Welcome to the iSqFt commercial construction blog. Here, you can catch up on current events, emerging trends, and success stories, and share your thoughts and opinions. Our goal is to provide food for thought, and a place to engage with others. Welcome to the conversation, already in progress.
January 23, 2014 – By Perry Seal –Product Manager, Manufacturer Experience
I ran across an article on high-speed trains today, and it got me thinking.
Back in the 1800s, trains fundamentally changed the U.S. and spread people and goods across the country. For the very first time, hundreds of miles could be covered in hours, not days or weeks, and in...
January 10, 2014 – By Tom Switzer–Product Manager, GC Experience
We, as a company, try to make sure our blog isn’t too self-promotional, too much about us. But every so often there’s something big enough that it crosses the line into relevance beyond being about just iSqFt. This is one of those.
December 11, 2013 – 500,000 construction professionals now comprise the iSqFt Network
By Dave Conway
October 21, 2013 – iSqFt has long been committed to helping tomorrow’s construction professionals understand and embrace technology with live demonstrations of its online construction software. On October 10th, iSqFt was honored to be invited to present to a Masters-level class at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
October 21, 2013 – By Dave Conway, President and CEO, iSqFt
There’s no shortage of tradeshows to attend in any given year, and every company makes decisions about which ones it should attend and which it must attend. Greenbuild, for iSqFt, is a must-attend show for a variety of reasons.
August 27, 2013 – If you’ve ever had to buy drywall, or gypsum wallboard, you probably know who L&W Supply is. To use their own words, they are “The nation’s largest distributor of gypsum wallboard and building materials,” which actually understates their influence. And in most places in the U.S. you wouldn’t have to go far to buy from one of their many, many branches.
August 20, 2013 – By Henry Purdy, Vice President of Product Management, iSqFt
Given the traditionally slim profit margins and high financial risks in commercial construction, it’s no surprise that people in the industry are always looking for new ways to manage the construction process.
August 8, 2013 – By Andy Gustafson, Product Manager, Subcontractor Experience
Of course, everyone has heard about solar power, but surprisingly few know that there’s more than one way to harness power from the sun. The second kind has been in the news lately as construction on the massive Ivanpah thermal farm in California’s Mojave Desert nears completion.
July 16, 2013 – Anyone working commercial construction in Texas probably knows the name Hill & Wilkinson. They’re a $300 million general contracting company that’s diverse enough to take on nearly any project, but they don’t seem to have lost sight of the fact that construction projects begin and end with people.
July 15, 2013 – By Dave Conway, President and CEO, iSqFt
My father was an auto mechanic and I am proud of him every day. He worked hard, provided for his family, and he was good at what he did. But he wanted me to have what he thought would be a better life, and so he instilled in me a sense of importance about getting a college education. “Get that degree so you don’t have to work with your hands the rest of your life,” he would say.