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Technology Spotlight Series Webinars


What construction technology is right for you? As technology companies continuously flood the construction industry with offerings, it has become a major challenge for construction companies to answer that question.

To help our members solve this challenge, the NECA Innovation team will be hosting a weekly webinar series highlighting fully-vetted construction technologies. Each session will be a sales-free educational overview of key functionalities and expert analysis on how a technology can be used in your business. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to help answer the question, “Is this the right technology for my business?”.




Friday, April 24, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Bluebeam Revu

More than 1.7 million construction professionals use Bluebeam Revu, making it one of the most popular PDF markup solutions in the industry. But Revu can do a whole lot more than mark-up documents. Bluebeam Revu keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond. This spotlight will give an overview of some powerful Bluebeam functionality that you can start using today to improve communication and automate time-consuming workflows today. 

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Trimble Accubid Classic

This webinar is focused on helping the contractor utilize advanced features in Trimble Accubid Classic for successful business practices.


Friday, May 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Learn the nuts and bolts of PlanGrid—the field’s favorite software that powers more than 2 million construction projects around the world. In this session, you’ll learn why PlanGrid is so impactful as we review common challenges in the field and how PlanGrid is the right tool to solve them. Key topics include how to: upload your project sheets, photos, and documents to PlanGrid; make markups and annotations and publish them to the master set, and use the tasks and issues tool for punch lists, QA/QC, and more. We will also discuss the most-popular features to improve jobsite collaboration and productivity.

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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After seeing endless construction software that was complex and made for the office, Raken designed a tool with the field crews in mind. It’s the easiest app to use that helps you collect better data straight from the field. Instead of spending an extra hour at the end of every day, superintendents and subcontractors can complete their daily reports as they walk the jobsite. They can quickly complete a daily checklist, log any notes with voice-to-text, complete time cards, take photos, then sign and send the report—all in one place.

In addition to daily reports, Raken helps streamline time cards, production tracking (including materials and equipment logs), and toolbox talks. It makes it easy to collect better jobsite data, while giving the office real-time dashboards and insights into what’s happening each day. In this webinar, we’ll cover: dailies that will help you win more jobs and protect you from litigation, easy time tracking to streamline payroll, getting visibility into jobsite progress with dashboards and insights, and performing toolbox talks to be compliant on your safety metrics.

Friday, May 29, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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This tool provides a construction document management system with the ability to search and retrieve documents instantly by typing or using a voice search. This system will allow contractors to become more productive by not wasting time trying to search for a physical document in a pile of papers. Save time and bridge the divide between the field and the office. Search for shop drawings, plans, specifications, submittals, spool drawings, and more.

Friday, June 5, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Construction has been slowly undergoing a transformation from paper-based processes to digital documentation and tools. While many companies are investing in cutting edge technology to keep pace, the most crucial steps revolve around project controls and project management. Join us as we discuss the unique challenges of digitizing trade contractor workflows. We will unlock the secrets to automating tedious paper tasks and leaving more time to focus on building. Connecting the field to the office with mobile applications that make collecting data easy including time, photos, and daily logs are critical to the success of a platform. Don’t just track time for payroll unlock insights into labor productivity and other valuable information about your projects.

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Find out how easy to use tools for collection of crew hours, equipment usage and in-place quantities can give real-time production data for project teams.

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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BuildOps’ platform offers full functionality tailored to NECA contractors to help streamline their business operations. With BuildOps, NECA contractors have access to a software platform that integrates scheduling, dispatching, inventory management, contracts, workflow and accounting into a single software package with staff ranging from a few dozen to several hundred employees. The platform leverages data analytics and key third-party integrations to maximize efficiency, grow revenue, deliver cost savings, and increase productivity.

Friday, June 26, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Material procurement has started to play a critical role in the Electrical contractor's daily business with the increasing complexities of electrical systems in modern facilities. Additionally, with project schedules and budgets getting constricted, if materials not procured and handled currently, the risk of projects losing money is very high.

The need for a solution to control and monitor the electrical supply chain has become very crucial, like never before. The good thing is that you have the data and various solutions to get access to your data. Join the webinar where we will share why, what, and how your data can help monitor your electrical procurement process. In this session, we will:

* Why you should be looking into using technology for reshaping the procurement
* How is it relevant to small, medium, and big electrical contractors
* What solutions you can potentially use as your next steps

Friday, July 10, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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We have all experienced the shared pains of learning (trades, standards, fabrication) on the fly, while maintaining production levels. Learn how one of the largest subcontractors out there has used Revizto as a tool to improve communication, learning, reporting, and perfected many workflows that require constant, and current communication.

Friday, July 17, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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How do you manage and track your service jobs and projects? Is each phase of your project profitable? How much are you writing off in inventory losses? With the right software tools, you can easily answer these questions, increase efficiency, improve staff and customer communication, and ultimately increase your profits.

