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  • BuildIt Explained1:53

    BuildIt Explained

    Digitization generates more timely and accurate data, enabling faster, more intelligent business decisions. The industry is beginning to realize that we need to modernize and transform to these...

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  • Why All the Fuss About Digital Transformation?

    Why All the Fuss About Digital Transformation?

    What is so new about digital transformation? Haven’t we been using the internet, Web, email, and other digital tools for decades in our business? Wasn’t that what “e-business” was all about in the...

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  • Digitizing Construction; A New Level of Customer Experience

    Digitizing Construction; A New Level of Customer Experience

    The next wave of intelligent, innovative technologies that build onto the cloud is emerging. We're eager to help guide the players in the heavy work supply chain and lead with innovative...

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  • Do You Really Understand What Actionable Insights Are?

    Do You Really Understand What Actionable Insights Are?

    “Actionable insights” seems to be a buzzword that people have been using lately, but it’s not clear that the distinction is fully recognized. Data, analytics, and insights are not the same thing...

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  • How to Mitigate Risk With Fleet Management

    How to Mitigate Risk With Fleet Management

    Managing a fleet of heavy equipment in the construction industry brings the challenges of scheduling the equipment, monitoring usage and managing traffic at the jobsite, to name a few. And all fleet m

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  • Climate Change: What It Means for the Industry and How Technology Can Help

    Climate Change: What It Means for the Industry and How Technology Can Help

    The construction industry has one of the lowest profit margins in comparison to other major industries. Tiny, unexpected weather mishaps can deem some projects unprofitable. Climate change can...

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  • Cloud-Based Tech at Kiewit’s Innovation Expo

    Cloud-Based Tech at Kiewit’s Innovation Expo

    Command Alkon was pleased to participate at Kiewit’s Innovation Expo in Omaha, Nebraska yesterday. Our team focused their exhibit on BuildIt, a cloud-based environment where information that is...

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  • A Closer Look: Are You Facing a Labor Shortage – Or A Shortage of Labor?

    A Closer Look: Are You Facing a Labor Shortage – Or A Shortage of Labor?

    In such tight labor market, it’s tough finding and retaining the workers with the skills and dedication you need to get the job done. The shortage of labor is increasingly problematic in the heavy...

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  • Job Site Waste: How to Control the Chaos

    Job Site Waste: How to Control the Chaos

    To the casual observer, most construction sites look like a busy, noisy, muddy mess, with mountains of materials and machinery (some in full operation; some seemingly abandoned), buzzed occasionally..

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  • Infrastructure Jobs Are on the Rise; BuildIt Can Help You Build It Better

    Infrastructure Jobs Are on the Rise; BuildIt Can Help You Build It Better

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $1.5 billion in supplemental grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states as well as the District of Columbia. The grants are made through the Better...

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  • Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

    Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

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  • Economists Predict the State of the Construction Industry for 2019

    Economists Predict the State of the Construction Industry for 2019

    An extended federal government shutdown and instability in the global markets started 2019 off with a shaky foundation. Yet, the U.S. construction industry is still projected to see favorable...

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  • Distinguished Design and Construction Company, Ferrovial, Recognized for Excellence in BuildIt

    Distinguished Design and Construction Company, Ferrovial, Recognized for Excellence in BuildIt

    Command Alkon is pleased to recognize Ferrovial as the recipient for “Excellence in BuildIt” at Command Alkon’s ELEVATE Awards. This award celebrates BuildIt administrators or users that have been...

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  • Innovative Building Materials that Could Revolutionize Construction

    Innovative Building Materials that Could Revolutionize Construction

    Building materials like cement, wood, steel and glass often have limitations, including degradation and production-related environmental impacts. But new materials in the works could help companies...

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  • How Integrated Project Delivery Supports Successful Construction Management

    How Integrated Project Delivery Supports Successful Construction Management

    While most industries have doubled their productivity in the last five decades, construction has dramatically lagged until recently. Now practitioners turn to the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)...

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  • Career-Tracking Teens into Construction?

    Career-Tracking Teens into Construction?

    It’s no secret that there’s a years-long labor shortage in the construction industry. And it’s got some legislators and construction industry leaders thinking creatively...

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  • The Future of Construction Automation

    The Future of Construction Automation

    We need to start developing a healthier relationship with these sorts of technologies, because they are designed to have a symbiotic relationship with the user. The ability to monitor the movement...

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  • Push to Pursue Paperless Processes

    Push to Pursue Paperless Processes

    The e-Construction effort involves using available technologies—including digital electronic signatures, electronic communication, secure file sharing, mobile devices and web-hosted data archival...

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  • 103,900 Additional Workers Are Needed to Meet Ontario's Construction Needs

    103,900 Additional Workers Are Needed to Meet Ontario's Construction Needs

    The construction labor shortage is a world-wide quandary – the Ontario construction market, led by the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), is expected to retain its intensity through the coming decade...

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  • Control Tower Visibility: More than a View from Above

    Control Tower Visibility: More than a View from Above

    The virtual control tower gives supply chain managers the ability to proactively address potential issues across all functional areas—working with business partners to anticipate and solve problems...

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