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Comprehensive Guide to Expanding Digital Project Delivery Across Your Organization

If you’ve used a digital project delivery tool to manage a construction project, you know it can help you control costs, improve efficiency, and increase...

Preparing Utility Companies for an Increase in Infrastructure Construction Projects

Utility companies across the U.S. are bracing themselves for, or are in the midst of, an infrastructure project surge arriving with funding infusion complements of...

Successful Construction Workforce Management 101

Workforce management has become much more vital in the construction industry as the industry grapples with labor shortages and a possible recession. Now more than...

Construction & Back to School Safety Tips

The signs it’s time to go back to school have arrived – the traffic has started to get heavier, the school buses have appeared, and...

7 Ways Construction Firms Can Prepare for a Recession

It comes as no surprise that several quarterly construction surveys reflect a growing concern that the industry’s markets and business conditions are heading towards a...

K-12 School Districts Can Experience Digital Transformation with e-Builder

Obstacles Facing Outdated Systems in K-12 School Districts Collaboration and visibility are valuable aspects of construction projects in K-12 school districts. Disconnected and outdated project...

5 Ways Transportation Infrastructure Leaders Can Prepare for New Federally Funded Projects

With the introduction of new federal funding streams through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), transportation infrastructure leaders are...

How Infrastructure Project Owners are Responding to Increasing Project Demand

The passing of the recent infrastructure bills has inundated government organizations and capital project owners with millions, to hundreds of millions of dollars specifically allocated...

The Benefits of a Data Warehouse in the Construction Industry

In the era of digital transformation, working with data-driven insights is key. Here’s how a data warehouse helps in the construction industry. Picture driving with...

Infrastructure Summit for Owners – Webinar: Navigating Grants

When an owner looks at the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and sees the $1.2 trillion in infrastructure funding it provides, it may be overwhelming to...

Infrastructure Summit for Owners – Webinar: State of Digital Transformation

Increased federal funding for infrastructure projects has owners taking a deeper look at digital transformation of project data. Digital transformation is helping owners to ensure...

Infrastructure Summit for Owners – Strategizing Funding for Lead Service Line Replacement

In this infrastructure summit for owners webinar, experts from Newark Water and Sewer Utilities and CDM Smith discuss infrastructure funding sources for lead service line...

Infrastructure Summit: Funding for Water, Wastewater, and Utilities Projects

An influx of federal funding is now available for U.S. infrastructure projects through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also...

Smart Sensors: Opportunities for Construction Industry Savings

The construction industry has discussed how to make buildings smarter and more sustainable for at least two decades. The advent of the Internet of Things...

An Ultimate Guide to RFIs in Construction

Wouldn’t it be nice if the 53 subcontractors building a high rise, as an example, were on the same page and understood precisely what needs...

Capital Improvements vs. Repairs and Maintenance: Why They Matter

Expenses might be routine in the construction industry but understanding the spend can have a significant impact on your balance sheet. Here’s why. When it...

Solar & Water Construction for Sustainable Development

Current Construction Practices Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions The greatest energy demand in the US comes from residential and commercial buildings – accounting for 39%...

Automation in the Construction Industry

What is Construction Automation? Based on historical Census Bureau data, in 2022 an estimated 1.2 million construction workers will leave their jobs to work in...

Trauma-Informed Design in K-12 schools

What is Trauma-Informed Design? A design method made popular out of necessity by the COVID-19 pandemic, trauma-informed design within the K-12 school environment is a...

Construction Project Management: The Ultimate Guide

What is Construction Project Management? Construction project management is a service that manages construction projects for any project delivery method, and focuses on addressing important...

Why Cybersecurity is Important in the Construction Industry

Why Does Cybersecurity Matter in Construction? The dramatic shift to cloud technologies in the past several years combined with the shift to remote work has...

Diversity In Construction: Why it Matters & Tips for Leaders

How to Get Started With Your Construction DEI Journey It’s no surprise that the construction industry isn’t very diverse. But there is a cultural shift...

Eight Out of Ten Owners Know the Secret: Connected Construction Is Here

There’s a common misconception that construction is one of the least digitally innovative industries. At Trimble, we’ve specialized in bringing innovative digital solutions to the...

4 Methods to Combat Construction Labor Shortages

Within the construction industry, resource shortages of both materials and labor have capital project owners and business owners concerned about staffing current projects, and the...

Breaking Down Infrastructure Funding for The American Rescue Plan Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Funding ‘About Me’ Signed into law in March 2021, the trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is distributing more than $360 billion in infrastructure related...

Peeling back the Curtain on the White House’s Funding Guide

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL), was officially signed into law by President Biden on November...

Building Efficiency Across DBO (Design, Build, Operate)

How to Apply Technology to Streamline the Entire Asset Life Cycle The construction industry has an efficiency problem. Projects that exceed their budget or their...

