This week the Construction App Guru has found the following collection of blogs for construction industry that are relevant for technology, leadership and training. These blog posts are from other Thought Leaders that can offer advise on how to improve your career and business.

This week check out these posts from

Todd Dawalt: Construction job site reports are painful

Daniel Kosmala: We were wrong

Carol Hagen: Bluebeam Tip

Stephanie Zucchi: Business is Getting Smarter, Is Yours?

 

Construction job site reports are painful

The following article was originally posted by Todd Dawalt on the www.constructionleadgingedge.com website.

Now there’s a better way to document your projects

Do you want to create good looking construction jobsite reports with pictures without opening MS Word?

Want to be able to create and distribute professional looking reports in a few minutes instead of an hour?

Would you like to have access to every report created by the managers or inspectors on your team?

You need to check out Archisnapper, a slick app for construction jobsite reports that I have been using for the past several months.

Go to www.constructionleadingedge.com/snap to sign up for a free trial…and if you want to save 20% for the first year, send an email to support@archisnapper.com and tell them Construction Leading Edge sent you.

To listen to this podcast episode (CLICK HERE).

We were wrong

The following article was originally posted by Daniel Kosmala on the www.foojee.com website.

For many businesses and people, “I was wrong,” can be one of the hardest things to admit and say aloud to another person. When it comes to customer satisfaction a simple sentence can be an enormous obstacle.

We’ve learned over the years that people appreciate honesty and vulnerability. We don’t know everything and we’re okay with our clients knowing that. Instead of being IT guys who come across as more machine than human, we’ve come to terms with the fact that we’re going to make mistakes and we don’t hesitate to admit them. When we make mistakes, it’s better for us in the long run if we own them right away.

Saying, “We were wrong,” does not mean we are always wrong and it does not mean that we didn’t try.

By uttering these three simple words, we’re admitting that there were set expectations and we did not achieve them.

To read the full original article (CLICK HERE).

Bluebeam Tip: Construction Coordination Overlays

The following article was originally posted by Carol Hagen on the www.hagenbusiness.com website.

The Document Comparison features in Bluebeam Revu are great for spotting differences between revisions but did you realize you can also use the Overlay Pages option for your construction coordination?

Simply select the construction disciplines you want to coordinate and assign each an appropriate color in the overlay pages dialogue box. The great part about using the overlay pages function is that each discipline (file name) will automatically come across as a layer so you can toggle each discipline off/on as you work on the coordination. In the sample below we used overlay pages with three documents: S1.2, A401 and E201 being the structural framing plan, architectural rcp and electrical wiring diagram respectively. To view your layers, use the shortcut ALT + Y or select layers from the Tab Access Menu.

To read the full article (CLICK HERE).

Business is Getting Smarter, Is Yours?

The following article was originally posted by Stephanie Zucchi on the www.zbrella.com website.

 

The year 2016 promises that over 6.4 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide.Gartner, leading world analysts and researchers, forecast that numbers are expected to reach 20.8 billion devices by 2020. Service spending on IoT is expected to rise 22% from 2015, with spending estimated at $235 billion for 2016. Most notably, enterprise IoT leads in capital investment, which is expected to drive $868 billion next year. Gartner’s calculations speak loudly: global business is getting smarter, and more businesses are relying on strong technology to acquire the world’s new commerce – data.

The predicted growth rate of IoT connected devices is expected to grow by 5.5 million devices per day. The business sector is expected to continue to bolster IoT sales, and accounts predominantly for the sales provided by IoT services, sales such as designing, implementing, and operating IoT systems.

Although Gartner reports that the consumer market is responsible for connecting more devices to IoT, enterprise is responsible for spending and investing more revenue into IoT, as shown by Gartner’s table below, and it’s expected to remain as such until 2020.

To read the full article (CLICK HERE).