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Patrick Dubela, Client Services

The B2W team leverages construction, technology and operational expertise to drive visionary product development and a relentless responsiveness to clients. We’d like to introduce you to Patrick Dubela with our Client Services team. Name Patrick Dubela How long have you been with B2W? 1 Year What do you think makes B2W unique? One thing that stands out is our ability  Read More

Lauren Wilson

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

B2W Employees Embrace Smart Commuting Challenge

One of 54 Area Teams That Logged 176,000 Sustainable Miles in May

Ten B2W Software employees took on the commuteSMART Seacoast challenge in May, leaving their cars at home and commuting to work on foot, bike or public transportation. The group racked up 899 commuting miles, keeping 826 pounds of CO2 out of the environment and saving an estimated $512. Charlie Nickel (Technical Writer) organized the B2W team. Members included Steve Gaudreau  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

B2W Employee Spotlight

Greg Dubois, Client Services

The B2W team leverages construction, technology and operational expertise to drive visionary product development and a relentless responsiveness to clients. We’d like to introduce you to Greg Dubois with our Client Services team. How long have you been with B2W Software? 1 year What do you think makes B2W unique? The cultural atmosphere and operating philosophy that is much more  Read More

Lauren Wilson

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

Estimating

How Much Does Estimating Software Really Cost?

Actually, it pays for itself many times over

When heavy construction contractors that rely on spreadsheets to manage estimating begin to look at an enterprise-class solution like B2W Estimate, one obvious question comes up early in the conversation. “How much does the software cost?” I sometimes answer, jokingly, that it’s free. Before they get their hopes up too much, I feel compelled to clarify. What I mean is,  Read More

Jeff Russell

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

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