• Construction Management Lessons From a Helicopter Pilot

    BY TROY GUEVARA About 12 years ago I noticed a tow truck dropping off my neighbor’s car in his driveway. I went and asked my friend if he needed help and he laughed and said, no I need a new engine. To his dismay, his daughter had driven the car beyond the point of overheating and subsequently ruined the engine. My friend knew this car was getting old, but his feeling was if you keep an eye on the gauges, you can prevent catastrophe. As his daughter approached he asked her “didn’t you notice the gauges, the warning lights or even the heat waves coming from the hood?”. Her simple [...]

  • There’s Cloud and There’s True Cloud

    BY BOB SHAWGO When a company chooses a cloud service, they have certain expectations. First off, most companies plan to enjoy the cost savings in IT—not having to maintain a powerful, scalable server with guaranteed up time. Rather than paying for room to grow, they anticipate that the [...]

  • Don’t just bridge the gap, CLOSE IT!!

    Designed by Freepik Are you managing construction technology or is it managing you? BY TROY GUEVARA Construction technology has seen substantial growth over the last 30 years. In my early years, it was common to have 1 phone on site (in the job trailer) and then the important people on [...]