All Resources By Erin Westover

Case Study

How MCC Contractors Diversified and Grew

As the civil construction company, MCC Contractors expanded their services and tackled more areas, handling paperwork and timesheets for their fluctuating workforce became a time-consuming challenge.

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Assignar April ’24 Product Release

Spending too much time sorting through form data? The new Forms Analyzer will make it easier than ever to find what you need. Plus, manage leave, track overlapping activities, and link cost codes to activities.

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Assignar January ’24 Product Release

You’ve been asking for it, and offline mode is finally here! Our newest updates allow you to submit time even when there’s no signal, search for workers and equipment based on availability, and integrate with MYOB Advanced.

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Company News

Assignar October ’23 Product Release

Our time tracking just keeps getting better and better. Now, set your own rules for different pay rates, like daily or weekly overtime. Plus, find what you need even faster on the Scheduler.

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Case Study

Optimizing Workforce Management with Resolve Marine

Before adopting Assignar’s platform, Resolve Marine faced several challenges in managing its large workforce, which consisted of over 300 employees spread across various locations worldwide. As a marine salvaging company, their operations were diverse, ranging from emergency responses and maritime projects to reef restoration and oil pollution containment.

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How Field Data Keeps Subterra Civil Building

Subterra has experienced significant growth over the years, extending its services to various multidisciplinary projects. As the business expanded, Subterra faced challenges in managing timesheets, tracking machine service and maintenance, and facilitating effective communication between the field and the office.

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How Formula Alberta Improved Safety Communication

Before implementing Assignar, Formula Alberta faced significant challenges in maintaining safety and engineering documentation. They relied on hard copy books that contained the relevant documentation, which contributed to delays, mismanagement, and loss of documents. Formula Alberta had to maintain safety documentation records in case of an impromptu audit to meet safety audit requirements, which was a tedious process.

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How Real-Time Reporting Improves Efficiencies with Martinus Rail

Assignar has been a fantastic solution for Martinus Rail, enabling engineers to track daily true costs up-to-the-minute, which was impossible with spreadsheets or paper dockets. Shelley and her team worked with supervisors on site to integrating Assignar into daily work, which helped to make their jobs easier, more efficient and freeing up staff for other tasks.

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How J&S Drilling Improves Efficiency & Reduces Downtime

Before March 2022, J&S Drilling faced challenges in tracking their field staff. They relied on spreadsheets, PDFs, and writable forms for tracking their progress onsite.  A mix of technological advancements and client expectations meant that ‘everybody wanted everything – almost live’. Waiting until the end of a project to get the paperwork and analyze the data was not cutting it. 

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No Office, No Problem: Deverni’s Success Story

As a mobile company, Deverni needed to find paperless solutions and overcome logistical restrictions caused by the pandemic. Additionally, the uncertainty around underground utilities made it crucial for Deverni to adopt a safe and efficient method of excavation.

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Company News

Assignar July ’23 Product Release

Over the last year, we’ve revamped our field app to create a modern, easy-to-use experience for tracking time. Now, we’re turning our attention towards the Scheduler, so you can see where your resources are at a glance.

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How Accurate Field Data Helps Don Mann Excavating Grow

With more work comes more information that needs capturing in the field. 

Don Mann previously relied on paper timesheets and forms to collect this data. 

Today, all employees at Don Mann fill out their time with Assignar, and they use custom forms to collect job costing, job numbers, and cost codes. 

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Managing Three Family Businesses with Assignar

Lily Hedges runs operations for three family businesses based in Australia: Enteq, Site & See, and Hydro-Vac Operations. 

After using Assignar at their flagship dry hire business Enteq since 2016, Hedges and her team didn’t hesitate to implement it in the family’s two new ventures. Here’s how she uses Assignar to manage three businesses and the value it provides for these family-run companies.

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Penington Painting Company’s Path to Success with Assignar

For Penington Painting Company, documentation is critical. Since they couldn’t prove which coatings were applied correctly after the fact, they had to document everything as they worked—which led to mountains of paperwork for their team. That’s why Project Manager Taylor Bischoff was tasked with finding a streamlined, faster solution for the field.

