Thought Leadership

The GadellNet Top 10: Modular Construction

January 19, 2017

Prefab, off-site, or modular construction have been part of the construction industry for many years. This construction process is now being applied to larger-scale projects, however, and that is having a huge impact on the construction industry. According to Construction Globe, 35% of contractors in the U.S. are implementing modular construction in some way during their building process. Modular prefabrication structures are made from the same materials as traditional building projects and m [...]

The Four Corners Approach to Phishing

January 16, 2017

Phishing is one of the most successful tactics that bad actors use to infiltrate small to mid-sized businesses’ networks.  It has been a tried and true tactic for such a long time because it takes advantage of human behavior and emotions, like muscle memory and fear, greed, or trust.  By now, nearly all employees get tons of emails every day, and most of us click through them as fast as possible to clear out the inbox, without critically examining every single one to make sure all is as it s [...]

Job Costing

January 12, 2017

Job costing is something you are surely already doing. It’s a basic requirement for all construction projects. You have to keep track and account for all of the costs associated with a project for invoicing and management purposes. But, are you costing everything you could be? How can you generate deeper insights? How will that help you in the future? GadellNet believes there is a lot of value in tracking more than your labor, materials, equipment, and subcontract charges. Your overhead sho [...]

How we use Legos to help build High Performance

January 11, 2017

I recently wrote a Business Intelligence blog about the idea of formalizing a common “language” across an entire organization. As a leader of a growing company with employees across 4 states, I put a lot of focus on keeping our culture alive through making sure each employee feels connected to the bigger picture. Our culture thrives on collaboration, problem-solving, and openness. That is where, surprisingly, Legos come in. Legos are more than child’s play here at GadellNet. Legos build ou [...]

The GadellNet Top 10: Construction Apps and Tools for 2017

January 9, 2017

2016 was a great year for construction technology. We saw many advances and technologies being applied in time-saving and safety-creating ways. As we move forward into 2017, that trend will continue and an emphasis will be put on efficiency, automation, and data management. Mobile technology will continue to be an area of growth in the field, as well. If you are not part of the nearly 50% of construction companies using mobile technology to assess customer and job information, you could be fa [...]

I Bet I have more Data on my Business than You: a CEO’s Perspective

January 5, 2017

Business Intelligence is hot. Really hot. If you're doing any reading on business technology and you aren't seeing data and cybersecurity as predominant themes for 2017, then I'd reevaluate your news sources. Everything that we do at GadellNet is driven by data. Our recruiting and hiring process includes behavioral, cognitive and personality testing with quantified data points. Our leadership bonus structure forces accountability through data. Even our customer service (visit us here: www.gad [...]