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Three Reasons Superintendents Need the Raken App

Raken is revolutionizing the construction industry with its advanced field management software application. Here are three ways Raken and its No. 1 daily reporting software can make you a better construction superintendent:

Using Technology to Ward Off Litigation at the Construction Job Site

Construction companies face the threat of litigation for many reasons – from lawsuits filed by unhappy clients to claims from workers injured on the job. Today’s complex construction projects make disputes between stakeholders, contractors and suppliers almost inevitable. These issues…

Overcoming Workforce Inertia: Easy-to-Adopt Technology to Help Construction Firms

The bricks-and-mortar world of construction and engineering is surprisingly slow to adopt the technological advances that drive change in other businesses.  When it happens, however, construction technology software can change the future of the industry. Out of 19 major American…

Keeping the Reins on: Using Raken to Help Manage Subcontractors

Let’s face it. Modern construction projects are increasingly complex. They can require the use of more subcontractors, each of whom has to be managed, in multiple locations. Contractors can lose time explaining and overseeing their subs’ assignments. If that isn’t…

No more drowning in information: Raken makes daily reports easy

Having to take notes was hassle enough in high school, but when you’re out on a construction site it can downright be a burden. Daily construction reports have always been necessary but can be time-consuming and tedious. Raken, named the…

5 Ways To Improve Technology Adoption With Subcontractors

As a general contractor, you and your employees have bitten the construction tech bullet awhile ago, and have learned to enjoy all of the benefits that the digital revolution has to offer. Or so you think. But what about subcontractors?…

Construction Industry Trends SMB Buyer Report

These days, both software developers and software industry publications are specifically gearing material towards the construction industry in increasing numbers.For example, for the third year in a row, the takeoff software consultancy Software Advice has dedicated an issue to new…

Subcontractor Daily Report

How To Collect Daily Reports From Subcontractors Consistently

Subcontractors. You can’t live without them, so you’d better learn to live with them. That’s paraphrasing the old quote a bit, but it’s true all the same. As general contractors are relying more and more on subcontractors for the overall…

5 Construction Blog Ideas For General Contractors

It may sometimes seem as if everyone has a blog. Is this a good idea for your company as well? It’s true that in the early days of blogging, the contents of these electronic journals were very much vanity projects,…

From Paper To Predictive Analysis In Construction

Construction software among many other technological innovations has cut down on reporting time, improved firm communications, made sites safer, and increased project efficiency. The problem is that we’ve gone from an industry where we were all oohing and ahhing over…

5 Construction Wearables For The Jobsite

One of the observations made about why so many firms are so slow to embrace construction technology is that they don’t think that it’s a good fit for site work. And it’s certainly true that in the past, technology tools…

How High Tech Equipment Tracking Is Changing Construction

One hears so much about start-ups, high-tech firms, and digital whiz kids that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Not only are there a lot of them, but the vast majority of them seem to disappear after a…