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Messy desk with paperwork

Let me take you back to a time when double entry in a software system was the norm. This may be stirring up old nightmares for some of you, while others may be thinking, “take me back? This is how we’re doing it now!” If you're in the latter group, don't worry, below I will be explaining ways to eliminate the double entry headache.

Employee Engagement

Building employee engagement with effective people management

Guest blog by Claire Kirk, BirdDogHR

Construction companies cannot thrive without productive employees, making them the organization’s main asset. An engaged employee not only produces quality work that benefits the company as a whole, but they motivate and assist others around them. Unfortunately engaged employees are hard to come by, and many engagement strategies are unsuccessful.

Recycling Truck on Job Site

With a growing population and an aging infrastructure, construction and demolition sites are among the largest producers of trash. According to the Construction Materials Recycling Association (www.cdrecycling.org), the construction industry generates 325 million tons of waste in the United States each year that could have been recycled.

Daqri Smart Helmet

Safety is one of the primary concerns of any project manager or company owner. By its nature, construction is an inherently dangerous industry due to the high physical requirements, difficult environment, dangerous heights and heavy equipment being used. With construction accidents adding around $10 billion annually to total construction costs, avoiding accidents is crucial to the success and well-being of any company.

Learning Software Infographic

As construction becomes more software and technology based, workers need to adapt to remain competitive. If your background isn’t in technology, this might be a daunting and unfamiliar task. Luckily, as a construction professional, you likely have the nescessary problem solving skills! Dexter + Chaney has been training folks in our software for as long as we’ve been making it, and in that time we’ve learned a few tips and tricks to help new software users. Here is a handy inforgraphic to get you started:

Online Reviews

Take two minutes and go Google yourself right now. You might be surprised. It’s ok, this blog post will still be here when you return.

Ok, those of you still with me, I’ll assume you didn’t find anything online that required immediate attention, and that’s a good thing. However, in modern society today, negative press, bad reviews, even out and out lies can travel at the speed of a brush fire—and significantly affect your life before you even realize it’s happening.

Construction Management Software’s Management Style

Google “management style” and you’ll get more than 89 million results. Dig around a bit in those millions of results and you’ll find that there’s a lot of repetition. Everyone builds from two broad categories to create from four to six styles.

Connect 2016 Logo

“We’re looking for the easiest way to simplify everything we do”—that sentence came from one of our clients as our annual Users’ Conference kicked off at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel early last week. He was shooting the breeze with the Dexter + Chaney marketing team as we were setting up. I had asked him what he was hoping most to take away from this year’s conference and his answer, while simple, spoke to the heart of what we strive to provide for our clients.

Direct Equipment Costs vs Direct Job Costs - Construction Equipment Management

I have run into about as many theories of equipment costing as there are companies, but one of the major decisions an equipment-intensive company faces is the decision to attribute costs to the piece of equipment, or to the jobs where the equipment is used. There are three basic ways that I have seen this done in the industry.

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