The Top Construction Technology Firms™
Construction Executive published its annual list of The Top Construction Technology Firms™ in the September/October 2022 issue, and B2W qualified twice. B2W Estimate was recognized in the Estimating category, and B2W Maintain was cited for Fleet Management. Now in its 20th year of publication, Construction Executive is a leading trade magazine about the business of construction. CE developed this list by asking hundreds of firms that provide technology and software solutions for the construction industry to complete a nomination form. The information collected included product offerings specific to the AEC industry, end-user profiles, how each product is sold and the number of active users within the past 12 months.
New B2W Employee App Cited
The new B2W app for tracking time and performance of individual employees was named one of Construction Equipment magazines Top 100 New Products of 2022
The Top 100 New Products Award program calls special attention to the most significant new products announced each year. These awards serve to emphasize innovations, highlighting manufacturers who are investing in research and development. Their investments pay off for equipment users in the form of greater productivity, efficiency, and safety. They also ensure a competitive marketplace.
Construction Equipment editorial director Rod Sutton pointed out that several hundred product introductions were considered, and that editors made the selections independently, drawing upon their own experience with equipment technology and the equipment marketplace.
Executive Insights from B2W Founder
Paul McKeon, founder of B2W, was also featured in the “Executive Insights” section of Construction Executive that accompanied the awards listing. McKeon commented on best practices for using data-collection apps and software in the field to ensure information collected is accurate and timely.
“Step one is to choose technology that is intuitive and easy to use in a construction environment,” McKeon said. “Involving end users in the selection process, explaining the big-picture benefit to the company of improved data capture, and investing in training can help to secure buy in from employees in the field and ensure a smooth adoption process.”
The ability to customize apps for field data capture is important to make it easier for employees to record data and increase the likelihood that they will do so in a timely, accurate and through manner, according to McKeon.
“Once data is captured in the field, the ability to communicate it to other workflows immediately and without redundant, manual entry can compound the value of the data and therefore the apps,” McKeon concluded.