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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

Estimating Industry Trends

7 Habits of Highly-Effective Construction Cost Estimators

Estimating Heavy Civil Construction Projects Can be Complicated–Here’s How to Get It Right

Cost estimation is a make-or-break phase for construction projects. The right estimates will help your business win more jobs and help your clients better understand what’s in store for them. Here, we’ll discuss 7 of the most important traits shared by highly-effective construction cost estimators. Capturing a Repeatable Cost Structure Skilled estimators understand that they don’t have to spend their  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Industry Trends

Turn Employee Competitiveness into an Advantage

B2W Tools Can Make Daily Performance Data a Powerful Motivator in the Field

Heavy construction employees tend to be competitive by nature, and a growing number of managers are using performance data to turn that trait into performance improvements. Relying on tools like B2W Track and B2W Inform, allows them to capture data electronically and use it to populate timely reports and dashboards, which are easy to produce and extremely valuable as motivators  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Industry Trends

A Better Way to Track Time and Materials Work

B2W Track Allows Contractors to Track and Differentiate on a Single Electronic Field Log

Whether it’s called “time and materials”, “cost plus”, or “force account”, the work done outside of a fixed price contract presents challenges on most heavy construction projects. B2W Track provides a more effective, automated way to track this work and ensure that it is accounted for and billed correctly.                        Read More

John Sheedy

Construction Operations Industry Trends

Construction Payroll Processing Advantages with B2W Track

Eliminating redundant, manual data entry into accounting systems pays off

M&M Excavating used to refer to it as a “dreaded, day-long Monday ritual”, and the experience is all too familiar at heavy civil construction operations of all sizes and specialties. Two or three employees at that company used to spend most of the day pouring over job reports and time cards for work performed at each job sit the previous week.  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Industry Trends

Software and the Struggle to Find Construction Employees

“Young people don’t want to work in the dark ages.”

Can top-tier software help construction companies attract and retain top-notch talent? Brandie Meisner says yes. “We need technology to attract the younger, tech-savvy employees to grow the workforce industry-wide,” the CFO at M&M Excavating in northern Michigan says. “Young people don’t want to work in the dark ages,” she elaborates. “They’ve lived with technology all of their lives; it’s an  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Industry Trends

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 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

Industry Trends

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and with more focus being given to mental health across the board, it is important to understand its role and impact within the construction industry. Unfortunately, construction has the highest total number of suicides, and is ranked second highest for suicide rate in comparison to other industries. The overall U.S. suicide rate is 13.26 per  Read More

Jen Caesar

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