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Technology innovation and strategic acquisitions position Viewpoint to lead construction industry transformation

PORTLAND, OREGON – October 24, 2017 – Viewpoint, the leading provider of integrated software solutions for the construction industry, today announced record customer growth in Q3 2017. The company continues to see increased demand for its innovative, cloud-based software solutions that enable contractors to increase productivity and profitability by integrating operations across the office, team and field.

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Integration helps construction companies collaborate easily on site progress maps, which integrate directly into Viewpoint’s Team Project Management application

PORTLAND, OREGON—October 17, 2017—Viewpoint, the established leader in integrated software solutions for a contractor’s office, team, and field, today announced a partnership with drone mapping software platform DroneDeploy to help construction companies track job progress, save time and reduce risk with drone maps and 3D models. Drone technology is becoming increasingly prevalent on jobsites as an efficient means of collecting aerial data to aid in design, planning and construction management.

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C.W. Driver, Southern Botanical, Yates Construction, and Western Allied Mechanical nab top technology honors

PORTLAND, OREGON — October 12, 2017 — Viewpoint, the established leader in ERP, project management and mobile solutions for the construction industry, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Technology Awards. The awards, presented at Viewpoint’s Collaborate 2017 User Conference, honor companies which have used and/or extended Viewpoint technologies to solve important business challenges.

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Viewpoint CEO Outlines Strategy for Integrated Office, Team & Field Operations to Increase Construction Productivity and Financial Performance

PORTLAND, OREGON — October 10, 2017 — Viewpoint, the established leader in ERP, project management and mobile solutions for the construction industry, today unveiled its vision for helping contractors increase productivity and profitability through cloud-based software that integrates end-to-end operations across the office, team and field. The company also announced a host of new technology solutions, product enhancements and client benefits at Collaborate 2017 — the largest construction software conference in North America.

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20 Songs about construction

We work in the industry so it’s no surprise to us that construction has been referenced in music for decades. From kid songs like “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” all the way to anthems like “We Built This City,” construction-themed songs have made their way into our lives. From bluegrass groups to jam bands, country to alternative rock, we’ve got you covered.

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Electrician using tablet

Some managers believe that the best methods for empowering employees are training and mentoring. No doubt this has an impact, but outside of all that extra wisdom managers are imparting to their teams, how else can employees be empowered? It might hurt to hear, but sometimes all your employees really need is the right tool for the job and for you to get out of their way. In these cases, the right tool is information.

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Importance of Getting Organized

We’re a little more than halfway through 2017, and I can say without a doubt that this has been one of the busiest, most frenetic years on record for me—both in my professional and personal life. In my professional life, new projects, planned initiatives and unexpected fire drills have kept me more than busy. Outside of my career, unexpected life stresses, new opportunities and sudden about-face changes have not let me get a moment’s rest.

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Labor Shortage Rebound

How smart companies regain & retain skilled talent in the construction industry

The skilled labor shortage spans several major industries in the United States (and overseas)—a trend that has hit construction particularly hard in recent years. During the Great Recession, the construction industry hit some low lows, but along with the problems of a declining economy comes the hope of an eventual recovery. The construction industry achieved a notable resurgence this year, with growth across commercial and residential projects, including roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.

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