What are the benefits of a GPS tracker for equipment?

“What are the benefits of a GPS tracker for equipment?” This is one of the most asked questions we get. Not surprising as you weigh your options against other tracking technologies and want to understand the benefits of GPS.

Preparing for Post COVID-19

Getting Back to Business While many states in the US are still in the throes of COVID-19, some are reopening and many more are making plans in preparation of reopening.  Contractors are also looking at what they will need to do to return to work and what the new “normal” will be.  We have been...

Contractor Challenges During COVID-19; the Potential for Opportunity and Looking Ahead

Based on conversations with our partners at FMI and our customers, we know that contractors are looking for guidance for businesses reopening, resources and ways to navigate COVID-19 while remaining profitable and continuing projects.  While there are some verticals and geographic areas that...

Digital and Construction Infrastructure Spend What it means for Construction Technology Adoption

The mix of digital infrastructure and construction infrastructure spend will put more sectors of workers back to work. Construction and technology. 

How Construction Infrastructure and Technology Provide a Solution for Economic Recovery: Stopping a Pandemic Recession

As the world is going through the global COVID-19 pandemic every business and every individual has been affected. It has changed how businesses operate and whether they can stay open as “essential” or shut their doors permanently. The pandemic has spiked unemployment and put millions of people...

Tenna COVID-19

We know you have been receiving lots of messages and daily (sometimes hourly) reports on how COVID-19 is affecting our country and the world right now. 

Resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Contractors

There are a lot of questions surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it impacts contractors and the construction industry. 

Implementing for Success

Once you’ve decided to invest in and implement a new construction equipment fleet management system for your company, the fun begins. During your buying journey your vendor should have provided a comprehensive overview of their implementation process. Buyer beware: if your vendor says “Slap and...

The Buying Journey

There are a few phases and subphases of the buying journey that begin once you know where you want to go – or once you know what you are looking for. But before you start down this path to identify the best construction technology software for your business, be sure that you have determined the...

Your Guide to CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2020

When is CONEXPO –CON/AGG 2020? CONEXPO - CON/AGG kicks off on March 10, 2020 and runs through March 14, 2020.

Challenges for Technology Adoption

You probably have already heard or read about the “cautions” of implementing a new technology, but I am not here to be a naysayer. I am here to help you get prepared for what may or may not happen.

A Guide to World of Concrete 2020

When is World of Concrete 2020? World of Concrete kicks off on February 3, 2020 for educational seminars and on February 4, 2020 for exhibits. The show runs until February 7, 2020.

Setting KPIs for Technology Implementation

If you are reading this, you are probably on your way to implementing a new technology and want to be able to “show” that it is working. However, you may not be sure where to start or what really “matters” in the grand scheme of things.

Construction Industry Trends for 2020: Technology

As 2019 winds down and you are looking toward a new year with new opportunity, here are some construction industry trends specific to construction technology to watch out for.  

4 Construction Industry Challenges for 2020

2020 will mark the end of a decade and a fresh start into a new year and period. For the construction industry, many of the challenges wrestled with in 2019 will carry over into 2020. I predict, and many will agree, that these will and there will be a new one to add to the challenges facing the...

5 Reasons to Embrace Construction Technology

It is no secret and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone reading this that construction technology is being released at an exponential rate.  McKinsey reported construction technology as a growth area and startup funding is investing billions in this growing industry.

What is Construction Technology?

This is a common question. It is a good one and it is more widespread than you may think. Currently, construction technology is used for bidding, project management, advancements in equipment and tools, and the list goes on.

Tracking Hours of Service in Construction

The US Department of Transportation sets rules for commercial vehicles that mandate drive-time and rest-time tracking. These figures are used to ensure drivers get enough rest while on the road. These requirements seem obvious to long haul trucking companies, but these rules also apply to the...

Best Practices for Preventing Theft on Small and Mid-Sized Assets

  In my experience, business owners in the construction industry all have issues with theft prevention.  If you find yourself in this position, know you are not alone.  Having your tools and equipment “walk away” from a job site...

Choosing the Right Tracking Technology

We’ve been there. We’ve lost parts, had them stolen, misplaced them so that we had to rent or order more. We’ve had heavy equipment break down mid-operation due to infrequent maintenance and lost time on the project schedule to accommodate repairs. We’ve sacrificed margin on our jobs after...

The Evolution of Asset Tracking Usage

The basic start to today’s complex industrial asset management systems probably started with a simple question like, “Where the heck is that skip loader when we need it?” It was driven by frustrated foremen or site managers who were tired of wasting time and money conducting labor-intensive...

3 Hidden Costs Construction Companies Can Prevent

There are a lot of articles that talk about the hidden costs in construction. Many of these are associated with the building of the project and are out of a contractor’s control: fees associated with the state or municipality, environmental delays, incomplete designs, unanticipated site...

How RFID Works

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a nifty technology with a multitude of applications in commerce and everyday life. First used in World War II by the British to track enemy aircraft, RFID has since integrated itself into our world in ways most people aren’t even aware of. For example,...

5 Tips to Keep Your Drivers Safe

 At the job site or on the road, safety should be priority #1. Keep your drivers out of harm’s way by practicing these 5 tips.