Construction Technology

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Improving Construction Project Outcomes Using Data-Driven Analytics Approach

Construction sites nowadays have no data shortage. Many project managers and contractors are practically drowning in data and aren’t equipped with the right tools to analyze and parse the data in ways that would profoundly impact any of their projects. The construction industry as a whole is aiming for ways to make contractors wise enough …

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Tiles vs. Panels: The Pros and Cons of Solar Roofing

In this era of civilization, going green isn’t just a trend, it’s a necessity. With pollution statistics skyrocketing, more and more industries choose to take the economically friendly route, even construction. Now that many new greenways are popping up, adding and contradicting traditional methods, it can be tricky to stay organized. To properly manage a …

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Top 8 Online Construction Project Management Courses

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for construction managers will spike to its height between 2016 and 2026. The organization previously projected the field’s growth to reach 11% within that span. Hence the demand for more professionals to handle the construction crew management role. While construction managers in the U.S. make …

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A Roofer’s Practical Guide to Solar Roofing

With large carbon footprints and increasing climate temperatures, the primary concerns over the environment have been higher than ever. Everybody is actually doing now their part to preferably utilize more efficient and consistent energy sources to emit lesser pollution. With most certainty, the roofing industry is no exception. To obtain energy efficiency, whether for residential …

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IoT in Construction and How It’s Reshaping the Industry

Construction is heavily manual work and it’s not the most likely industry to invest in digital technology. However, these past few years, construction companies have realized the benefits of using digital technology such as IoT. In fact, firms are now relying on project management software to connect the site to their office, and it’s impressive …

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Overcoming Construction Management Challenges Using Technology

Managing construction projects is certainly a complicated process that require specific thorough knowledge, accuracy, and leadership. Undoubtedly, it requires focus and being keen on details towards the project’s concept, crew members, deadlines, resources as well as managing budget and staying updated to any emerging latest builders trends and in fact there are many more things …

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6 Modern Building Techniques for Reliable and Speedy Construction

Several of the construction techniques that are still used today have been around for many hundreds of years. Other techniques were just introduced more recently and apparently, while those time-tested approaches that have brought and shaped the construction industry to where it has been today, it still is very interesting to observe how these new …

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Resilient Design: Is It the New Sustainability?

Natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes that occasionally occur have been an issue lately in the construction industry. With these natural disasters going on, construction professionals cannot completely ignore this and that drives them to discuss about building resilience and sustainability. Engineers, architects, developers and contractors are now giving more importance and focus to resilient …

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The Best Rugged Construction Tablets in 2020

With the continuous rise of technology today, most of the industries and businesses have been adopting it. The construction industry, is in fact, been applying these emerging trends to the business, from software tools like builders schedule software used for scheduling purposes to the use of devices such as personal laptops and rugged tablets. Let’s …

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The Latest in the Construction Industry: Trends to Watch Out For

For the past decades, a lot has changed in the construction industry. There were several trends built with the help of today’s technology and innovations, and these trends have helped the different sectors inside the construction industry to flourish and to become more efficient and effective. For the past years, there have been different varieties …

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12 Ways BIM is Improving Construction Project Management

Since it was introduced to the construction industry, BIM has been the talk of the town because of its power to transform the construction process and project result. But despite the fad, some construction companies are still confused with how BIM can actually help in their construction project management. And that is why we’re writing …

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How an Electrical Subcontractor Overcome Jobsite Challenges with the Use of Technology

Challenges when it comes to collaboration and while working on the job site are never a new thing for between electrical contractors and subcontractors. Any type of challenge has impacted the project success and could lead to certain failures including safety incidents, delay schedules and budget overrun. If issues lead one thing to the other, …

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Basic and Advanced HVAC tools that you should know

Whether for servicing HVAC or installing a new heating and air conditioning systems for both commercial and residential clients, the entire process definitely requires a skilled workforce. Thus, what these clients need the most are the HVAC technicians. These experts must have convenient and complete access to the right HVAC tools and equipment to be …