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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Jo Taylor

In the sixth episode of the Dirty Boots Show, host Kendyl Campbell is joined by Jo Taylor from the Colorado Public Works Journal to discuss her career beginnings in London, her big move to the United States, and how she was able to seamlessly dive into a world she knew nothing about: construction.

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Case Study

How Larcon Electric Keeps Cash Rolling in with Assignar

Before Larcon implemented Assignar, General Manager Brian Winn and Business Manager Annice Stephens were the only administrators. Brian ran the service and construction departments alone.  

To get paperwork from the field, he had his foreman come into the office once a week to drop off paperwork. When paperwork didn’t turn up, Brian would drive to the job site, only to find that it never got filled out.

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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Mark Yates

On this episode of the Dirty Boots Show, Mark sits down with Frank Erdes to talk about how investor interest is spreading solar power across Australia and the things slowing it down.

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Articles

New Features to Fill Out Crew Timesheets in Under a Minute

If you liked our time-tracking updates last quarter, you’ll love what we have in store in this one!

Learn about the revamped Site Diary, which lets you fill out timesheets for a whole crew in under a minute. Plus, we’ve made rescheduling easy and added Sage Intacct to the Integrations Hub!

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How to Streamline Subcontracting Operations with Data-Powered Solutions

When managing 40–50 field workers (or even 10), capturing information on paper leads to even more challenges than it solves. It takes longer to enter data. You’re more likely to make errors. And finding that data after it’s been recorded? That could take weeks.

Instead, manage subcontractors at scale (and save hundreds of hours) by streamlining your processes with data.

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Assignar Introduces New Platform Features To Improve Construction Operations
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The Top 3 Most Powerful Integrations in Construction Tech

You can’t take shortcuts on the job, but you can minimize administrative tasks and maximize time in the field with the right tools and technology. To optimize your time, the solutions you use must be able to work well together.

Here are the most powerful integrations to transform your tech stack and improve your operational efficiency.

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How to Survive the Supply Chain Crisis

Supply chain struggles converged during the pandemic. While it seemed like issues like these would be short-lived, we’re still dealing with them three years later.

Prices have notably gone up as well. Between materials shortages, weather-related disruptions, transportation struggles, fuel prices and inflation, you’re fighting against a lot of forces working against you. 

So instead of weathering the problem, let’s look at what you can do to conquer it.

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How to Use Data to Increase Margins 1% at a Time

Construction margins are taking a hit due to the problems we know and the new ones arising. The labor shortage, rising material costs and variable fuel costs make it harder to quote projects. Between the time you bid on your project and when you start work, prices have risen.

This volatility means there’s no room for mistakes. So what’s the answer?

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Data-Driven Decisions: How Force Civil Uses Assignar to Boost Margins

While we’re no fortune-tellers, we spoke with Assignar CEO and Co-Founder Sean McCreanor and pulled from the top industry reports to identify what you should expect for 2023. 

The big takeaway? Things are changing. Quickly. Here are the top trends in the construction industry—and some tips on embracing them to prepare for the coming year.

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Cut Costs, Boost Profits: Your Construction Cost Management Guide

While we’re no fortune-tellers, we spoke with Assignar CEO and Co-Founder Sean McCreanor and pulled from the top industry reports to identify what you should expect for 2023. 

The big takeaway? Things are changing. Quickly. Here are the top trends in the construction industry—and some tips on embracing them to prepare for the coming year.

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Three Construction Industry Trends to Watch in 2023

While we’re no fortune-tellers, we spoke with Assignar CEO and Co-Founder Sean McCreanor and pulled from the top industry reports to identify what you should expect for 2023. 

The big takeaway? Things are changing. Quickly. Here are the top trends in the construction industry—and some tips on embracing them to prepare for the coming year.

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The True Cost Of Your Allocation Whiteboard
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The Modern Whiteboard: How Digital Platforms Help You Build More

Yes, whiteboards work. But as the construction industry, and the world, face supply chain hold-ups, retention challenges, and labor shortages—you have less time to waste, smaller margins, and fewer people in the office than before. What if we told you there’s a way to keep the whiteboard workflow while also saving time?

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