#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

Why Construction Firms Don't Digitize - Myth #4

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider 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

Safety Compliance and New OSHA Rule

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 6/14/17 2:55 PM


A year ago, OSHA introduced a new rule to protect construction workers from the potential dangers of airborne crystalline silica on job sites. With the deadline for compliance approaching next week on June 23, 2017, it’s important for construction firms to have a clear plan in place for how they will remain compliant to the new standard.

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Topics: Workplace Safety, Craft Workers

Rewards of Creating a Data-Driven Culture

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider 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, Rhumbix Insider 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