Building Software & Job Costing – #ConstChat Recap


Construction Chat - Job CostingConstruction Chat was started May 8, 2014, to build community among the construction-inclined.

This weekly chat is hosted by Riggins Construction Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  We’d love you to join us, if you’re free next week.

(I put a reminder in my calendar. Otherwise, even I would forget.)

This week’s topic:

Today we discussed job costing and computer software. Admittedly, it’s a more narrow topic, so I will include some of my answers in the recap. Live and learn, right?

Thanks for the suggestion from Amy Good of Lancaster County Timber Frames, Inc. We were sorry she couldn’t make the chat.

Below are the questions, as asked, and some highlighted answers. Some weeks there are so many great answers, it’s hard not to include them. I apologize for the length in advance. The purpose of the recap is to give you, the reader, some insight.

Here’s the Vine I tweeted for a little bit of fun.

Q1: Is your office environment Mac, PC, or mixed?

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Construction Chat Questions 6/12/14: Software and Job Costing


Construction Chat - Job CostingAre you in construction? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Building Your Brand – One Platform at a Time #ConstChat Recap


const-brandingConstruction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  We’d love you to join if you’re free next week.

(I put a reminder in my calendar. Otherwise, even I would forget.)

This week’s topic:

Today we discussed social media branding.

Below are the questions, as asked, and some highlighted answers. Some weeks there are so many great answers, it’s hard not to include them. We apologize for the length in advance. The purpose of the recap is to give you, our reader, some insight.

The questions came from Kevin at Hard Hat Hub. Thanks for co-hosting, Kevin.

Q1. How many social media feeds does your company use?

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Construction Chat Questions 6/5/14: Social Media Branding


const-brandingAre you in construction? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Photos, Text Messages, DMs – Oh MY! #ConstChat Recap


Field-to-Office CommunicationConstruction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  We’d love you to join if you’re free next week.

(I put a reminder in my calendar. Otherwise, even I would forget.)

This week’s topic:

Today we discussed communication methods from the field to the office and field to client.

Below are the questions, as asked, and some highlighted answers. Some weeks there are so many great answers, it’s hard not to include them. We apologize for the length in advance. The purpose of the recap is to give you, our reader, some insight.

The questions came from Kevin at Hard Hat Hub. Thanks for co-hosting, Kevin.

Q1. What is the most effective way your company communicates between the field and the office?

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Construction Chat Questions 5/29/14 – Field to Office Communications


const-communication-1kAre you in construction? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Blinding Me with Technology #ConstChat Recap


const-technology-1kConstruction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  We’d love you to join if you’re free next week.

(I put a reminder in my calendar. Otherwise, even I would forget.)

This week’s topic:

This week we discussed technology and how it’s influenced design and construction. Below are the questions, as asked, and some highlighted answers.

The questions came from Kevin at Hard Hat Hub. Thanks for co-hosting, Kevin.

Q1. How has the use of technology increased at your company over the years?

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Construction Chat 5/22/2014 – Technology


const-technology-1kAre you in construction? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the A/E/C community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading

Problems? There are never any problems. #ConstChat Recap


This week's #ConstChat topic is how to deal with project challenges.Construction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  We’d love you to join if you’re free next week.

(I put a reminder in my calendar. Otherwise, even I would forget.)

This week’s topic:

This week we discussed problems during the course of a project. Below are the questions, as asked, and some highlighted answers.

Thank you for the topic suggestion @SplinterGirl:

Q1. Have you ever had problems during a project?

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Construction Chat 5/15/2014 – Project Problems


This week's #ConstChat topic is how to deal with project challenges.Are you in construction? Do you want to build up your following? Are you looking to connect with the A/E/C community?

You’re in luck!

Joining our weekly Twitter Chat may just be the right thing for you.

Construction Chat is a new chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

How to Join a Chat:

1. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (but don’t forget to add #ConstChat manually after your tweet or we won’t see your tweet).

2. Use Hootsuite or TweetDeck and make a column for #ConstChat (but don’t forget to put #ConstChat manually after your tweet).

3. Go to the Twubs page for #ConstChat.

4. My preferred method is using TweetChat. Just go here and log in with your Twitter account. You can even highlight the moderator so you don’t miss questions. Continue reading