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Want Best-in-class Fleet Maintenance for Your Heavy Civil Construction Business?

Keep track of these key performance indicators

In addition to personnel, equipment is essential to heavy civil construction operations. Keeping a fleet on the job and in safe, working order is a challenge with considerable financial risks and rewards. Add maintenance and repair costs to the impact that out-of-commission equipment has on productivity, and the bottom line can suffer significantly. The logical solution is to put systems  Read More

Jennifer Angrisano

Industry Trends

B2W User Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

NBA Veteran and Industry Expert will be Featured Speakers at B2W User Conference 2018

Construction industry insight and the motivation to achieve peak performance will be the topics when Steve Jones and Walter Bond make keynote presentations at this year’s B2W Software User Conference in March. Jones is senior director for Industry Insights Research with Dodge Data & Analytics. He focuses on how emerging economic, practice and technology trends are transforming the global design  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Mobile Technology

Streamline the Process for Equipment Moves

Get the right asset to the right place at the right time

Not much happens in heavy civil construction without equipment, and those responsible for scheduling and dispatching face four critical challenges: Identifying what needs to be moved Collecting move information Efficiently assigning moves to drivers Communicating with the drivers   Let’s take a look at each of these requirements and how a comprehensive software solution like B2W Schedule offers major advantages  Read More

Mike Morneau

Construction Operations Industry Trends Software Optimization

“5 out of 5 Stars”

2-Minute Video: B2W users say ease of use can dissolve resistance to software

Stereotypical “old-school” construction workers resisting software at all costs are like flip phones. You come across them now and then, but the sightings are increasingly rare. As construction applications evolve, along with market pressures and employee expectations, the old excuses that “software isn’t for us”, “our existing systems work just fine” or “we’re not ready for software” are dissolving fast.  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Software Optimization

B2W Benefits – From a Financial Perspective

On the Road at CFMA Fall Conferences

Hands-on users in estimating and operations roles are very familiar with the value of the B2W platform, and a growing number of financial executives in the heavy construction sector are getting the message too. To illustrate ROI and bottom-line benefits of its unified platform, B2W Software had a major presence at the CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association) Annual Conference in  Read More

David Flynn

Construction Operations Mobile Technology

Don’t Just Collect Safety Data – Use It

Every construction company collects a high volume of safety information, but Minger Construction is using B2W Inform to do something not many others do particularly well. “Instead of just collecting the information, we can actually use it to identify trends and improve our performance,” explains Mike Nelson, safety director for the Minnesota based company. Minger creates Daily Crew Safety Briefing  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Software Optimization

6 Steps to Implementing Maintenance Software

This article originally appeared in Grading & Excavating Contractor magazine Switching from a fragmented mix of spreadsheets and paper-based processes to specialized software to manage equipment maintenance and repairs can have a big impact on profitability for heavy civil construction companies. The most effective companies leverage software sometimes referred to as a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to hold maintenance  Read More

John Kane

Software Optimization

Why You Should Attend a User Conference

Software user conferences can often seem hard to justify. Between the registration fee, travel costs, and time not working, it can be tough to commit that time each year away from the office or jobsite. It’s important to remember how much the benefits of attending a user conference can outweigh the challenges. Here are a few reminders when you’re considering  Read More

Lauren Wilson

Estimating

Take the Guesswork out of Hiring a Great Estimator

Estimators are the cornerstone of any successful heavy civil construction company. Without a talented estimator, the possibility of creating and maintaining a feasible project budget goes out the window. Good estimators are self-starters who are capable of making important decisions surrounding budget costs with limited information. They need to work well individually as well as on a team, and communicate  Read More

Jen Caesar

Estimating Software Optimization

B2W Estimate Case Study – EPC Services

“You could try to compete with pens and paper or Excel, but for how long?”

Glen Smith has a lot of experience with just about every solution for heavy construction estimating – from pencils, to spreadsheets to several specialized software applications. The general manager at EPC Services says four vital capabilities put B2W Estimate at the top of the list: Completing bids faster Minimizing mistakes and risk Collaboration among multiple estimators Ease of use and  Read More

Greg Norris