Trends in Construction: 3 Ways Technology is Changing Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

The use of technology and apps for daily construction reporting, sharing photos and scheduling look-aheads has become common practice on today’s commercial construction job sites. 3) Job Site Tools: Today’s construction job site is a very different place than just a few years ago.

Commercial Construction 2017 Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

Rounding the corner into the final weeks of 2016, it’s time for our annual post predicting the commercial construction trends that will influence the industry in the coming year.

Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2016

Commercial Construction

A continuing construction labor shortage will result in higher pricing and scheduling challenges in 2016. As we close in on the finish line for 2015, we’re happy to report it’s been a terrific year at Englewood Construction and for many others in the commercial construction industry.

5 Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures

Commercial Construction

Anyone in the commercial construction industry knows there are a variety of certifications and designations that individuals, companies and projects can achieve to show they follow a high level of green commercial construction practices. Preventing Construction Activity Pollution.

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry

Construction Hotspots


The winds of change are definitely blowing for construction project opportunities, and it’s difficult to find places where things aren’t at least looking up, if not performing very well. commercial construction construction professionals

Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a control freak, but as a national general contractor, it’s part of the job description to be the one calling the shots and telling everyone what to do on a complex commercial construction project.

How to Avoid 3 Common Commercial Construction Scheduling Delays

Commercial Construction

Compared with a few short years ago, commercial construction moves at an incredibly fast pace today. Specialty items, such as custom glass and doors for storefronts, have longer lead times that can potentially be the cause of construction delays.

2017 Construction Marketing Outlook Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To better understand 2017′s plans and priorities in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. What construction industry trend do you anticipate will impact your business most in 2017?

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017

2016 Construction Marketing Resolutions

Construction Marketing Blog

Based on some of next years top trends, we have put together some of the top construction marketing resolutions for 2016: I will make my website mobile friendly. What does this mean for your construction company? Construction Marketing Outlook 2016: January 21, 2016 @ 1 PM CST.

2017 Construction Marketing Resolutions

Construction Marketing Blog

This year the team at the Construction Marketing Association is recommending: 1) Smarter prospecting , 2) Paid search and paid social , and 3) Marketing self-improvement. Well first step is to join the Construction Marketing Association.

The Greatest Challenge Facing the Construction Industry

John Chaney

Overall growth in the construction industry indicates now is the time for contractors to take advantage of an improving economy to expand their business. Construction Management with John Chaney

2015 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

It has been another whirlwind year at Englewood Construction and we are happy to report that our predicted 2014 commercial construction trends came true, which has meant a lot of new projects on our end. Ground up construction project are on the rise.

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

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

3 Secrets to Successful Landmark-Status Building Construction Projects

Commercial Construction

When I think back on the most interesting construction projects and challenges I’ve handled in my career as a national commercial contractor, without a doubt some of the most memorable have been in landmark-status buildings.

Planning for Success: Three Commercial Construction Industry Tips for 2016

Commercial Construction

As a growing national commercial construction firm, Englewood Construction has made some big transitions over the last several years, and it’s been a very deliberate process as we set annual goals for where we want to go as a company. Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers!

How to Choose the Best General Contractor to Partner with for your “First” Commercial Construction Project

Commercial Construction

One of our current commercial projects at Englewood Construction is a new Farm & Fleet store we’re building in Romeoville, Ill. Taking the guess-work out of conceptual construction budgets: One of the biggest unknowns with a “first” construction project can be budget.

Commercial Construction Labor Trends & Hiring Strategies: Why Young Hires are Good Business for General Contractors

Commercial Construction

Hopefully, we’ll see some of those fresh young graduates heading toward a career in commercial construction. Part of the reason I say this is the current hiring situation in the construction industry. Not Your Grandfather’s Construction Management Program.

Construction mainly technology laggards

Extranet Evolution

A survey and report from management consultant KPMG International says less than one in 10 construction companies are at the sharp end of technology – most just follow, trying to keep up (survey also reported by Construction Enquirer and The Construction Index ).

