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

Stay Focused with SaaS in 2017

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 12/20/16 10:05 AM

Your business has a special value to your customers, and with the New Year right around the corner, now is a good time to reflect and refocus on how to continue to drive value. In the case of construction, it’s pretty clear you want to focus on building your value, allowing you to grow the business—bringing both you and your employees the work you enjoy.

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Topics: Construction Technology

The Rhumbix Tech Stack Part I

Posted by Jonathan Goncalves, Lead Engineer on 11/28/16 10:05 AM
An example of what a tech stack might look like. (Image Source)

Rhumbix’s mission is to continuously improve how the world is designed and constructed by empowering the workforce with technology that delivers value to workers first.

Supporting this mission is a scalable, robust platform that enables foremen in the field to get real-time insights into production data.

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Topics: Construction Technology

Our Partnership with Procore: Making Construction Tech Easier

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 10/13/16 10:05 AM

Rhumbix real-time cost coding is now available on the Procore App Marketplace.

On Wednesday, Procore announced the expansion of their App Marketplace with 25 new partner integrations. Rhumbix is thrilled to have our labor productivity and workforce management tools fully integrated with Procore.

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Topics: Construction Technology

3 Considerations When Looking for New Tech to Improve Construction Data

Posted by Guy Skillett on 10/7/16 10:05 AM

Construction lags behind most sectors when it comes to information technology spending. But changing from manual, paper-based processes to digitization isn’t as simple as flipping a switch — how do we move away from legacy systems and determine a clear return on investment?

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Construction Technology

Construction Tech Transformations and Tradeoffs

Posted by Matthias Geiken, Product Manager on 5/26/16 10:05 AM

My 30-year background in construction has made me a spectator to the rise of some great technologies, and the decline of some not-so-great technologies. Throughout my career, I have made an effort to try just about anything. Whether or not I adopted the new tech is an entirely different story. I have seen everything from the introduction of the power saw, to lasers for leveling, to pagers, PalmPilots, and most recently the Smartphone.

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Topics: Construction Technology

Designing for the Workforce: #meetrhumbix interview with Erik Herschend

Posted by Guy Skillett on 2/23/16 10:05 AM

Our #meetrhumbix interview this week is with Erik Herschend, Creative Director. Check out what he has to say about the iterative design process involved in building tech for construction. 

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Topics: #meetrhumbix, Construction Technology

From the Construction Site to the Classroom: #meetrhumbix interview with Forest Peterson

Posted by Guy Skillett on 2/15/16 10:05 AM

Our #meetrhumbix series continues this week with Forest Peterson, whose lengthy background in construction gives him incredible perspective on the worker experience.

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Topics: #meetrhumbix, Construction Technology, Craft Workers

#meetrhumbix interview with Jon Goncalves

Posted by Guy Skillett on 1/12/16 10:05 AM

We’re continuing our #meetrhumbix series today sharing an interview with Jon Goncalves. Jon has been a member of our engineering team since the early days and shares some fun memories of our very first prototype.

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Topics: #meetrhumbix, Construction Technology

Where Grit Meets Tech: Learning from the People Who Matter Most

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 1/8/16 10:03 AM
Steve at a local Bay Area jobsite.

As a veteran of the USMC, I learned very quickly that to get the most honest answers, you have to talk to the guys on the ground. Marines in the field have no problem telling you what is wrong. In construction, the same is true. But in this case, it’s the craft worker. That’s why I spend most of my time out of the office at local Bay Area jobsites, talking with the men and women doing the actual work.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Craft Workers

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