And just like that, another month has passed, but not without any major achievements! Fieldwire received some honorable press mentions, this time from four prominent publications — The Globe and Mail, ENR, BIM+, and Construction News — to all of whom we are truly thankful.
In case you missed it and would like to catch up, here is a quick recap of each story’s highlights:
The Globe and Mail: App-based technology comes to the construction site
The Globe and Mail (the largest newspaper in Canada) further explain how EllisDon uses Fieldwire as part of their series on innovative decision-makers in Canada.
In this article, Chief Technology Officer at EllisDon, Tom Strong, explains why he chose Fieldwire in such a competitive tech market, and why he will continue to use the platform going forward on every project. He said:
“Fieldwire helps our project teams deliver high-quality results by connecting us seamlessly with our clients and trade partners.”
To learn more about Strong’s perspective on app-based technology in construction, read the full article online today.
ENR: Construction Productivity: Why It Matters
How can we move the productivity needle if we don’t have any boots on the ground? Yves Frinault, Fieldwire’s CEO, weighs in on this debate to give ENR (the largest construction trade publication) readers some food for thought when it comes to construction productivity, or lack thereof.
Frinault speaks to the high turnover rate in construction — 13% higher than in oil and gas — as a reason for a labor shortage and explains why with supporting evidence:
“Competing industries like oil and gas offer skilled workers a higher wage. The average pay for construction workers in the U.S., according to BLS, is $29 per hour – a staggering $16 less than oil and gas workers who earn $45 per hour on average.”
How do competing industries afford to pay employees so much more? They’re much more productive and therefore generate more revenue per employee. To learn more about the pay and productivity gap, and why it matters in construction, read the full article on ENR here.
BIM+: Can construction quality be boosted by collaboration software?
The short answer is yes.
While quality control is an issue plaguing the construction industry in the UK, it can be resolved with field management software.
This article in BIM+ (a respected digital construction resource in the UK) explains how Fieldwire is used by global construction giants – like EllisDon – to improve efficiency all while boosting quality. In fact, leveraging collaboration software for QC could result in significant savings. The article notes that:
“Better quality management could save the industry between £7bn and £12bn.”
Learn how to leverage technology to improve quality on your next project! Read the full article here.
Construction News: Warwick’s 1,000-year-old school gets a new site
A UK-based construction company with a passion for innovation, Speller Metcalfe, has been contracted to expand and relocate one of England’s oldest institutions; King’s High School in Warwick.
The three-year project will be managed on Fieldwire to ensure the project stays on track and critical information doesn’t get overlooked. Speller Metcalfe Project Lead, Michael Quinney, said:
“Fieldwire is particularly useful for snagging and allows notifications to be sent to the team when work is overdue or complete. It means we can keep a complete live track on the project as it is being built.”
For more details, please read the full story in Construction News, the UK’s leading source of construction industry news, market intelligence, and forecast and trend data.