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Must Know New Construction Painting Technologies in 2020

The construction painting trade industry is embracing a new era of revolution with innovations seen in painting materials, painting tools, and now it’s also already leveraging digital apps like painting subcontractor scheduling software and IoT.  All of which are greatly enhancing the quality of work that painting professionals are delivering to their clients. And as …

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The Modernized HVAC Industry: Showcasing the 7 Recent HVAC Trends

HVAC is still one of the biggest energy consumers and that will never change. That is why the goal has to lessen the consumption of energy while not compromising the quality. Technology has actively played a major role in the changes. Construction management software was already introduced and deployed in the industry and as expected …

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8 New Technologies and Innovations in the Electrical Trades 2020

Technology is making a huge impact on the construction industry as well as its trade industries like electrical contracting. In this field, numerous innovative tech tools have been introduced but there are also new discoveries that are worth mentioning. All these modifications are changing the way electrical construction works, as well as how electricity is …

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Technologies for Better Construction Project Management

Modern construction projects are more complex compared to the traditional buildings built 40-50 years ago. They’re much taller now; the architectural setup is more sophisticated; the requirements for fire, safety, and ventilation have evolved too. And because of these complexities, project managers also need to level up, making their construction project management more detailed.  This …

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Plumbing Equipment

The Latest and High-Demand Plumbing Technologies in 2020

The latest technology trends do not only emerge in the construction industry but also in other areas. With construction project management software being used nowadays, there are new trends also emerging specifically in the industry of plumbing. Therefore, for plumbing contractors, it is essential for them to keep up with the latest trends as well …

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The Plumber

6 Ways Plumbing Subcontractors Can Use Software in Their Work

Plumbing subcontracting works are very in demand in the construction field. No house or building project starts without the involvement of a plumbing professional. Though this sounds like a favorable situation for plumbing companies, it really isn’t. With so many projects served on their plate, handling crew schedule and activities can get out of hand.  …

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Top 15 Modular Construction Manufacturers in the US this 2020

Modular construction is sweeping the construction industry in the country and for good reason. It saves the construction company some time to work on more essential parts of the building when their builders’ schedule is too tight. Efficiency is met even without putting in a lot of professionals at the site for construction crew management …

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4 Tips on Managing Construction Workers Remotely

Yes! Construction projects are now managed remotely and surprisingly, out-of-the-site construction crew management and project monitoring proved to be more efficient than on-site visits. Gone were the days when conventional construction crew management set-up required project managers to roam around the construction site to check on the progress of the project and see whether the …

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Mobile Tech

Mobile Technology Innovatively Reshaping the Construction Industry

In terms of technological advances, recognizing and determining which emerging options can able to bring value and profit to the business is necessary. The chosen emerging technologies can absolutely be a vital key for the future position of the company in the industry and in the market. Like any other industry today, the construction industry …

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HVAC in Buildings – Importance, Types, and Tips for Subcontractors

It’s almost Summertime again and the need for air conditioning in buildings is greater than ever. Of course, HVAC doesn’t tackle cooling systems alone, as we mentioned in a previous blog, heating and ventilation are also essential in maintaining good air quality in the building so that occupants can work healthily and happily. So if …

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Quick Guide for Newbies to Project Management Software in Construction

How is project management software influencing the construction industry? Do you have to go on cloud or on-premise? How to find the best project management software? All these and more will be discussed in our new blog here at Pro Crew Schedule. Throughout the years, technology has greatly revolutionized the construction industry and is continuously …

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Construction Equipment: Types and Tips to Boost Productivity

Have you ever questioned the impact of equipment on your construction productivity? Well, you may not need all the equipment sold in the market but there are technologies you should consider using in your business to help boost your team’s productivity. What are they? How to leverage them at the site? Find out here. The …

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Sustainable Construction and its Role in Making a Better Modern World

Sustainable Construction and its Role in Making a Better Modern World

Green and sustainable – these have become the main objectives of most construction projects being made today. And why not when they offer a lot of benefits not just to the environment but to the building owner and occupants too. When we hear of sustainability, the first context that comes to mind is that of …

