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Job Site Technology for Project Management

Time is money. And in no industry does this phrase ring more true than in the field of construction. Project managers must work tirelessly to ensure that projects stay on schedule so they can be completed on time. These days, construction project management is made a bit easier through the use of innovative technologies that can aid them in keeping jobs progressing smoothly.

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A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to see a customer of ours to film a video shoot for our annual Innovator Awards. The videos—of which we feature three per year at our annual Users’ Conference—highlight client companies that have shown excellence, growth and thoughtful business and operations management through the use of our Spectrum® Construction Software. While I won’t name the company now, so as not to spoil the official announcement, I did want to share a particular thought or two from my visit.

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2016 will see Business Intelligence (BI), the technology-driven process of analyzing data and presenting actionable information, take center stage in the construction industry. “The explosion in the sources of field data will have repercussions on the project management software platforms developed,” says John Chaney, co-founder, and CEO of Dexter + Chaney.

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Wondering Aimlessly At Tradshow

Somehow you’ve found yourself standing in line to get your badge to stand in line to get into a trade show exhibit floor. Maybe you decided to go to check out the latest construction products and technologies. Maybe you’re in the market for new heavy equipment or construction software. Maybe you read a persuasive blog by a smooth talking marketing guy about the benefits of the construction industry trade show. Whatever brought you there, there you are. Let’s consider the things you can do to make the most out of your trade show experience.

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Construction Trade Show

Here’s a proposal: Pack a bag, head to the airport, and fly to a destination city like Las Vegas, Chicago, or Orlando. Check into your fully booked hotel, then do not visit The Strip, The Miracle Mile, or the Magic Kingdom. Instead, spend 8 or more hours a day walking around indoors under fluorescent lighting being greeted by complete strangers who want to “scan” you. And when you get hungry, don’t worry, just look for the 200 yard-long line to get a $12 hot dog and coke. Sold yet? If so, welcome to the iconic experience of the industry trade show.

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The New Year is almost upon us and 2016 holds a lot of promise for the construction industry and its related verticals. To hear economists and industry experts talk about it, next year could treat us to the big boom in business we’ve all been hoping for. With this in mind, we thought it was a good time to reflect on some of the themes, trends and best practices we touched on in this blog space in 2015—ideas and observations we hope have kept you thinking, preparing for and effectively managing your growth opportunities.

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