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How to optimize machine troubleshooting with IoT data

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In our last post, we discussed how to handle complex issues in advanced machines by breaking down the troubleshooting process into component level troubleshooting and then building more sophisticated hierarchies for handling the high level symptoms.

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Troubleshoot High Level Symptoms in Complex Machines

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Productizing Expert Knowledge, 9 Tips for Capitalizing on Tribal Know-How

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How to quit your old service strategy, embrace digitalization and change the World, part 2

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In our last post, we explored on a high level, that digitalization and knowledge management are the key ingredients for turning service departments into modern business units. In this post, we are digging a little bit deeper to understand how we can approach this. Service 4.0

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

How to quit your old service strategy, embrace digitalization and change the World, part 1

Dezide

This is the first post in a two-post mini-series about transforming your service department from a reality of unstructured and scattered information to a streamlined organized service experience through digitalisation. What does your ideal support case look like?

How do we capture knowledge?

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How do we actually capture all that knowledge embedded within the organisation? Models for capturing expert knowledge in Dynamic and Static guides makes a lot of sense as we have previously discussed.

A static approach to serving relevant knowledge at the right time

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A static approach to serving relevant knowledge at the right time We already discussed how to use mathematics for organize our expert knowledge about error codes and problem areas in a knowledge model of causes, actions and questions using probabilities, time and cost and troubleshoot like the best.

Why we need a knowledge model for troubleshooting

Dezide

Troubleshooting systems combines human knowledge and the computational power of computers, a fusion enabled by an underlying mathematical knowledge model capable of reasoning far better than humans.

Transform knowledge into digital troubleshooting intelligence

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Last time we discussed knowledge as it relates to the possession of experience (tacit knowledge) as well as possession of factual information (explicit knowledge) – and the important distinction between data, information and knowledge.

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Data, Information, knowledge – why is it so important?

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According to Webster’s Dictionary, knowledge is “the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association” In the context of business enterprises, we see that knowledge tends to be interpreted as possession of experience (tacit knowledge) as well as possession of factual information (explicit knowledge) – or where to get it. The difference between Read more. The post Data, Information, knowledge – why is it so important?

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Job Order Contracting – The Legal Side

Building Information Management

This is an example of Job Order Contracting from a legal perspective and that of a school district in Texas. This is NOT intended as ANY form of legal advice or counsel, but simply to share information relative to efficient construction project delivery methods. source: [link]. Magnolia ISD 170906.

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New Vista Features Provide Enhanced Billing Tracking and Review

Surveyor

Our Vista 6.19 release included stronger, more streamlined tracking and review of job billing status. Viewpoint Technology

Drag-and-Drop Line-Level Attachments Now Available for Vista

Surveyor

Our Vista 6.19 release improves construction accounting processes by including drag and drop features for attachments to line level records. Viewpoint Technology

Commercial Construction Industry Trends: The “Highs” and “Lows” that Shaped 2019

Commercial Construction

With the countdown on to 2020 – and the start of a brand-new decade right around the corner – it’s time for our annual look back at the commercial construction industry “highs” and “lows” from 2019.

Trade Show Marketing Checklist for Construction

Construction Marketing

With the busy trade show season upon us, there is no question that in the construction industry, trade shows remain a key marketing strategy for many brands. That said, trade shows are typically expensive to participate in, and can be difficult to measure return on marketing investment (ROMI).

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Happy Anniversary Hard Hat Chat: Celebrating 10 Years of Commercial Construction Trends, News, Insights, and Conversation

Commercial Construction

In 2009, amid the business challenges of the Great Recession, our company made the decision to start a blog as an outlet to share commercial construction trends, insights, news, and observations on a variety of topics.

Dollar Saving Tips for Contractors

Surveyor

Sometimes, staying in the green can be difficult with large budgets and complex projects that have many details and variables. From designing effectively to reducing waste, we have come up with seven tips and best practices that can help contractors stay above water. Design Effectively.

Digital Marketing Transformation in the Construction Industry

Construction Marketing

Digital marketing transformation is a red-hot business trend. Construction Marketing Association Chairman Neil M. Brown recently authored an article on the subject for Construction Business Owner, July 2019 Edition. WHAT IS DIGITAL MARKETING TRANSFORMATION?