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6 Reasons Why Real-Time Data Is Relevant in Construction

6 Reasons Why Real-Time Data Is Relevant in Construction

There are so many complex processes involved in construction. In a day, a lot of tasks need to be updated or completed. And during the process, small problems may be encountered that need to be solved quickly, otherwise, they can become serious troubles that would require so much effort, time, and money to fix. This …

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Tips on Getting Highly Accurate Construction Project Estimates

Getting an accurate estimate for the projects you go into bid can give you a huge advantage over those who don’t. Estimate too high and the client will give the project to others. Estimate too low and you will encounter budget shortage as your operation goes on. But it’s tough to get it right and …

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Construction Projects on Track

10 Tips for Keeping Your Construction Projects on Track

One of the major problems in any construction project is cost overrun and overdue. We’ve discussed most of the factors that add up to these problems and you might notice that one of the biggest contributors is mismanagement. But we totally understand since construction isn’t as simple as any other job out there.  One project …

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WFEO debuts World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

The annual “Engineer’s Day” celebrated in several countries on various dates now gets a revamp. The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is designating March 4 as the first World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. The celebration will highlight the achievements of engineers and engineering when it comes to developing modern buildings that are at …

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Tips for Improving Electrical Safety In the Construction Site

Tips for Improving Electrical Safety In the Construction Site

In construction, electricity plays a big role in making a project successful. Operations can’t obviously go on without power to make equipment, machines, and some tools work. The site needs light so workers can see their way and what they are working on. However, working around electricity can be very dangerous, evenly deadly at times. …

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Tips For Making Better Construction Project Plans

Tips For Making Better Construction Project Plans

Some of you may have already been delivering projects in the industry for years. Some just started. But even if you’ve been contracting projects for so long and you think you already know what it takes to carry projects forward and achieve success, the changes in technology and trends change the standards. So it helps …

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Scheduling for Your Electrical Projects

Tips and Tricks on Proper Scheduling for Your Electrical Projects

In any service provider business, proper planning and scheduling of jobs are needed to deliver optimum customer satisfaction. These processes are done to see to it that all job orders are completed on time. This goes the same for electrical contractors. A well-planned electrical project schedule helps in outlining the pace of work of deployed …

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5 Techs Electrical Subcontractors Should Use to Grow Their Business

5 Techs Electrical Subcontractors Should Use to Grow Their Business

Electrical works in construction don’t only revolve around contracts involving the main project. They may also include services in support of electrical supplies for construction operations like installation of power systems for construction equipment and tools. Sometimes, the electrical subcontractors also have to take on repairs and maintenance tasks. With this much role, electrical subcontractors …

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Tips on Preventing Reinforced Concrete Corrosion in Coastal Zone

Tips on Preventing Reinforced Concrete Corrosion in Coastal Zone

As Pro Crew Schedule is starting to become a widely-used construction project management software, we are discovering more and more about the industry. And we’re seeing more construction projects kicking off on the coasts of the U.S. So today, we’d like to help budding firms in dealing with one of the major problems in coastal …

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7 Tips for Successful Concreting During the Rainy Season

7 Tips for Successful Concreting During the Rainy Season

Seasons change and a big construction project will definitely see the transition. It can’t be avoided that you will experience working in the rain. And when the wet season comes, firms are kind of hesitant to do cement works because it might not cure and might not solidify. But won’t it? Civil engineers and his …

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3+ Ways to Manage Construction Delays Due to Weather

3 Ways to Manage Construction Delays Due to Weather

We’ve talked about construction project delays too often and mentioned how incompetence, poor crew management, and lack of communication can cause such. Fortunately, they can easily be prevented by correcting the process and with the use of the right technological tools like construction project management software. However, there are some things that are inevitable but …

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Tips on Finding the Best Electrical Subcontractor for Your Project

