Driving the industry forward with the right technology.
A convergence of trends is driving construction companies and corporate owners to consider moving off traditional legacy-based systems and seek new solutions to keep up with the current demands of the industry. Terms like mobile, BIM (building information modeling), and collaboration aren’t just buzzwords anymore. Rather, these concepts and processes are leading contractors and owners toward a new way of thinking that encompasses a change both in business initiatives and technology adoption for 2013.
Such an undertaking isn’t easy. In order to effectively develop strategies for mobile and collaboration, contractors need to identify how business processes will function within the company before developing the plan for technology adoption. Then when selecting new technology big-ticket features such as being able to share data between the office and the field or even between various project stakeholders becomes essential.
The Constructech Top Products can serve as a guide to the hottest technology available for the construction marketplace. When judging the 2013 Top Products, the editors of Constructech took into consideration the backbone and core functionality of each technology platform, which helps determine whether or not the product is scalable and built on a platform that allows for future growth. The editors also identified if the product has new functionality and features that allows for more progressive strategies surrounding mobility and collaboration, among others.
Top Products can fall within two categories: New Products or Trusted Products. The former has a combination of a solid foundation along with the potential for future growth. Trusted Products must also meet the requirement of having a good technology backbone, but must also demonstrate timely enhancements. This year’s Top Products for 2013 are indexed on the following page by company, product name, and application. Enhanced writeups of products can be found on the subsequent pages.
As more technology providers are acquired and the emergence of mobile, BIM, and collaboration begin to truly take hold, contractors are going to have to do business in new ways—and technology is going to have to play a big part in the culture shift. These Top Products have the core functionality needed to do better business and the innovative functionality to take your company to a whole new level.