03 Apr

The Unthinkable Has Happened. How Should Contractors Respond?

The Unthinkable Has Happened. How Should Contractors Respond? Any construction veteran expects the economy to contract and expand. However, the global pandemic presents contractors with a challenge unlike any in recent memory. How should they respond in an environment of such uncertainty? For some perspective, I chatted with Dr. John Killingsworth, a construction management professor at Colorado State University who has conducted extensive research on how contractors can weather economic downturns. BRUCE ORR: John, let’s say you’re in [...]

27 Jan

Strategies for Managing the Rising Tide of Construction Data

Cutting Through ‘Paralysis by Analysis’ Strategies for Managing the Rising Tide of Construction Data Construction firms juggle dozens or even hundreds of projects simultaneously. For c-suite decision-makers, that can translate into a near-permanent state of triage—scrambling to put out project-specific fires related to schedules, costs, quality and safety. It’s a dynamic that must end if contractors, especially self-performers, are to take full advantage of the tech and data revolutions in construction. When you’re in “triage [...]

construction data hygiene
20 Nov

‘Data Hygiene’: Read Our Post at AEC Business

Data Hygiene Read Our Post at AEC Business Beautiful charts, graphs and animations are meaningless if the data used to create them is full of holes. That's the gist of our blog post published on Nov. 18 at AEC Business, which focuses on construction innovation and technology and has a global audience of professionals who are interested in subjects such as digitalization of the industry, lean construction, materials technology, industrialization, sustainability and business improvement. Thanks to Aarni [...]

construction hard hats
04 Nov

What is Construction Data?

What is Construction Data? Construction Data is valuable information to help contractors forecast the needs of specific projects. Utilization of this data ensures a more favorable outcome. Project management in the construction industry is complex. Construction Data is valuable information to help contractors forecast the needs of specific projects. Utilization of this data ensures a more favorable outcome. Project management in the construction industry is complex. One unexpected issue can affect every stage and component [...]

Data Insights for Halloween
24 Oct

No Spooky Surprises: Capitalize on the Insights in Your Data

No Spooky Surprises: Capitalize on the Insights Hidden in Your Data Trick or treating might be about candy and scares, but when it comes to construction data, it should always be a treat. It’s time to trick or treat! To avoid being tricked, treat yourself to the most favorable outcome by utilizing your construction data. Even if your data has been underutilized, it is never too late to get scattered pieces of information together and [...]