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Holobuilder launches 360 Construction Documentation Solution

Extranet Evolution

HoloBuilder is a San Francisco, US-based construction technology company that designs, develops, and sells enterprise SaaS software. Its core product offers reality capturing solutions for progress documentation and construction project management , using 360° imagery, computer vision and AI.

Appetite For Growth: New Store Construction and Renovation Tips For Expanding Grocery Brands

Commercial Construction

At Englewood Construction , we’ve worked with a number of grocery brands, big and small, in markets across the country. Or, in rocky areas, stone-blasting may be necessary to prep a site for construction work. construction crew hours.

“Top 10 (US) Construction Apps”

Extranet Evolution

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. Best App for Project Management – Co-Construct.

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Construction Worker Safety Issues: Weighing in on Silica Standards

Commercial Construction

One thing I really love about my job is having the opportunity to share insights about issues affecting the commercial construction industry – whether I’m writing a post for this blog, networking at industry events or connecting with a reporter who needs a construction expert’s perspective.

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5 Success Factors for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing Blog

Since the economy’s slow improvement, the construction industry has seen growth as well. Raken, a construction reporting app, shares success factors for construction firms in a recent whitepaper. Following is a summary of the 5 factors for successful construction firms.

Construction Marketing Outlook Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is now conducting a national survey on marketing plans and priorities in the construction industry. In addition, CMA Chairman Neil Brown will present a case study of a complete construction brand makeover.

Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

Working with a client on a design-assist or design-build basis, as Englewood Construction is with the reimagining of Stratford Square Mall, allows the commercial contractor to provide valuable input during the initial planning stages.

Construction Jobs Growing in Texas & Louisiana


Texas and Louisiana both delivered strong construction job growth at the close of 2015. In Louisiana, a state heavily dependent on oil and gas activity, construction gained more jobs last year than it had since 1990. construction jobs Louisiana construction texas construction

Southeast Construction News, Trends, and Projects


What do you think - will Southeast construction rapidly grow in the coming year? How does Southeast construction stack up and what’s been all the fuss recently? construction construction news southeast construction update

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3 Solutions to Help Solve the Commercial Construction Labor Shortage

Commercial Construction

Bill Di Santo, president of Englewood Construction (second from right), and the Englewood accounting team receiving recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) for participating in their 2014 Accounting Intern Program.

Advertising in Construction [INFOGRAPHIC]

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand the use of advertising in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals in 2013.

2015 Commercial Construction Industry Highs and Lows

Commercial Construction

Writing our annual “Highs and Lows” commercial construction blog post was a bit more difficult this year because, on the whole, 2015 was pretty great for Englewood Construction and many others in the construction industry. High – A Banner Year for Englewood Construction.

Is it Better to Lease or Buy Your Construction Equipment?

Construction Marketing Blog

In the world of construction, a man is only as good as his tools and the various types of construction equipment are the most important tools on the jobsite. Pros and Cons of Buying Construction Equipment. Pros and Cons of Leasing Construction Equipment.

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The Value of Construction Software


Construction professionals traditionally rely on hard copy documentation and old technology like fax machines and endless emails with attached spreadsheets, to manage construction projects. drawing management mobile construction app construction software RFI

Top 10 Construction Management Colleges


For those deciding among construction management colleges, a visit to. This article focuses on entrance options and affordability, and uses these criteria: construction project management construction project management jobs construction education

Billing By the Hour in Construction


There are also many projects where construction begins before final design plans are finished, often because information about existing conditions is missing. But, it also happens in new construction when the environmental conditions of a site are in question.

2015 Construction Marketing Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand current marketing plans and priorities in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. Related: 4 Reasons Your Construction Firm Should Use Social Media.

Content Marketing for Construction – Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

“Content is arguably the hottest topic in marketing, with the construction industry lagging others,” states CMA Chairman Neil M. Content marketing is used by 88% of B2B marketers, and construction should be no exception.

How is disruptive technology changing construction?

Extranet Evolution

Earlier this year, I was asked three questions by Copenhagen, Denmark-based construction technology vendor GenieBelt for a blog post they were planning. Below are my responses, penned at a time when I was thinking about how construction businesses might add value and differentiate themselves with their customers. In what ways do you think disruptive technology is changing construction? How has software improved the construction industry?