State of the Construction Industry: November Roundup

John Chaney

A review of some of the top construction headlines and a look forward to 2019. The post State of the Construction Industry: November Roundup appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor.

Infographic: Overcoming Construction Inefficiencies

John Chaney

The construction industry has traditionally been notorious for inefficiencies. Find out how with the following infographic: Software Trends United Kingdom Construction Technology Viewpoint for ProjectsBut that dynamic is changing.

Redefining Construction Document Management

John Chaney

The one constant on any construction project is change. Paper has been the traditional format for plans, specs and drawings in construction. Technology has advanced to the point where construction documents are made easily readable and portable via electronic means.

State of the Construction Industry: February Roundup

John Chaney

Worker safety, adapting to change and technology and innovation driving the future of the construction industry were some of the themes we saw highlighted in industry news throughout February. Reducing safety incidents is a top priority in the construction industry.

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

State of the Construction Industry: January Roundup

John Chaney

In construction, however, signs point to at least one more big year, with a rush of infrastructure projects getting rolled out, new technologies showing positive impacts and new ideas to overcome labor shortages. Big Projects Permeating Construction Landscape.

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. Let’s Talk About Commercial Construction Tech.

8 Construction Trends to Pay Close Attention to in 2019

John Chaney

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.

Mitigate Construction Risk at Project Closeout

John Chaney

Risk and construction projects go hand in hand. The post Mitigate Construction Risk at Project Closeout appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor.

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Uncertain Times Call for Construction Technology Growth

John Chaney

Today’s leading construction firms operate as digital contractors that take advantage of the latest technologies to gain competitive edges. s CIO, told Construction Drive that a long-term IT strategy doesn’t allow for volatility to turn it astray. “If

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.

3 Construction Strategies for Senior Community Housing Renovation Projects

Commercial Construction

For one, with aging Baby Boomers spurring more demand than ever for quality senior living options, property owners and managers are undertaking construction projects to improve senior communities to match the bar set by new players entering the market.

Improving Your Construction Technology Knowledge in 15-Minutes

John Chaney

It’s a great idea,” said one general contractor attendee after our first 2019 Take 15 webinar on Using Construction Data to Manage Profit Fade. Solutions for Real-World Construction Issues. You can learn a lot in 15 minutes.

Starting A Construction Business

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Starting a construction business can be a daunting task; we know this has been some of the scariest years of our lives. But, despite that there are hundreds of entrepreneurs starting their own business each year in the construction industry. Registering A Construction Business.

Build Toward Construction Industry Success in 2019

John Chaney

The post Build Toward Construction Industry Success in 2019 appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor. Best Practices Featured North America construction industry best practices construction productivity construction softwareWelcome to 2019. It’s a new year. It can be new you.

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.

State of the Construction Industry: March Roundup

John Chaney

Some key opportunities could be shelved, a recession could be looming and the skilled labor shortage continues to have real impacts on the construction industry. Federal Construction Funds Targeted for Cuts in Proposed Budget. The New Economic Metric: Construction Cranes.

Making Sense of the Construction Tax Landscape

John Chaney

The complimentary Viewpoint Tax Symposium featured keynote presentations from leading construction tax experts – including Moss Adams, LLP , Marcum LLC and BRAYN Consulting. Tax incentives for research and design can help construction companies to continue to innovate.

Sounding Off — Construction Professionals Talk Emerging Technologies

John Chaney

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant boom in the amount of technologies construction companies are deploying to streamline workflows, improve productivity, expand the scope of projects, expand access to data, enhance collaboration and generate stronger profit margins.

Key Construction Tradeshow Tactics for Delivering ROI

Construction Marketing Blog

Trade shows offer construction companies a unique way to connect with their target audiences for a little face-to-face time. A strategic approach construction companies can take involves implementing multi-channel event marketing for your preshow and post-show communication.

Construction Podcasts Worth Checking Out

John Chaney

You have no shortage of ways to consume media these days, but we’ve found podcasts can be a great way to learn something new, hear from interesting people or keep up with the latest construction news while you’re commuting to work, exercising or cooking dinner. A Viewpoint on Construction.