Five Technology Trends Changing Everything

Contractor Magazine

From our October issue. BIM is still king, but watch out for augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more. Our interview with industry tech evangelist Sean McGuire, aka the @MCAAGeek

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Social Media in Construction – 2019 Survey Results

Construction Marketing

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals.

Marketing Agency Selection Guide

Construction Marketing

A complete how-to guide for construction marketers in need of identifying and selecting a new marketing, advertising, creative, promotion, public relations, or digital agency. No question, choosing an agency partner is a critical decision.

Construction Lead Services-Comparison of Dodge and ConstructConnect

Construction Marketing

A few years back we took a look at the two largest construction lead services serving the commercial construction market: Dodge Data & Analytics and ConstructConnect.

Paper vs. Clunky Software vs. Integrated Construction Solution

Surveyor

Place your bets. Who will win the construction heavyweight belt? Paper. It’s always there when you need it.

Best Practices for Event Follow-Ups

Construction Marketing

Event marketing is a proven strategy for success. In fact, according to statistics, 73% of B2B marketers say live events are better than other tactics for customer engagement.

Commercial Construction Trends: Three Headlines That Won’t Die In 2019

Commercial Construction

After nearly 10 years of publishing Hard Hat Chat (more to come on our blog’s 10 th anniversary later this year), we know there’s never a shortage of fresh topics and trends to discuss in the commercial construction industry.

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate

Surveyor

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation. For the past nine years we have been bringing construction professionals together in Portland, Ore. to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the construction industry.

Overcoming the Odds

Surveyor

A look at why Caldwell Marine and ECI Drilling won the 2019 Viewpoint Construction Award for ‘Most Challenging Project’. Client Spotlight

The Impact of Technology on Construction Data

Surveyor

Viewpoint and Dodge Data & Analytics teamed for an in-depth industry report on the power of data in construction

Customer Relationship Management: Why Good Relationships Are Good Business in Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

Most people think of commercial construction as a physical, “bricks and sticks” industry. But if you ask me, commercial construction is first and foremost about relationships.

Increase Your Environmental Compliance through Smarter Systems and Software Solutions

Surveyor

Australian contractors are facing increased environmental compliance pressure, but the right planning and software can turn challenge into opportunity. Construction Best Practices

How to Keep Your Construction Site Safe

Construction Marketing

If you’ve been on a construction team or helped out a construction site, you understand the importance of maintaining a functional work environment.

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Construction Equipment Marketing Guide

Construction Marketing

Construction equipment is capital equipment, defined as an asset with an acquisition cost of greater than $5,000, but also includes assets that can cost millions of dollars. Not surprisingly, the marketing of construction equipment requires specialized approaches and techniques.

2018 IgCC is Not in Use Anywhere. A Detailed Analysis of Why?

Green Building Law Update

The 2018 International Green Construction Code was released on November 8, 2018 but more than a year later, it has not been adopted anywhere.

What Happens in Vegas, Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: Retail Construction Trends from ICSC RECon 2019

Commercial Construction

Englewood Construction’s business development team hosted a cocktail party at the Bellagio Resort and Casino during RECon 2019.

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Social + Strategy = Fresh Ways to Find and Engage New Hires

Construction Marketing

For small to mid-size businesses the hiring process is often ongoing throughout the year. Marketers need to step in and help companies realize the value of social networking platforms to help with their constant state of recruiting.

Key Construction Tradeshow Tactics for Delivering ROI

Construction Marketing

Trade shows offer construction companies a unique way to connect with their target audiences for a little face-to-face time. There’s really nothing like it today.

Four Themes around Construction in the Cloud

Surveyor

A look at four findings from contractors surveyed on the cloud from the Dodge Data & Analytics report, "Improving Performance with Project Data" Construction Technology/News

Commercial Construction Project Management Trends: How to Survive the Incredible Shrinking Timeline

Commercial Construction

Incorporate These 4 Video Trends into Your 2019 Marketing Efforts

Construction Marketing

Video content has taken its rightful place in construction companies’ strategic marketing conversations. It provides a powerful way to communicate your brand, share your story, and build relationships through sight, sound and motion.