Year: 2015

Infinite Source continues to Innovate

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Infinite Source Systems Corp. is launching its latest innovative service today. Our years of experience delivering high quality online services combined with our ability to deliver practical, user friendly innovation have resulted in a new industry leading service called i.s.…

Is it better to lead or follow?

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There are a lot of companies selling technology services to the construction industry. Reading their websites often yield pitches like; “New”, “Innovative”, “Unique”, “Industry Leading”, and so on. In truth, a number of these companies are simply executing a ‘close…

Green Construction at the Bidding Phase

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A few years ago most bidders would not have pictured themselves submitting their construction bids online in a paperless environment. It represents a major change from decades of travelling to closings, faxing bid amendments, last minute decisions and all the…

Construction Bidding Court Case #3 – Forms

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An essential requirement to ensure you are conducting a fair and equitable bidding process is making certain that all bidders receive the same information and documentation in an equal and timely manner. Doing so will ensure a successful bid process…

The Impact of the Internet on Bidding Practices in the Construction Industry

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I think we have moved beyond the conversations about whether the Internet is going to change some of the long standing practices in the construction industry. It wasn’t that long ago that Invitations to Bid had to be faxed, rolls…

Christmas and New Years Wishes

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This past year has been a challenging one for many of our clients. Construction is truly a bellwether industry and the signs of the economic slowdown were felt across North America. We are in the fortunate position of seeing the…

Social Media for Construction?

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In the last few weeks I’ve had several emails extolling the virtues of social media for the construction industry. Despite my many years of involvement in the industry and in particular the years spent introducing new online construction technologies; I…

Is Construction ready for electronic procurement?

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That was the key question posed to a group of industry experts participating in a panel discussion at the Construct Canada conference on November 29th, 2012. Gordon Stratford, director of design for HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm…