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Three construction-focused economists discussed the state of the US construction economy in a panel presentation/webinar presented by CMD iSqFt at Greenbuild on Thursday.
- Kermit Baker, chief economist at the American Institute of Architects
- Alex Carrick, North American chief economist at CMD iSqFt
- Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America
Where the construction economy is now compared with where it was
“The US economy is where it’s at,” Alex Carrick told me in an interview prior to the panel discussion.[…] Continue Reading »
Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on some of the construction technology on display at the October 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Fla. The post focused on Fieldlens, the second on NoteVault.
Cloud-hosted Viewpoint construction software are collaborative project management tools. Its Viewpoint for Projects lets members of project teams use a browser to access a project’s documents, data and drawings.[…] Continue Reading »
“Nothing is more important to avoiding construction disputes than preparing solid, detailed, and contemporaneous documentation during the project,” writes attorney Doug Hibshman. And to that end, many construction superintendents and foremen spend an hour or so each day writing and filing their daily reports – and most dread the chore.[…] Continue Reading »
Editor’s note” Wednesday evening’s debates among the Republican candidates for President were hosted by CNBC – a financial news network on cable television. A transcript of the first debate is available at the Washington Post.
The first of the evening’s debates was among the Republican presidential candidates polling most poorly. On stage were Bobby Jindal, Lindsay Graham, George Pataki and Rick Santorum.[…] Continue Reading »
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on some of the construction technology on display at the October 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Fla. The second piece is about NoteVault, the third about Viewpoint.
“Communication is paramount” on a construction project, says Doug Chambers, CEO of Fieldlens, and he notes that it’s impossible to get any work done if requests for information are still done on fax machines, or if drawings are snail mailed or punch lists wait to be transcribed.[…] Continue Reading »