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B2W Marks 25th Anniversary with Future Focused Enhancement of Estimating Solution

2018 Initiative will sustain performance advantages as estimating demands intensify

B2W Software and its flagship estimating solution are celebrating 25th anniversaries in 2018. To mark the milestone, the company completed a proactive enhancement that gives B2W Estimate a head start towards remaining the industry leader for the next quarter century. B2W founder and CEO Paul McKeon says the latest enhancement of B2W Estimate is focused on the behind-the-scenes architecture in  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Estimating Software Optimization

For Subcontractors, Estimating Software Does More Than Help Them Win Bids

Running alternate scenarios and adapting to scope changes are areas where spreadsheets can’t keep up

Think about heavy construction estimating, and putting together winning bids is probably the first thing that comes to mind. For companies that serve frequently as subcontractors, however, the ability to evaluate and present multiple alternative scenarios for general contractors can be equally important. Adapting bids to changes in the job scope is also an everyday requirement. Doing these things faster  Read More

Patrick Reitz

Construction Operations Software Optimization

Exploring Holistic Fleet Management at October EquipmentSHIFT Conference

If You Manage Equipment, Look Into Joining the Association of Equipment Management Professional (AEMP)

The AEMP (Association of Equipment Management Professionals) held its annual EquipmentSHIFT conference in Ohio late last month, and I was fortunate enough to be selected to make a presentation on how a more connected approach to construction fleet maintenance and management can improve uptime, utilization and efficiency. I touched on software solutions for maintenance, field tracking and resource scheduling/dispatching, but  Read More

John Kane

Construction Operations Software Optimization

Tax Incentives for Year-End Capital Expenses

Now Could be a Good Time to buy Construction Software

It’s that time of year. Kids have gone back to school, the leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisp and… Year-end tax planning strategies are front of mind! But seriously, folks, with the fall season upon us, it’s time to revisit or start tax planning for the coming year-end, and  year-end purchase of capital equipment – including software  Read More

Construction Operations Software Optimization

New B2W Videos Take a Humorous Look at Familiar Challenges

More space creates opportunities for in-house training for regional clients

A new video series from B2W takes a lighthearted look at one of heavy construction’s most important workflow challenges. Scheduling and dispatching resources has a huge impact on profitability. The videos are about a minute long and explore what can and very often does go wrong when contractors rely on old-school solutions to get people, equipment and materials to the  Read More

Joe Gardner

Construction Operations Industry Trends Software Optimization

PRODUCTION TARGETS: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY YOU SHOULD USE THEM

Setting daily expectations more accurately to improve job management

Timely, data-driven decision making is a key to successful heavy construction operations, and contractors can’t make good decisions without gauging actual performance in the field against the expectations established in the estimate. That comparison on a daily basis provides supervisors with the means to address job issues and make corrections days or even weeks before reports can be generated through  Read More

Doug Seyler

Construction Operations Industry Trends Mobile Technology Software Optimization

YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH A WHITEBOARD

9 Benefits of specialized software for scheduling and dispatching covered in new e-book

Getting crews, equipment and materials to the right place at the right time isn’t easy in the ever-changing construction environment. Doing it effectively goes a long way towards keeping projects on schedule and under budget. B2W has posted a new e-book outlining how moving to a single, specialized software system for scheduling and dispatching provides vital advantages over the chaotic  Read More

Mike Morneau

Construction Operations Software Optimization

New Survey Yields Interesting Results on Technology in Heavy Construction

Data shows awareness of benefits but also missed potential

Heavy construction companies know there’s a lot to gain when their office, field and maintenance operations run efficiently and communicate with each other in real time. Most recognize that they need software and mobile capabilities to make this happen. Still, many stop short of investing and continue to miss out on opportunities technology could provide. Those are key takeaways from  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Software Optimization

Software Adoption for Heavy Civil Construction Companies

5 Big-picture Steps to Ensure Successful Implementation

As technological innovation continues at a breakneck pace, many heavy civil construction companies remain reluctant to move into the era of software-driven business processes. Some fear the unknown. Others have been bitten by experiences with inferior applications, ill-conceived implementations or poor support. Fortunately, software applications like those within the ONE Platform for managing estimating and construction operations are increasingly intuitive,  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Software Optimization

New Hampshire CFMA Chapter Addresses Role of Construction CFO

Herb Brownett Guest Speaker at May Meeting

Former CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association) national chairman Herb Brownett led an interactive presentation exploring how the industry’s best CFO’s are transcending the accounting function to help build the value and future of their companies when the newly formed NH CFMA chapter met in May. The session titled What should a construction CFO really be doing? focused on how and  Read More

David Flynn

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