Join us for an educational presentation with simPRO software to discover practical ways you can transform your business with powerful field service management software. This webinar will share some of the best practices in electrical job and project management, reports you can use to help identify inefficiencies, along with real life examples from simPRO electrical business customers.

Friday, July 24, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Join us for a live webinar with Trimble MEP and discover how SysQue can save time from Revit design through fabrication and installation with new features for the electrical contractors. In the webinar we'll cover:

  • Automatic reducers
  • Push perimeters
  • Measuring conduit pathway length through fittings
  • 3-point and 4-point saddle bending to automate the shop or field

Friday, July 31, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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ICT Tracker

Research is finding that 70% of a contractor’s time is tracking down data while only 25% is spent proactively making efficient decisions to minimize risk and ultimately keep them on time and on budget. We believe many successful contractors that have a proactive and automated way to keep them on time and on budget is the key to their profitability. However, as there is a rampant lack of technology in our industry many contractors still live in a very manual world with limited tools. Innovative Construction Technology comes from the industry. In fact, having been in the field for years and having seen so many inefficiencies on the jobsite, they experienced the frustration of tracking data first-hand as it prevented us from getting to their goals of profitability. In this webinar, you will hear from CTO, David Francis, how he took that frustration and developed ICT Tracker.

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Labor challenges rise to the top of the Construction Leaders’ headache list. Skilled labor shortages, skills gaps and workforce turnover directly impact project success and profitability. DeepHow is the only AI enabled knowledge transfer solution for the manual trades. It helps companies reduce training time and upskill or reskill labor at scale. Find out how you can leverage the experience of your most trusted experts to build institutional knowledge, and promote from within.

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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McCormick Systems

Estimating Technology has come a long way in recent years. From built in digital takeoff to design build while estimating; these tools can take your estimating department to the next level!

Friday, August 21, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Milwaukee ONE-KEY

ONE-KEY by Milwaukee Tool is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud-based asset management platform, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that will revolutionize the way work gets done.  Originally built on the principles of Customize, Track, and Manage, ONE-KEY continues to innovate in supporting the industry as the premier Asset Management platform.

Friday, August 28, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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TriBuild Systems

Managing a project after it has been awarded can seriously affect a contractor’s bottom line. Access to project information, as well as tracking of time on the project, standardized processes and organization of project data are key – and technology can help! Attend this webinar session to preview some of the software for construction project management that is available and turn your project into a win!

Friday, September 11, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Collecting valuable fabrication data like real-time statuses, performance metrics, complexity of work and more are far simpler when you have the right tools. MSUITE helps contractors leverage the work they are already doing to tell them things like how long a work package will take to fabricate, whether they’ll make a projected due date and budget, or if they have enough manpower in the shop without a lot of manual effort tracking and filling out spreadsheets.

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Trade Service

Whether you're pricing an estimate, detailing a model, or fabricating materials, constructible content forms the backbone for your construction workflow process. Join us in this webinar to learn how content-enabled workflows powered by rich data help electrical contractors to be more accurate and efficient.

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Material procurement is critical to Electrical contractor’s success with the increasing complexity in electrical systems and the constraints posed by aggressive schedules and budgets. The need for a solution that synchronizes with Project Management and enables material delivery at the location of the installation is inevitable. Project data is the key to this solution. Join the Webinar where we will share why, what and how project data can help monitor the electrical procurement process. In this session, we will talk about:

1. Why you should be looking into using technology for reshaping your procurement?
2. How is the solution relevant to small, medium and big electrical contractors?
3. How AECInspire can enable procurement from Project data (3D & 2D)?

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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Trimble Layout

Layout tools and techniques- how they have changed for the small and large electrical contractors. We will discuss the Rapid Positioning Tool for the small contractors, the RTS- Robotic Total Station and GNSS for site layout, utilities, and on deck layout.

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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At up to 40%, materials are the second-largest driver of project cost. Electrical contractors pay hidden premiums to get their materials to the jobsite due to ineffective materials management, which is widespread in construction today. Processes are fractured and rely on tools created long before the existence of smart phones and tablets. Instead of collaborating, teams end up blocking each other. In this webinar, we'll explain how electrical contractors can digitize their supply chains and get their $100/hr electricians back to what they do best: building. Key topics will include: digitizing requisitions, tracking vendor performance, managing buyouts, and streamlining communication between the field, office, and distributors with easy-to-use software.

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
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There is a way to tighten up your job site inefficiencies in order to avoid: 1) electricians sitting idle without the right part; 2) cash sitting in overstocked inventory; 3) tools walking off the job site

Seven of the top eight electrical distributors and many smaller ones use the eTurns TrackStock App to automate replenishment with their contractors. The good news? You don’t have to implement this on your own - you just have to let your distributor know you want this service. In this presentation, we’ll show you how eTurns TrackStock can help you decrease inventory levels by up to 73% through optimization and min/max tuning. We’ll review how our reporting tools and analytics can give you scheduled insights into usage by project and phase, how our tool tracking app works, and how we can help manage inventory on service trucks.  Get more info and testimonials at: www.eturns.com.