Industrial Construction Strategies Blog

mobile construction movementKey points from the March 2013 Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices for the Construction Industry.


contractor mistakesThere are many ways you can improve profitability and performance on your remote construction job-site. Communication between a remote construction site and the office, and the number of services your company offers, all have an impact on your company’s bottom line.


industrial construction forecastsCanada’s construction industry, and more specifically Alberta’s industrial construction sector is predicted to experience increases in activity over 2013, but as some point out Canada has a long road to take before it can recover from the huge and devastating impact of the recession.


Lower union construction contractors premiumsAt the beginning of 2013, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), a U.S. insurance rating and data collection bureau, changed the formula for calculating the Experience Modification Rating or “Ex Mod”.  Now, instead of $5,000 of losses on an individual claim being classified as primary, it will be $10,00

going paperless in the construction industryMaking the move to a Paperless Office.  


Improving Your Construction DocumentationConstruction documentation is the technical language of the contractor.  Without it, proving a construction claim is nearly impossible.


Utility Contractor, a leading online publication for construction equipment, put on a webinar recently, sponsored by Viewpoint Construction, entitled “How Leading Contractors are Bridging the Communication Gap Between Field Operations and the Office”.  Below is a summary of the key points made by the speakers.



cloud computingMany contractors are using cloud computing for mobile access to data. Some contractors commonly use it for documents, such as invoices, contracts, change orders, etc. You can sync this data automatically with your computer at the office.

change order processMost jobs have plenty of change orders. The dynamics of meeting the client, capturing requirements, determining how much it will cost, getting it approved, all the while making change orders can be daunting.



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