From June 9 until July 4, 2014,JBKnowledge, an information technology services and products provider to the commercial construction industry, will survey industry professionals for the third annual Construction Technology Report to investigate how builders are budgeting, using, and researching the latest technology on construction projects. In 2013, over 700 commercial construction professionals completed the five minute, 30-question, online survey. All participants receive a complimentary copy of the final survey results and report. JBKnowledge, in partnership with Texas A&M University’sDepartment of Construction Scienceand the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) anticipates more than 1,000 respondents for the 2014 survey and will address topics such as IT investment, cloud security, wearable technology, integrated solutions, and augmented and virtual reality used on the job site.
“Every year, this survey gives the construction industry valuable insight into how their peers are employing technology on build projects. It reveals trends in budgeting, BIM adoption, mobile integration, and more that we are able to share with the industry for benchmarking and forecasting the 2015 construction technology landscape. We designed the survey to take only five minutes – we know that the more builders that participate, the more accurate and valuable the data to everyone who receives it when the Construction Technology Report is published,” stated James Benham, President of JBKnowledge. Benham will be revealing the results of the survey during his keynote address at the Associated Contractors of America (AGC) IT ForumAugust 1 in Chicago.
In 2013, survey respondents consisted of builders from companies of all sizes and specialties, building from less than $1 million in projects annually to over$3 billion annually. The survey’s most startling statistics showed that 47.3% of construction companies use cloud solutions but do not have cloud security policies. Similarly, 78.2% of survey respondents said their company allows the use of personal devices for work purposes, but only 40.5% of those companies request to secure or approve those personal devices prior to use.
Of last year’s report, Benham said, “I was excited to see cloud and mobile adoption increasing, disappointed to see Excel and Manual/Paper processes still prevalent, and alarmed to know most companies have no cloud security policies in place.”
To participate in the 2014 Construction Technology Report five minute survey, visit: http://jbknowledge.com/survey.
About JBKnowledge, Inc. An information technology services and products provider, JBKnowledge specializes in enterprise applications and databases, electronic data interchange, strategy consulting, mobile solutions, and web development for the construction and insurance industries. Makers of the SmartBidNet, SmartCompliance, and SmartReality cloud and mobile solutions, JBKnowledge is headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX, and serves construction clients on an international basis. Learn more at jbknowledge.com.