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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. 

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

Executive Report From ProEst: The green building industry, spurred in part by the Energy Crisis in the 1970s, has continued to gain traction in the United States and around the world, helped along by a growing awareness of environmental issues and increased government support. Read More

Executive Report From ProEst: In this Executive Insight report, ProEst takes a closer look at how your construction company can increase the likelihood of submitting a winning bid and highlights seven precon strategies that the most successful contractors use to fill the project pipeline and stay busy with profitable work. Read More

Executive Report From ProEst: Like any business, a construction company looks for opportunities that will drive revenue and deliver the best possible business outcomes. Winning bids and running profitable jobs can make that happen, but only when people and processes work smoothly from initial proposal to final closeout. As most construction professionals will tell you, that’s easier said than done. Read More 

Executive Report From ProEst: Let’s face it, sometimes conventional “wisdom” is anything but. The construction industry is changing so fast that it can be hard to separate fact from fiction, especially when it comes to advances in technology. That’s why it may be time to let go of assumptions and learn the real truth about estimating in the cloud. Read More

Executive Report From ProEst: Executive Report From ProEst: Research shows that nearly 70% of all business initiatives that are focused on operational and process change fail to live up to their promises, mostly due to insufficient preparation and a lack of “cultural conditioning.” Simply put, if team members aren’t ready to embrace a new way of working, the best technology in the world won’t be effective — and what seemed like a wise investment becomes a waste of money instead. Read more

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the worldwide availability of Autodesk Takeoff, a new product that empowers estimators to perform 2D and 3D quantification workflows from a common data environment to increase collaboration, speed and accuracy during the estimation process. Read More