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Top 6 Rework Offenders Killing Your Margins

Your construction project is a constantly moving swirl of details you struggle to contain—at least it can seem that way on the ground. From a certain elevation, though, the fast-moving parts of the project become distinct and clear and obvious, and can be more easily managed and overseen.…

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Building a Retail Brand with Construction Software

A well-built store—one that is consistent with others under a retailer’s umbrella—is a powerful tool for communicating a brand. In fact, arguably nothing (beyond the product itself) is a more tangible signifier of the brand than the store environment.…

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Where Is Green Building Headed?

Green building has been a growing trend in construction for over 10 years now. Yet, when you look at the numbers, the amount of building area that is certified green (LEED) is amazingly small (3.8% in the US).…

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Where Did ERP Systems Go Wrong?

Stuck in the Past

For decades, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have dominated the construction industry. These blended systems that brought areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, project management, finance, and others under one umbrella, disrupted the industry in the 1990’s, offering the first form of an “all-in-one” solution.…

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Technology Chargeback in the Construction Industry

Changing the Game

The construction industry is relying more and more on technology to drive operational effectiveness, quality, safety, and revenue growth. Companies and IT Departments are putting less emphasis on the expensive, back-office ERP accounting systems and more on “Field ERP,” a loose federation of technologies improving value to the core business.…

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Master Your Budget, Protect Your Profit Margins

Errors in construction budgeting have been around as long as people have been putting up buildings, and as the built environment continues to grow, so does the difficulty of accurately forecasting costs. 

In 1914, the Panama Canal came in ahead of schedule and some $23 million under budget; an owner’s daydream.…

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Is Green Building Worth It?

The short answer is: Yes. Financially, ecologically, and socially, it pays to build green. 

Most developers and building owners are deeply influenced by the financial impacts of design decisions, such as building green.…

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Procore Implementation with HITT Contracting

Your Search Ends Here

For any business subscribing to a SaaS product, fast time to value is a critical component of the decision-making process. After spending countless hours finding the software that will fit your business’ needs, negotiating the cost, and finally signing all the paperwork, your solution shouldn’t sit on a shelf collecting dust.…

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Construction Software’s Next Big Thing: The Platform

Where We Are Today: Construction and Technology

Your company’s growth is always constrained by the amount of work you and your crew can effectively manage. You probably gained great efficiencies when you went from a paper-based system to one based on spreadsheets and other solutions, and your business grew accordingly.…

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The Rise of the Construction App

The Rise of the App

From ultra-thin computers to do-it-all phones and interactive watches—even eyeglasses—the average consumer now has access to a transformative set of handheld, and even wearable, devices designed to keep you both productive and constantly connected with each other—no mouse or keyboard required.…

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Project Management Guide Part 1: Planning

Chapter 1: Understanding an Estimate’s Influence on Project Planning Success

Once a bid is won, or a project is approved, the management of a project begins. An estimate influences significant aspects of the project management process.…

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Building a Retail Brand with Construction Software

Building a Retail Brand with Construction Software

A well-built store—one that is consistent with others under a retailer’s umbrella—is a powerful tool for communicating a brand. In fact, arguably nothing (beyond the product itself) is a more tangible signifier of the brand than the store environment.…

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Security in the Cloud: Tips on How to Protect Your Data

It’s been around for years, but the concept of the cloud is still a difficult one for many to grasp. The name itself, simply a metaphor for the Internet, conjures up visions of important and private data floating around in the ether, which doesn’t evoke a strong sense of security.…

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Construction Software Buyer’s Guide

Why Construction Project Management Software?

Construction project management software offers construction professionals greater control over their projects’ success. Project management software increases project efficiency and accountability by streamlining communication and centralizing documentation in order to minimize risk and delays— ultimately boosting profits.…

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ERP is Dead

Single Versus Mixed Sources: It’s a One-Stop-Shop World

E-commerce websites like Amazon.com have enabled us to live in a one-stop-shop world. There’s no longer a need to hunt all over town or the Internet when you need to buy books, sporting goods, and groceries all at once.…

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Stay Ahead of Risk

The High Cost of Construction Defects

Most failures can be traced back to the designers’ or builders’ blatant disregard of codes or laws, but not every structural failure happens because of criminal negligence.…

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