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Construction Project Management application vs Construction Document Management Application

When searching for tools to assist in project management, professionals are generally faced with two types. However, many software companies try to market their tools as doing everything, even when they don’t. Two of the most commonly used descriptions for software used to manage construction projects are construction project management...

Electronic Data Exchange Specification for Design and Construction Projects

Over the last couple years the AIA and Consensus Docs have started moving forward with specification for the exchange of electronic information. These are excellent tools when incorporating the use of web based construction management tools into your project delivery process. Here is what each group has released so far: ConsensusDOCS...

Leaving a Legacy of Productivity for Facility Owners

Given the productivity issues that continue to plague capital projects, Owners and CMs have an opportunity to become more of an “interoperating” force that mandates the most efficient processes across project teams. As holder of the project’s budget, the Owner unfortunately pays for every bit of waste created across the...

Swinerton Builders, Assemble Systems and EADOC build “Location Aware” Bluetooth Beacon- enabled Mobile BIM App at AEC Hackathon

Today marks the construction industry’s second AEC Hackathon at the FaceBook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Bringing together top teams of the most influential construction and engineering firms and software developers, the goal is to build fresh solutions to some of the most complicated building processes faced by AEC professionals...

Construction Management Software selection requires end user buy in not just executives looking for dashboards

Why do over 50% of Enterprise Software implementations fail? Because executives select software that delivers no time savings for the users who have to manually enter the data into cumbersome forms. Also these applications provide little to no collaboration resulting in users re-entering data over and over again. Executives need...

Going beyond Enterprise to solve an Industry Problem

For years every one has talked about the lack of gains in efficiency in the Construction Industry. Many articles and books have been written around this issue and theorized on why and how it can be corrected. The biggest challenge we see with construction is that you bring together many...

Changing Roles of Project Controls

With the continuous integration of project information through BIM and collaborative project management applications, the traditional role of project controls personnel is changing. Traditional project controls teams focused on project cost and schedule using software designed for each task. With the introduction of BIM and the integration of project teams,...

IT Department Jeopardizing User Security to Cover Up Poor Performing Internal Applications

We were recently involved in the selection process by a large East Coast municipality of a construction management information system. During the technical interviews, the department’s software Architect wanted to know if data could be transmitted unencrypted to speed up performance.  Our answer was absolutely not, and why would anyone...