The Ultimate Buyers Guide to Construction Software

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What should you look for in construction software? Many rapidly growing construction companies face this question. This Buyers Guide will walk you through what questions to ask when evaluating different software, successful adoption plans for your teams, and give some ideas on what to look for when approaching software vendors.  Read this Buyers Guide to

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Construction Disconnected: Rethinking the Management of Project Data and Mobile Collaboration to Reduce Costs and Improve Schedules

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PlanGrid partnered with FMI Corporation to survey construction leaders about how teams spend time and leverage technology investments. The results indicate that time spent on non-optimal activities such as fixing mistakes, looking for project data and managing conflict resolution accounts for $177.5 billion in labor costs per year in the U.S. alone. The study found

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An Introduction to Lean Construction for Today’s Construction Professionals

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Today’s construction professionals are looking for ways to maximize value and efficiency and minimize waste–essentially doing more with less. In this introduction to Lean construction management principles, we’ll discuss the benefits of applying them to a project and continuously assessing ways to eliminate waste and inefficiencies. You’ll learn how lean construction helps teams achieve: •

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Connected, Anywhere. 8 Field Focused Challenges in Heavy Civil Construction And How to Overcome Them

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Weak technology in the field has historically limited improving how Heavy Civil and Infrastructure projects are approached. When field teams are unable to communicate and receive real-time feedback from engineers and designers, entire projects suffer. The ability to curtail costs and complete work within budget is key to managing the world’s growing infrastructure needs. In

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Own Your Trade: The Subcontractor’s Guide to Taking Control of Project Collaboration

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As a subcontractor, you need to provide high quality, experienced tradespeople and excellent service. But that’s only a small portion of what you do. Your job is to meet productivity demands, stay on schedule and stay on budget. While other professionals balance those same responsibilities in the air for their own business, you have to

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How to Transition to a Paperless Construction Company

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Rework due to poor document control costs the U.S. construction industry $4.2 billion a year. And an inconsistent record set is a primary cause of rework, which negatively impacts construction productivity and the bottom line. Imagine being able to update an entire team’s sheets in real-time without having to wait for a new set to

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Construction Productivity 101: A Practical Guide to Increase Productivity in 7 Easy Steps

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While many factors contribute to construction project cost overruns, the primary factor is low productivity. In fact, construction is one of the few industries that is less productive now than it was 60 years ago. Low construction productivity costs the U.S. global economy $1.6 trillion a year. As costs from inefficiencies continue to soar, the

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2018 Industry Report: Construction Disconnected

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In April 2018 PlanGrid and FMI interviewed over 600 construction leaders worldwide to find out where construction teams spend and lose time, what they need when it comes to technology, and why firms often struggle with adoption in the field. In these survey results, we’ll explore: • How construction professionals spend and lose time• The

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5 Strategies to Skyrocket Productivity in Healthcare Construction

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As healthcare evolves, owners and contractors will need to navigate both the existing and emerging hurdles of facility design and construction. In this ebook, we’ll focus on how trends in healthcare are impacting construction and how builders and owners can overcome major challenges to: • Improve productivity of construction • Enhance efficiency of designs •

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Why Implementing Construction Productivity Software is Critical for Electrical Subcontractors

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Many Electrical Subcontractors still manage their work manually. Modern construction productivity tools solve the challenges a manual work environment creates and can yield a huge impact on how you operate as a business. Teams who leverage these tools spend less time on administrative tasks like keeping field workers up to date with new plans, issues,

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