Six industry experts share perspectives on implementing, integrating and supporting technology in recorded B2W webcasts From heavy construction estimating to operational workflows, software is playing a larger and larger role. To help contractors take on challenges and opportunities presented by technology, including how they can move from point solutions to cohesive, connected systems, B2W Software […]
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.|
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.|
“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.|
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.|
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.|
With an in-person event unrealistic, B2W switched gears and redesigned its 2021 User Conference. The result is Innovation Forward, an event featuring unique opportunities for software training and technology exploration. Sessions will run in late February and early March and be set up specifically for online delivery.|
Daily field logs are a staple in heavy construction, and B2W Track includes a differentiating feature that makes it fast and easy to customize them. Almost all contactors use daily logs to record what happens on the jobsite. A standard, generic list of fields, however, can limit the accuracy and quality of that data and make it harder to collect it. That’s because the ideal format and range of fields for recording productivity, employee hours, material and equipment use and other data varies widely, depending on the type of work being performed, the size and reporting requirements of the company and other factors.|
Working faster is one of the big advantages of construction estimating programs like B2W Estimate. Here is a tip that can help estimators save time by managing complex pay items with many components without having to look at the details of all the different components of an item one by one. The trick is to customize the Item Listing tab grid to show information that can then be reviewed and modified on the grid itself.|
Within the context of process improvement, “synergy” is defined as the interaction of two or more processes to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. I can think of no greater example of this than B2W Software’s ONE Platform.
I have written previously about the value and high ROI that individual B2W Schedule, Track and Maintain elements bring to heavy construction contractors. However, the interaction of all three within the unique ONE database platform creates tremendous synergy and multiplies the value for fleet management.
Objectives and results may have been typical, but the deployment and customization of B2W Track that took place in between at Lakeside Industries was unique.
The contractor with wide ranging requirements exemplified how good things happen by combining honest assessment of workflows, employee involvement and a mobile performance tracking and reporting software flexible enough to adapt to those varying needs rather than one that forces the needs to adapt to the software.|
Whether they’re looking for performance and cost advantages across essential construction projects in general or specific ways to better use mobile construction technology and desktop applications, more and more contractors are considering the Cloud. These are the most common questions they ask us as they explore options for running B2W estimating and operations elements in a cloud environment.|
Learn how Severino Trucking used B2W’s construction equipment maintenance software to improve shop efficiency and reduce equipment downtime.|