Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider

Steph believes words can change the world. She contributes to the communication activities at Rhumbix by telling our customers' stories, and helping our team express their depth of knowledge and passion for innovation within the construction industry.
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5 Questions Construction Tech Companies Should Ask Clients

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 6/29/17 9:30 AM

Co-authored by Burcin Kaplanoglu of Lendlease and Zach Scheel, CEO of Rhumbix, this insightful article originally appeared on Builtworlds.com.

From Burcin Kaplanoglu, VP and Operations Director of Telecommunications Infrastructure at Lendlease: I published an article on evaluating architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate (AEC/RE) technologies and shared the questions I ask from the customer’s point of view. In it, I challenged the way the companies work internally and with others to form partnerships, and highlighted the need to find new ways to do business.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Construction Innovation

Why Construction Firms Don't Digitize - Myth #4

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 6/20/17 10:13 AM

Part 4 of a series on the most common reasons construction firms don't adopt digital solutions.

In the final installment of our Construction Technology Myths series, we’re tackling a topic of growing importance to any company considering new digital solutions: integration.
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Topics: Construction Technology

Safety Compliance and New OSHA Rule

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 6/14/17 2:55 PM


A year ago, OSHA introduced a new rule to protect construction workers from the potential dangers of airborne crystalline silica on job sites. With the deadline for compliance approaching next week on June 23, 2017, it’s important for construction firms to have a clear plan in place for how they will remain compliant to the new standard.

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Topics: Workplace Safety, Craft Workers

Rewards of Creating a Data-Driven Culture

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 6/8/17 8:03 AM

Last week, Rhumbix hosted a panel discussion with Kris Lengieza, David Burns, Hitesh Dewan, and our very own Michael Myers on the challenges and opportunities of creating a data-driven culture. Moderated by Guy Skillet, Head of Construction Analytics at Rhumbix, we had over 50 attendees, many of whom had just wrapped up two and half days attending ENR FutureTech.

Data was a key theme at the ENR event, and the panel provided a great opportunity to discuss more fully some of the ideas presented while still fresh in everyone's mind.

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

Why Construction Firms Don't Digitize - Myth #3

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 5/31/17 8:10 AM

Part 3 of a series on the most common reasons construction firms don't adopt digital solutions.

When it comes to construction field technology, one of the big sticking points we hear is the requirement for field workers to actually use it. Every firm has their painful story of a system or process they tried—and that ultimately failed—at the field level. They believe foremen won’t want to use it; or they will think it's just another top-down initiative; or they will think it's just another thing keeping them from doing their most important work. 

But it doesn't have to be that way...

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Topics: Construction Technology

Why Construction Firms Don't Digitize - Myth #2

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 5/19/17 11:13 AM

Part 2 of a series on the most common reasons construction firms don't adopt digital solutions

Something our team hears regularly in conversations with construction professionals—across all trades—is that new technology is important to them, but it’s not the first thing on their to-do list. This bring us to the second myth in our series on why construction firms are not adopting new technology:

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Topics: Construction Technology

Why Construction Firms Don't Digitize - Myth #1

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 5/12/17 11:10 AM

In our conversations with numerous construction professionals, we've uncovered several beliefs—we call them myths—that we think are preventing firms from taking meaningful steps toward digitization. So we’re kicking off a series that explores some of these common reasons why construction companies are not adopting digital solutions. Some are real. Others are only perceived. Find out which ones. 

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Topics: Construction Technology

​The High Costs of Manual Field Collection

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 3/29/17 2:57 PM

Labor is the largest and least understood cost on construction projects, typically making up at least 50% of the budget. The industry thinks about labor as a fixed cost, one that you don't have much control over. But if you look more closely at what makes up your labor budget, you'll find many soft costs which CAN be optimized (by going paperless and using digital timecards, for example), allowing for more production time—which means higher profits.

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Topics: Construction Management, Labor Costs

[Slide Presentation] Rhumbix Presents at SXSW 2017

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 3/21/17 11:02 AM


SXSW is always an exciting event to attend. We were fortunate to be there, however briefly, so Rhumbix Co-founder and CEO, Zach Scheel, could present as one of 15 startups in a pitch competition. The competition was held to showcase the potential to bring disruptive technology to the industrial space, and each participant was given 3 minutes to present. HOLT Ventures teamed up with Caterpillar Ventures, Brick & Mortar Ventures and Cottonwood Technology Fund to host this popular Industrial Technology Pitch Competition.

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Craft Workers, SXSW, Startup

ConEXPO 2017 Recap

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 3/16/17 12:40 PM

The Rhumbix team was at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, NV earlier this month. This year was the biggest year ever, with over 130,000 attendees, 2,500 exhibitors, and 2.8M feet of space. And the cranes! Lots and lots of cranes!

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Topics: Insider, Construction Technology