Construction is one of those industries that has a lot of jargon. There are a lot of words that will make you question if people are speaking english or not. Rodbuster, Tin Knocker, Punch List, CPM, BIM and the list goes on of somewhat odd terminology that would make outsiders think you were making things up. However some of our terminology is not quite as difficult to decipher such as a[...]
At the startup of a project one of the first things that should get done is creating a Quality Assurance and Quality Control program. Some companies have entire manuals on this process, while other may play it by ear. No matter which bucket you fall into there is some critical information that must be gathered early on in the project to ensure you have covered all of your bases.
It seems like every day there is a new point solution that is introduced into the construction industry. Now each of these solutions address a unique challenge to team members on projects, however how they work together is critical. Every general contractor has a system of record that they want to run their projects through, for some it is Procore, others CMIC, Prolog, or BIM360. It is[...]
So you just got awarded a brand new project and your raring to get started so what is the first thing you are going to do? I am guessing that your answer was not “Start my closeout log”. Even though it not likely one of the first things you think of when getting a project started it should be something that is on your radar early in the project. Understanding and agreeing with your[...]
Over the past year we have seen many articles, blog posts and webinars talking about the importance of Big Data and Data Analytics in construction. With the number of analytics platforms available on the rise in addition to the digitization of construction data there is no doubt construction is primed for a change in how it operates. Companies like Autodesk and Procore have been doubling[...]