3 Tips for Owners to Tackle Supply Chain Shortages

Will the Construction Industry’s Supply Chain Issues Continue in 2022? Bryan Willoughby of Willoughby Construction in Jupiter, Florida, says that their team is “constantly reevaluating...

Infrastructure Bill: Get Smart, Get Started, Get Funded

With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill in November, capital program managers are wondering how the new legislation will impact their projects in 2022....

What are Construction Submittals?

Construction submittals are drawings, documents, mock-ups, or samples created by the contractor and presented to the owner or architect. They help demonstrate that proposed plans...

Modernizing Transit: How to Do it Efficiently and with Limited Resources

As state and local transportation agencies prepare for an influx of federal funding following passage of the U.S.’s bipartisan infrastructure bill, they should evaluate the...

What are Change Orders in Construction

What is a Change Order in Construction? In construction, a change order alters the original contract to add or remove work or extend the schedule,...

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Capital Improvement Program Performance

Collecting construction data into a central repository has many potential uses-and two of the most exciting are artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). AI...

Northeastern University Integrates ERP with e-Builder

Northeastern University has integrated e-Builder with other university systems to build a true enterprise project management system. The university’s average capital expenditures total $160+ million,...

The Case for Digitally Transforming Your Organization

Today, owner organizations, design firms and construction companies are considering the path forward-how to digitize their operations, design collaboration and break down data silos to...

What is a Construction Chief Transformation Officer?

While maintaining good communication with all stakeholders is a CTO’s primary role, to be successful, a CTO must strike the right balance between a ‘change’...

Top 5 Questions About Infrastructure Funding from Owners

The funding allocated by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is designed to rebuild America’s infrastructure, expand access to clean drinking water, invest in aging communities, tackle...

What is an Advanced Digital Construction Management System?

How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Provides Funding for Digital Project Management Information Systems Most owners believe in the usefulness of digital tools. In...

Contra Costa Transportation Authority: Using e-Builder to Eliminate Data Silos and Increase Efficiency

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority manages about $2.7 billion in transportation projects and programs in the east Bay Area near San Francisco. The CCTA’s team...

Benefits of Prefabrication & Modular Construction for Healthcare

Evaluating the Merits of Modular & Prefabrication Construction in Healthcare Healthcare construction has been historically slow to adopt prefabricated and modular design due to the...

3 Strategies to Prevent COVID Infection During Construction

As scientists continue to study and learn new ways to combat the spread of COVID-19, businesses and organizations worldwide are taking voluntary mitigation steps to...

The Future of As-Built Drawings

As-built drawings encompass nearly every element of a construction project’s processes, from modifications to field changes, design changes, and extra work. In previous decades, as-built...

Taking Steps Toward a Sustainable Future for Construction

Every industry faces challenges as a result of climate change. Because construction is responsible for almost 40% of total carbon emissions, the industry is up...

The Construction Industry’s Long Journey to Digital Transformation

The construction industry is either heading towards or currently in an inflection point. We have consistently been considered laggards when it comes to technology adoption;...

How the Private Sector Can Avoid Surprise Capital Project Costs

With the cost of raw materials and labor skyrocketing, this question is more challenging than ever for capital project owners to answer. Accurate cost predictions...

What is Sustainable Construction? Building More with Less

In a previous blog post, I talked about embodied carbon and the environmental impacts of the construction phase of a project’s life cycle. Now let’s...

One Year Later: Impact of the Election on Infrastructure and Local Government Spending

As the pandemic wanes, the current U.S. administration is prioritizing a new and comprehensive infrastructure plan that promises to lead the most significant industrial change...

One Year Later: Predictions and Projections

Last week, we took a look back at how construction has changed and grown in the wake of the pandemic to ensure ongoing project and...

One Year Later: Lessons and Reflections

The pandemic burst on the scene one year ago, impacting the construction industry-and the world. Now, we’re looking back at how construction has changed and...

Overcome Common Construction Management Issues with an Owner-Centric Solution

As an owner of a construction programs, you may be managing numerous construction vendors, disparate project requirements, stakeholder scrutiny and very tight budgets – often...

Human-Proofing Your Capital Program Processes and Workflows for Success

Digital innovations in the construction industry can improve collaboration and communication, enabling owners to deliver projects on time and on budget-yet organizations often struggle to...

Issue Management for Owners: Why Issues are Opportunities

It happens on job sites all the time: contractors run into unexpected challenges. Perhaps while cutting an opening for a new window, the crew finds...

Joy, Not Pain: Automating Reports Within Your Capital Program

With many stakeholders and data streams involved, capital programs can be difficult to manage-even with software and other technology in place. To make the best...

Finally, Scheduling From an Owner’s Perspective

Contractors use software to create very detailed schedules with all the minutiae involved to coordinate the specific activities per trade on a construction project. When...

