The Ultimate Construction Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Father’s Day 2019 is June 16, so you better get started on gift ideas if you want to impress dad this year. Whether your father is contractor, handyman, or DIYer, we’ve got a lot of great ideas for him this year.

For more more gift ideas, be sure to check out our past Father's Day Gift Guides from 20162017, and 2018 or our Ultimate Construction Holiday Gift Guides from 201520162017, and 2018

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Autodesk BIM 360 is Now Integrated with Microsoft Office 365 | ConTech Junkie

Just because construction companies are wising up and beginning to implement project management software on their projects doesn’t mean that traditional programs, like Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word will no longer be needed. Recognizing that fact, Autodesk BIM 360 has announced an integration with Microsoft Office 365 which should make users very happy.

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Procore Releases Free New Submittal PDF Markup Tool for All Users

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.

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Procore Integrates with Microsoft Outlook for Streamlined Process with Email | ConTech Junkie

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.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Applications for Augmented Reality in Construction

Augmented Reality (AR) is often thought of as an interesting new twist on video games, but, in reality, it has some great potential for solving some common problems in construction.  BigRentz, a construction equipment rental company, recently shared an infographic of 6 applications of AR in construction.

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Should Subcontractors Use Their Own Project Management Software?

As smartphones and tablets are slowly becoming one of the most prominent and powerful tools on construction site, construction technology companies are still largely focusing on construction management firms and general contractors.  What’s lost on many is the fact that there are dozens of subcontractors on every jobsite that also need to manage their projects.

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Procore Announces 3 New FREE Safety Courses for Silica Dust, Confined Spaces, and Safety & Tech

Safety training in the construction industry is necessary to build worker awareness – not to mention that it’s legally required – but it can be extremely time consuming and expensive to have completed. There are many companies out there looking to make money off of keeping workers safe, which is why it’s great when a company offers training free of charge, like Procore’s Safety Qualified program.

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March is Ladder Safety Month, Here Are Some Great Resources to Get You Started

Ladders are one of the most widely used and necessary pieces of equipment on a construction jobsite.  They’re also one of the most misused and abused pieces of equipment on a jobsite.  In addition to being one of the most frequently cited OSHA violations each year, it also accounts for too many of the industry’s yearly fatalities and countless injuries.

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