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“Top 10 (US) Construction Apps”

Extranet Evolution

Idaho, US-based TSheets  – a provider of SaaS-based, time-tracking, scheduling and pricing applications – recently ran a “ Top 10 Construction Apps ” programme. In the UK at least, we are coming up to the time of year when some construction software vendors start thinking about the Construction Computing Awards  (the so-called “Hammers”). Top 10 Construction Apps.

A US construction IT snapshot

Extranet Evolution

In July 2015, Capterra asked 100 US construction managers about their software purchasing decisions, though it’s a survey that poses as many questions as it asks. The small sample size (100) and US focus limits its wider applicability, and – as I outlined – I think there were also some missed opportunities to extend/clarify some of the questions. SaaS and mobility.

Another Viewpoint US acquisition

Extranet Evolution

I have been tracking eve nts at  US ERP vendor Viewpoint Construction Software since its first public expressions of interest in the SaaS construction collaboration sector in February 2012 , through its purchase of enterprise content management software provider Construction Imaging in May 2012 ( post ) to its acquisition of UK SaaS provider 4Projects a year later. The

U.S. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future

Business Facilities Blog

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Join us at Groundbreak - The First Construction Technology Conference of its Kind!

ProCore

Join us for Groundbreak at Procore''s headquarters on California''s beautiful Central Coast. Wine and dine with thought leaders in the industry and the Procore team to learn more about Procore best practices, and help influence the 2015 product roadmap. procore culture procore cloud based construction software construction events

Chinese Real Estate Investment Plays Growing Role In U.S. Economy

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Chinese direct investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically and visibly since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group (RCG) ,  Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in U.S. The report provides the first comprehensive analysis of Chinese inbound investment into all areas of U.S. Chinese capital has had a significant impact on the U.S.

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New study finds green construction is major U.S. economic driver

Constructor Magazine

Green building sector of the U.S. The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. construction industry slated to contribute 2.3 million jobs in 2015, growing to 3.3 million by 2018. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year. read more. Business Development Green

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Stream of U.S. OSHA Penalty Press Releases Dries Up

ENR Construction

OSHA press releases often provide the punitive blow that has more impact than the final financial penalty

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NYC Most, Huntsville Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets

Business Facilities Blog

New York, NY is the most expensive U.S. Using data from its 2016 Office Experience Exchange Report (Office EER), BOMA has compiled a list of the most and least expensive office markets in the U.S., The annual Office EER aggregates office sector income and expense data from the previous year; 2015 data was gathered from more than 5,200 buildings in nearly 275 markets in the U.S.

U.S. hourly compensation rates in construction trades

Constructor Magazine

by Alex Carrick. This article sets the scene for what is already a simmering topic and is sure to heat up further in the months ahead - mounting pressure on wage rates in construction. read more. Management Plumbing

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Official Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium construction time-lapse

Constructor Magazine

The just-released time-lapse showcases 32-months of progress with high-definition imagery. read more. Video

Bain Capital pays US$230M for stake in 4Projects parent Viewpoint

Extranet Evolution

Hot news from Portland, Oregon is an announcement that US investment firm Bain Capital has made an investment of around US$230 million in Viewpoint Construction Software , the parent (since February 2013 ) of Newcastle, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration software vendor 4Projects. Earlier this year, the company acquired US-based AEC SME estimating and ERP vendor Maxwell Systems ( post ). Software-as-a-Service US Viewpoint Disclosure: I have undertaken past consultancy projects for 4Projects.

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Honda Smart House US Ready For Testing

Jetson Green

The Honda Smart House US has recently been constructed on campus at the University of California (UC), Davis. Homes and cars are responsible for about 44% of all the greenhouse gases emitted in the US, and in constructing the house, the designers of The Honda Smart House aimed to try and find a way to neutralize these emissions. The house was built with the local climate in mind.

Cimpress Opens First U.S. Manufacturing Operation In Nevada

Business Facilities Blog

The customized products company will open its first U.S. Read Cimpress Opens First U.S. manufacturing operation in Reno, with plans to add 150 new jobs. Manufacturing Operation In Nevada on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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Opportunities And Challenges For Small And Midsized U.S. Manufacturing Businesses

Business Facilities Blog

Customer insights reveal that proximity to U.S. Opportunities And Challenges For Small And Midsized U.S. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. customers is a key competitive advantage. Manufacturing Businesses appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

Business Facilities Blog

The U.S. is expected to become the most competitive manufacturing nation over the next five years, with the current leader China sliding into second position, according to the upcoming 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Global Consumer & Industrial Products Industry group and the US Council on Competitiveness.

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U.S. Congressman introduces IAPMO supported plumbing research investment legislation

Constructor Magazine

Matt Cartwright introduced legislation to promote federal investment in research to ensure the data used in the development of plumbing standards reflects more water efficient technologies. read more. Codes Plumbing

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Clean Water Crisis Threatens US

Construction Equipment

 .  .  . The situation has grown so dire the U.S. The current article by Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan, "Clean Water Crisis Threatens US " , posted on thehill.com deserves your attention Office of the Director of National Intelligence now ranks water scarcity as a major threat to national security alongside terrorism.

