In the span of a generation, many construction industry design and management processes have been transformed. For the most part, people just want technologies that are tried, tested, and proven. But sometimes a ‘disruptive’ technology can quickly prove its value and become almost indispensable. The introduction of construction management software is a good example.
Wintertime doesn’t have to mean a big slowdown in work. No matter where you build, you can always find opportunities in wintertime building that can do more than just keep you afloat until next spring. One way to do that is to stay true to your craft; resist the temptation to join the ranks of all the others who decided to try making a living plowing snow or driving tow trucks. Here are some ideas.
Construction is necessarily a cautious and conservative industry. It designs, delivers, and maintains facilities upon which lives often depend. So, the logic suggests, its businesses and people must take a responsible and pragmatic approach to the risks involved (though there are some commentators who say it is damagingly over-conservative).
Many companies are increasing pay rates, improving benefits and using professional search firms to fill out their ranks. Others are getting more aggressive by training their way out of shortages. For some companies, that means having to take on their own training. If you decide to use training to alleviate some of your labor shortages, consider these strategies.
You have a lot of influence over design decisions that affect quality when you work on a design-build or other collaborative delivery project. Suggesting proven materials reduces quality concerns considerably. You might also influence quality by suggesting methods that join materials reliably over the long term, and equipment that performs reliably under stress.
“It’s easy to track.” That seems to be the common sentiment throughout the Vancouver House and Telus Sky projects. Take a look at these unique buildings and see what they have to say about their partnership with Procore.
Stiles is a full-service commercial real estate firm with a clear mission: Invest. Build. Manage. Stiles services include development, construction, tenant improvement, realty, property management, architecture, acquisitions and financing
The Cape Group knew it needed a robust technology to help support the delivery of the high-quality projects the company is known for. The 60-year-old firm teamed up with Procore to help manage its growth.
Pitt Meadows teamed up with Procore, whose ease of use and single source of truth make it a powerful and attractive tool. See how Pitt Meadows’ innovative partnership with Procore is helping reshape the future of construction.
Easy-access to data and less administrative time encourages data-driven collaboration to handle the most important tasks. See how one construction company is doing all that and more with Procore.