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BIM? BAM! But Start with the Model

Steve Jones, head of Industry Insights Research for Dodge Data recently led a Groundbreak session on using the BIM model as both a road map and a granular visual guide for project management. With such a background, he is well situated to separate futurist malarkey from genuine industry advances. 

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Integration and Automation of the Future

Two sessions at Groundbreak 2019 highlight the future of our industry—and it is all about integration. Mark Fly of ConstructConnect presented his top five bid management practices that construction companies need to modify or abandon completely. Katie Rapp of Procore, James Benham of JBKnowledge, and Scott Sanders of DE Harvey Builders provided insight into what construction payments will look like in the future.

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Cross-Pollination – Changing Your Mindset for Automation

Automation is a phenomenon that permeates nearly every aspect of our lives. It’s also what Hitesh Dewan, Director of Technology Integration at Roebbelen Contracting, posited to a captive audience at Procore’s Groundbreak, what will usher in a new era for the construction industry. But how? According to Hitesh, all we need to do is ratchet up to Mindset 4.0. 

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Technology, the Third Era of Construction

Do more with less. It’s a common mantra in almost every industry. On the surface, one might think it implies more work and longer hours for employees. Perhaps a more apropos adage is, “work smarter, not harder.” Athena Chiera, VP Business Development, Athena Engineering, and Mike Winters, EVP & CIO, Modern Niagara, believe we can achieve this through technology. 

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The Promise of the Smart Jobsite

One of the great technological innovations of our time has been the connectivity of everything. Objects become more than just objects when they’re capable of going online, which enables them to collect millions of data points and store them in an unseen cloud storage solution, intelligently analyze that data and extract useful information, all without human intervention.

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Best Practices 101: Ask the Right Questions

Do you ever feel like you’re on a treadmill, running after every new thing that comes along in your search for business and project answers? To break free, you need a strategy based on asking the right questions. And, for construction businesses that require seeing your company for what it really is.

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Opening the Lines of Communication on the Jobsite

We all like a good gossip, and texting, WhatsApp, and even the granddaddy Skype itself make it easier than ever to chat. But there’s a new kid on the block, and it’s hangin’ tough in the construction industry. Launched last fall, FieldChat is storming the industry.

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