Tips on Finding the Best Electrical Subcontractor for Your Project

Electrical contractors or subcontractors – if you are the general contractor of a construction project – play a big role in a construction project. Not only will they provide the electrical design and installation for the main project but they can also set up the power line and lighting you need as you start your …

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Tips on Creating Better Construction Daily Reports via Mobile

In a workplace where everything is physically tiring, making daily reports becomes the last priority. In the construction site, for example. Workers would rather take off early and rest than spend another 10 minutes writing reports. But in a business where data is vital, daily reports are something that should be faithfully delivered. But how …

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8 Secrets to Success of Top Construction Companies

8 Secrets to Success of Top Construction Companies

BIM, subcontractor, infrastacture projects, civil engineering projects, top construction companies, construction subscontractor More and more milliennials and members of the Gen Z group are securing work early in their lives. Most of them would apply as apprentices or assistants until they finally complete their requirements to become fully qualified to take on higher positions. Now, …

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5 Ways to Make the Most of BIM

It wasn’t long since the construction industry started recognizing and embracing smart technologies. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, mobile technology, construction management software, and other digitization techniques are already being slowly streamlined in the field, but it didn’t take long for BIM to dominate the design and planning processes in construction. Today’s AEC (architecture-engineering-construction) stakeholders are …

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3D Printing – Will It Ever Be Streamlined in the Construction Industry?

You’ve probably noticed us always mentioning about 3D printers when it comes to revolutions that came to the construction industry in the past 10 years. The first time that it was introduced to the world, we were actually amazed by how fast it can be to build a structure. It’s potential to construct skyrise buildings …

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Advantages of Design-Build Over Traditional Construction

10 Advantages of Design-Build Over Traditional Construction

Revolution in the construction industry doesn’t only account for the technology injected in the field. When we talk of trends, the first thing we look into is the updates on equipment, construction project management software, gadgets, digital technology, and other technological creations. But processes in construction are also updated once in a while. And the …

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Construction Project Management Trends of 2020

Construction Project Management Trends of 2020

Construction project management is a difficult task – we’ve mentioned this in a previous blog and to help project managers find their way to a successful crew handling, we recommended some good reads. Today, we’re going to share with you trends in construction project management that you shouldn’t ever neglect. The construction industry is starting …

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6 Ways AI is Shaping the Construction Industry

Despite the rise of software and interactive technology in construction, McKinsey still believes that the industry is under-digitized. This follows the failure of construction firms to realize the potential benefits that artificial intelligence (AI) can bring to the site, most especially in business growth and operational efficiency. Construction firms probably believe that there’s no place …

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4 Construction Software Trends 2020

4 Construction Software Trends To Watch Out For This 2020

Construction firms are quickly drifting from their analog ways to embrace more opportunities brought about by the digital realm. Recently, we looked into the trends coming to the construction industry this 2020 but today, we’ll be more specific by looking into the improvements coming to construction software this year. Firms are already streamlining the use …

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Cloud Construction Software

Cloud-based vs On-Premise Construction Software

Construction planning software is being widely used in the building industry today. Their features foster greater efficiency and productivity on construction sites, which is why even startup firms are already considering using one in their projects. But when selecting a construction project management software to use, one of the most critical factors in your decision …

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Augmented and Virtual Realities Technology in Construction

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Next Level Technology in Construction

The construction industry is continuously getting demands for complex projects. To build them, firms need to embrace more innovative technologies and start taking better advantage of the new, impactful tools being developed like augmented reality and virtual reality. Interactive technology has found its way in construction not so long ago. But even if it’s just …

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7 Ways the Construction Industry Should Capitalize on Drones

Construction has been greatly revolutionized by different technological products released in the past 10 years. And in a lot of our previous blogs, we’ve been talking about how the construction site has become one of the most tech-savvy workplaces at present.  To name a few interesting technologies the industry has been leveraging, construction has been …

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Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Construction

6 Ways Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Construction

If your construction business isn’t on the cloud yet, then you are falling behind. Cloud computing will remain to be the future of the digital world. Companies with modern IT are capitalizing on this technology. But the construction industry is notorious for being among the least digitized industries in the world, hence seldom will you …

