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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Low, Moderate, and High Priced Gifts

With Thanksgiving just turning the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays – and that means gifts. While the holidays represent so much more than just presents and goodies, it never hurts to show your appreciation for your favorite someone. Here are 13 gifts you need to add to your virtual shopping cart this season.

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How to Make the Most of the Holiday Season Downtime

Winter’s arrival marks a season known for weather changes and holidays. Your crews are on autopilot, and the whole world seems to transition into slow motion. But, even as the world enters hibernation, you have a plateful of things undone and a lot to catch up on. Here are ideas for making the season a bell ringer for your construction business. 

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Deepen Collaboration and Relationships Through Lean Construction & Design

History of construction is one of conflict. Traditional delivery methods use contracts to pit one participant against the other; or one participant against the many. The goals are to make the highest profit and pass as much risk as possible down the chain. Participants focus on protecting themselves from others and putting their own self interests ahead of the project’s interests.

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Can Mega 3-D Printer Be the Solution to Affordable Housing?

Around the country, but particularly in cities that are hubs of technology and innovation, skyrocketing house prices have put home ownership well out of reach for many middle-class families. One Austin-based construction tech company recently unveiled what it hopes to make a meaningful contribution towards ending the affordable housing shortage.

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Procore Community: Connecting the People Who Build the World

Earlier this month, construction project management software company Procore Technologies launched Procore Community, an online platform that aims to connect Procore customers from all around the world. Procore Community is the premier place for construction professionals to network, inspire, and share their best practices. 

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Leader As Coach: Prism Award Recognizes Procore

As one of just five global finalists for 2019’s coveted ICF Prism Award, Procore Technologies is in terrific company. The International Coach Federation’s previous honorees include Coca-Cola and Google, for instance. This globally recognized nomination has nothing to do with the innovative mysteries of computer science, and everything to do with human potential.

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James Benham’s Knowledge: Driving ROI with Tech

Today JBKnowledge reads—and reports on—the tech tea leaves for the construction industry. Their annual ConTech Report pored over like scripture by construction decision-makers all over the globe. The company’s CEO and founder James Benham had a clear message at his Groundbreak breakout session: construction needs technology.

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An Industry of Groundbreakers

Procore’s third annual conference started with a special keynote from Procore’s CEO Tooey Courtemanche. He primarily focused on the continuing need for innovation in the construction industry. Courtemanche also emphasized the concept of being a groundbreaker; those who push the limits, challenge the status quo, and don’t take “no” for an answer are the ones who will truly change construction for the better. 

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Procore’s Hard Hat Heroes: The Winners Are Finally Here!

Procore’s third annual Hard Hat Hero competition has officially come to a close as the finalists have been selected for first, second, and third place. In search of professionals who make a meaningful impact to the world of construction, Procore found three Hard Hat Heros who’s work isn’t defined by a single day, but by a lifetime of showing up.

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Opening Doors for the Next Generation of Women Builders

Construction has been overwhelmingly male-dominated. However, efforts to bring in more women have begun gaining momentum in the last decade. The skilled labor shortage has forced an industry-wide reckoning of sorts, part of which has involved embracing new technology. But, changing the perception of construction work as something exclusively for men has also been a key aspect of the process.

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Can Automated Concrete Pourers Empower the Industry?

There have been several factors contributing to construction’s increased interest in automation technology in recent years. The labor shortage is perhaps the most obvious, with companies facing increasing demand while coping with a diminished labor pool. Maximizing efficiency is, of course, another motivating factor.

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