What to Expect from a Rhumbix Pilot

Posted by Josefine Mullen on 4/12/17 3:00 PM

When I first started with Rhumbix, I knew it was going to be different from any other job I had when they gave me a pair of steel-toed boots. I had been working in the construction industry for a few years already, but prior to that, had spent most of my career in tech.

Fast-forward a year and half later, and my boots have quite a bit of mileage on them. I visit customer job sites on a weekly basis, working side-by-side with crews who are using Rhumbix to ensure they have the best possible experience with our app.

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Topics: Construction Management, Craft Workers

​Rhumbix Feature Release: Foreman Feedback

Posted by Zachary Scheel, Rhumbix CEO on 4/4/17 10:30 AM

We’re thrilled to be announcing a fantastic new feature of our mobile app, Foreman Feedback, available today with our Rhumbix PRO offering. Foreman Feedback represents the critical next step in our product roadmap: closing the loop between the home office and the field by creating a two-way flow of communication with the foreman.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Construction Management, Craft Workers

​The High Costs of Manual Field Collection

Posted by Stephanie Patterson 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 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 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

Small Changes, Big Impact: #meetrhumbix interview with Kevin Soohoo

Posted by Stephanie Patterson on 3/8/17 7:30 AM

Rhumbix recently welcomed Kevin Soohoo to join our team as Field CTO. Prior to joining Rhumbix, Kevin was CIO at Air Systems. With more than a decade of experience in the construction industry, we’re thrilled have someone heading up our field technology who is deeply familiar with the needs of all project stakeholders and has led many successful construction technology implementations. Read on to find out more about Kevin’s background, experience and perspective on the future of construction.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Construction Management

3.5 Tips for a Successful Construction Technology Field Pilot

Posted by Josefine Mullen on 3/1/17 8:55 AM


We’ve seen a lot of innovation in construction technology in the past several years, all with varying degrees of success. While a few firms have experienced a seamless transition to new construction software and mobile apps, there are many more out there that have been scarred by bad technology. Knowing this makes it easy to understand why over half of the industry is still largely running on paper-based field processes.

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Topics: Construction Technology

An Introduction to Big Data in Construction

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

6 Questions You Should Be Asking About Field Data and the Future of Construction

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

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