In the past five years, the use of modular construction methods has doubled in the United States, and it’s expected to represent more than 10% of all construction work by the year 2030. Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories is enabling contractors to build faster and better—reducing claims by standardizing work and […]
Learn from Struxi President Bill Wagner how construction companies can do more with less time, less money and most importantly, fewer boots on the ground; with a specific focus on digital solutions that help companies mitigate the workforce shortage with an eye on innovating how work is done on the jobsite.
As construction firms prepare to scale their operations to support new infrastructure investments, they’re challenged to attain high-quality work in safe workplaces using newly hired workers—as well as long-term employees who are reluctant to adopt new technologies. There are at least four ways a data-driven safety and quality program can help. Increased inspection productivity can […]
As a highly competitive sector, the construction industry is constantly under pressure to increase the pace of digitalization, with many restricting their growth due to manual processes and lack of visibility into their deals. To accelerate this digital transformation, first they must look at barriers and use them to leverage a new way of working for continuous success in the years to come.
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the importance of preparing for the unexpected and developing the agility to quickly adapt plans. Construction finance leaders and project managers are having to evolve their roles to be more proactive in data analysis and drive strategic planning as the industry continues to recover. As the business world moves […]
Rapid technology shifts in the industry are poised to usher in a new era of digitally enabled construction, further accelerated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But companies need not be intimidated or caught by surprise by the advancing forces of technology. Instead, embedding IT advances in all aspects of a construction business will not only […]
It’s safe to say that construction is in the prime of its digital revolution. Many contractors have adopted cloud software, as well as other technology, but many are still seeking out the best way to standardize processes so that they can reap the full benefits of their investments—specifically in regards to QA/QC management. When implementing […]
Measuring performance is challenging in the construction industry because each project is unique—taking into account the design, schedule, site and team—and the process is continually impacted by dynamic factors—including labor, materials, changes and weather. As a result, many traditional key performance indicators (KPIs) are based on information that is already out of date when it […]
Construction workers spend approximately 30% of their time waiting instead of working due to unavailable equipment, delayed deliveries and workflow variations, which delay precursor steps. To mitigate these challenges, construction firms typically conduct daily job box inventory checks and manually record tool information with handwritten notes, whiteboards and spreadsheets. Besides the errors and inefficiencies that […]
For most of us, 2020 did not go according to plan. Contractors have been tasked with finding new ways to run their businesses, putting finance teams at the center of this “new normal.” There are key data points that your business should focus on to not only monitor for market conditions, but also to gain […]