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Using Digital Time Cards During COVID-19

As cities and projects begin to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, construction companies have been forced to change the way in which they operate to ensure safety...

Key insights for purchasing construction software.

Key Insights for Purchasing Construction Software

How is construction software selected? Which factors matter most in the decision? We recently teamed up with Martec to find the answers to these burning questions (and more)...

Industry News
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Three Common Construction Equipment Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

If you were to ask somebody to envision the first thing that comes to mind when they think of construction, they’ll likely see a tonka truck-esque lineup involving backhoes,...

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Going Green: Sustainability in Construction

Sustainability has been making quite the buzz in the construction industry as of late. From more eco-friendly materials, to paperless field management, to creating buildings...

construction worker using tablet.

Save Time Collecting Subcontractor Reports with Raken's Super Daily

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Super Daily! Well, our Super Daily feature might not have the ability to fly or a nifty uniform, but can swoop in and save the day (or at least...

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Experts Weigh in on the Construction Labor Shortage

It's no secret that the United States construction industry has been experiencing a labor shortage for around a decade. According to Yahoo Finance, there are around 350,000...

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How Lean Construction Practices Help Subcontractors

The phrase “lean construction” has been tossed around a lot lately when referring to construction productivity, but what exactly is lean construction? Essentially, lean...

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Celebrating National Construction Appreciation Week

This week, September 16-20, is National Construction Appreciation Week. I Build America , the United State's leading organization for promoting the value of the construction...

Industry News
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Made in the USA: Five Iconic Construction Projects in American History

A while back, we wrote about 10 incredible feats in construction history . Today, in honor of U.S. Independence Day, we've compiled a list of some top construction projects in...

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Superintendent watching construction workers on jobsite.

Five Tips for Effective Toolbox Talks

When imagining public speaking, the first pictures that come to mind are likely going to be dynamic motivational presentations, awards ceremonies, or political campaigns....

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Tailgate Meetings in the Digital Age

The last thing anyone in the construction industry wants is for a worker to get hurt on a jobsite. To avoid workplace injuries, it is crucial to educate crews on the most...

construction project manager working in office on tablet.

Collecting Construction Time Cards from the Field

Collecting construction time cards from a jobsite can be a tedious and frustrating process. Everyone has their own way of setting up time sheets, entering data into those...


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