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Connecting with the World about Technology: World of Concrete 2016
Contributed by: Greg Fry, Vertical Marketing Manager at Viewpoint

Viewpoint had its largest presence ever at World of Concrete 2016. With plenty of interest and traffic at the Technology Pavilion in the Las Vegas Convention Center, it felt like an excellent spot to debut Viewpoint For Field View.

This powerful cloud-based and off-line mobile solution allows contractors to capture field reports and information from anywhere – even without an internet connection – helping resolve issues quickly, eliminate paper, reduce risk, and deliver higher quality projects.

What was especially interesting to discuss with contractors stopping by the Viewpoint booth was how Field View can fit with their current processes. They see how there is tangible value and it’s immediate, at the job site and in the back office. Suited for all types of contractors as well as owners of capital projects, Field View clearly helps meet an unmet need in the market today.

Richard Scott demos Viewpoint's Field View

Others visiting the Viewpoint booth were looking for an estimating program to replace current methods of spreadsheets, pen, and paper. While learning about ProContractor for takeoff and estimating, they found it interesting that the solution can be used as a whole system that brings estimating together with project management and accounting for a compressive, bid-to-cash solution.

There was also a contingent who weren’t sure what they needed exactly, but knew that it was important to explore what technology’s available, what others are doing, and what’s involved in making a change. A question posed by the merely curious and the serious buyer alike was: How is this going to work for me and is it a change I need to make now?

However, it was evident that the most innovative companies are investing in the latest technology now. For the most part, these were Viewpoint customers visiting our booth to see what’s coming next and to explore new ways to further leverage their existing Viewpoint solution, since the goals they have for their business align with our vision for adaptable and collaborative software.

It was also fascinating to see that the World of Concrete really does bring attendees from all around the world. The Viewpoint booth hosted visitors from Nigeria, Pakistan, Latin America, and all over who were very curious about construction technology. As Viewpoint has swiftly grown from its offices and world-class technology center in Portland, Oregon to having offices in the UK and Australia, it appears that further growth will be well received while we continue to serve customers located across the globe in more than 28 countries.

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Turbo charged collaboration was the theme for this year’s Viewpoint User Conference and turbo charged it was! With well over 1500 attendees, the 2015 conference was the largest Viewpoint event yet!

Viewpoint CEO - Manolis Kotzabasakis Speaks at User Conference 2015

What makes Viewpoint’s conference different from any other user event? Viewpoint strives to place a high emphasis on customer engagement with our staff and industry experts as well as nurturing customer-to-customer relationships… This focus is exemplified in the various collaborative opportunities held during the three-day conference, such as the birds of a feather lunch, industry exhibit and showcase, customer showcase sessions and roundtables, and the atmosphere created to foster collaboration among attendees.

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Viewpoint Introduces the “Smart Process’ Webinar Series. This series will offer live discussions with Viewpoint customers on how they tackle challenges and streamline business processes by leveraging technology.


First Live Webinar: Taking the Project Forecasting and WIP Process to the Next Level
Thursday, May 28th 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Register here.

Join this discussion led by Ryan Price from Corman Construction and Tina Helmsing with Guarantee Electric. They will share how they streamlined their monthly Forecasting/WIP process for better accuracy, timeliness, and overall project visibility.

GuaranteeElectical-oictySuccess Story #1: Guarantee Electrical is an ENR 600 full-service electrical contractor headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Tina Helmsing, Accounting Manager, will provide insight into how Guarantee’s PM team uses interactive forecasting to keep projects on time and on budget.

Corman-zvowtSuccess Story #2: Corman Construction is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest heavy civil construction contractors. Learn from Ryan Price, Business Analyst, how Corman automated the process of forecasting complex, multi-year construction projects.

Registration is required for this event. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


2014 Customer Technology SurveyViewpoint Construction Software produced a 2014 technology survey that was sent to Onsite Magazine Subscribers, Construction Business Owner Magazine Subscribers, and members of the Associated Builders and Contractors in June.

Compiled by Viewpoint Construction Software, the Construction Technology Survey is designed to provide construction firms with valuable information regarding the uses of various types of technology available today. Our goal is to share the responses of contractors across North America regarding the technology they want and use. We offer the survey results as a valuable tool for companies reviewing technology tools or considering new options.

» 250 construction contractors participated in the survey across North America.
» Over 50% of the responders noted their role as Principle or Executive.
» Over 38% of the responders noted that they engage mostly in commercial/industrial work

Here are some highlights from the survey:

  • Over 50% of respondents said that they will be investing in technology in 2014.
  • Over 80% of respondents suggested that they use 3 or more technology applications to effectively perform job related tasks on a daily basis.
  • 82% of respondents are currently taking advantage of mobile technology to perform job related tasks.
  • Over 50% of the respondents stated they are NOT currently using BIM technology.

Corinne Lynds, editor of Onsite Magazine sat down with two Viewpoint Canadian customers to discuss their reaction to the survey results and how they are leveraging specific technology applications to achieve operational excellence.
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Last week, Viewpoint’s Tim Gray and FMI’s principal consultant, Gregg Schoppman, led a webinar in conjunction with Utility Contractor Magazine defining and examining the importance of the four “Cs” in construction planning best practices: Climate, Customers, Competitors and Company.

With a record number of attendees for the live event at 193 people, Viewpoint and FMI were excited so many utility contractors were interested in learning more about staying competitive by following construction planning best practices.

During the event Gregg and Tim discussed:

  • What are the four “Cs”?
  • The importance of planning sessions between estimating and operations
  • The impact of change orders in the planning process
  • How behavioral change management impacts construction planning
  • What a normal pre-construction process looks like
  • Steps in a best in class pre-construction process
  • The types of tools pipeline contractors are leveraging to execute the plans and pre-construction process

In addition to the discussion points above, a lively Q&A session was held at the closing with insightful and helpful questions posed by the audience. One stand out question that Gregg Schoppman shed some light on for the audience was, “Have organizations you have worked with been able to see a direct correlation in a reduction of risks by having a lean process in place?” Schoppman responded that pre-construction planning is the one of the most important, and you have to start with a solid foundation. Lean processes absolutely can be attributed to efficiency gains. Efficiency gains equal profitable growth.

If you missed the live webinar event, you can listen to the archived recording here.