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4 Construction Companies Improving Their Communities

Construction workers all over the US have helped make life in North America what it is. The buildings we work, socialize, and even sleep in are all possible thanks to...

Customer Profile
Construction worker using mobile data capture on jobsite.

Mobile Data Capture: How it's Changing Construction

For the past several years, the construction industry has increased industry productivity by incorporating more technology. Still, many construction companies have resisted this...

Industry News Tips
production tracking graphs.

New Feature: Track and Improve Productivity with Production Insights Trends

Knowing which cost codes are performing well (or not) and why can help your company meet production goals—and ensure profitability. Our newest enhancement, Production Insights...

Raken Updates
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How the Construction Industry Can Meet the Coming Demand

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every industry, and construction is no exception. But in the US, there are increasing signs that the pandemic may be slowly coming to...

Industry News
Meet the Raken Team: Customer Success.

Raken Department Spotlight: Customer Success

We’re turning the spotlight on all the departments here at Raken! To start, we're highlighting our Customer Success team for their philosophy, what motivates them, and how they...

Raken Updates
close-up of construction worker's face on jobsite.

Mental Health in Construction: Breaking the Stigma

When you think of construction, “mental health” isn’t usually what comes to mind. Work is already stressful for most—but add in long hours, demanding tasks, and anxieties from...

Industry News
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The Lumber Shortage—and How It’s Affecting the Construction Industry

Lumber prices continue to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How is it affecting the construction industry—and how can contractors better protect themselves? Let's take a look...

Industry News
screenshot of timesheet approvals in Raken.

Simplify Payroll with Timesheet Approvals

Processing accurate and timely payroll is essential for any construction business. We built Time Cards to make it easy to collect time data from the field. After listening to...

Tips
construction workers examining blueprints.

How Smoothing Out Cash Flow Can Improve Jobsite Safety

This blog is a collaboration with our friends at Billd . Safety and cash flow are inarguably two of the most important aspects of every contracting company. Without a solid...

Tips Safety
Raken construction checklist report.

Build Safety Into Each Day with Newly Enhanced Daily Reports

When it comes to jobsite safety, proper documentation is key. But tracking everyone’s safety measures isn’t easy—especially when you have a lot of projects to manage. With our...

Safety Raken Updates
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How to Reduce Paperwork in Construction with Digital Documentation

Historically, construction has always used pen and paper. Daily reports, toolbox talks, checklists... paper is used for pretty much everything. However, shifting away from...

Tips
construction worker using a safety harness.

Improve Jobsite Safety with Spanish Toolbox Talks (and More Checklists)

We made some additions to our construction safety features to make it even easier for you to ensure everyone stays safe and informed on the job. Here are our latest feature...

Raken Updates Safety

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