In heavy construction, there’s a growing understanding that using specialized construction field tracking software, along with accounting software, is an essential combination. Although many ERP or accounting systems offer some project tracking features, they’re designed with accounting logic and for accounting priorities, so they don’t always deliver the timely and specialized insight into construction project […]
Industry-wide effort establishes standards and benchmarks for heavy civil contractors. Recent publication and promotion of the Heavy Equipment Comparator by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has cast new light on an important way to improve heavy equipment maintenance.
Equipment essential in heavy civil work is expensive to own, operate and maintain. Still, many contractors struggle to measure their costs and the performance of their maintenance operations and to compare that performance against that of similar companies. A task force of AEMP and CFMA members was formed in 2022 to help them do both.|
Free software program helped students at Brigham Young University develop real-word skills and excel in ASC competitions
The future is bright for college students aiming for careers in construction, and B2W Software is making it a little brighter.
Through the B2W College Program, universities and colleges with construction management curricula can incorporate B2W Software for teaching free of charge.|
Immediate, event-triggered communication gets information to people that need it, when they need it
Extensive new alerts and notifications capabilities lead the list of enhancements in the first 2023 update to the B2W platform. The features spanning resource scheduling, field performance tracking, and equipment maintenance workflows create opportunities for contractors to communicate automatically and in real time (see list below).|
Four construction companies bested the largest field of applicants to date and took home this year’s B2W Customer Innovation Awards in March. B2W began presenting the awards in three categories in 2017. Judges select winners from applications submitted by contractors throughout North America.|
Training, collaboration with fellow users and interaction with the B2W team are primary reasons contractors come to the B2W User Conference and why many return year after year. Registration is now open for the 2023 event March 10-12 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Here are some first-hand comments on the value of attending.|
B2W Software and the company’s newest application were recognized for 2022 technology awards presented by two leading trade magazines. Established estimating and fleet management solutions placed B2W among the top technology firms listed by Construction Executive. A new application for tracking time and performance of employees working independent of crews was cited by Construction Equipment.|
Steve Letarte relied on critical leadership principals in the pit box and in preparing teams for some of NASCAR’s brightest stars and biggest races. The former crew chief will share those principals and highlight colorful characters and experiences from 20 years on the NASCAR circuit when he delivers a keynote presentation at the 2023 B2W User Conference.|
What areas of technology advancement/deployment are you focused and why?
We focus on the core workflows where profits are won and lost: estimating, resource scheduling and dispatching, performance tracking, and equipment maintenance. We provide differentiating opportunities to manage them, not only more efficiently, but also more cohesively and collaboratively through a true software platform.|
Priestly Demolition is a family-owned company incorporated in 1993 that utilizes innovation, technology, and experience to service the construction industry throughout Canada and the United States. Priestly provides various services, including excavation, hazardous material abatement and demolition. Before discovering LoadSpring, Priestly faced a choice between upgrading their on-premise equipment or migrating their entire network of applications to the Cloud. Their dilemma was two-fold: they needed a new on-premise solution or cloud service provider.|
One of the most popular thought-leadership sessions at this year’s B2W Software User Conference validated one of construction’s top challenges and presented creative solutions.
Close to 50 contractors shared experiences and ideas in the interactive roundtable session titled Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Talent. Herb Brownett, a former construction company CFO and industry veteran who consults on financial and operational topics, facilitated the discussion.|
“We need to come into the future, not go back into the past,” says Jeremy Teneyck in summarizing the role of B2W Maintain at D.A. Collins/Kubricky Construction.
The company has 15 mechanics in two shop locations. Six more are on the road. That team services more than 600 assets used for bridge construction, paving, site development, marine and utility jobs across the northeastern US.
Teneyck says the maintenance program was in a “stone age” prior to adopting B2W software to automate preventive maintenance, streamline processes and access real-time information. “We were running off of spreadsheets, and it was all paper work orders,” he elaborates.|
Not many users top Jim Madden in experience and expertise with B2W software for estimating, and he shared his thoughts in a recent video on how B2W Estimate has helped his team generate thousands of winning bids.|
The B2W User Conference returns to an in-person format February 6-8 at La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs in California. Make Work Flow is the theme for three days of intensive training, networking and new opportunities to optimize the B2W platform. Here are 10 reasons not to miss it.|
Early adopters are praising a new ONE Platform capability that allows them to generate equipment repair requests automatically from inspection forms.
Danielle Ehler at Zutphen Contractors and Jon Ewart at GW-EX are among users confirming that the new workflow helps them to identify and complete equipment repair work more efficiently. A new video from B2W illustrates the process.|
With utility construction growing and poised for a boost from increased infrastructure spending, Utility Contractor magazine and B2W Software are teaming up for a webcast to explore how contractors can complete projects more profitably.|
When Don Pearson struck out on his own to start Tenex Contractors in early 2021, he brought along a trusted partner: B2W Estimate. The estimating and operations veteran has used the B2W construction estimating software for close to two decades. Most recently, it helped him turn out up to 1,200 bids a year as chief […]|
Benefits of specialized software for equipment maintenance are easy to talk about anecdotally, but nothing tells the ROI story better than real numbers. Here are a few impressive ones from contractors that have implemented B2W Maintain.|
Steve Muench challenges about 70 college juniors taking the Construction Engineering course he teaches each quarter with a real-world assignment and he provides them with real-world software courtesy of B2W to handle the estimating portion.|
B2W Software presented this year’s Innovation Awards at the 20th annual User Conference, held online March 2-4, to a diverse group of contractors excelling with its ONE Platform. Please watch the video to learn more from the winners.|