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Where are the Productivity Gains in Construction?

Posted: May 22, 2018 | Project Management

If the construction industry is anything, it’s consistent. For roughly 20 straight years, the industry has racked up the “least improved” award for having the lowest annual productivity gains globally of any industry. This means construction is still substantially less productive now than it was in 1995, according to a 2017 McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) study.

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Designing Buildings at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center

Posted: March 8, 2018 | Project Management

SRD Architects Inc. provided comprehensive architectural and interior design services for the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center in Long Beach, California. They were tasked to renovate the existing 11,000-square-foot Spinal Cord Injury Building constructed in 1986 and the 8,000-square-foot Radiation Therapy Building originally constructed in 1993.

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A New Angle to Solving Glare and Heat Gain

Posted: January 10, 2018 | Project Management

The University of Chicago Lab School was building a brand new arts facility, the Gordon Parks Arts Hall, funded in part by a donation from the George Lucas Family Foundation. It was a high-profile project, making use of daylighting.

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How You Can Streamline Your Construction Process with a Single, Cloud-Based System

Posted: January 9, 2018 | Project Management

A diminishing supply of qualified labor is driving a transformational change in the construction industry. Companies are looking to technology to enhance the way project teams communicate and drive greater value, on and off the jobsite . Procore’s Construction OS Software is one of the tools helping to manage this change.

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How to Better Use Technology for Collaboration on Construction Contracts

Posted: January 8, 2018 | Project Management

Technology. It means something different to everyone. It is a tool for the tech savvy, a burden to some, and a crutch for others. The expectation for everyone to use technology for everything has increased. Regardless of where you fall on the technology knowledge spectrum, the one common thread that connects most of us is the need to use technology and experiencing some level of frustration at one point or another while using to use it. You can't do business without technology anymore, and the pros outweigh the cons. Therefore, having the right support in your corner is key to using technology as a tool to better position your business for success.

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