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Overcoming five objections to adopting cutting-edge project management software

Overcoming five objections to adopting cutting-edge project management software

Adoptingan effective project management software suite will almost certainly improvethe way that contractors conduct their business. So why is getting constructionbusinesses there often such a battle? Asdirector of product management at Viewpoint Construction Software, JeremyLarsen is rolling out the company’s newe…

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CCA BLOG: How social media can benefit the construction workplace

CCA BLOG: How social media can benefit the construction workplace

Orlene King, director of communications at Graham Construction and Amanda Radakovitch of PCL Construction were the panelists at the "How social media can benefit the construction workplace" session, moderated by communications specialist Veronica Farmer. The session, held March 22, was held at the Canadian Construction As…

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New app boosts jobsite collaboration

New app boosts jobsite collaboration

A session on the latest trends in new technologies on construction sites at Construct Canada focused on PlanGrid’s mobile construction management software. The session was held as part of The Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre earlier this month. PlanGrid is an app used on construction projec…

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New technologies tackling conventional techniques

New technologies tackling conventional techniques

It’s a general contractor’s dream and a union nightmare: robots and automated machinery taking over jobs on construction sites. The same digital disruption that has shaken up the taxi industry around the world with the arrival of Uber and savaged the recording industry with online downloading is slowly but surely…

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Metro Vancouver looking to turn sewage sludge to bio-crude

Metro Vancouver looking to turn sewage sludge to bio-crude

A proposal by Metro Vancouver regional district to build a $9-million pilot project that would turn residual sewage sludge into a bio-crude could become one of three facilities in the world pushing forward a new technology that can replace anaerobic digesters at wastewater treatment plants throughout Canada. "This is…

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Six ways to build a culture of engagement

Six ways to build a culture of engagement

Offering better services, technologies, strategies, products and cost structures can make one organization better than the next one, but all of these factors are replicable. What does withstand the test of time and make companies better than their competitors is a workforce comprising engaged and motivated employees. That…

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Shipping containers repurposed for First Nations home

Shipping containers repurposed for First Nations home

Construction has started on a new pilot project to provide housing on First Nations reserves in Alberta. Bearspaw First Nation Chief Darcy Dixon and council members Rex Daniels and Larry Daniels held a sod-turning ceremony on July 20 to mark the start of the project at Eden Valley, 90 kilometres southwest of Calgary. They…

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Emerging technology changing Canada's construction site workflows

Emerging technology changing Canada's construction site workflows

Helen Goodland, Brantwood Consulting principal, and an advisor to the BC Construction Association on innovation and sustainability, says the increasing use of work place technology will bring more change to the Canadian construction industry. "The whole economic model will shift," she said. "It will require a transition …

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Drone tech advances construction with efficiency, cost, time-saving, safety

Drone tech advances construction with efficiency, cost, time-saving, safety

The construction industry is one of the leading users of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones in North America, but the full potential of drones is nowhere near exploited state those familiar with the technology. Advances in drone design and software are moving into new applications and it is happening …

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