OSHA’s new safety standards on the permissible level of crystalline silica goes in effect on September 23. Originally set for an enforcement date of June 23, the ruling was delayed three months for a variety of reasons including the transition to a new presidential administration and appointment of Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta.
Recently, I ran into an IT construction professional who shared a fascinating story about his firm’s big data journey. Like many firms, they had heard of the promises of big data to generate value, and wanted in on it.
But as they began to analyze their data, they were in for a surprise.
On the blog today, we’re introducing Shannon Cassidy, a new member of our Customer Success Team. Shannon comes to us with five years of construction experience as a field engineer, project engineer, and project manager. She continues to put mileage on her steel-toed boots by supporting our customers in the field.
Read on to hear more about Shannon’s role with Rhumbix, and what inspired her to pursue opportunities in construction technology.
At the beginning of August 2017 the AGC IT Forum in Denver covered lots of ground on how IT innovations are driving construction transformation: A topic of growing urgency in our industry. Looming labor shortages compounded with an aging workforce and continuous pressure to tighten margins have created a critical turning point where firms who adopt and adapt will thrive, and those who do not will struggle to survive.
Earlier this month, I participated in a panel at the AGC IT Forum. The topic of the panel was “Who’s the Boss?” and was attended by over 300 people, the majority of whom were in IT roles at their companies. To kick-off the panel, we used live polling to gauge audience responses to a few questions, and honestly, if that is ALL we had done during the panel, it would have been worth it.
There’s a lot of talk about productivity when it comes to construction. Even people that aren’t in the industry are used to hearing about time delays and cost overages on major civil projects. But what they tend to miss are the early signs of change that indicate our industry has reached its tipping point.
Every day before sunrise, more than 500 workers put on their hard hats and work boots and head to the new Transbay Transit Center project in San Francisco to continue to build what will be a significant improvement to the city’s public transportation infrastructure. The Center will connect eight Bay Area counties and 11 transportation systems, and includes a rooftop park complete with trails, recreation space, and an amphitheatre.
Today we’re sharing some highlights from last week’s webinar: Increasing Labor Productivity with Data, hosted by the AGC and sponsored by Procore. At the conclusion of the webinar, our CEO, Zach Scheel, and Dir. of Data Science, Michael Myers fielded some great, thought-provoking questions on the use of technology in the construction industry. We think you'll agree their answers are worth considering.
Earlier this year, we published a series of articles on four erroneous reasons (we called them myths) that prevent construction firms from taking meaningful steps toward digitization. The articles were widely read and shared, so we put them all together in a free ebook that is easy to save, print and pass along.
At Rhumbix, we are construction industry optimists. We believe the industry is at a tipping point in terms of productivity, and that the future is bright for firms committed to embracing new innovations that contribute to project success.
But just how many productivity improvements your firm realizes over the next few years is dependent on many factors.