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Infographic: Recruiting secrets from the US's best construction, engineering and manufacturing employers

Constructor Magazine

Selecting the best candidate from a mile-high pile of resumes can be challenging, but with a few tested tricks you can consistently count on recruiting the cream of the crop. read more. Management

U.S. Dept. of Labor Overtime Rule blocked

Constructor Magazine

A federal Texas judge issued a nationwide injunction against the new Overtime Rule, stating that the Administration overstepped its authority. read more. Management

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Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Source: Enterprise Florida). “We are very excited to launch our first U.S. location in Tampa,” said Granex CEO Raj Emandi. “We are close to the Port of Tampa Bay which allows us to ships our products all across the world. Read Granex Opens First U.S. Granex plans to add 50 jobs in Hillsborough County over the next few years. Relocating or Expanding Your Business In Florida.

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UK exclusive: 4Projects acquired by US ERP vendor ViewPoint

Extranet Evolution

Almost exactly a year after I talked to Viewpoint executives about their aspirations for the US enterprise resource planning software company (see ERP vendor Viewpoint viewing collaboration space ), the 4Projects acquisition was announced to its UK staff this morning ( Update, 11.55am : see also Viewpoint news release ). Viewpoint’s third acquisition in a year. Strategic fit.

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U.S. Office Sector Fundamentals Heating Up

Business Facilities Blog

Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. The top 10 strongest markets in terms of demand for office space were New York, San Jose, Sacramento, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Raleigh, San Diego, and Baltimore. Office Sector Fundamentals Heating Up appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Commercial Real Estate Volumes

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,400 points in just the first two weeks of 2016, but that volatility appears to be avoiding the commercial real estate industry, especially when it comes to cross-border investment in the United States, according to JLL’s U.S. Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Credit: LifesizeImages.

Viewpoint: US Infrastructure Finance Needs Disruption

ENR Construction

Studying each major party candidate’s infrastructure plans—good intentions notwithstanding—reminds me of what it must have been like to participate in military strategy debate in 1939: There is a depressing “fighting the last war” sense to the plans

Flying into a US adventure

Construction Marketing Ideas

Of course, this event occurs as the US is on the verge of default, presumably to be resolved or escalated as the summit occurs. This morning, I’m on a plane to Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the sort of experience that gets my journalistic adrenaline flowing, although our original intentions at this event were much more grounded in commercial opportunities.

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Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns Around Strong U.S. Dollar

Business Facilities Blog

Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns Around Strong U.S. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. manufacturers plan to hire skilled workers and invest in businesses, while overseas expansion declines, reflecting elevated concern regarding the strong dollar and increased foreign competition, according to PwC''s Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.

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The U.S. Construction Industry Forecast for 2016

Construction Business Owner

As the unemployment rate declines, investment in both residential and commercial U.S. The United States construction industry is viewed as a key indicator of the strength of the American economy, consumer confidence and unemployment trends. construction tends to increase, signaling improved consumer confidence and the spending that accompanies that confidence

Aussie technology firm set to shake up US trade services industry

Constructor Magazine

Australian job management software company simPRO Software has re-located senior management to new offices in Boulder, Colorado, ahead of a major push into the US market. read more. Software

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U.S. Supertowers, Megaprojects Retake Center Stage

ENR Construction

Supertowers are popping up in cities across the U.S., megadevelopments are back and trends in green buildings and modular construction continue. Buildings

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New construction in U.S. expected to grow 6.5 percent in 2016

Constructor Magazine

CMD releases Quarterly Forecast Report revealing U.S. construction slightly underperformed in 2015, but growth lies ahead in 2016. read more. Management

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Facilities Management in the U.S. – R.I.P.

Building Information Management

Facilities Management in the U.S. What will it take for the U.S. – R.I.P. If is see another article about how great facilities management professionals (FMers) are, or how misunderstood, I think my head will explode. Sure, they are good, if not great FMers, but in general, there is are major professional capability and competency issues. Really? Good luck with that. REALLY?

USGS Finds Largest Shale Oil Field Ever in the U.S.

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Geological Survey Office released the results of its 2016 assessment of undiscovered continuous oil resources in the Wolfcamp shale layers yesterday. Located in the 86,000 square mile Midland Basin portion of the west Texas Permian, the USGS found an estimated 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids

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U.S. Senate passes drinking water infrastructure bill with IAPMO-endorsed WaterSense language

Constructor Magazine

The United States Senate today passed sweeping legislation addressing the nation's water infrastructure, including authorization for the U.S. EPA's WaterSense program. read more. Green Piping

AT&T Eyes 100 U.S. Cities And Municipalities Fiber Upgrade

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Back Office, IT, And Call Centers Daily News Featured Post North Carolina Online Features Texas U.S. Southeast U.S. Posted by Heidi Schwartz. AT&T has announced an initiative to expand its fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas.

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PMI advocates restoration of U.S. underground water infrastructure

Constructor Magazine

Investment required to reduce risks to drinking water and promote water efficiency. Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) today introduced a position statement and infographic advocating for the restoration of the United States’ underground water infrastructure. read more. Plumbing

US DOT Awards $759M in FASTLANE Grants

ENR Construction

Eighteen highway and freight projects are in line to share $759 million in grants under a new U.S. of Transportation program that aims to help streamline the movement of vehicles and freight across a range of surface-transportation modes

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