Foreman of the Future and NFL Hall-of-Famer

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 8/17/17 9:24 AM

Every day before sunrise, more than 500 workers put on their hard hats and work boots and head to the new Transbay Transit Center project in San Francisco to continue to build what will be a significant improvement to the city’s public transportation infrastructure. The Center will connect eight Bay Area counties and 11 transportation systems, and includes a rooftop park complete with trails, recreation space, and an amphitheatre.

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Topics: Workplace Safety, Craft Workers, Workers First, Foreman of the Future

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

3 Questions Every Construction Firm Should Ask About Their Data

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 8/1/17 11:15 AM

At Rhumbix, we are construction industry optimists. We believe the industry is at a tipping point in terms of productivity, and that the future is bright for firms committed to embracing new innovations that contribute to project success.

But just how many productivity improvements your firm realizes over the next few years is dependent on many factors.

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Construction Productivity

#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

Culture Matters: Laying the Foundation for a Great Startup

Posted by Drew DeWalt, Co-founder & COO on 7/19/17 9:00 AM

In the startup world, we’ve seen a lot of examples of the importance of establishing and maintaining company culture. Uber’s recent crisis is, of course, the prime example of what happens when a corporate culture goes bad. But there are others who are praised for their intentional approach to culture,

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Topics: Construction Management, Craft Workers, Startup

How Mobile Timekeeping Unlocks Field Productivity

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 7/13/17 10:21 AM

When Rhumbix first started looking into the construction productivity problem, it became clear very quickly that timekeeping data was foundational to understanding labor productivity. Recently Guy Skillett, our Director of Construction Innovation, unpacked this topic on CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio with host Peggy Smedley.

In this 15-minute interview, Guy touches on some of the original inspiration for the Rhumbix platform, why we chose timekeeping as our key measure for productivity and the other factors that play into successful adoption of field technology. What follows is a quick summary.

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Topics: Big Data & Construction, Workforce Telematics, Labor Costs

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

Lessons from the Battlefield - Part 3: Common Purpose

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 6/27/17 10:36 AM

The power of trust is one of the most valuable lessons I learned during my four years serving in the Marine Corp. It’s a huge, huge part of Marine culture and foundational to General McChrystal’s principles of Empowered Execution, pushing decision-making down to the lowest level; and Shared Consciousness, where information is shared with the right context so individuals can make good decisions faster.

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Topics: Craft Workers, Construction Productivity