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How to Solve the Widening Skills Gap

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 12/15/17

There’s a lot of talk in the construction industry about the skills gap and for good reason. 70 percent of construction firms say they are having difficulty filling hourly craft positions, according to the AGC and Autodesk’s 2017 Construction Workforce Shortage Survey. The challenge of finding qualified workers is only expected to increase as many contractors anticipate a high number of their most senior people retiring in the next decade. At the crux of the skills gap is the simple f

Why Everyone Should Automate Time & Material Tracking

Posted by Guy Skillet on 11/15/17

Today Rhumbix is excited to announce that Time & Materials (T&M) tags can now be  automated using our Field Intelligence Platform. Foremen can document T&M work from the field using the same simple interface developed for timekeeping. Combine photos, attachments, and pricing information to ensure a comprehensive record of all T&M work. (more…)

Rethinking How to Identify and Promote Leaders in the Field

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 11/06/17

What are mechanical and sheet metal contractors hungry for? New ways to train and equip their leaders, make their crews more productive, and get rid of paper for good. That’s what the Rhumbix crew heard first-hand in conversations with attendees at the 2017 SMACNA Annual Convention. The event was attended by more than 1,500 people in leadership roles at small to mid-size companies, and a large majority of them stopped by our booth on the show floor to talk. (more…)

[Press Release] Rhumbix Closes $7.35 Million Round Led by Blackhorn Ventures

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 10/18/17

San Francisco, October 18, 2017—Rhumbix, a mobile platform designed for smarter construction sites, has closed a $7.35 million round of funding led by Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from Greylock Partners, Brick & Mortar Ventures, Spectrum 28, Glynn Capital, and Kiddar Capital. This is one of the first investments made by Blackhorn, a new fund aimed at supporting companies redefining global resource use. (more…)

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How Construction Field Technology Drives Higher Profit Margins

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 10/05/17

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%. (more…)

Improving Construction Productivity: What’s REALLY Working

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 09/27/17

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 init