Advantages of Automating Business Processes: The ROI is Real

While calculating ROI for automation can be tricky, eliminating inefficiencies and bringing your data flow up to speed can help you with it.

The All-in-One Guide to Generating Accurate, Real-Time Construction Reports for Owners

Generating Accurate Reports Pre & During Construction Phases: The quality of your decision-making abilities is only as strong as the data behind it.

Owners Gain Visibility and Control Over Construction Schedules

Increase schedule visibility with a system specifically designed for the management of large scale construction projects, across all phases and activities

The All-in-One Owner’s Guide to Workflow Management Throughout the Construction Lifecycle

Benefits of Streamlining Construction Lifecycle: Pains of before, the benefits of implementation, expectations around efficiency, savings, and productivity

Four Strategies to Gain Control of Construction Approval Workflows

Construction projects are extremely complex, with hundreds of tasks happening at once, all moving together in an intricate interplay of processes and workflows. A well-planned...

15 Helpful Signs to Enhance Your Capital Improvement Program Software

Thousands of facility and asset owners shared their struggles about managing CIPs. Learn what to look for to ensure a healthy program year over year.

Three Keys to Successful Construction Cost Management

But the construction industry — more than perhaps any other — is prone to changes and contingencies that can lead to overspending and waste. This...

The Ultimate Construction Software Buyer’s Guide – Part 3

A construction management software lifts organizations to the next level of performance by improving the capture and manipulation of data, and by extending its lifespan.

The New Normal: How Construction Projects are Rebounding from COVID-19

Continuing our series in learning from construction leaders who are adapting throughout the global pandemic, we invited two industry experts to share their insights on...

The Ultimate Construction Software Buyer’s Guide – Part 2

A tool built for the job 1996-present   Automating construction project management As we’ve seen, spreadsheets-bless them-are not the optimal way to manage capital programs....

The Ultimate Construction Software Buyer’s Guide – Part 1

Managing construction programs is challenging enough. Now, remote work and tighter budgets make it even harder. The right tools help. Let’s look at the software...

5 Ways to Reduce Embodied Carbon on Your Next Building Project

  Climate change is the defining issue of our generation and the buildings industry will play a pivotal role in leading the collective global community...

The New Normal: How to Manage Construction Projects and Avoid Interruption

In case you missed week four (4) of our New Normal in Construction webinar series, we wanted to take the time to distill some of...

The New Normal: Incorporating Social Distancing into your Construction Projects

Investment in technology is a must. Which software companies you partner with is up to you. The decision not to invest, however, is no longer...

e-Builder Enterprise Overview: a Solution Designed for Owners

A cloud-based construction project management software, built for reducing risk and improving performance of capital improvement programs across project lifecycles.

Construction and Covid19: Moving Workflows from Paper to Electronic

Typical construction projects have hundreds if not thousands of simultaneous workflows happening in a project. The numerous contributors & layers of approval can sometimes cause...

Stop. Collaborate and listen

Collaboration in Construction at its finest: Project teams giving visibility by reporting on change orders & contingency usage to many different groups

Managing Construction Projects in the New Normal

Construction Owners who were prepared and had invested in cloud-based technology ended up minimally impacted by COVID19. Here are their stories.

The Ultimate Guide to Construction Document Management

For construction programs, collaboration is critical. Today we'll talk about construction document management and why it is key for the survivability of your projects.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Projects – Habit 7 “Continuous Improvement”

How to make significant improvements with help from technology

7 Habits of Highly Effective Projects – Habit 6 “Collaborate to Accelerate”

Improving processes, emphasizing and embedding collaborative tools.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Projects – Habit 5 “Empathize, Adapt & Overcome”

Best-in-class owners seek first to understand before being understood—a fundamental tenet of active listening.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Projects – Habit 4 “Win-Win & Pay Fast”

Gain cost visibility through an owner-driven project management system

7 Habits of Highly Effective Projects – Habit 3 “Automate to Operate”

Simple steps that lead to getting more time back in your day

7 Habits of Highly Effective Projects – Habit 2 “Forecast Completion”

Positive impacts of integrating your cost and schedule in a construction project management software

7 Habits of Highly Effective Projects – Habit 1 “Be Proactive”

“Best in Class” facility owners deeply understand that a great habit is formed when combined knowledge, skills, and desire come together.

Death of the Spreadsheet

Forecasts in spreadsheets? Leveraging technology and keeping a centralized system will keep timely information at your fingertips! Who would miss the mess?

3 Easy Ways To Reduce Change Orders

Change isn’t always bad, but on a construction project, it usually isn’t good. They can wreak havoc on a schedule and raise costs beyond the...

Home-run! Four Bases to Cover Before Buying a Construction Project Management Solution

For construction programs, collaboration is critical. Let's talk about construction document management and why it is key for the survivability of your projects.

Beware the Spreadsheet

Reporting with construction spreadsheets require accurate, timely, and relevant information to deliver projects on time and within budget.