Contractors need to be able to act quickly, with confidence. They need to be able to bid effectively and often. We think the construction industry needs systems that help them be efficient as possible.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
As the construction industry continues to recover from the recession, competition among contractors is fierce, and construction companies face urgent questions and concerns. The construction networking website Construction Connection is confronting these uncertainties with expert commentary and advice from Alliance Solutions Group (ASG).
Andrew Rashid, Territory Manager at ASG, explains how concerns for construction companies and contractors have multiplied due to the state of the economy, covering an intimidating number of subjects.
“Everything in the industry is a concern. Bidding competitively, controlling costs, managing and tracking employees, knowing the actual and financial status of jobs, and maximizing efficiency - because of how competitive the construction industry is - these concerns are more important than ever. Margins are thinner. Contractors need to be able to act quickly with confidence.”
To increase confidence and address the proliferating concerns of its members, Construction Connection is promoting Alliance Solutions Group’s commentary in its monthly newsletter. ASG’s monthly articles provide insight and instruction into the latest technological tools and methods to streamline construction job processes and boost construction businesses to their highest possible level of performance.
In discussing the necessity of technology in the construction industry, Rashid points out that while targeted technology helps beat back the competition, it is also a necessity based on the current industry landscape: “Not many people work an 8-hour day anymore. They need to access data from any device from dawn to dusk and beyond. They need to automate repetitive tasks. They need to be able to click a button and see all the information on a job.”
To help Construction Connection’s 56,000 members grasp how construction companies can use technology to optimize business, ASG has compiled several case studies where a specific software or tool benefited a client in real life. Partly, the hope for Rashid and ASG is to dispel one of the most common myths about purchasing new technology for construction companies.
“Many people think that construction-specific technology is a cost. It's actually an investment. Some solutions we represent will show you payback in as little as 3 to 5 months,” he says.
Articles may be accessed on Construction Connection’s archives of past monthly newsletters. Additional Construction Connection partners, each of whom are experts and major stakeholders in the industry, also actively contribute articles. The construction networking website delivers these articles directly to members’ email inboxes every month, updating recipients on topics as diverse as wage compliance, sustainable design, safety reminders, and incisive commentary on the current state of the industry.
Construction Connection co-founder Kent Leighton says that the ASG’s strong connections across the industry, with multiple partnerships and distribution rights, make it the right fit for his website.
“They don’t just know about the best products and services in the industry, they have also earned partnerships with industry innovators and key associations. Their commentary and recommendations create a real value for our 50,000-plus members.”
Most recently, ASG won recognition from Sage North America as Business Partner of the Year. Out of all of those business partners involved with Sage North America, ASG had proven to be its greatest asset. Construction Connection and its members have already seen it become a key asset for them, too.
About Construction Connection
ConstructionConnection.com was created out of a need for a more effective and streamlined way for construction industry professionals to get matched with the right industry jobs and with the right industry opportunities. Construction Connection is a patent-pending, one-of-a- kind profile creating/match-making system, networking and educational site for the construction industry. Construction Connection saves time, money and aggravation by matching people to people, people to companies, companies to people, and companies to companies.