Raken Construction Blog 2021-07-08T00:00:00+00:00 https://www.rakenapp.com//feed Raken https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/collect-multiple-signatures-with-newly-enhanced-checklists <![CDATA[Collect Multiple Signatures with Newly Enhanced Checklists]]> 2021-07-08T00:00:00+00:00 Get to know our latest digital checklist answer type allowing for multiple signatures in one document—helping streamline sign-in sheets, multi-party signoff, and worker signoffs for JHAs, AHAs, JSAs, etc. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/construction-companies-improving-their-communities <![CDATA[4 Construction Companies Improving their Communities]]> 2021-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 We've highlighted some construction companies doing what construction crews do best—build better communities. Read to learn more about their projects and how they're improving their communities. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/mobile-data-capture-how-its-changing-construction <![CDATA[Mobile Data Capture: How it's Changing Construction]]> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 What is mobile data capture and how does it help those in construction? This article covers the benefits of mobile data collection— and how to easily get started incorporating tech into your business. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/new-feature-production-insights-trends <![CDATA[New Feature: Track and Improve Productivity with Production Insights Trends]]> 2021-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 See how your productivity measures up with Raken's enhanced Production Trends dashboard. Track the performance of cost codes in real time for better insights on every construction project. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/how-the-construction-industry-can-meet-the-coming-demand <![CDATA[How the Construction Industry Can Meet the Coming Demand]]> 2021-06-23T00:00:00+00:00 While economists predict the construction industry will soon grow, it still faces some challenges from the global pandemic. From labor shortages to fluctuating material prices, read how construction companies can leverage technology to stay ahead as demand increases. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/5-ways-technology-can-help-construction-businesses-effectively-manage-cost <![CDATA[5 Ways Technology Can Help Construction Businesses Effectively Manage Cost]]> 2021-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 Most construction projects go over budget due to rework, poor financial planning, and ineffective resource management. Here's how technology can help you reduce costs and improve cost management. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/raken-department-spotlight-customer-success <![CDATA[Raken Department Spotlight: Customer Success]]> 2021-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Get to know the award-winning team that's dedicated to the success of our customers—and how they stay connected, in and out of work. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/construction-project-documentation-checklist <![CDATA[Protect Your Business with This Construction Project Documentation Checklist]]> 2021-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 Our construction project documentation checklist helps you make sure you have all of your bases covered—from daily reports and production tracking to safety and quality measures—learn how you can improve your documentation (and visibility) for every project. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/mental-health-in-construction-breaking-the-stigma <![CDATA[Mental Health in Construction: Breaking the Stigma]]> 2021-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 What’s the state of mental health in construction today? Why does it matter? We explore how companies can help workers prioritize their wellness. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/the-lumber-shortage-and-how-its-affecting-the-construction-industry <![CDATA[The Lumber Shortage—and How It’s Affecting the Construction Industry]]> 2021-05-13T00:00:00+00:00 Lumber prices continue to rise due to pandemic-related shortages. How can contractors better protect themselves? ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/simplify-payroll-with-timesheet-approvals <![CDATA[Simplify Payroll with Timesheet Approvals]]> 2021-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 Learn about Raken's latest feature, Timesheet Approvals—and how you can collect, review, and approve time cards all in one place. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/how-smoothing-out-cash-flow-can-improve-jobsite-safety <![CDATA[How Smoothing Out Cash Flow Can Improve Jobsite Safety]]> 2021-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 Safety and cash flow are inarguably two of the most important aspects of every contracting company. Find out how stronger cash flow makes it easier to implement and maintain safe practices on the jobsite. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/new-daily-report-safety-feature <![CDATA[Build Safety Into Each Day with Newly Enhanced Daily Reports]]> 2021-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 Raken's daily reports now include all your safety documentation such as toolbox talk attendee lists, completed safety talks, and safety and quality checklists—all in one place. Increase your visibility and documentation with PDFs attached to every daily report. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/5-traits-that-make-an-effective-construction-superintendent <![CDATA[5 Traits That Make an Effective Construction Superintendent]]> 2021-04-23T00:00:00+00:00 What traits make an effective construction superintendent? Learn the 5 traits that make an effective superintendent that everyone wants on their team. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/how-to-reduce-paperwork-in-construction-with-digital-documentation <![CDATA[How to Reduce Paperwork in Construction with Digital Documentation]]> 2021-04-22T00:00:00+00:00 Historically, construction has always used pen and paper. Here’s how going paperless can help your business (and the planet) thrive. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/improve-jobsite-safety-with-spanish-toolbox-talks-and-more-checklists <![CDATA[Improve Jobsite Safety with Spanish Toolbox Talks (and More Checklists)]]> 2021-04-14T00:00:00+00:00 Raken's digital library has 40 new Spanish toolbox talks topics, plus additional safety and quality checklist templates. See these latest feature enhancements that help construction companies promote better jobsite safety. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/new-feature-updates-for-better-field-collaboration <![CDATA[New Feature Updates for Better Field Collaboration]]> 2021-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 From new feature enhancements to a payroll integration, here's what we've been doing to make construction management easy. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/choosing-the-right-certified-payroll-partner-for-your-construction-business <![CDATA[Choosing the Right Certified Payroll Partner for Your Construction Business]]> 2021-04-09T00:00:00+00:00 For government work (like federal, state, or municipal), construction companies are required to pay and report prevailing wages. Learn more about what you should look for in your certified payroll provider. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/common-causes-of-construction-litigation <![CDATA[The 4 Most Common Causes of Construction Litigation]]> 2021-04-07T00:00:00+00:00 During a construction project, disputes are bound to come up, so it's important to be aware of the most common causes of construction litigation. ]]> https://www.rakenapp.com/blog/3-things-we-learned-from-stacks-preconstruction-report <![CDATA[3 Things We Learned from STACK's Preconstruction Report]]> 2021-03-31T00:00:00+00:00 We partnered with STACK Construction Technologies to find out the latest preconstruction technology trends. Here's what we learned. ]]>