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Electronic Data Exchange Specification for Design and Construction Projects

Over the last couple years the AIA and Consensus Docs have started moving forward with specification for the exchange of electronic information. These are excellent tools when incorporating the use of web based construction management tools into your project delivery process. Here is what each group has released so far: ConsensusDOCS...

The Cost of Build vs Buy

IT and construction projects are both tough. The advantage that IT has over the majority of construction projects is that there are off the shelf solutions that can solve many problems. There are many off the shelf solutions that can solve construction management problems along with other industry challenges without...

Printing and paper pushing: fuel to the fire of inefficiency in construction

The construction industry is one of few industries that hasn’t experienced significant productivity gains in the last decade. In fact, construction productivity is actually on the decline according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the tune of a whopping $19.2 billion in efficiency losses per year....

EADOC joins Construction Open Software Alliance – COSA

EADOC has joined the Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA). This alliance is a community of software developers and providers who support an open standard in construction applications, in order to provide the most useful, integrated solutions to the end-user. This is a great opportunity for EADOC to work with other...

Construction Management Software selection requires end user buy in not just executives looking for dashboards

Why do over 50% of Enterprise Software implementations fail? Because executives select software that delivers no time savings for the users who have to manually enter the data into cumbersome forms. Also these applications provide little to no collaboration resulting in users re-entering data over and over again. Executives need...

Going beyond Enterprise to solve an Industry Problem

For years every one has talked about the lack of gains in efficiency in the Construction Industry. Many articles and books have been written around this issue and theorized on why and how it can be corrected. The biggest challenge we see with construction is that you bring together many...

EADOC is Moving

EADOC has moved into larger offices at 180 Grand in Oakland.. Our new address is 180 Grand Ave, Suite 995, Oakland Ca 94612. The new building is LEED Silver Certified providing modern amenities for the EADOC team. This new space is 50% larger then our previous space and will support...

Changing Roles of Project Controls

With the continuous integration of project information through BIM and collaborative project management applications, the traditional role of project controls personnel is changing. Traditional project controls teams focused on project cost and schedule using software designed for each task. With the introduction of BIM and the integration of project teams,...

Achieving Success in the Field: The Right Information in the Right Place at the Right Time

Today’s projects are increasing in complexity and size with ever tighter budgets requiring teams be more efficient with scarce resources. Whether they are project superintendents working for the Contractor or Inspectors working for the Construction Manager, these highly skilled individuals need to remain productive. Having access to the right information...