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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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Viewpoint and Dexter Chaney Logos

Combination of market leaders in construction ERP software serves as powerful accelerator to industry adoption of technology.

PORTLAND and SEATTLE – Wednesday July 12, 2017 – As a part of a comprehensive strategy to transform the construction industry through improved digital process in all phases of the project lifecycle, Viewpoint today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney, a market leader in cloud-based construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The addition of Dexter + Chaney’s product suite will be a powerful component of Viewpoint’s strategy to drive further the adoption of technology in construction.

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Portland, Oregon

October 9-12, 2017

Portland, Oregon | Oregon Convention Center

Collaborate 2017 is Viewpoint’s annual User Conference which now includes Spectrum Customers. Attend three full days with a packed agenda of incredible sessions, speakers, and networking events.

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Connect 2017 Innovator

SEATTLE, May 10, 2017: Dexter + Chaney, the leader in cloud-based construction ERP software, is pleased to announce that Menlo Park, Calif.-based Western Allied Mechanical has been named its 2017 Innovator Award winner. The award, honoring a client company that has significantly grown or improved its operations through utilizing Spectrum® Construction Software, is presented annually at Dexter + Chaney’s Connect User Conference.

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