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Construction Technology: How COVID has Shown that Your Construction Crews are Ready to Use Tech in the Field

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Even if you’ve done your research and calculated your ROI, there still can be some doubt that a new tech tool will have the impact you’re hoping for. Will it work like it should? Will your crew even use it?

SPARK helped deploy a digital form to more than 650 construction job sites in 2020. What was the result? The data shows that your crews ARE READY to use digital tools! 

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Topics: Construction Technology

Construction Technology: Why Invest in a Semi-Custom Solution for Field Tech

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 20, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Digital tools are quickly changing today’s job sites and operations. Accurate and quick data from your field crew — like their time on a job, equipment used, and overall progress — can improve decision-making, boost your bottom line, and be a competitive advantage.

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Topics: Construction Technology

Construction Technology: Spark Business Works

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 16, 2020 2:25:13 PM

Michigan Construction is excited to announce our newest partner Spark Business Works! SPARK creates custom software, digital products and strategic design that help construction companies update their processes and brands.

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Topics: Construction Technology, ROI

Construction Technology: The True ROI of Connecting Your Field Crews to Your Office Team with Tech

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 13, 2020 7:59:00 AM

While the construction industry has lagged in technology adoption, factors like labor shortages, a pandemic, and new technology options have created the urgency for leaders to innovate.

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Topics: Construction Technology, ROI

Construction Technology: How to Leverage Technology for Time and Field Data Collection

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Most construction firms still struggle with tracking and using field data required to operate the business. You rely on paper forms and spreadsheets to track workers, jobs, and equipment. Other data comes in through word of mouth. You stick with these methods because they’re familiar..

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Topics: Construction Technology

Michigan Construction Employers - 3 Tips For Taking Your Communication to the Next Level

Posted by Holly Shaw on Aug 21, 2020 10:44:29 AM

In construction, communication pays. You need to communicate with new and potential clients to outline expectations and handle any problems, and you need good communication within your company to streamline projects and make sure everything is on track.

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Topics: Construction Communication

7 Michigan Construction Safety Tips

Posted by Holly Shaw on Jul 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Millions of people work in construction jobs all over the U.S. and abroad. The work that construction workers perform is essential to the growth of the economy and the building of complete infrastructure in many cities today. Though these jobs can be very rewarding for those of you who enjoy creating something out of nothing, these are also high risks jobs that can lead to injuries and fatalities. Therefore, before a construction employee walks on a construction site, it is important that they are trained in safety rules, guidelines and laws.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Construction Safety, Construction Safety Tips

A Guide to Construction Safety

Posted by D.E. Gemmill on Jul 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Construction work comes with dangers a desk-based job doesn't present. For those who own construction businesses, workers' well-being is at the front of their minds.

What are some of the safety precautions on a construction site? What are best practices for construction safety? Continue reading for "A Guide to Construction Safety."

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Topics: Construction Industry, Construction Safety

Women in Construction: Three Essential Tips to Building Your Career

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jul 17, 2020 11:48:11 AM

One of the most pressing issues in all industries today is the lack of diversity, especially gender diversity. Yet, there is no question about the benefits that having women on construction teams brings diversity and innovation to any company. Diversity breeds creativity and many industries benefit from the different perspectives that it brings to the table. One of the industries that will benefit the most from this is the construction industry.

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Topics: Women in Construction

Michigan Construction Gives 1,500+ Construction-Related Books to Teachers Across Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Apr 3, 2020 12:47:16 PM

The Truckload of Books celebration to promote reading and showcase construction careers continues to grow with 1,500 applicants this year, making it the biggest year ever.

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Topics: truckload of books

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