How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry

How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry

Working in the Mobile Era

Digitalization and Cloud technology are helping to make our building process more accessible, efficient and transparent.  Through the use of many online and mobile tools, we are able to cover more ground as construction managers, while improving the quality of product that we deliver.  We are proud to say that we’ve been implementing many of these strategies for years to help improve our business and customer satisfaction.

The following article expands on how technology and mobilization are used to help construction managers deliver a better, more cost efficient product.

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Back to basics

Back to basics

In tough economic times – not to mention the gluttony of excess that put us here – it’s more important than ever to live within our means. This home was designed around a simplistic lifestyle and a craftsman’s custom details. The modern version of an old Forest Service cabin – small spaces need not be predictable or claustrophobic. Predominantly reclaimed, extremely energy efficient and at only 1500sf; a testament to our clients who live large in smaller spaces.

Construction costs jump 5.2% over 2008

Construction costs jump 5.2% over 2008

With steel leading the way, Engineering News Record reports the following figures for March 2009:

20-CITY:
1913 = 100
MAR 2009
Index Value
% change
Month
% change
Year
Construction Cost 8534.05 0.0 +5.2
Common Labor 18015.79 0.0 +5.4
WAGE $/HR. 34.23 0.0 +5.4
20-CITY:
1913 = 100
MAR 2009
Index Value
% change
Month
% change
Year
Building Cost 4766.71 0.0 +4.3
Skilled Labor 8112.22 0.0 +4.1
WAGE $/HR. 45.02 0.0 +4.1
20-CITY:
1913 = 100
MAR 2009
Index Value
% change
Month
% change
Year
Materials 2722.66 +0.1 +4.4
CEMENT $/TON 101.73 -0.3 +0.5
STEEL $/CWT 44.90 +0.2 +9.1
LUMBER $/MBF 414.34 -0.2 -3.9

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Don’t forget to hire an architect

Don’t forget to hire an architect

Popular Mechanics and MSN give 5 reasons why architects are worth the money:

  1. To see the big picture
  2. To handle the paperwork
  3. To hire the muscle
  4. To oversee the job
  5. To go green

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