Even with the comprehensive collaborative environment that project management software, like Procore, provide, email is still a necessary evil for even the most technologically advanced contractor. Recently Procore announced new integrations with one of the biggest email providers, Microsoft Outlook, to help reduce redundancies and get all your information into one place.
Now available in the Microsoft Appsource, Procore for Outlook is an add-in that allows Outlook and Procore users to have easy access to their project files sent over email.
Procore for Outlook features 3 key productivity improvements:
Ability to forward emails directly from Outlook to your Procore project
Upload file attachments from email to the Documents tool in Procore
Easily Create RFIs in Procore directly from Outlook emails
For those interested in setting up this Procore Outlook Add-in, Procore has created an easy to follow tutorial on their website with step-by-step instructions.
Overall, the solution solves a small nuisance of a problem, but every minute saved is a minute that could set your company apart from others.
Hot off of the acquisition of Honest Buildings, a project management software aimed at owners and developers, Procore has announced they have acquired yet another tech company to help bolster their offerings.
In what can be expected to be a continuous trend in the construction industry, construction management software company, Procore, has acquired yet another construction tech company to further bolster their software.
Submittals can be one of the most tedious tasks on any construction site. Logging, tracking, and reviewing them can take a lot of hours that you might not have. Thankfully, in recent years, several construction technology companies, like Procore, have launched automated submittal log builders to help ease the pain and increase accuracy. To make the submittal process even less tedious, Procore recently announced the release of the new Submittal PDF markup, which is free to all users.
There’s no doubt that construction workers do not get enough recognition for the hard work they put into building our nation's structures. At the end of each project, the workers are typically on to the next jobsite while executives and politicians are cutting the ribbon on their new facility.
Over the years, the World of Concrete has become one of the premier construction events across the country. The name may make you think it’s strictly related to concrete, but the truth is that anyone in the industry can find value in attending the massive event. Each year, the Most Innovative Products featured at the World of Concrete are chosen and Hanley Wood, a construction information and marketing company, recently announced the winners.
10 years ago, the most computer knowledge any construction company would require of its applicants was a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel or a scheduling software. Now, construction companies are finally getting wise to the fact that project management and document management software like Procore, Bluebeam, and PlanGrid can provide an efficiency boost to their projects. Because of this, many employers now have job openings that require knowledge of their software of choice.
If you’ve never used that specific software, how can you make yourself eligible for that role?
Many certifications in the construction and design world require continuing education (CE) credits to keep the person who holds them eligible to renew their license. Typically, each hour spent in a seminar or other type of training is considered 1 continuing education credit.
The ability to stick to a schedule is one of the most important skills in the construction industry and it takes years to master. Schedule delays not only cost the contractor time and money, but it can cost the owner thousands of dollars of lost sales and delay people from starting jobs. If the owner loses money, a battle for liquidated damages is likely to occur. As with many things, early detection and swift reaction is key to battling schedule slippage and knowing the causes of slippage makes it easier to detect.