Flashtract Raises $15M to Streamline the Business of Construction

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.

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Executive Report | Does Precon Automation Make Sense for Your Company?

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

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Executive Report | 6 Reasons Green Building is Good Business

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.

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Executive Report | 7 Ways to Win in Precon

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

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Executive Report | 3 Ways Construction Companies Leave Money on the Table

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 

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Executive Report | My Estimators Don't Need the Cloud (and Other Common Misconceptions)

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.

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Executive Report | 7 Tips to Get Your Estimators On Board

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.

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Autodesk Expands Preconstruction Offering with Global Launch of Autodesk Takeoff

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.

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Unlocking the ROI of Construction Technology

The past year accelerated the need for technology within the construction industry. What we are hearing now is that technology is factoring heavily into how our customers are approaching 2021 and beyond.

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Executive Report | Why Mobile Capabilities Should Be Your #1 Priority

Executive Report From ProEst: Today’s mobile devices are remarkable tools, offering the kind of advanced capabilities that can—and should—be leveraged for competitive advantage. In this Executive Insight report, we’ll take a closer look at how smartphones, tablets and other wireless communication devices are delivering important business benefits to construction companies of all sizes, and why it’s essential to make mobile capabilities your #1 business priority.

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5 Things to Consider Before Spending a Dime on Estimating Software

In a business atmosphere that increasingly asks companies to do more with less, any potential business investment should be carefully evaluated for its ability to improve the bottom line. Now more than ever, decision-makers are in no position to allocate budget and resources and then passively wait to “see what happens” on the back end.

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ABC Tech Alliance: Does Your Construction Technology Team have a Delivery Strategy

Are you shopping for a shiny new app or are you looking for value? Construction companies, especially trade contractors, operate on razor-thin margins. More and more construction tech is hitting the market promising efficiencies and improved operations. How does a contractor quickly and effectively filter through the noise and find what’s right for their business?

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Preventing Crane Accidents With Safety Management Software

On September 16, 2020, a two-crane collision in Austin, Texas, injured 22 people, sending 16 to local hospitals for treatment. According to local reports, the crash—like so many construction accidents—was likely preventable.

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Executive Report | 5 Reasons Why Construction Estimators Are Leaving Excel

Most of us with any history in the construction industry know that Excel, in spite of its drawbacks, has long been a mainstay of project estimating. Learn five important reasons you should consider replacing Excel with a construction-specific estimating tool—and how leaving Excel behind can help your company achieve new levels of growth and profitability.

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The Case for Digital: Seven Reasons You Should “Paper Proof ” Your Pre-Construction Process

If your construction company is still relying on paper-based tools and processes for estimating and pre-construction, it’s time to make a change. Take a look at these seven important reasons you should consider moving to a cloud-based digital platform.

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How to Perform a Health and Safety Risk Assessment

How much is your team exposed to risk on the job? Not only does a safety risk assessment identify potential issues affecting the staff, but this assessment is important to help you see how safety risks impact your business.

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