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2019 FMI Construction Outlook

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The construction market in the United States is booming amidst the second longest period of sustained economic expansion since 1964. Despite fears of an impending slowdown, FMI Research projects that construction put-in-place will increase year-over-year by 6 percent in 2018…

10 Construction Industry Trends in 2019

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Halfway through 2019, it is time to look at the construction industry trends and predictions and see which ones are shaping up. Keeping on top of new and emerging trends in the construction industry not only helps keep your company…

Is IT outsourcing needed for small business?

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Imagine you start the small business you dreamed of. You have a reliable team, hired accountant, maybe an attorney. What about a managed service provider? Do you need it? Will it be the right decision? Of course, as a business…

The difference between proxy servers and VPN

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There are several ways to achieve anonymity online, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, proxy servers have long become popular and it is quite difficult to oust them. In most cases, buying reliable proxies that can be…

Scheduling can be a real headache

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Here is a new candidate in the cool tools category. It is yet another example of how internet based applications are changing the way we work. How many times have you wasted hours trying to get a group of people…

A Planroom is a Planroom is a Planroom

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Everybody knows what a planroom is whether you call it a planroom, plansroom or plan room. It is a central repository where prospective bidders go to access documents and information for construction project opportunities. Groups of Contractors through Construction Associations…

IPad’s on the Construction Site

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I have been watching with interest an ongoing conversation with a group of construction professionals about the utility of the new iPad device for the construction site. It’s safe to say that of the 120 or so posts so far…

So what is e-Procurement?

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Like so many things it depends who you ask. For some it refers to the entire workflow from the moment a need is identified through to the final payment and warranty administration for a service or item. Others describe it…

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…