Rethinking the Role of Construction IT

Posted by Kevin Soohoo on 8/31/17 9:49 AM

At the beginning of August 2017 the AGC IT Forum in Denver covered lots of ground on how IT innovations are driving construction transformation: A topic of growing urgency in our industry. Looming labor shortages compounded with an aging workforce and continuous pressure to tighten margins have created a critical turning point where firms who adopt and adapt will thrive, and those who do not will struggle to survive.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Construction Management

4 Quick Observations from Construction IT Professionals

Posted by Kevin Soohoo on 8/29/17 2:16 PM

Earlier this month, I participated in a panel at the AGC IT Forum. The topic of the panel was “Who’s the Boss?” and was attended by over 300 people, the majority of whom were in IT roles at their companies. To kick-off the panel, we used live polling to gauge audience responses to a few questions, and honestly, if that is ALL we had done during the panel, it would have been worth it.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Construction Innovation

Construction Productivity: Time for Some Good News!

Posted by Stephanie Patterson, Rhumbix Insider on 8/24/17 9:30 AM

There’s a lot of talk about productivity when it comes to construction. Even people that aren’t in the industry are used to hearing about time delays and cost overages on major civil projects. But what they tend to miss are the early signs of change that indicate our industry has reached its tipping point.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Construction Innovation

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

#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

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

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

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