Why Construction Firms Don't Digitize - Myth #4

Posted by Stephanie Patterson 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 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 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 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 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

​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

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

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