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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.
July 10, 2013 – By Henry Purdy, iSqFt’s Vice President of Product Management
There is an economic principle called the Broken Window Fallacy, created by the French economist, Frederic Bastiat, in 1850. The parable, heavily paraphrased, goes something like this.
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.