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  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, Tim McNally, a principal with Tilson Technology Management talks about why many technology users do not take full advantage of the software and technology tools they have at hand. Contractors can do a number of things to maximise their software solution investments – from committing to deeper research and exploration at the purchasing stage to collaboratively working to improve buy-in and usage across the entire organisation. McNally discusses some of the latest technology advancements, how they’re best implemented and what companies should be thinking about to ensure smooth transitions.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we talk about succession planning with Gregg Schoppman, principal and Florida consulting manager with construction consulting firm FMI. As the construction industry workforce evolves, older generations of leaders are turning over the business torch to younger generations. How well contractors manage this process can significantly impact both the short- and long-term success of the company. What many contractors don’t know is that effective succession planning is a five- to 10-year process. Hear real-world stories, best practices and what contractors should be doing to develop an effective succession planning game plan.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three people out of every 100 are injured every day on the job in construction. In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we look at how the construction industry is tackling safety challenges head-on. Greg Sizemore, vice president of health, safety and workforce development with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) joins the show to discuss programs and technologies that are working and where the industry still falls short. Sizemore discusses the need for more safety leadership, safety improvement steps contractors can take and why the biggest roadblocks contractors cite to drastically reducing safety incidents – time and money — are more than offset by the higher productivity levels and lower overhead that enhanced safety measures provide.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we look at the staggering numbers behind suicide in the United States, including the high rate in construction. Hear a moving discussion between our host and Patsy Dunn, CFP with Siteworks Design/Build. Dunn sits on the Executive Committee of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and runs the organization’s Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) program.
  • In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, the importance of trade associations to the strength of the construction industry and the success of member contractors is examined. Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) shares his insights about the positive impacts trade associations can have, from legislative bargaining power to professional development to key networking, branding and leadership benefits for organisations.
  • Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint Construction Software explain the merits of COBie and how BIM solution Viewpoint For Projects™ can secure your route to Level 2 compliance.
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offers tremendous benefits to companies of all kinds, reducing their software- and hardware-related workload, saving them money, improving their productivity, and — perhaps most importantly — reducing risk. While many architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organisations were once understandably cautious about outsourcing key applications and data, it has become increasingly common, particularly for project-based team-working where conventional IT infrastructures are not always the most efficient solution.
  • The Lamborghini and the country road. This parallel can be viewed similarly in our field of work. The construction industry today has the tool capability of the Lamborghini, but many firms lack the appropriate infrastructure to drive performance commensurate with their contemporaries.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) is set to revolutionise the delivery of construction projects. It will help the industry and its clients move from inefficient, often-paper-based information processes within fragmented project teams towards the seamless flow of structured data between collaborators incentivised to deliver whole life value.
  • Having been intensely paper-based for decades, during the past 15-20 years the construction industry has developed sophisticated approaches to inter-company transactions, document management, and collaboration. Now, partly as a result of BIM (Building Information Modeling), the industry is also becoming more data-centric. However, even in leading BIM markets like the UK, the great majority of construction information exchanges still rely on processing large volumes of unstructured data.