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Six Ways to Stand Out in the Construction Industry

You don’t have to be paying close attention to notice that construction is on the rise. All it takes is driving through any of America’s metropolitan areas, where you’ll see...

6 Tips For Advancing Your Construction Career.

6 Tips for Advancing Your Construction Career

Professional growth is a universal goal for anyone in the workforce, regardless of their field. However, the path to career advancement can look different in each industry. In...

construction worker using Raken's updated web project view.

New Year, New Look for Raken’s Online Interface

We’re launching a brand new, streamlined design for our web-based project view. Our online interface at the project level now features improved navigation, organization, and...

Raken Updates
Raken Recap 2022.

Raken’s 2022 Recap

It’s an exciting time to be in construction. Though we're still dealing with last year’s supply chain issues and other challenges, economic forecasts predict government...

Raken Updates
The Evolution of Construction Technology.

The Evolution of Construction Technology Through the Years

Construction has existed as an industry for as long as humans have sought shelter from the elements. It didn’t take long before humans aspired to grander visions, though, as...

Marking up a construction progress photo on mobile phone.

How To Manage Construction Progress Photos

As an experienced industry professional, you know firsthand how important daily reports are for construction projects. One of the most crucial parts of these reports is...

Construction superintendents on jobsite.

5 Ways Construction Superintendents Can Make Meetings More Productive

Nobody is immune to unnecessary meetings. Across every industry and every workplace, everybody has been subjected to at least one meeting that could have been an email ....

How to Improve Operational Efficiency in Construction.

Tips to Improve Operational Efficiency in Construction

For most construction companies, improving operational efficiency is a constant goal. In our industry, profitability depends significantly on a business’s understanding and...

Top Work Places - The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Raken Wins 2022 San Diego Top Workplace Award

Raken is proud to have been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The U-T San Diego Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party...

Raken Updates
What is design-build construction?.

Design-Build Construction: A Comprehensive Guide

Design-build construction is a project delivery method that’s quickly grown in popularity over the past several years. How does design-build construction work, and how can your...

Industry News Tips
construction worker sitting in excavator on jobsite.

How to Manage Construction Projects With Smaller Crews

In August 2022, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reported that the construction industry is experiencing a significant workforce shortage . According to their...

What is a General Contractor?.

What is a General Contractor? - An Overview

Learn what it means to be a general contractor in this guide to one of the construction industry’s most important roles.


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