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LAI Tech Day Keynote Speaker – James Benham

In this dynamic session, James Benham sorts through the latest trends in building technologies, identifying short-term fads and long-term game changers from tablets and mobile applications to virtual BIM and augmented reality.

Old Dogs, New Sage 300 CRE Desktop Tricks?

Newfangled? Legacy users of Sage 300 CRE (and they will always call it Timberline!) are a loyal breed unto themselves. At an LAI Sage Break meeting last Fall, we asked […]

Performance vs. Function: 5 Things to Ask Your PS Consultant

Are you skating by with the Sage software just as you implemented it, thinking you will get to the ‘big stuff later? Your PSG consultant can help it perform, not just function!

“The Inherent Risks of Cloud Security – Out of Sight and Out of Mind?”

Joe Granneman, Ledgerwood Associates’ Keynote Speaker on Tech Day last April, is a computer security specialist who helps the FBI with security issues — in addition to his day job! […]

The Excel Exception

Everyone knows the Excel paradox, right? That it makes no sense to export info from a database to a spreadsheet. Not only is it an exercise in redundancy — there […]

What Project Management is NOT

A role, a department, a phase? It’s typical in any size company – large or small – to become compartmentalized, and operate in informational silos. There are so many reasons […]

“Lien” Management

Hail, Lien Caesar! The mechanic’s lien can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. Under Roman civil law, architects, suppliers and laborers had preference over all other creditors. […]

The Importance of a 20-Day Preliminary Notice, or the Medusa Metaphor

Managing subcontractor compliance reminds me of the Greek mythological story about Medusa. What doesn’t kill you will protect you. In the end game, the purpose of the 20-day preliminary and a mechanic’s lien is to a) protect the subcontractor’s right for payment and b) also to notify owner of all of his obligations on the job (often the GC hires all of the subs and the owner is unaware of whom is doing what work).

10 Ways Your Integrated Software System Can Pay for Itself

Worried about a return on your software investment? Here’s 10 reasons that may change your mind and improve your business processes!

Meet George Jetson — A Day in the Future Life of Construction Technology

So, currently, we have desktop + software + mobile + apps + cloud as construction platforms and channels. We can send timecards from the field to the back office, we […]

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