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Supporting Operational Efficiency in Construction

February 23, 2018

There is more than one way to create efficiency in an organization, but many of these are supported and created by people. For a construction firm, both the labor and office employees can modify workflows, adopt technological advances and follow company procedures to create and maintain efficiencies. Huge efficiencies can be created through different technologies. At the design and estimating stages of a job, when working to get data back and forth from the field, and so on. If we get a little l [...]

7 Essential Features for Construction Project Management Software

August 4, 2017

With so many project management software platforms on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your construction firm. Finding the right software can help you to better manage a higher-performing team through automating time-consuming tasks and having high visibility into the project. Clients will be able to tell if your project management process is disorganized and underpowered. Ultimately this determination will dictate the success or failure of your projects. Your appli [...]

How Business Intelligence Contributes to Profitability and Resource Allocation in Construction

July 24, 2017

There was a day when the only profit driver in construction was efficiency in the field. With advanced technology, that has all changed. Now, profitability relies more on integration and less on field efficiency. Why? Because corporate efficiency and resource allocation are playing larger roles in the bottom line. Integration isn’t just a great value-add anymore, integration has become a core requirement for construction firms. Business intelligence allows a construction firm to analyze eac [...]

Adopting a Mobile Jobsite in 4 Steps

July 6, 2017

Mobility has transformed the construction industry. Mobile worksites have become an integral part of a firm’s operation through jobsites powered by mobile devices and integrated platforms. Construction, although one of the nation’s largest industries, has been slow to adopt the latest and greatest tech available. In order to take on larger projects and to perform at the highest levels of satisfaction for your customers, technology, and specifically mobility, is essential. Although we are fee [...]

We are Feeling the Change

February 22, 2017

For the longest time, the adoption rate for technology within the Construction Industry was cloaked with ambiguity and a certain level of resistance. This industry was not alone in that method of operation. Let's be honest, adopting technology in any way that will make an impact is difficult. It is expensive, disruptive, and requires buy-in from the whole organization to be of any significant use. However, those tides are changing. I recently took part in a presentation for the AGC of St. Lou [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Triple Sight in Construction Technology

June 16, 2016

This week, our construction specialist, Adam Bundren, spoke to the Indiana Subcontractors Association about applications to improve your construction operations through applications and integration. As a construction specialist working in the technology industry, Adam realizes the potential tech has to transform the construction industry. To help others best understand how technology in construction has evolved, and therefore where it can lead in respect to app integration, business intelligence [...]

3 Building Blocks of a Modern Jobsite

May 12, 2016

Construction jobsites are evolving. Technology is playing a bigger role in every aspect of construction projects from the way engineers and designers collaborate to the way we track onsite employees. Construction has not been untouched by the advances in technology- even the small mom and pop shops are finding ways to integrate technology into their projects. This more technologically advanced jobsite didn’t happen overnight, of course. It took time and several steps to get to where we are to [...]