RFI’s: The Ten Workflows of Construction #7

September 8th, 2015|Apps, Technology, Workflow|

A few months back I began the second half of my Ten Workflows list for construction. The seventh workflow for apps on mobile devices is the generation of an Request for Information or RFI  for short. The new world of apps allows users to create, distribute and updating a RFI from the project site. on

The Ten Workflows for Apps on Construction Projects

May 19th, 2015|Apps, Technology, Workflow|

Last month I started a series about the five workflows that apps and mobile devices help streamline for construction professionals. This month I will expand that list to include a few other workflows that are becoming more and more important in the field such as punch list generation, updating a master schedule and view a

Big Plans and Update for Construction App PlanGrid in 2015

March 18th, 2015|Apps, Review, Technology|

"PlanGrid has seen some record growth in the past year. A large part of our growth was due to customer feedback, which paved the way for over 30 new features and updates, all of which were shipped for free. On the PlanGrid Website, the most notable update was the addition of PlanGrid RFIs. This is

Bluebeam Tip: Email Templates

January 7th, 2015|Review, Technology, Workflow|

How does your company manage and track the massive task of communicating with Owners, Architects and other trades? Did you know that the Bluebeam platform has a great feature for sending out emails? Take a look at this helpful article by Carol Hagen to learn more... "For those of you still not using a Construction

Trimble launches mobile ProjectSight (reblog)

December 24th, 2014|Technology, Workflow|

Trimble launches mobile ProjectSight Original Article by Paul Wilkinson Trimble targets the low-cost mobile construction project management sector in the US with a simplified version of its Prolog SaaS applications. Trimble’s push into the SaaS construction collaboration space has gathered momentum with the launch of a low-cost mobile project management service, Trimble ProjectSight, for iPad users

PlanGrid App Update #3

November 17th, 2014|Technology, Workflow|

Last week I attended a PlanGrid training /update session hosted by the AGC Georgia here in Atlanta. PlanGrid has gone on tour to meet with construction professionals. The session was led by two PlanGrid staff members Chrissy and Roya. The PlanGrid team educated the attendees about the current feature updates and explained new features like

App-View #3 PlanGrid

November 3rd, 2014|Technology, Workflow|

App-View #2 (Plan Grid) The other week while I was in San Francisco for the CMAA Conference I was able to meet with Emily Tsitrian, one of the Operations Managers with PlanGrid about their ground breaking app. The PlanGrid platform is considered by many to be the standard bearer of plan apps for the Construction

Cloud Storage for Construction: The Google Drive Platform

August 17th, 2014|Program Development, Workflow|

I am excited to continue my guest blog series with Charles Moody of The Grey Backpack. This new crossover series will provide readers with unique perspectives on the uses for cloud storage in Construction from different guest writers. This week Charles will explain the uses for Google Drive in Construction. When I say the word Google, what’s the

Cloud Storage Options for Construction

July 26th, 2014|Workflow|

I am excited to start a new guest blog series with Charles Moody of The Grey Backpack. This new crossover series will provide readers with unique perspectives on the uses for cloud storage in Construction from different guest writers. There is a scene in the new romantic comedy, Sex Tape, where Jason Segel’s character, in

Waves of Technology in Construction

June 23rd, 2014|Workflow|

Over the past few months I have talked with several small specialty contractors about adoption of iPads on construction projects. I have observed a lot of resistance to the adoption tablets in the field. Several industry professionals have told me that they cannot afford tablets on their projects. At times this debate has become somewhat