Christa Stephens

Circle Computer Resources Launches New Brand, ConstructEdge, to support digital transformation in the construction industry

Circle Computer Resources (CCR) announced today the formal launch of its new brand, ConstructEdge. This business unit was formed in January 2019 to serve the construction industry with connectivity services for the field and has found great success within the market. By giving this unit its own brand identity, CCR demonstrates its commitment to the continued technological advancement of the construction industry.

6 Signs Your Business Needs Help with Connectivity

The Internet has increasingly dominated the way the world operates since its inception. It’s interwoven into nearly every corner of our existence, and it can no longer be overlooked as a critical component in every business function. If your relationship with your internet provider is less than you dreamed it’d be, that thought might be pretty ominous.
Here Are Our Top 6 Indicators That You Might Need Some Help With Your Connectivity:

Simplify Construction with Blockchain

If you’ve heard of Bitcoin, then you’re sort of familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is the online secure ledger for Bitcoin. But Blockchain has more versatile uses than simply keeping a ledger for cryptocurrency, and with it, the possibility for whole new opportunities for the construction world.

Maslow’s Digital Needs for Your Construction Jobsite

Digitized jobsites are inevitable. Making the transition to digital isn’t easy, and it can be overwhelming, so we’ve broken it down into parts. Much as humans have basic needs for survival, the construction industry has basic technological needs that require nurturing before escalation.

Using Big Data to Boost Construction Productivity

According to Construction Executive, big data has tremendous opportunities for construction. “…as much as 35 percent of the total cost on a construction project goes to material waste and remedial work…” meaning big data can reduce this waste by revealing areas to improve efficiency.

4 Ways to Elevate Your Construction IT

Your IT department has it’s hands full managing a multitude of tasks, so it’s important to prioritize what tasks your internal team MUST accomplish and look at tasks that take up more time than they’re worth. Those are the tasks you’ll want to outsource. Instead of having your IT department handle administrative tasks like sourcing internet for a new jobsite or dropping everything to deal with outages, hire someone to manage that for you.

How a Connected Jobsite Maximizes ROI on Telematics

Fleet tracking is enabling construction companies to further improve productivity, reduce waste, and streamline the jobsite. This technology is sometimes referred to as telematics, which are changing how construction companies manage people, materials, and equipment resources. The benefits for construction firms are endless, but there’s one key thing that all these benefits hinge on: your Internet connection at your jobsite.

Your Jobsite Needs Turnkey Connectivity

Often, construction companies choose to follow big-name ISPs for connectivity solutions simply because the choices seem limited. But these solutions are not typically turn-key options, which means you spend more time managing your own connection rather than leveraging it to its full potential.

Mixed Reality for Construction: Better Than VR and AR

Construction is only one of the industries utilizing technology to improve work processes, but the applications for this industry are seemingly endless. AR and VR have the potential to reduce delays due to rework, improve estimation, and synergize jobsite relationships through transparent communication between all stakeholders.

Overcome Connectivity Issues on the Jobsite

Getting a construction site prepped and ready to service your crew requires a lot of work, time, and resources. There’s a long list of requirements to be met, often before you even begin to consider technology. Your teams need to leverage the tools you’ve invested in to expedite and improve the building process.
Saving time (and money) is a top priority that can be helped with technology, but failing to establish a reliable connectivity solution can be a huge time suck.

Your Lean Construction Site Requires Reliable Connectivity Services

On a construction project, high-quality work is first and foremost, according to 74% of managers. Rework is costly and time-consuming, and as with all projects, staying on time is the bane of any project manager’s existence.

Fortunately, with the implementation of lean construction methods, time waste decreases and quality improves. There’s less overproduction, waiting, inventory, and faster exchange of information and materials.

Connecting the Dots for Business Intelligence in Construction

Construction projects are complex. You have contractors who need to coordinate, timelines to manage, materials to track, and budgets to maintain. On top of that, most of the teams who collaborate with each other may not use the same programs, applications, or software to track, create, or store their data for a project.

5G: A Revolution for Construction Connectivity

The Internet of Things has tremendous potential for the construction jobsite. A blanket term that covers anything from simple sensors to complex wearable technology, IoT is limited in ability by the speed of its connections. Long delays between the device and the receiver reduce the speed with which these tools are implemented on-site.

Construction Link Round-Up #5

This month, we’re hammering on construction technologies and the many benefits they bring to construction teams. Boost safety, reduce risk, improve productivity… what’s not to love? Staying relevant requires adapting, and we are in the age of digitization. Don’t forget to make sure your site is properly connected before you rely too heavily on applications that require service.

Prefabricated and Modular Buildings for Construction

Prefabricated and modular construction are not new concepts to builders, but they are beginning to disrupt the industry as the go-to method for many large-scale, high-profile projects. Three big drivers contribute to this shift: the types of projects, their locations, and the lack of skilled labor in the field.

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