Tag: project management software

Project management software has the capacity to help plan, organize, and manage resource tools and develop resource estimates. Depending on the sophistication of the software, it can manage estimation and planning, scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, decision-making, quality management and documentation or administration systems. Today, numerous PC & browser based project management software solutions exist and they are finding their way into almost every type of business.

Computerized Project Management Jumps to the Internet

Computerized Project Management Jumps to the Internet

Web Editor’s note: This article originally appeared prior to September 2001, and has not been checked for accuracy.

Since the mid-1980s, project management in the construction industry has made major advances. Starting around 1985, many construction companies began to use PC, DOS-based software for construction scheduling. By the late 1980s, the

Trimble TILOS Version 9.0 Offers Enhanced Linear Construction  Project Visualization and Improved Integration

Trimble TILOS Version 9.0 Offers Enhanced Linear Construction Project Visualization and Improved Integration

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today TILOS version 9.0 time and location planning software for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other linear civil engineering projects. Trimble® TILOS merges technical and schedule information into one dynamic plan, giving users more information than Gantt charts

Rethinking Takeoff Software – Part 2

Rethinking Takeoff Software – Part 2

“Takeoffs using our software can be done from image files—PDF, TIF, JPG or CAD (.DWG) files—or from paper plans using an optional digitizer. When we do demos, I ask customers to send us PDF of their job because when they see our demo file and how it behaves, they think

Technology in Construction: Estimating the Advantage

Technology in Construction: Estimating the Advantage

Certainly, there’s good news about construction employment across the US. According to a recent analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America, 139 out of 337 metropolitan areas added jobs between December 2011 and December 2012. Association officials noted that growing private sector demand for new

Rethinking Takeoff Software

Rethinking Takeoff Software

“If you don’t have confidence in your takeoff, it’s worthless,” says Coy Lowden, estimator/project manager at Lowden Excavating Inc. in Kyle, TX, “You might as well not have done it.” True enough, but how do you get there? Four years ago onscreen takeoffs all but made digitizers obsolete. The current

Use or Lose

Do you have a telephone? A cell phone? A pickup? A remote control for your TV? Once they were all new technologies and millions of people knew they would never work. What about hydrostatic transmission? Things change constantly in our personal and business worlds, and we try to make everything

Simple Control

You don’t have to be a computer genius to manage your projects thoroughly and painlessly. In recent years the software for project management has become a tool that does not require unusual qualifications for its user. If you are one of the thousands of not-so-big contractors in North America, you

Technology in Construction: Software & Teamwork

Mid-State Paving & Excavation is an 11-year-old, $3 million company that serves central Pennsylvania with 40 employees. Prior to using Maxwell Systems’s ProContractorMX, the company had been using a combination of spreadsheets and software. Doing so necessitated re-entering data in several places and didn’t allow the company to have the

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