay on budget and on schedule.
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Bridging the Marketing Gap in Construction

Bridging The Gap

Podcast: Bridging the Marketing Gap in Construction

Are you telling your story or allowing others to fill in the gap with potentially inaccurate information? Join host Todd Weyandt and guest Mike Merrill as they continue with the second part of their conversation and how to overcome the marketing problem in construction. Todd and Mike get into some ways to better share the innovations happening and some ways to get the message out. Make sure to listen to the first part of the conversation from the Mobile Workforce Podcast.
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How Live Field Data Improves Jobsite Safety in a Pandemic and Beyond

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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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