By some estimates, more than 1.2 billion users, including most of the real estate industry, rely upon Microsoft Excel. While Excel is a powerful commercial tool for statistical, engineering, and financial data tracking and analysis, … about Six Pitfalls of Excel in Commercial Real Estate Cost Tracking
While construction companies need to focus on the “fatal four,” they also need to stay on top of emerging safety and health risks. Green jobs, new technologies, changes in business practices and in the workforce … about Getting Ahead of Unsuspecting Worker Safety Health & Risks
Typically, as a technology finds a home in a particular industry, its new and better uses are inevitably discovered over time. In recent years we’ve seen that natural progression with GPS technology. From simple location … about GPS is Taking Construction to New Heights
Seventeen years ago, researchers named the factors negatively affecting big infrastructure projects. Since the publication, few lessons have been learned, and the same old issues continue to plague these mega projects.
For many construction businesses, marketing is an afterthought. It's what happens when you've got nothing lined up. But that type of marketing creates the wave effect; business goes up and goes down before going up … about 6 Ways to Successfully Get the Projects You Want
Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in materials, machinery and even hand tools, but until recently the core of the job has … about How Mobile Phones Have Changed Construction
As an integral part of a company's specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART) performance review program, more emphasis is being put on paid training and education. It's a win-win for everyone.
To put it simply, a smart building is any structure that uses automated processes to control the building's operations. This means that things, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and security, are connected and … about Smarter Buildings = A More Intelligent Future
When Toronto-based construction management company, Deltera, began work on a luxury condominium complex near its downtown headquarters, the team’s business processes were based largely on manual inputting. This eventually led to a number of issues … about How Deltera Used Technology to Take Downtown Toronto to New Heights
Construction has a long history of adversarial business relationships with trust taking a back seat to self-preservation. When trust is missing in project relationships, its absence plays a major role in projects failing to hit … about Why Building Trust is Essential for Success