ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 5 - Issue: 34 - 09/02/2016

Construction Blog Highlights

On a regular basis, we highlight content posted on other blogs that we feel would benefit our readers.  This week's blog highlights include:


5 Apps for Construction

From time-to-time we catch up with Rob McKinney, the technology blogger who closely follows and posts on new developments in construction apps. This week at the ConAppGuru site, Rob recaps five of his favorite apps; click here to see what they are. 


Streamlining, Better Analyzing Construction Data
Software vendor Dexter+Chaney is running a five-part blog series on cutting-edge project management.  In Part 3, Andy Holtmann addresses six technology tools they find relevant, including mobile apps, document imaging, workflow tools and intuitive dashboards and kiosks. Check out the full post at the Dexter+Chaney Blog.


Top 14 Most Common Scheduling Mistakes by Contractors

ConstructionPro Week's lead article this week talks about bad construction schedules. Our friend and respected construction attorney Matt DeVries has advice for contractors on avoiding "mistakes" that not only reduce schedule quality, but have been explicitly noted by some courts and boards of contract appeals as a factor that can lead to a loss of credibility.  Visit the Best Practices Construction Law blog here to see Matt's list.  Note, #14 is failure to use the schedule submitted to the owner to build the project; now that might be the definition of a bad schedule!


36 Books on Construction Management 

Rachel Burger, at the Capterra blog, sums up the content of 36 books on construction project management.  While her experience is more as a writer and marketer, the list is thorough and does give a useful recap of the content and purpose of each book listed.  Check out the list here.




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