Recently, I ran into an IT construction professional who shared a fascinating story about his firm’s big data journey. Like many firms, they had heard of the promises of big data to generate value, and wanted in on it.
But as they began to analyze their data, they were in for a surprise.
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.
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.
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.
SXSW is always an exciting event to attend. We were fortunate to be there, however briefly, so Rhumbix Co-founder and CEO, Zach Scheel, could present as one of 15 startups in a pitch competition. The competition was held to showcase the potential to bring disruptive technology to the industrial space, and each participant was given 3 minutes to present. HOLT Ventures teamed up with Caterpillar Ventures, Brick & Mortar Ventures and Cottonwood Technology Fund to host this popular Industrial Technology Pitch Competition.
AN INTRODUCTION TO BIG DATA IN CONSTRUCTION – WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?
It’s no secret that data is transforming business. Big data is a term that we hear a lot about, and new and innovative uses of data are cropping up every day in every industry. It reflects the massive growth in the quantity of available and relevant data in society, industry and business, and how data can improve decision making.
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.
At Rhumbix, we believe that better data will be the foundation for operational improvements in the construction industry. We hear a lot about innovation, automation, big data and digital disruption in general, but what does this mean for the people with boots on the ground and at the construction work face?
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?