• 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 [...]

    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 site had pagers hooked to their belt. The means of communication were very limited and the gap between the office and the field was quite large. Information was usually exchanged via the person [...]

    How Construction Software Will Help to Combat Rising Construction Wages

    BY TROY GUEVARA Today’s construction labor shortage is tight, this is not “fake news”.  The demand for labor is allowing employees to look for better, higher paying positions, or just demand pay increases. As an industry, our goal should be to do whatever we can to keep these people in the construction industry. We are already seeing the demand for labor lead to wage increases. Currently, private sector wage growth is 2.9%. When compared to construction, we find that [...]