June 2013

new technology construction industryNew engines, designed with regulatory tiers put in place to control diesel emissions, have made a large impact on the industrial construction industry recently. This new technology will not only make equipment more efficient but reduce operational and maintenance costs.


According to ForConstructionPros.com this new technology is described as:


Reduce Construction CostsIn Jim Veenbaas’ “10 Ways to Reduce Construction Costs” article, several points of cost saving advice are given to construction companies. Here is a summary of the 10 described ways to reduce costs.


LEMIn the industrial construction industry there is often difficulty in sending and receiving information from remote locations because they may not be equipped to communicate remotely.

mobile devicesWhich mobile device is best for the Industrial Construction Industry?


It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that Apple’s IOS-based devices are the most used in North America. In fact, more and more tasks that previously were done on PCs are now done on mobile devices and tablets.  


Going paperlessBeing able to access your documents from any location may have you thinking that your construction company would benefit from going paperless. Though it may not be practical for the industrial construction industry to do this completely, read the suggestions below for tips on ways you can cut down on the amount of paper being stored at the office.

industrial constructionThe construction industry has for some time been slow to adopt change and new technology.

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