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Digitizing Your Holistic Safety Program on the Construction Job Site

3 Pronged Approach to Construction Safety Management

Working in the construction industry comes with its fair share of risks: roughly 20% of all worker deaths occur at construction jobsites, with the top four causes of these fatalities including falling, being struck by an object, electrocution, and getting caught/compressed between two objects. In order to help keep workers risk-free and jobsites compliant, a holistic safety program needs to  Read More

Jen Caesar

Construction Operations Mobile Technology

B2W’s Guide to Managing Construction Costs

Managing Construction Project Costs Where They Occur – in the Field

Heavy construction costs occur in the field, and that’s where collaboration and insight can give contractors better cost tracking and cost control. The problem is, many contractors continue to rely primarily on financial or ERP systems to tell them how they are performing versus plan. Now, operational software and mobile capabilities are paving the way for a more effective field-centric  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Mobile Technology Software Optimization

Streamlining Key Construction Operations Processes:

Heavy Equipment Inspections, Fleet Repair Requests and Maintenance Work Orders

Equipment inspections, repair requests and maintenance work orders are essential, every-day processes within heavy construction operations. Let’s take a look at: How contractors typically complete these process and the challenges they face with current workflows. How they could complete them more effectively with connected workflows and a unified construction software platform. Problems with Paper and Disconnected Processes For inspections, contractors  Read More

Mark Hooks

Construction Operations

B2W Case Study: Bluebird / Trotter & Morton

Leveraging B2W Inform, Including the Alerts and Notifications Feature

Scott Adams attended the B2W User Conference in 2015 and was intrigued by an upcoming addition to the B2W platform being previewed for the first time. Fast forward two years, and B2W Inform was a pivotal asset in his employer’s to move toward paperless field data collection. Forms at Bluebird Contracting and the Trotter & Morton Group of Companies were  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Mobile Technology

Going Paperless: The Benefits of e-Forms in Construction

Video case studies illustrate the advantages of electronic forms for two core heavy civil processes

Going “paperless” is an increasingly popular goal, as contractors look to escape the inefficiencies, lag time and errors that paper forms bring, while better leveraging the data those forms contain. At Barriere Construction in Louisiana, safety meetings and equipment inspections are two processes where dramatic improvements have been achieved via the B2W Inform solution for data capture and analysis. “We  Read More

Elizah Hulseman

Construction Operations Software Optimization

B2W Welcomes Herb Brownett

Industry Expert Assisting Contractors as Consultant

Having worked closely with Herb Brownett over many years when he was a B2W client at Pennsylvania sitework and excavating specialist Brubacher Construction, two things are clear. He has an in-depth knowledge of our platform and he knows how to deploy our applications to enhance bidding, operations and profitability. That’s why we’re so pleased that Herb, who recently retired as  Read More

David Flynn

Construction Operations Mobile Technology Software Optimization

Did You Know? – B2W Track Tips & Tricks

3 Big Time Saving Tips for Field Log Data Entry

We’re all pressed for time and trying to “do more with less”. This blog post highlights little-known and underutilized features in B2W Track to help recoup some time each day. Over the years, B2W Software continuously adds great features, and more than a few go unnoticed – including these overlooked gems. Exclude Zero Cost Labor Types Auto-Add Foreman Auto Add  Read More

Tom Willey

Construction Operations

Automated Warranty Tracking

A Powerful Addition to Maintenance Management

Contractors maintaining a few dozen or a few hundred pieces of equipment know that keeping track of warranties and optimizing coverage are real challenges. Tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars can be lost by not knowing which repairs and replacements could be covered and when. In this article in Construction Executive “Tech Trends”, John Kane explores how maintenance  Read More

John Kane

Construction Operations Estimating

B2W Case Study: Kitsaki Projects

Improving Estimating, Field Performance Tracking and the Link Between the two

Improving estimating, field performance tracking and the link between the two “B2W Estimate and Track have had a profound impact on our company,” says Benson Thoudsanikone, general manager of Kitsaki Projects. The company has close to 200 employees and focuses primarily on utility-based construction projects in Saskatchewan. Kitsaki implemented the B2W Estimate and Track solutions in tandem, with the goals  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Estimating Mobile Technology

Field-centric cost management at M.A. Mortenson Company

B2W Client Video

An accounting or ERP system is the go-to tool for managing project costs at many heavy construction companies, but those systems are specifically designed for recording and reporting after costs occur. The limitation is that they are not very effective at helping contractors stay on top of project costs where and when those costs actually occur – in the field  Read More

Jeff Russell

Field-centric cost management at M.A. Mortenson Company – B2W client video