How do you invest in innovation when you’re a small electrical contractor just trying to keep up with the day-in, day-out flow of your business? This is the question we’re pondering after attending the NECA National Convention last week in Seattle, WA.
A while back, Rhumbix CEO & Co-founder, Zach Scheel, took to the airwaves with the ConTechCrew to share more about what Rhumbix is up to in the field, and why worker empowerment is such an important core value for us. The conversation ranged from Zach's military background to what firms are doing to achieve net profits consistently above 10%.
Improving productivity is something that those of us in construction are thinking about constantly. But what strategies are really working? Many companies and industry experts are considering—or actively experimenting with—a variety of methods, including prefabrication, new field technologies, and Lean construction methods. While many of these approaches are still in their infancy, there are promising indicators of best practices firms can adopt to get the most out of their productivity initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.