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How To Save Time With Daily Reports

If you are a project manager, superintendent, contractor, or one of the foremen on a project, daily reporting is a requirement of your job. The new technology of construction management software by Raken is the perfect answer to accomplishing this…

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How Mobile Devices Changed Daily Reporting

It’s unlikely that anyone really enjoys daily reporting, but admittedly, there are some professions where this task is easier than others. Say a financial institution as opposed to a construction site, for example. It surprises those not in the industry…

5 Reasons To Drop Your Pen And Go Digital

Fans of pen and paper, worry not. Neither are going anywhere anytime soon. But there’s no denying that the migration to digital writing has not only proven to be convenient, it’s improved communicating as well. It’s ensured that more people…

5 Safety Reminders For Roofing Contractors

Most buildings aren’t complete without a roof. So it’s very unfortunate that the majority of the construction industry’s serious accidents involve falls from roofs. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Data Center, roof accidents account for…

5 Tips To Help Contractors Win Jobs

While things have improved dramatically in our industry in the last several years, there’s no denying that there are still a lot more job seekers than jobs out there. Nothing is a better calling card than a successful project. But…

The Benefits Of Real Time Collaboration With Field Employees

Everyone’s heard the expression, “I can’t be in two places at the same time”. It not only used to be an expression. It was a handy excuse. But thanks to today’s technological advances, it can no longer excuse anything. For…

How Technology Will Disrupt The Construction Industry

“Disrupt” is a word that is often thought of negatively.  After all, if you discover that the electricity’s been “disrupted” at home, that doesn’t mean all those appliances are blinking in joy because you’ve gotten a free upgrade. But disrupt…

Importance Of Keeping Proper Documentation In Case Of Litigation

No one wants to be the subject of a lawsuit.  And yet, there’s no denying that we live in a litigation-crazed society. Even children will jokingly shout, “We’ll sue!” if they can’t have their way.Certainly, no one in the construction…

5 Green Building Practices For Construction Companies

There has been much written in recent years about “green living”, and with good reason. As wonderful as Planet Earth is, it’s also very vulnerable. In order to keep doing business upon it, business from this point forward has to…

Top 5 Residential Contractors In The US

We’re at the time of year when tribute is paid to the current leaders in an industry, be it best actors or bestselling books. The construction industry is no different, and below are the nation’s five leading residential construction companies.…

Construction Spending Expected To Rise In 2015

Dodge Data and Analytics, the construction industry’s information and forecasting “bible” released a November 6th report with an encouraging picture. This construction industry report, known as The Dodge Construction Outlook 2015, predicts that construction projects will increase by nine percent…

The Impact Of Mobile Technology In Construction

When one thinks of the tools of the construction industry, one thinks of well, tools. Girders. Scaffolding. Welding torches. Smartphones. Tablets. What? These digital devices are tools? Yes they are, and increasingly, they are essential to the health of successful…