Field Data and the Future of Construction, part 1 of 6

Posted by Guy Skillett on 2/14/17 1:44 PM

AN INTRODUCTION TO BIG DATA IN CONSTRUCTION – WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?

It’s no secret that data is transforming business. Big data is a term that we hear a lot about, and new and innovative uses of data are cropping up every day in every industry. It reflects the massive growth in the quantity of available and relevant data in society, industry and business, and how data can improve decision making.

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Construction Technology, Construction Management

Workforce Telematics: An Introduction

Posted by Guy Skillett on 1/24/17 2:15 PM

At Rhumbix we are building a Workforce Telematics platform for the construction industry. A quick Google search suggests that there isn’t much out there to describe what Workforce Telematics is, or what it can be, so in this summary I’ll attempt to do just that.

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Construction Technology, Workforce Telematics

Field Data and the Future of Construction - Series Intro

Posted by Guy Skillett on 1/18/17 3:02 PM
 
At Rhumbix, we believe that better data will be the foundation for operational improvements in the construction industry. We hear a lot about innovation, automation, big data and digital disruption in general, but what does this mean for the people with boots on the ground and at the construction work face?
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Topics: Big Data & Construction

Stay Focused with SaaS in 2017

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 12/20/16 10:05 AM

Your business has a special value to your customers, and with the New Year right around the corner, now is a good time to reflect and refocus on how to continue to drive value. In the case of construction, it’s pretty clear you want to focus on building your value, allowing you to grow the business—bringing both you and your employees the work you enjoy.

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Topics: Construction Technology

Why Startups are Perfect for Veterans

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 12/5/16 10:05 AM

These days when most people think of start-ups, the HBO show Silicon Valley comes to mind. Like all satirical comedies, a lot of what they say has some truth to it (this one a bit more than others). There’s always someone on a whiteboard reviewing the latest feature release, having a debate about the best medium roast organic drip coffee, or grabbing a snack from the kitchen. One thing the show leaves out, however, is the fact that startups offer a unique experience which can be the perfect stepping stone into the “civilian” world for veterans.

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Topics: Construction Management, Veterans

The Rhumbix Tech Stack Part I

Posted by Jonathan Goncalves, Lead Engineer on 11/28/16 10:05 AM
An example of what a tech stack might look like. (Image Source)

Rhumbix’s mission is to continuously improve how the world is designed and constructed by empowering the workforce with technology that delivers value to workers first.

Supporting this mission is a scalable, robust platform that enables foremen in the field to get real-time insights into production data.

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Topics: Construction Technology

Our Partnership with Procore: Making Construction Tech Easier

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 10/13/16 10:05 AM

Rhumbix real-time cost coding is now available on the Procore App Marketplace.

On Wednesday, Procore announced the expansion of their App Marketplace with 25 new partner integrations. Rhumbix is thrilled to have our labor productivity and workforce management tools fully integrated with Procore.

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Topics: Construction Technology

3 Considerations When Looking for New Tech to Improve Construction Data

Posted by Guy Skillett on 10/7/16 10:05 AM

Construction lags behind most sectors when it comes to information technology spending. But changing from manual, paper-based processes to digitization isn’t as simple as flipping a switch — how do we move away from legacy systems and determine a clear return on investment?

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Construction Technology

Construction Tech Transformations and Tradeoffs

Posted by Matthias Geiken, Product Manager on 5/26/16 10:05 AM

My 30-year background in construction has made me a spectator to the rise of some great technologies, and the decline of some not-so-great technologies. Throughout my career, I have made an effort to try just about anything. Whether or not I adopted the new tech is an entirely different story. I have seen everything from the introduction of the power saw, to lasers for leveling, to pagers, PalmPilots, and most recently the Smartphone.

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Topics: Construction Technology

International Adventures in Construction: #meetrhumbix interview with Guy Skillett

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 5/5/16 10:05 AM

Our #meetrhumbix series continues with Guy Skillett, Director of Construction. Guy is our resident globetrotter and was one of our first full time employees. Read more about his experience building airports, refineries, and motorways below.

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Topics: #meetrhumbix, Construction Management

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