Category Archive: Project Management

  1. Solving 3 Project Challenges Through on-Site Mobile Technology [E-Book]

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    Leverage on-Site Mobile Technology to Connect Office and Jobsite

    Having accurate project information in real time is essential for making critical decisions and remaining competitive. But, if your like many others, you can easily find yourself struggling with outdated tools and processes that cause communication breakdowns between office and field.

    By working with industry professionals over the last 25+ years, we’ve been able to identify three key project execution challenges that prevent teams from staying under budget and on schedule.

    Learn to solve these challenges by reading our new e-book!

    1. Communication gaps between office and field
    2. Disorganized Daily Planning
    3. Slow and error-prone capture of work progress and time sheet data.


    Download the e-book: Click Here


  2. Leverage on-Site Mobile Technology to Connect Office and Jobsite [Infographic]

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    Leverage on-Site Mobile Technology to Connect Office and Jobsite

    Are you working like a caveman in a digital age? Check out this infographic to learn how office and on-site teams can leverage on-site mobile technology to gain greater visibility, control and decision making across the project lifecycle.

    Download Infographic: Click Here

  3. Overcoming the Top 5 Project Cost Management Challenges [E-Book]

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    E-Book: Overcoming the Top 5 Project Cost Management Challenges

    Are you struggling to improve your cost estimation and project control? Download this e-book to learn about the 5 most common project cost management challenges faced by owners, contractors and EPCs and how to solve them.


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  4. [Video] AGC Young Constructors Forum Meeting: Virtual Design and Construction

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    [Video] Introduction to Virtual Design and Construction

    A special seminar hosted at InEight for the Arizona AGC Young Constructors Forum

    Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is one of the fastest growing technology segments of the construction industry. Enabling organizations to gain greater transparency, reduce risk and increase efficiency, VDC concepts and technologies can help project professionals improve project confidence.

    In an effort to serve growing industry interest, InEight recently hosted an educational seminar about Virtual Design and Construction for the Young Constructors Forum, a committee of the Arizona Chapter of the AGC (Associated General Contractors of America). In this session, Connor Christensen, a BIM and VDC expert from Kiewit Corporation, provides an overview of history of BIM and VDC and how professionals can build a foundation of knowledge to leverage VDC technologies.

    Enjoy the on-demand video replay below:

  5. Driving Project Certainty Through Technology [White Paper]

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    Driving Project Certainty Through Technology

    Innovative project-driven companies understand that the scale and complexity of today’s infrastructure, building, oil & gas, mining, and utilities projects call for active coordination and real-time reporting.  To keep all stakeholders informed of schedule and cost status, they have invested in the technologies that enable the faster decisions needed to keep projects on track.

    In this white paper, we will share how companies are adopting modern, connected, electronic project controls solutions that can enable project transparency and mitigate risks to increase productivity, collaboration and optimization.

    In this white paper we’ll share how “The InEight 8 Habits for Project Success” can help companies create:

    •    Process efficiencies
    •    Timely and accurate intraday feedback about activities and progress
    •    A collaborative and transparent work process


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  6. 4 Ways to Speed up your Cost Estimating Processes

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    Winning more profitable work is one of the most important cost estimating goals. To accomplish this, many estimating teams put in lots of overtime simply to keep everything running at current levels, let alone grow the business. Data needs to be captured and analyzed, and mistakes and redundancy are all-too-common with generic software such as Microsoft Excel.

    What stands in the way? Old systems, manual effort and inefficient processes can all lead to bidding fewer jobs, winning less work and, ultimately, lower company profits.

    In our recent webinar, “Overcoming the 5 Most Common Project Cost Management Challenges,” we polled the 100+ attendees to share *their* top challenge.  Slow and inefficient estimating, no ability to benchmark estimates, and limited visibility between office and jobsite were selected as the overall top three challenges.

    To address the first in that list, here are 4 ways to deal with slow estimating:

    #1) Ensure easily reproducible data

    Having the ability to quickly copy, multiply and split data items can significantly reduce effort and organize jobs. In an ideal system, when changes are made, all related items are updated automatically, including equipment, manpower, hours, production or materials.  Speed estimating by reducing manual work!

    #2) Leverage NORMS databases

    Standard cost libraries that have industry-standard details about productivity rates and costs can make it much easier for estimators to quickly create more accurate estimates. Examples include RSMeans and Richardson Construction Estimating Standards.

    #3) Save time with material/quantity takeoff (MTO/QTO)

    Leveraging designs to quickly build more accurate estimates is a crucial step to expediting the overall process. Estimating systems that integrate with RIB MC2 or On-Center On-Screen Takeoff can quickly move design data about labor, material, and assemblies to drive the cost estimate.

    #4) Keep the estimate and schedule synched

    The ability to link estimating and scheduling systems allows data to easily flow between the two, speeding processes and reducing errors. Save time by taking the initial estimate and move it over to a scheduling system to have the time-phase element that is a key part of a bid.

    As the construction industry is so competitive with such low margins, winning more jobs by producing more bids is key to keeping the company going. Any inaccuracies can affect the company in its entirety.  Substantial amounts of time, manpower and money are often required, but it doesn’t need to be this way.
    Would you like to learn more?

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