State of the Construction Industry – another perspective!

Kendall Jones, Editor in Chief at ConstructConnect just posted a good summary of how the pandemic has impacted us during this past year.

There have been many blogs, articles, research studies on how 2020 impacted both residential and commercial construction, but Kendall sums it up in a short and concise article.

He covers  where the industry stands now, and in the future and highlights construction spending, construction starts, employment, architectural billings, COVID health concerns, and ends with an upbeat note about technology adoption which of course, we support and encourage.

You can read Kendall’s full article here.

Technologies for Concrete Contractors

Great article from Myles Willis, Autodesk Construction Solutions. Myles has great insight from his background in concrete and technology.

Read his article on Six Technologies, Tools,& Workflows Giving Contractors an Edge in 2021.

I particularly like his take on leveraging BIM and creating a digital link between the field and the office – hmmmm sounds like ICT Tracker.

As he states: “As the industry continues to navigate uncertainty and new challenges, construction companies need to bolster themselves with proven solutions to help ensure projects are completed correctly, on time, and on budget.”

You can read his article here.

Technologies for Concrete Contractors

Great article from Myles Willis, Autodesk Construction Solutions. Myles has great insight from his background in concrete and technology.

Read his article on Six Technologies, Tools,& Workflows Giving Contractors an Edge in 2021.

I particularly like his take on leveraging BIM and creating a digital link between the field and the office – hmmmm sounds like ICT Tracker.

As he states: “As the industry continues to navigate uncertainty and new challenges, construction companies need to bolster themselves with proven solutions to help ensure projects are completed correctly, on time, and on budget.”

You can read his article here.

Announcing new online reports and features for ICT Tracker

We have been busy at ICT, and I want to make sure you hear about our latest updates.

New Online Reports

First, we now have online reporting for ICT Tracker that has received high praise from our customers that have been testing out the report. As a customer, you will receive a link to the online Power BI reports and have immediate visibility into your projects. It is automatically updated with your tracking information. No longer do you have to update individual Power BI reports (although you still have that option). Your choice!!

Watch this short video to learn more about online reports.

New Date Feature

Second, a new update to our software now includes a date feature that has been at the top of our “most requested” features. You now have the option, when tracking, to use the current date or post date it for when the actual work occurred. This adds much more flexibility and accuracy of project status.

Watch this short video to learn more about the new date feature.

Remember, it is important that you update the app to take advantage of these new features and continue working with your existing projects.

For support or answer to your technical questions, please contact help@icttracker.com If you want to learn more about ICT Tracker or expand your use, please contact info@icttracker.com

9 Numbers You Need to Keep Your Company Profitable

When I ask a construction business owner or manager: “Why are you in business?” He usually answers: “To make a profit.” Then I ask: “How much profit do you make?” Most of them don’t really know.

Great article by George Hedley of Construction Business Owner on the importance of data in managing your business to truly know if you are postioned to make a profit.

I particularily like point number 5. “Next, you must have an accounting system and software to track your actual job costs or work task.” He goes on to say, “If you don”t know what it costs to build it is almost impossible to ever make any money!”

Hmmm, sounds like ICT Tracker would be a good system to start with. Read George’s complete article here.