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Taking advantage of the billions in funds that are currently trickling down to all 50 states requires an understanding of prevailing wage and other requirements for federal contractors.

After working with thousands of contractors to improve their procurement and materials management processes, Kojo noticed a pattern among those experiencing exceptional growth and resilience in the face of challenges like supply chain disruptions and inflation. We analyzed what these top-performing contractors were doing differently from start to finish and compared it to other contractors.

In November 2023, I attended Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas. I was able catch a glimpse of what the future may entail in the construction technology space from one of the most sought-after providers in the industry.

I was sent to Las Vegas for three days from November 13 to November 15, 2023, to attend Autodesk University. The event was dedicated to exploring the most critical topics on how the world gets designed, made and how AI is going to revolutionize both processes. Below are my highlights for ABC members:

Experts from ABC Tech Alliance member Arcoro and ABC discuss the different ways contractors can realize value from construction HR software and the benefits of a construction-specific solution.

It is no secret that the construction industry has seen a boom in technology in the last 20 years. Organizations that were previously using pen and paper to complete daily reports, inspections, submittals, as well as track schedule progress have now entirely moved these processes to the cloud. Harkins is no exception.

ABC Tech Alliance member SMARTBUILD has announced their new partnership with Microsoft “to offer a fluid interoperability between the platforms—making the two work together essentially as one solution for SMARTBUILD users.” SMARTBUILD is now the sole construction management platform designed for small- to medium-enterprise businesses and powered with Microsoft’s extensive applications. Learn more.

Are you ready for some fun and prizes at Conexpo? Join the ABC Tech Treasure Hunt and visit four of our Tech Alliance companies: Sage, Procore, Tenna and Autodesk. Learn about their innovative solutions for the construction industry and collect stamps to enter a raffle for a chance to win amazing gift cards. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with tech experts and discover new ways to improve your business. The treasure hunt starts on March 14th and ends on March 18th. 

Flashtract, a cloud-based software company that is dramatically improving billing and payments for construction projects, announced today the close of a $15 million Series A funding round led by Addition and Shine Capital.

Executive Report From ProEst: Automation is the application of technology to minimize or eliminate the need for human involvement in order to complete a task. Read More