AGC IT Forum COSA Recap From ConAppGuru

ConAppGuru By Rob McKinney This is Part Four of my coverage from the 2015 AGC IT Conference Recap from Chicago. The conference showcased several amazing presentations and demonstrations of new and cutting edge technology for the construction industry. A few of the highlights from the second day for me were: COSA Update One of the […]

AGC and COSA: Working Together on XML Integration

AGC TechBrief The Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA) is a community of construction industry professionals who support open integration standards in construction software. COSA believes in facilitating an uninhibited flow of information between the complementary software applications construction professionals depend on most. A one-stop-suite is not always the best choice and it is much more efficient for […]

Asta Now a Construction Open Standards Alliance Member

Elecosoft Asta Asta Development is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA), an organisation dedicated to empowering better sharing of information between all project participants in the construction industry regardless of the systems they use. As technology plays an increasingly important role in the […]

Setting standards for greater construction collaboration

|| This article was written by Dennis Stejskal and published on Sage Construction and Real Estate Blog on November 7th, 2014. || Every construction company should have the freedom to use whatever construction software best fits its needs without running into roadblocks that prevent information exchange. As an early member of the Construction Open Software Alliance […]

Construction Technology: The Tools of the Trade

GreenBuilder The construction industry is responsible for five percent of the GDP—but also for 38 percent of the country’s carbon emissions. The industry also loses $120 billion annually due to labor inefficiencies, miscommunication and wasted materials. Yet among construction professionals, the adoption rate of new technologies that can seriously help eliminate such issues is surprisingly […]

SmartBidNet Named to Constructech 50

|| This article is written for the “2014 Constructech 50: The Next Wave of Tech Is Here” || “Cloud, mobile, Big Data, and more are transforming technology in the construction industry. When was the last time you downloaded software to your computer using a CD—or worse a floppy disc? Hopefully for the latter the answer […]

Construction Technology Survey Gathers Data from Top Industry Professionals

|| JBKnowledge surveyed from June 9th until July 4th 2014 for the third annual Construction Technology Report. || From June 9 until July 4, 2014, JBKnowledge, an information technology services and products provider to the commercial construction industry, will survey industry professionals for the third annual Construction Technology Report to investigate how builders are budgeting, using, and researching the […]

COSA Members at CONEXPO in Las Vegas This Week

|| This week, several COSA members will be exhibiting at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center. || Download the conference app or use this online interactive map to locate the following COSA members and ask more about our organization. FiveCubits – #62006 Sage – #65320 NoteVault – #65312 SmartBidNet – #65106 AboutTime […]

StatusVue Now a Member of COSA

StratusVue The inability of different software solutions to operate and interact with one another has long been a source of frustration for the construction industry.  With the increasing adoption of mobile jobsite and BIM technologies, it is becoming even more important for data to flow between applications in order for users to capture value from […]

2014 Construction Tech Forecast

|| This article written by James Benham, President of JBKnowledge, Makers of SmartBidNet, published in the American Institute of Construction Newsletter. || The capabilities of technology, once merely imaginative concepts in science fiction movies, are quickly developing for pragmatic use in industries like commercial building. Advancements in cloud computing and fiber connections are redefining expectations […]