Constructech Magazine Announces 2015 IT Playbook

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The construction industry is no longer a laggard when it comes to technology adoption, and the 2015 Constructech IT Playbook clearly demonstrates its strength providing in-depth analysis as to why it is beginning to leapfrog many other industries.

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The construction industry has changed drastically during the past few years, as technology continues to evolve and play a critical role in every aspect from the office, to the jobsite, and to everyone involved in the construction process.

The construction industry is continuing to evolve, as software, hardware, and apps continue to progress in new and different ways. While there are different areas of growth, the general consensus is the same: The construction industry is no longer a laggard when it comes to technology adoption, and the 2015 Constructech IT Playbook clearly demonstrates its strength providing in-depth analysis as to why it is beginning to leapfrog many other industries.

Constructech magazine is proud to announce its 2015 IT Playbook is now available. The research takes a deep look at IT selection, deployment, and usage in the construction industry, examining the importance of various technologies, the criteria for selecting a technology provider, and the state of software interoperability. The 2015 IT Playbook also explores big trends in the construction industry, including mobility, BIM (building information modeling), cloud, collaboration, and even the usage of hardware such as drones at a jobsite.

“Our 2015 Constructech IT Playbook identifies trends for technology in the construction market,” says Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine. “Some of the numbers might take you by surprise, as it isn’t a run-of-the-mill ode to technology, but really delves into opportunities, challenges, and the future of technology.”

A snapshot of this year’s results show:

  • There is a slightly larger percentage of construction companies spending more than $250,000 in 2015 (42%) compared to 2013 (39%). This trend continues with companies spending between $500,001 and $1 million in 2015 (13%) compared to 2013 (8%).
  • A vast majority of construction companies (73%) indicated the biggest factor of concern with the cloud is data security.
  • Key to picking a partner is the training, support, and service of the technology provider (72%) and the market reputation of the technology provider (55%).
  • Roughly 33% of respondents report not using BIM at all. This survey examines the reasons why.
  • The use of tablets has grown significantly from 2011 (26%), to 2013 (78%), to 2015 (86%). The results identify how to best develop an overall mobile strategy in construction.
  • Find out what the leading software providers are in project management, bidding/estimating, accounting/job costing, mobile, and more.

“The construction industry has changed drastically during the past few years, as technology continues to evolve and play a critical role in every aspect from the office, to the jobsite, and to everyone involved in the construction process,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine. “That’s why our 2015 Constructech IT Playbook is so important to the construction community this year. It is about IT spends and trends and analyzing the data for homebuilders and constructions professionals alike,” she adds.

The 2015 Constructech IT Playbook is the definitive reference guide for IT adoption and forecasting in the construction industry, and is filled with facts, market trends, analysis, and custom research findings. Sponsors of the IT Playbook include ConEst Software Systems, Explorer Software, and Mark Systems. The report can be purchased at https://2b15b8.campgn3.com/CT-IT-Playbook

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