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Scheduling Pro Tip #3: What Makes the Critical Path Critical

Many challenges faced in project management could be avoided if the roofer didn’t have to depend on the framer or the carpenter on the plumber, however, we know that’s not the case – what’s the roof to do without the frame? Most tasks in your project schedule have relationships to one another, which is why coordination and visibility is vital. Developing an effective method for communicating, managing, and evaluating the current state of interconnected tasks allows you to see the ripple effects before they occur and work to minimize impact incurred from schedule offsets.

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend IBS 2018

It’s officially that time of year again, and no, I’m not talking about the holidays. We’re gearing up for the biggest event of the New Year: the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show. IBS, the largest annual light construction show in the world, attracts nearly 80,000+ visitors each year from different countries from around the globe and is happening January 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.

Topics: International Builder's Show

Music Motivation: Office Christmas Party

Get in the mood to rock around the Christmas tree with your coworkers with this festive playlist from UDA Technologies! This playlist features some of our employees' personal favorites for the holiday season.

Topics: Music Motivation

Meet Socket: ConstructionOnline's New Desktop Assistant

Last week, UDA Technologies hosted a live, interactive webinar to highlight Socket, ConstructionOnline’s new desktop assistant tool, which allows for ConstructionOnline integration with QuickBooks Desktop and PlanSwift, as well as other desktop programs in the future. In last week’s webinar, Taylor Pruitt, ConstructionOnline Product Lead, demonstrated in detail the ease getting started with Socket.

 

Topics: ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks Quickbooks Integration Socket

Scheduling Pro Tip #2: Milestone Management

Your goal for each project is to bring that project in on time and under budget. You wouldn’t want to simply outline the tasks that need to be completed within a project schedule and hope for the best. You would want to highlight points throughout the project that mark progress achieved and keep you focused on the task at hand. The use of integral management devices such as milestones allow for you to keep a close measure on the progress of your project and ensure that you are on the path to successful completion.

Topics: Best Practices

Music Motivation: Power Hour

When crunch time hits, sometimes there's no choice but to power through and get it done. Survive your toughest workdays with this playlist of high-octane rock tunes from UDA!

Topics: Music Motivation

Scheduling Pro Tip #1: Set, Save, & Analyze Project Baselines

In a perfect world, project schedules follow the original approved timeline from start to finish. But, any experienced construction manager can tell you, in reality, the final project schedule will be vastly different from the initial project schedule. As the project progresses, it’s important to evaluate changes to the project schedule and understand what factors contribute to these changes. Implementing business intelligence methods like baseline reviews gives you the ability to analyze cause-and-effect within the project and adjust accordingly – now and in the future – to ensure success for your company.

Topics: Business Building Best Practices

Success Spotlight: George W. Combs, Inc.

This week we'd like to highlight George W. Combs, Inc. and share the story of their success. George W. Combs, Inc. is focused on architect-designed fine custom homes and interior office renovations on Long Island. When asked about their success, Carolyn Walkin of GWC shared a very special project with us - the Mastronardi Renovation.

Topics: Success Stories Customer Spotlight

Want to Get Organized? Start Here.

Webster’s Dictionary says that success is “a favorable or desired outcome.” This means that to develop your definition of success, you will need to first identify the measurable outcomes you are hoping to achieve with your endeavor – allowing you to recognize the milestones of your success as they are reached.

Topics: ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks Best Practices

Success Spotlight: Helm Construction Solutions

This week we'd like to highlight Helm Construction Solutions, and share the story of their success. Helm Construction Solutions works with owners, designers and builders to create high performance and sustainable buildings and businesses. When asked about their success, Mel Baiser of Helm Construction Solution shared their most recent project with us - the Greenfield High Performance Home.

Topics: Success Stories Customer Spotlight

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Used by over 400,000 construction professionals worldwide, ConstructionOnline™ is the leading online construction management program. As the industry evolves, ConstructionOnline is growing with it. With the addition of ConstructionOnline Pro Features, there has never been an easier or more versatile way to begin managing your business straight from the job site.

UDA ConstructionOnline™ is the world's fastest growing collaboration resource for construction professionals. Forget the limitations of traditional construction software programs - now you can have the powerful tools that you need, like Scheduling, Calendars, Project Logging, Change Orders, and To Dos, combined with the freedom of online collaboration that you love. Teamwork and communication have a new name: ConstructionOnline. Learn More


 

About UDA Technologies

UDA Technologies is one of the fastest growing providers of construction productivity software in the United States, Canada, Australia, and 75 countries worldwide with double digit, industry leading revenue growth. Designed for growing businesses, UDA construction software manages over 50 billion dollars of construction annually. Identified as a key partner in construction software technology, UDA Technologies is a Microsoft Partner and a Premier Intuit QuickBooks developer.


 

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