Get the latest iSqFt news — from product announcements and press releases to upcoming iSqFt seminars in your area. For more background, feel free to dig into our archives. See where we've come from and where we’re going next.
May 30, 2013 – By Henry Purdy, VP of Product Management, iSqFt
Last week iSqFt posted to Twitter and Facebook a story about McGraw-Hill Construction’s “Momentum Index,” which rose 5.2 percent in April, to the highest level since 2009. This is a statistic that measures activity for nonresidential building projects in the planning stages and it’s noteworthy for a couple reasons.
May 13, 2013 – By Dave Conway, iSqFt’s President and CEO
I called my bank recently, trying to get hold of someone who could answer a pretty simple question. I’m betting I don’t have to tell you that what should by all rights have been a short and simple task turned into a Herculean effort of endurance and patience.
May 7, 2013 – Everyone loves the look and feel of stone. On the outside of a building or on an interior wall it adds a touch of class, and you can’t beat the beauty and durability. But there are reasons it’s not used more often in construction...
May 6, 2013 – By Jeff Gerardi, President of ProEst Estimating Software
It’s no surprise that many companies are still doing takeoffs the old fashioned way – using a pencil, paper, and spreadsheets. After all, change is hard and there’s comfort in the status quo. But given my position, I think it’s important to remind people why making the switch to digital takeoffs is worth considering.
Time and money are hot commodities in the construction industry....
April 10, 2013 – In talking with people in the industry, I’m always surprised at how different their experiences are. One manufacturer or general contractor will say that they can’t find enough jobs to bid on, that things have all but dried up for them. Another will say he just doesn’t have time to look at all the jobs out there.
While most of the time these comments come from manufacturers or GCs who don’t use iSqFt, I’ll admit that I’ve heard comments like those...