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Industry news, education, trends, and tools for construction professionals.
Construction is booming in many parts of the US. But as the industry grows, it is facing a challenge of a shortage of skilled and semi-skilled workers, especially among young workers. As a new generation enters the labor market, many have turned away from construction jobs, believing that work in construction leads to a dead-end career. These young workers can’t imagine a future in what they believe is a low-tech, low-paying sector.
Our CMO, Jerad Ferrell got interviewed by PlanGrid’s blog series, Behind the Build. Learn more about PeerAssist and read the full interview below.
Controlling for the unexpected is one of the greatest challenges for the construction industry. Clearly no one can predict the future, but those who plan ahead and put processes in place are more likely to be ready when something unexpected happens.
Construction projects are long and grueling if not managed properly, and software initially designed for the desktop hasn’t translated well to noisy, dusty job sites. Luckily, the emergence of targeted applications is improving this, transforming how tech is being used in the field.
No industry is as ripe for digital transformation as construction. The need to quickly and efficiently capture data in the field is driving the industry towards implementing new systems, with the promise to enable fast adopters to become more competitive.
We are excited to share that PeerAssist is positioned for some serious expansion and now available for just $19 per month. PeerAssist’s Field Work Order App is a great solution for handling extra work taking place on construction projects, and we are looking to make a massive contribution to the industry by giving all contractors the ability to experience modern change management for better profitability.
Sooner or later, the Internet of Things and the massive amount of data that exists will catch up with every industry, including construction. The potential for robotics, sensor and laser technologies, as well as data collection are all factors affecting the future of the industry. At the same time, recent advancements in the construction industry technology are creating immediate pressures for companies to modernize their operations in order to stay competitive. Chief among these is digitization.
Making the switch to digital workflows has been proven to create substantial and immediate benefits to both subcontractors and general contractors. Even replacing a single paper workflow with a digital platform can save a team a significant amount of administrative staff time in inputting, filing and sharing information.
One of the more difficult problems facing the construction industry is not a lack of new technology, but how to integrate applications in the field. While the construction industry has a tendency to adopt construction technology slowly, the obstacles to going digital are not insurmountable.
PeerAssist is a construction management software company based in Columbus, Ohio, that specializes in products to help companies maximize profits and productivity through easy-to-use applications.
With over five decades of experience in construction software, PeerAssist builds solutions that are uniquely developed to solve the business management and financial challenges faced in this industry.