March/April 2015

As the commercial construction market begins to bounce back, there are new opportunities for contractors—but coming out of a recession can also pose some unique challenges.

When times were lean, contractors needed to adapt to the uncertain landscape in the market. With smaller staffs and the need to do twice as many projects to stay profitable, contractors shored up business processes by implementing best practices and technology. However, what happens when you come out of a recession? Now is the time to consider how technology can help continue to stay lean as the market picks up.

From estimating to project management to CRM (customer-relationship management), the next era of construction technology can help contractors improve business processes to remain competitive and profitable as the market begins to pick up. Key areas for builders in 2015 include mobile, BIM (building information modeling), collaboration, cloud, estimating, and more.

With this in mind, we unveil the 2015 Constructech Top Products for the commercial construction space. Each year, Constructech magazine awards the ‘top’ technology innovations with a Top Products award. When judging these awards, the editors take into consideration the core functionality of each platform, as well as the new features and enhancements that will allow contractors to move business forward in the year ahead. The Constructech Top Products winners can fall within two categories: New Products or Trusted Products.

On the pages that follow you will find a listing of the products that are truly at the ‘top’ of the construction technology space for commercial contractors. For some, you will also find expanded profiles and custom quotes written through the lens of the Constructech editors. The editors have spent time researching, studying, and learning about all the products in the space, in order to craft a custom writeup detailing why each product provides value to you—the readers.

With this, we invite you to sit back and learn more about the technologies that can help you become more profitable as we look to the future.

Constructech staff

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View the 2015 Commercial Top Products winners here.

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