Month: April 2022

Construction Business Employees and Wearables

A recent study on wearables and construction business safety reported, “The construction industry has long been regarded as one of the most dangerous industries worldwide. It employs approximately 7% of the global workforce but contributes to 30-40% of total fatalities.” There are plenty of websites explaining how wearables can increase construction safety but it will …

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4 Ways Maintenance Can Increase Construction Business Performance

Many car owners have a hard time keeping up with changing the oil every 3,000 miles or before such-and-such date; whichever occurs first. (Once upon a time, vehicles cost much less than payloaders.) Routine maintenance prolongs the life of expensive construction business equipment. It reduces downtime. And yes, it’s difficult to remember to schedule, much …

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Saving Time and Money With Construction Software

Too many of us think construction software costs money (it does) but it doesn’t make money or even save money (untrue). Remember, time is money, whether it’s your time, project workers’ or your office staffs’. Everyone’s time is valuable and (almost) everyone’s time has a price. Construction Software Can Reduce Miscommunications The one seriously underrated …

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Current Events Impacting Industrial Development

March 2022 marked two years since the WHO (World Health Organization) declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. Emotional and economic recovery has been slow. Supply chain issues continue to impact commercial and residential construction costs and timeframes. Even though real estate investors see industrial development as favorable (the need for space is higher than …

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Construction Industry Supply Chain Priorities: Amazon Focuses on Shipping

It’s sad when a company has to back off expansion plans because of an economic slump. Amazon, after acquiring enough acreage to form a small country, is now slowing down construction on planned fulfillment centers. Before you say, “Aww…poor Jeff,” here’s the scoop. E-commerce customer purchasing is increasing so rapidly that Amazon has chosen to focus …

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Warehouse Operations Management for ‘Just-In-Case’ Building Materials

Materials prices have risen about 50% within the last year. This has led to even more competitive project bidding. The wins are going to contractors that can guarantee materials will be available when needed. When the supply shortages became a crisis, some contractors resorted to hoarding, ghost orders, and pop-up warehouses. Warehouse operations are becoming as …

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Leveraging Construction Lifecycle Data

Organizing and retaining projects’ construction lifecycle data has become increasingly complex. Autodesk says construction projects now involve more people, but that doesn’t necessarily mean more people on the payroll. It could mean more people in the loop. By the time a typical construction project is complete,up to 30 percent of data has been lost…–Autodesk Different …

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