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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Live Field Data: Recession-proof Your Business With Guidance and Tech

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Live Field Data: Recession-proof Your Business With Guidance and Tech

The US economy is always moving, it is the nature of the system to regularly cycle between growth and correction. We have been fortunate to have experienced an unprecedented 126 months of growth before the current crisis started. Yes, the economy is in recession that no one could have predicted, but the good news is we knew it would eventually happen.
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COVID-19: The Catalyst to Permanently Transform Construction Safety With Live Field Data

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COVID-19: The Catalyst to Permanently Transform Construction Safety With Live Field Data

Construction is considered an essential service, which is why many projects have continued to hum along even as large portions of the economy have shut down. And while some projects may slow or experience delays from budgetary constraints, experts forecast that the construction industry could soon be busier than ever. Still, amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 is a silver lining: construction companies now have the opportunity to examine safety processes and update their technology and operations in ways that will positively affect their businesses for years to come.
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How to Improve Communication on a Heavy Civil Project

How to Improve Communication on a Heavy Civil Project

Complex, large scale projects such as highways, bridges and railways require hundreds of people to be on the same page in order to operate as a cohesive unit. And while sharing information across multiple departments in a company is no easy feat, ensuring crystal clear communication across the board has to be a priority.
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