What’s Next? Insights on Construction Technology and Data

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 8/15/17 12:48 PM

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.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Data Science

How Construction Firms Can Avoid Being Left Behind in the Digital Dust

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 8/10/17 8:14 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Construction Management

#meetrhumbix in Denver: 1 Week, 3 Events

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 7/26/17 11:20 AM

Rhumbix is coming to the Denver area the first week of August, and we’d love to meet with you while we’re in town.

Rhumbix CEO and co-Founder, Zach Scheel, and Field CTO, Kevin Soohoo, will be participating in three different events in the Mile High City on August 1st ~ 4th. Read on for further details and click through to sign-up for the event that suits your schedule and interest.

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Topics: #meetrhumbix, Construction Technology

2017 Mid-Year Recap: Our 5 Most Popular Posts

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 7/11/17 12:32 PM

We always enjoy seeing which articles from our blog get read and shared the most. It’s a great way to stay connected to the challenges that are top of mind for our customers. As we look back over the first half of 2017, there are 5 clear winners that we think are worth highlighting for the insight they give around what construction professionals are thinking about.

So without further ado, our Top 5 Posts of 2017, with brief summaries of each one. Enjoy! And click through to read the full text.

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Construction Technology, Labor Costs, Construction Innovation

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

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