JBKnowledge Digs Deep into Construction Industry Tech Trends in 2017 ConTech Report

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When it comes to implementing software and technology solutions, the 6th annual Construction Technology Report explains how the industry measures up.

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The Construction Technology Report provides our members with a snapshot of where the industry is right now, what tools are being used and where they should allocate more resources towards improvement.

JBKnowledge rang in the new year with the launch of their annual Construction Technology Report released December 29, 2017. The report published in partnership with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), and Texas A&M University’s Construction Science Department, compiled data on the hard-hitting questions for construction companies on technology workflows, solutions and spending. Respondents reported what software and strategies they're using to increase efficiency and enhance the construction process.

Partners appreciate the insights afforded by the annual report. "With nearly 500 CFMA members offering responses to the survey, we know that the information collected in this year's ConTech Report provides valuable insights into construction technology solutions, staffing, and budget. We are again delighted to have partnered with JBKnowledge in this effort for a third year and encourage construction professionals to learn how their companies compare in employing technology," shared Stuart Binstock, President & CEO of CFMA.

“The nation’s largest construction program, Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science, is proud to be a partner in the development of the ConTech Report,” remarked Dr. Pat Suermann, the Construction Science Department Head. “Our faculty is engaged in research that leads to the development of new industry solutions that will help improve efficiency, safety and firms’ bottom line. Technology is imperative to the way we operate daily, it helps to better prepare our students to be immediate force multipliers for their firms. We are proud to share this year’s information with you in our joint pursuit of continued improvement for the industry,” stated Dr. Suermann.

Respondents reported on topics regarding the structure of their IT departments, budgeting, workflow processes, software choices, as well as their plans for a more a tech-savvy future. With the rising necessity and accessibility of tools such as apps for construction, drones, and worksite sensors – it's surprising to learn how many companies are still skeptical of spending on new technology.

"The Construction Technology Report provides our members with a snapshot of where the industry is right now, what tools are being used and where they should allocate more resources towards improvement," said Director of Construction Technology for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Sean McGuire.

With thousands of reports downloaded since it's release, the construction industry is poised to move into a brighter tech-savvy future. Download a complimentary copy of the 2017 Construction Technology Report (and past reports) at https://jbknowledge.com/report.

About JBKnowledge, Inc.

JBKnowledge develops technology solutions for construction and insurance, including: IT Staff Augmentation; Strategic Consulting; Enterprise Application and Software Development; Mobile and Wearable Applications; and Research and Development Outsourcing. JBKnowledge is headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX and serves construction clients around the world. Learn more at jbknowledge.com or listen to the ConTechCrew weekly construction technology podcast.

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