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What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate

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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.

Dollar Saving Tips for Contractors

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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.

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Paper vs. Clunky Software vs. Integrated Construction Solution

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

How to Simplify Construction Data Collection from the Field

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4 Key Benefits that Digitized Data and Connected Mobile Solutions are Bringing to the Jobsite. It’s a special thing when you can see just how your construction organization is driving success — especially when you have a deep understanding into the activities that happen out in the field.

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

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

What Causes Construction Project Delays?

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6 reasons your construction projects are not being completed on time and how to avoid them. It’s both frustrating and costly for contractors when a construction project is postponed.

The Future of the Connected Jobsite

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Marcum’s Chuck Schwartz highlights the benefits and challenges of connected construction jobsites.

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth

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Viewpoint is a Principal Partner of the CFMA and many CFMA members are also Viewpoint clients. I just returned from my first CFMA ( Construction Financial Management Association ) annual conference and it was a great experience.

Uncertain Times Call for Construction Technology Growth

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Today’s leading construction firms operate as digital contractors that take advantage of the latest technologies to gain competitive edges.

Keep it Simple, Stupid

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Modern technology is simplifying construction processes and reducing user burdens. In an industry as large and complex as construction, simplifying processes in any way possible can reap significant benefits for contractors in terms in of productivity, mitigated project risks and profitability.

Putting Paper in Its Place

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Paper and construction do not mix. Because construction deals with projects that are larger than life with a thousand moving parts and paper simply can’t keep up.

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 is Officially Open for Registration

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The Rumors are True: We are Building Better Together. That’s right! We have officially launched registration for Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 ! We couldn’t be more thrilled to be the first to invite you to our best user’s conference yet. What is Collaborate 2019?

Top 10 Contractor Mistakes

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The most common contractor errors and how to avoid them to keep your construction projects safe, productive and profitable. The savvy contractor knows they can’t possibly avoid every jobsite mistake. But they also know that working smart helps limit issues. Staying proactive during projects by recognizing pitfalls and taking appropriate steps to avoid them limits accidents, ensures budgets and timelines remain on schedule and creates a more positive work environment.

State of the Construction Industry: May 2019 Roundup

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Rising construction costs, data security concerns and the perils of project mismanagement highlight some of the most interesting stories we read in May. Here’s a look at some of those stories — and the issues we’re paying close attention to.

Highlighting Construction Technology at CFMA National Conference

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For 38 years now, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has been supporting the construction industry by providing unparalleled financial and operational management education, networking and growth and development opportunities for construction professionals.

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Bringing Industry Expertise to Your Doorstep: A Peek at Viewpoint’s 2019 Digital Contractor Roadshow Speakers

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We’re gearing up to launch our 2019 Digital Contractor Roadshow series and we are thrilled! Last year , we visited more than 20 cities and enjoyed networking and learning about construction industry trends and challenges with over 600 contractors across the United States.

The Role of Construction Software Technology in Mitigating Risk

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Conflicts and other project risks can delay work and negatively impact bottom lines. If you do a little digging, you may notice that many industries utilise development and maintenance processes that are often repetitive and standardised across the scope of their operations. This may work for them.

The Rise of Business Intelligence in Construction

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More and more contractors are moving to the cloud to embrace powerful business intelligence solutions to improve operations. The construction industry collects mounds of data.

State of the Construction Industry: April Roundup

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New construction technologies to attract younger workers, a push toward green building and the good and bad news in safety — these highlight some of the top stories in April.

Living in a Materials World

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Effectively managing the materials on jobsites with modern software can have a significant impact on contractors bottom lines. Every built environment turns raw materials into polished projects. It’s the skill of the labor, the creativity of the design and the intricacy of the engineering that shifts steel, concrete, brick, glass and so many other materials into finished work.

Don’t Waste a Good Recession

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Look into the Construction Crystal Ball with Leading Economist, Anirban Basu. Anirban Basu isn’t physic nor does he own a crystal ball. However, some may consider the knowledge he possesses close to having a sixth sense.