Making Email Work Better for Construction Projects

John Chaney

The post Making Email Work Better for Construction Projects appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor. Featured News Software United Kingdom construction construction collaboration emailViewpoint partnership with 28Hands brings Mail Manager to Viewpoint For Projects.

Accelerated Bridge Construction Explained

John Chaney

This new method reduces traffic disruptions and risk for both drivers and construction workers, since it shortens the time it takes to install a bridge over a roadway. To solve growing infrastructure problems, the construction industry is turning to Accelerated Bridge Construction.

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The Interconnected Construction Organization — Part 2: The Benefits of Integrated Construction Software in the Cloud

John Chaney

Imagine a construction work environment void of the frustration that comes with paperwork, outdated data, disconnected software solutions and the inability to effectively collaborate. The Value of Construction Integration.

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.

4 Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2018

Commercial Construction

As we flip the calendar over to 2018 this month, it’s a great time to share some of the commercial construction trends we predict will shape our work in the year ahead. #1: Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers!

Episode 1 – Women in Construction

John Chaney

Introducing our new Podcast series: A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 1: Women in Construction. on what it means to be a woman in construction leadership today.

3 Secrets to Serving Up Restaurant Construction Success from a Top Restaurant Contractor

Commercial Construction

Earlier this month, the Englewood Construction team was honored to be recognized as one of the Best Restaurant Contractors in Chicago by Chicago Architects. This recognition also got me thinking about what sets a really great restaurant contractor apart from a general construction firm.

2019 Construction Marketing Outlook Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces a national webcast focused on marketing plans and priorities for 2019 in the architectural, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry. To register for the free 2019 Marketing Outlook – Construction Webcast , link to: [link].

Commercial Construction Industry Trends: Reflecting on the Highs and Lows of 2018

Commercial Construction

A strong pipeline of senior living construction was a “high” of 2018. After a busy and eventful year in commercial construction, we always find it valuable to reflect back on the last 12 months and review the positives and negatives that impacted our business – including those that are specific to our company as well as the commercial construction industry as a whole – as we prepare for the opportunities and challenges the New Year is likely to bring.

Managing the Complexities of Construction Drawing Sets

John Chaney

Drawings are foundational to construction project management. Sheet counts in the approved construction set are often large to begin with and grow even larger as a project progresses. Construction drawings are unlike construction documents.

Understanding and Addressing Construction Industry Pain Points

John Chaney

An architect using digital tablet to check plans for construction on site. Combining the statistics with the ongoing boom in engineering as well as in commercial construction, the signs are positive that it will be a steady 2018 — if not beyond.

4 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions for 2019

Commercial Construction

It has been another successful year for Englewood Construction, and with the calendar flipping over to December we’re excited to see what 2019 will bring. Here are our predictions of the four commercial construction industry trends we expect will shape our work in different sectors – and the construction landscape overall – in the year ahead: Senior Housing Communities Woo Workers with Facility Updates. Restaurants Dish Up New-Construction Opportunities.

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.

Construction Lead Services Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey on the use of construction lead services by construction firms of all types, manufacturers, and related. If no, what is the main reason you do not use construction lead services?

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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 Keep Your Construction Site Safe

Construction Marketing Blog

If you’ve been on a construction team or helped out a construction site, you understand the importance of maintaining a functional work environment. Before hiring any construction workers to work on your construction site, ensure that they are properly trained on how to work.

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Trending: The Rise of Prefab and Modular Commercial Construction Techniques

Commercial Construction

can have a positive impact on a construction project’s schedule and budget. Something we’re hearing a lot about in our industry right now is the growing trend and popularity of prefab and modular commercial construction solutions.

How Interstate Electrical Services Became a Leader in Lean Construction

John Chaney

The article originally ran in Construction Dive on Feb. 12 and is being re-run here with permission from both Interstate Electrical Services and Construction Dive. This is an excellent piece that gets to the heart of managing data in the construction industry. ———————————— Managing construction data correctly can have a significant impact on productivity.

3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

Commercial Construction

For the most part, a commercial construction firm’s job is pretty straightforward. Here are three examples of when you should reach out to your commercial construction general contractor.