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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Shannon Ward

Join host Kendyl Campbell as she chats with expert, Shannon Ward from Strategies Group. Together, they discuss the evolution of construction software, particularly ERP systems, and explore the pivotal role these technologies play in the construction industry.

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Articles

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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Events

Assignar & Acumatica Lunch and Learn

December 5, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST

ASSIGNAR & ACUMATICA LUNCH AND LEARN

Learn how modernizing your cloud operations and ERP systems will take your business to the next level.

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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Tara Lane

Hear from guest Tara Lane as she shares her unexpected journey into the construction and geotechnical engineering world and the empowering origins of Shotgun Sisters.

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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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Case Study

Traffic Force Uses Assignar to Connect 3 Depots Across Western Australia

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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Workzone Traffic Control
Case Study

Workzone Traffic Control Saves 32 Hours Per Week

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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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Shawn Van Dyke

Learn from guest Shawn Van Dyke as he provides valuable guidance for construction business owners aiming to enhance their financial management, leadership, and overall business strategies.

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Case Study

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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Case Study

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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Case Study

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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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Jeff Falcon

Join host Kendyl Campbell as she chats with Jeff Falcon, BDM at The Barricade Company. They dive into the construction industry’s booming business due to the infrastructure act, explore the intriguing debate around Tesla’s impact on roads, and discuss a backhoe rodeo that hopes to inspire the next generation of construction workers.

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Case Study

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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Case Study

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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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Erika Carosi

On this episode of the Dirty Boots Show, we sit down with Erika Carosi to talk about the power of cloud-based technology, the industry’s fear of change, and a unique networking group for women in construction.

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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Tyler Campbell

This week on the Dirty Boots Show, we sit down with Tyler Campbell from Storybuilder to chat about the power of marketing for construction companies, as well as strategies for utilizing culture to attract and retain your workforce.

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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Matt Bachtel

On the latest episode of the Dirty Boots Show, we sit down with Matt Bachtel to chat about putting your employees first, managing stress and fatigue, and the impact of COVID-19 on his excavating business.

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Case Study

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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Case Study

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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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Wes Edmiston

In the seventh episode of the Dirty Boots Show, host Chris Nixon is joined by Wes Edmiston—Director of Product and Industry Strategy at Cumulus Digital Systems.

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Case Study

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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Articles

Keeping Time: How to Meet California Compliance in Construction

When you started in construction, did you think you’d spend this much time worrying about time?

Tracking. Collecting. Managing. Reporting. Auditing. 

Time tracking in any business is no joke, but doing it in construction in California is doubly difficult. California has the country’s strictest wage and hour laws—and the penalties to match.
Instead, manage subcontractors at scale (and save hundreds of hours) by streamlining your processes with data.

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Articles

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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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Aaron Kline

In the third episode of the Dirty Boots Show podcast, Chris Nixon sits down with Boom & Bucket Co-Founder Aaron Kline, a navy pilot with a background in building companies with products that make it easier to find quality secondhand equipment with a lot less hassle. 

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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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Terri Olson & Mike Eccher

In our second episode of the Dirty Boots Show, host Chris Nixon is joined by Terri Olson and Mike Eccher from OE Construction, a Colorado-owned and operated excavation and underground utility firm.

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Case Study

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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Dirty Boots Show

Dirty Boots Show: Ricky Glass

Join Ricky Glass, President of Solutions Services and Kendyl Campbell, Co-Host of the Dirty Boots Show as they explore how to find success and community after the Military.

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Articles

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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Articles

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
Articles

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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Articles

Closing the Gap: How to Combat the Construction Labor Shortage with Technology

Are you feeling the vacuum effect of labor shortage in the construction industry? You aren’t imagining it, and you’re not alone. This year, 93% of construction firms report they have open positions they’re trying to fill, and 91% of those firms are struggling to fill them, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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Dynamic Hydro Excavations
Case Study

Transforming Reporting with Dynamic Hydro Excavation

As a growing company, managing operations using traditional methods became increasingly time-consuming and prone to errors. The use of paper documentation, including timesheets, forms, and dockets, was causing unnecessary double handling and delays.

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Kwik Logistics
Case Study

Kwik Logistics saves 4 hours a day and $35k per year

As a prominent provider of crane hire, specialized transport, and traffic control in Western Australia, Kwik Logistic achieved remarkable growth over the years, catering to diverse projects in mining, commercial, residential, civil, and renewable energy sectors. As the company expanded, the team recognized the need for modernizing its operational systems to support its growth.

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3 Ways To Promote A Culture Of Safety
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3 Ways to Promote a Culture of Safety

The construction industry offers extraordinary employment opportunities for a global workforce. As a significant contributor to our nation’s economy, the main concern…

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Covid-19 Managing Risk Of Exposure
Articles

COVID-19: Managing Risk of Exposure

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, new resources, regulations, and recommendations for construction contractors continue to change and stack upon…

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Webinars

Take 5 with Affective Rail

Take 5 is a series of fireside chats with customers and industry partners who share their industry insights to support and educate…

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Daily Data Decisions
Articles

Daily data decisions

We use data to make better decisions every day. Let’s look at the daily commute. We know the direct path to get…

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Construction worker cutting an iron beam.
Articles

How to reduce your EMR

What is EMR in Construction? EMR (experience modification rate) is a number used by insurance companies to determine your past cost of…

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Company News

Construction Hackathon

Australia’s first-ever construction hackathon – Constructathon 2019 was held in Sydney across two days on the 23rd and 24th of August. Constructathon…

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Articles

2019 CICA Regional Meeting

On Friday the 5th of July 2019 the Crane Industry Council of Australia New South Wales branch (CICA NSW) hosted their annual…

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Articles

Is Your Equipment In Compliance?

Equipment Compliance – Historical Safety Reflections Without steadfast standards of agreement, the concept of equipment compliance would have to rely on the…

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Articles

How to Win More Construction Bids

Fundamental Operational Changes Ensure Winning Construction Bids More proposals. More work. Lower markups. Yet in the end result, your company continues to…

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Product Updates

Order forecasting

When carrying out works for a customer you’d like to be able to forecast margins on that job. We’ve added a forecasting…

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Articles

Work-flow Software for Builders

Workflow software for builders blends the responsibilities of classic project management with the expertise and skills needed to manage construction projects. Building…

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Product Updates

Document Archiving Updates

We have now added a document archive to the following modules: Clients Projects Suppliers Assets Workers Now, when any documents for the…

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Product Updates

SMS Delivery Status

An SMS Delivery status has now been added in, allowing you to check in your outbox if your messages have been delivered.…

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Articles

Change Management – Part 3

In part-3 of this 5-part series, we’ve taken a look at the role of communications when implementing change into your construction business.…

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Articles

Change Management – Part 2

So you’ve decided to integrate a new software system into your construction business. A system that requires the active participation of both…

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Articles

Change Management – Part 1

Change is difficult for most people. It’s a known fact. So when you’re implementing change in your construction business that will affect…

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Articles

Assignar in Digital World

Many people have asked why we started to build Assignar, which solves a number of complex problems in the construction industry and…

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