Profit Matters: Articles
How-to information, tips and case studies to squeeze the most profit from your construction projects and improve your company’s bottom line.
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5 Strategies for Today’s (And Tomorrow’s) Labor Shortage
The US Department of Labor reports a record 9.3 million job openings. Heres what construction can learn from what’s happening today
Jason Hurdis, Global Market Professional, Caterpillar Inc.
July 29, 2021
3D-Project-File Transfer from the Cloud Boosts Veit’s Technology Advantage
Sitework innovator surprise themselves with the value of Trimble WorksOS Software connecting design data with machine-control data for real-time progress and productivity updates
July 13, 2021
Construction, Services Sector Continues Growth in June
The services sector, which includes construction, continues to grow, although many materials remain in short supply, driving up prices and lead times, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Report on Business.
July 6, 2021
Manufacturing Continues to Grow for 13th Month
New orders and production are increasing, while employment is contracting, according to the ISM PMI Manufacturing report for June.
July 1, 2021
Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing This Contractor's Construction Scheduling and Risk Management
Scheduling/controller contractor Project Controls Cubed preserves project managers’ decision-making experience using InEight Schedule’s AI to automatically build complex schedules, adjust for risk and estimate the potential change in cost and time
June 22, 2021
6 Benefits of Incorporating Drone Technology into the Construction Workflow
Visualize and analyze the progress of construction phases to keep projects on track with the help from drone technology.
Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. (HCSS)
June 16, 2021
Manufacturers Report Longest Supplier Lead Time Since 1987
Economy continues to expand, increasing production demand, while manufacturers face supply and workforce shortages.
June 1, 2021
Construction Digitization: Understanding the Impact on Profitability
Studies show that if construction companies invest in digitization while also continuing to embrace new materials and advanced automation, they could see a 50-60 percent increase in their overall productivity
May 24, 2021
Collaboration, Collective Intelligence and War in Construction
COVID-19 accelerated maturity of collaboration technology and made users more receptive than ever; here’s how to define what collaborating can do to improve construction performance and profit
May 19, 2021
Digital Makeover of a $10M Contractor’s Estimating Charts a Path to $20M
Three-state sitework firm expands nationwide, adding heavy civil capabilities, working with integrated estimating, equipment and project-cost management software
May 17, 2021
'I Love the Smell of Construction in the Morning'
Every morning at a construction site, you can gather in all that is about to happen. Here's to smelling success and to never forget we work for the best industry.
May 3, 2021
Cloud-based Platform Helps Boost Project Efficiencies
Platform maximizes productivity and security of construction, engineering and design-build firms on site and off.
March 31, 2021
4 Ways Construction Leaders Can Guide a Mobile Workforce Through Change in 2021
COVID-19 proved the construction industry could adapt to monumental challenges with the help of technology and ultimately emerge more competitive on the other side; here's what you can do to help your company keep that competitive edge
WorkMax by AboutTime Technologies
March 30, 2021
The Smartphone: Your Construction Business-Development Secret Weapon
To truly unleash the power of the people who play a business-development role within your firm -- people whose primary value takes them often into the field -- arm them with these three key mobile CRM capabilities
March 29, 2021
Cat Trial 10: Tech Test Proves Heavy Mechanics are Tech Ninjas
Caterpillar’s latest Trials video pits a group of dealer equipment techs against a skills-challenging obstacle course to highlight the essential talent these high-demand pros bring to heavy industry
March 24, 2021
How to Make Your Construction Business Succeed for the Long Term
Today, it takes innovative strategy, decisiveness and a new vision to be successful. It takes guts to make tough decisions that will keep you in business, allow you to emerge as an industry leader, grow and profit.
March 17, 2021
The Contractor's Best Friend Podcast: Season 5
Well-known author, construction veteran, and coach, Brad Humphrey, moderates each 15-minute episode in a quick recap only highlighting the most fundamental points
March 16, 2021
The Cost of Consistency
Success in the construction industry result from the ability to focus, study improvement needs and to preparation
March 15, 2021
Understanding Construction Releases
Construction releases can be an advantage for contractors, if you understand them and know how to use them correctly.
March 10, 2021
A Surefire Plan to Nail Your Next Technology Implementation
Workforce-management technology that simplifies field data collection improves the profitability of decisions made from the data with an investment of methodical implementation planning
WorkMax by AboutTime Technologies
February 26, 2021
February's Most Read Construction Tech Stories
There was no end to contech news in February 2021. Read about what's happening in construction with drones, apps, 3D printing and more.
March 2, 2021
7 Ways Construction Contractors Can Leverage the Power of Big Data
Today’s real-time collaborative technologies are mining large data repositories to get game-changing benefits from keeping all project decision makers on the same page
February 10, 2021
Win More Construction Jobs By Knowing and Tracking Sales Numbers
A major reason small to medium size construction companies struggle is caused by not implementing an effective sales and marketing plan.
January 20, 2021
Can a Contractor Stop Working If He Isn't Getting Paid
To determine whether or not to stop working if you are not getting paid there are many factors that need to be considered.
January 13, 2021