May 15, 2019

Ever watch the pre-internet generation struggle with the concepts of modern communication? I once watched my Mom write out “to-do” items on yellow Post-It notes and take pictures of them with her phone, so she wouldn’t forget what she had to do that day. We all shake o...

February 4, 2019

The construction and design industries are in the midst of the largest boom we’ve seen in decades, and that growth has led to a shortage of technically skilled workers to get the jobs done. The shortage of construction tradespeople has grown so dramatically that accord...

December 17, 2018

Once upon a time, Architecture, Engineering, & Construction firms invested heavily in training their staff on the expensive design and estimating systems that they purchased. They’d send key employees to travel for a week or two to exotic destinations (like Newark, NJ)...

July 17, 2018

It’s interesting to me that almost every client I work with here at ZenTek, regardless of the industry they work in or the type of project we’re handling for them, will eventually tell me the same thing: “There are too many steps involved in getting our jobs done.” Now...

July 5, 2018

Construction-Management-At-Risk (CMAR) is the fastest growing method of handling construction projects in the market today. The number of CMAR projects done in the U.S. grew by a full 10% over the last year – the biggest jump of any form of project management type out...

June 6, 2018

I came across the word “Upskill” the other day while reading through some AEC news articles, as I tend to do when I have free time. (What can I say – I’m a bit of a tech geek, and AEC is the world I play in!) Having never heard the word “Upskill” before, it caught my a...

May 8, 2018

You just read that headline and you think it’s hyperbole – that I’m exaggerating to grab your attention, right? Nope. Sorry to say that, according to studies, the average construction company loses 56% of their potential profit on every single project, d...

September 26, 2017

It makes no sense, right? They love the software itself, it helps them get work done faster and easier, but they hate the developers who provide it. It also seems that the larger the developer is, the more folks hate them. Don’t believe me? Just ask a few of your emplo...

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