Oct 25, 2018
Video: CMiC Proactive Resource Planning for Construction
Most organizations struggle with accessing and visualizing project resource plans all in one place. Bill Gustaw, Solutions Group Team Lead at CMiC, shows us how the CMiC Resource Planning module pulls all the information you...
Jun 4, 2018
4 tips to help enforce project controls before the plan falls apart
Picture this scenario: You look ahead at a planned project, consider the customer and think, “OK, we’re going to get delayed here. We’ll need to manage expectations and overtime throughout the effort.” Sounds too familiar,...
Apr 12, 2018
5 Signs Your ERP System Doesn’t Have What You Need, Part 5: Change Management Problems Abound
When you work in construction, you face problems that businesses in many sectors don’t have to deal with, particularly in change management. Change orders arise so often that you’re left always playing catch up, which...
Mar 9, 2018
Low Productivity is Prevalent in the Global Construction Industry – But It Doesn’t Have to Be in Your Business
If you’ve been in construction for a while, you know that, as an industry, we have a productivity problem. We often deal with rework because poor design or a lack of visibility requires the inefficient...
Feb 22, 2018
5 Tips to Gain Visibility and Fix Projects Before They Fail
A few years ago, I found myself tasked with leading a complex project with a clear, 15-month plan of action. After only six months, the project was running behind schedule. The main reason: I didn’t...
Jan 19, 2018
Waste & Inefficiency: Using Japanese Philosophy for Lean Construction
Over the past decade, the lean approach has taken the world by storm. From manufacturing to marketing, businesses have used lean principles to improve efficiency and increase profits. In construction, the lean approach has included...
Jan 9, 2018
Construction Safety vs. Productivity: 4 Things You Need to Know
For quite a while now, the construction industry in North America has been facing a labour shortage. Tactics for overcoming the shortage have largely focused on recruitment: encouraging young people and workers from other industries...
Dec 15, 2017
Implementing New Technology on the Jobsite: Challenges & Opportunities
One of the hardest parts about upgrading technology within a construction firm is getting employees to use the new tools. This can be especially difficult on the job site. Because in-office employees are used to...
Oct 20, 2017
How to Handle Construction PCO & Change Orders Effectively
You may have methodically mapped out the supply chain, created a rock-solid estimate and developed the perfect schedule for your construction project. Still, when you’re working in the construction industry, roadblocks always seem to surface...