Construction Software According to Kids

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Construction Software According to Kids. “If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end.” ” – Akaine Kramarik. Yesterday, our Portland office participated in Take Your Child to Work Day, and we’re certainly glad we did. By 8am, our office was already teeming with children who were, well – stoked to get to miss school for the day I’m guessing.

Save the Sticky Notes for Bookmarks

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Remove Paper Processes and Streamline Construction Human Resources. We get it. You’re busy.

5 Reasons to Attend a Digital Contractor Roadshow in Your City This Year

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5 Reasons to Attend a Digital Contractor Roadshow in Your City This Year. Every year, we look forward to having contractors from all over the country visit our beautiful home in Portland, Oregon for the Viewpoint Collaborate Conference.

On-boarding Employees and Their Importance in Successfully Integrating New Construction Technology

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Embracing change and new technologies can be confusing for employees if they’re not properly trained and motivated. Humans are an ironic bunch. On the one hand, we have a desire to improve what we do, who we are, what we achieve. We are striving to be better than before.

Project Readiness Quiz: Is Your Company Prepared?

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Five minutes — that’s all it takes to see if your projects are ready for today’s modern demands. Take the quiz below! Note: This quiz was originally created for contractors in the Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific markets.

Test Your Construction Industry Knowledge!

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Take a Short Quiz on Construction Trends and Statistics and See How Much You Know. Ever wonder…. What is the largest construction related project? How long did it take? How much did it cost? Do you know just how large the construction industry is or what it’s projected to be in the near future?

The Power of One

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A single, cloud-based, integrated construction solution gives contractors all of the tools they need and the flexibility to use them as they need.

8 Construction Trends to Pay Close Attention to in 2019

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As 2019 kicks into full gear, the construction industry is in the midst of a fascinating transition, with contractors transforming their operations across the globe to integrate new technologies, ideas and opportunities. Though the political and economic landscapes remain a […].

Redefining Construction Document Management

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As contractors digitize the days of paperwork nightmares like these can be a thing of the past. The one constant on any construction project is change. The end result of a completed building, roadway or other structure is almost never exactly how it was drawn up in the beginning.

State of the Construction Industry: March Roundup

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It’s March Madness and as the competition heats up on the courts, so too is work heating up for contractors. But just how much work will there be in the near future?

The Best Construction Gifts for the Kids on Your List

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We love construction. Truly. I mean, we work at a software company so we don’t build anything. Not like that. We make the software that enables all you lovely people to build better and faster — and to budget. But it’s […].

Making Sense of the Construction Tax Landscape

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One of the biggest challenges that contractors’ finance and accounting departments face is keeping up with all of the ever-changing tax regulations, incentives and procedures.

Business Intelligence for Construction is On the Rise & It’s Obvious Why Contractors are Loving It

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A Challenging Industry Warrants Sophisticated Tools. Considering contractors face ongoing high pressure to perform and operate with razor-thin profit margins, there’s no doubt: construction is a challenging industry.

Turning AP From a Burden to a Boon

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University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. saved 400 hours a year and earned money with Viewpoint ePayments.

Monthly Windows Patching + Software Release

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Sunday 16th June 2019: Patching 6am-12pm AEST + Next Jobpac Connect software release 7pm-10pm AEST. Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Release notes are available via: [link]. Software Jobpac Enhancements

Season 2 — Episode 2: Construction Economics and the State of the Industry

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A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Season 2 — Episode 2: Construction Economics and the State of the Industry. Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO at the Sage Policy Group, Inc.,

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Season 2 — Episode 3: The Future Of The Connected Jobsite

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A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Season 2 — Episode 3: The Future Of The Connected Jobsite.

The Transforming Construction Technology Ecosystem, Innovative Viewpoint Clients Among Key Highlights of Day 3 of Collaborate 2018

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The changing construction technology landscape and our clients’ innovative uses of technology were in the spotlight for Day Three of Collaborate 2018.

Are There Tax Incentives Your Company Is Missing Out On?

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Loads of New Tax Savings for Construction Companies! The post Are There Tax Incentives Your Company Is Missing Out On? appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor. Best Practices Featured North America Trends Construction Accounting Construction tax incentives