The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From ENR’s list of top 600 specialty contractors to Procore’s latest service offering in the Australia New Zealand region, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
ENR Releases List of Top 600 Specialty Contractors of 2020
Last week ENR released its annual list of top specialty contractors, in the aggregate, the group generated a total revenue of $151 billion. Despite the challenges brought on by the global pandemic, these numbers are up almost 12% from the previous year. Here’s what ENR had to say about the future of the sector.
Which Construction Tech Tool is Most Useful
App Management Metrics, a new feature from Procore Technologies, shows users how others are leveraging integrations and third-party systems offered in the Procore Marketplace. As the number of tech solutions out there continues to crowd the industry, this feature will help users make better decisions on future technology investments.
Procore Releases Its Safety Essentials to ANZ Customers
Keeping everyone and everything 100% tied off when working at height, or above 6 feet, is vital to keeping you and your team safe. Here are some important guidelines from Construction Business Owner that you should know about when working at height.
Mitigating the Risks of Working at Height
Earlier this week Procore announced a new Safety Essentials information offering to its Australian and New Zealand customers who use Procore Quality & Safety. The release now makes it easier for construction companies to be aligned with country standards and uphold safer jobsites. Learn more about how the new offering is reducing administrative workload and improving safety here.
Canadian Province Leading the Most in Job Recovery
Since June, the Manitoba province in Canada has steadily been making its way back towards employment stability and now leads the country with the lowest unemployment rate. One of the main reasons Manitoba’s job market has stayed relatively healthy is due to the small amount of Manitoba businesses that were forced to shut down. With housing demand rebounding faster than supply in the province, Manitoba should expect a boost in residential construction in the first half of 2021.
How Sage Intacct Construction is Bringing Financials to the Cloud
Launched in March 2020, Sage Intacct Construction is a software solution aimed at taking construction accounting online making it easier to access outside of the office and creating a much better environment for other integrations. Hear from Dennis Stejskal, the Director of Sage Construction and Real Estate, as he sits down with Shane Hedmond, Founder of Construction Junkie, to get his take on the evolution of construction financial software and the role cloud-based financials can play in a construction project.
Seagull Takes Down Building Survey Drone
If you have an extra moment and need a bit of a laugh this week, check out this story about a seagull that attacked and took down a building survey drone set up to perform a roof survey on jobsite in Scotland. According to the drone pilot, “he had not experienced this level of aggression” before. Talk about terri-gull luck.
This was just an appetizer. Are you ready for the full course?
Dive into more business news, check out the latest tech trends, and get a couple quick tips from our safety section. And as always, check back in next Friday for the most up to date feature of The Weekly Grind!