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All The Ways You Can Ensure Safety In Construction

All The Ways You Can Ensure Safety In Construction

We all know that the construction site is one of the high-risk workplaces. OHSA records one in every 10 construction workers is injured annually. Meanwhile, one in five worker deaths annually is in the construction industry. But as the years go by and as technology and procedures improve, these numbers are slowly being diminished. Deaths …

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Best Construction Software

Guidelines in Choosing the Best Construction Software

The construction industry is booming in the United States and everywhere in the world. With the population continuously growing, more houses and condominiums are being erected every year. And with their demands incessantly increasing, more factories, malls, marketplaces, and other facilities should be constructed. This is a good scenario for project owners since this means …

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Automation vs Human Labor: Reasons to Have Both in Construction

Automation vs Human Labor: Reasons to Have Both in Construction

It’s hard to find a construction site these days that isn’t using any kind of automation. Contractors are using drones to make site inspection faster; project owners take advantage of 3D printers to speed up the turnover of skyscrapers, and even subcontractors are already shifting to remote-controlled robots and heavy equipment to take over bigger …

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Construction Budget Overrun Problem – Causes and Solutions

Construction Budget Overrun Problem – Causes and Solutions

Over budget is a common problem in the construction scene. Apart from project delays, most contractors foresee construction cost overrun as an inevitable situation. In fact, in the past three years, only one out of three projects can achieve 10 percent of their original budget plan. Furthermore, data showed that big construction projects like airports …

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Ideas That Construction Workers Will Love

Day check! It’s already December and that means the long holiday season has arrived once again. Everyone’s excited to feast on the deelishis turkey and ham, but more than that, working people are more thrilled to see how much they’ll receive for their bonus and what corporate gifts they’ll be bringing home this year. This …

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Tech Tools for Streamlining Construction

7 Tech Tools for Streamlining Construction Management Processes

Are your construction projects always overtime or over budget? These are very serious issues in the construction industry, but you should know that you are not alone. More and more construction projects are facing these kinds of ordeal despite the availability of technology onsite. Professor of Major Programme Management at Oxford University, Bent Flyvbjerg, claims 90% …

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Tips and Benefits of Using Mobile Apps in the Construction Site

It has been a long time ago since the world entered the digital era and it has greatly revolutionized different industries. At present, almost all companies rely on the internet and computers for speeding up their business processes. But those who truly want to modernize their business are finding their way onto smartphones as a …

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Tips for Making the Most of Construction Scheduling Software

Managing a project without any tool to keep things organized can lead to upsetting situations. Setting roles alone is already time-consuming, and when you rely only on your memory for task dissemination, your project is bound to fail. A small construction project that involves a mid-rise building employs at least a hundred workers. One project …

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8 Ways to Improve Communication in the Construction Site

Communicating with your crew members is very important in a construction project. To secure multiple channels of communication from mobile to radio and building contractor software. These will make sure there’ll be no impediments when one method fails. Communication is more than important in the construction industry. It is a major ingredient for the successful …

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Retain Workers in Construction

5 Effective Ways to Retain Workers in the Construction Industry

There’s a lot of things that a contractor can actually do to retain his workers in his company. Prioritizing employee welfare, introducing technology like automation, helping them become more productive through construction management software, and allowing crews to up their skills are just some of the many factors that make workers stick with their employer. …

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How Technology is Revolutionizing the Construction Industry

From equipment, procedures, and up to construction project management software, technology has indeed made a big impact on the construction industry, and this revolution has led us to sky rise buildings and innovative structure designs. Learn more about technology’s role at the construction site. Advancements in technology are one of the main reasons why the …

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5 Software Solutions Your Business Really Needs

Having a hard time handling a big construction project? Improve your business productivity by using productivity software. From accounting software to construction scheduling software, there’s a full range of productivity tools you can utilize to ensue your construction project’s success. Most startup businesses work on tight margins. They compromise on things they think aren’t necessary …

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