We recently had the opportunity to sit down with John Chaney, Co-founder and President of Dexter + Chaney, at our headquarters in Austin, Texas. In our interview, Chaney discussed the state of the construction industry and introduced new features in the latest release of Spectrum construction software.
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Step aside activists. Stand down environmental groups. Contractors are advancing the green building movement as fast as any nonprofit, green manufacturer or other eco-zealot. They are the guys taking it to the streets to single-handedly spread the adoption of sustainable design and energy efficient construction practices.
Every now and then we like to pull together a list of the best mobile apps for an industry that we report on at Software Advice . This time, I went digging through thousands of apps to find the ones most useful to engineers, electricians, contractors and hobbyists. Here are the top 10 for each device.
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with the CEOs from three of the leading electrical estimating software companies on the market today. I wanted to hear from the people closest to the pulse of electrical estimating where the industry is heading, trends shaping the current climate and software’s impact going forward.
Erik Cofield, head of North American sales at Buildtopia, recently traveled to our Austin headquarters to discuss the state of the home builder market. In spite of ongoing bad news, some builders are succeeding. Areas that are faring well include South Carolina, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Oregon and Texas.
The buzz of innovative ideas on how to build cheaper, greener roads is all around us. But the green construction practices that have a demonstrated track record can’t gain traction because of an archaic contractor bidding process. This is a problem that we can no longer afford to ignore given the sheer cost and impact of our highways.
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) held its annual conference this year in Grapevine, Texas. So, we decided to head up I-35 and check it out. While at the conference, we spoke with attendees about trends in construction software. We were lucky enough to sit down with six software executives.
More and more general contractors (GCs) are moving out of state to find work. California firms are bidding on projects in Texas; Nevadans are hightailing it east; Missouri GCs are entering neighboring states. Fewer jobs and more competition is driving this trend. But what makes it possible? Here I explore five applications which are helping contractors pull up stakes.
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