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What is COBie?

What is COBie?

COBie – Construction Operations Building Information Exchange COBie is an international standard for building data exchange. Its most common ...

How to avoid delays during construction projects

How to avoid delays during construction projects

Construction projects are often subject to all manner of unpredictable speed bumps and delays. Ask anyone in the industry and they’ll tell you a st...

How to use excel in construction

How to use excel in construction

Excel/spreadsheets are one of the most used formats for tracking things including; logging expenditure, employee work hours, data analysis, account...

How construction software is challenging the industry

How construction software is challenging the industry

Construction and technology have always been a bit of a challenge. Construction is complicated with so many variables and interested parties; it’s ...

Why just adding a button isn’t as easy as you’d think…

Why just adding a button isn’t as easy as you’d think…

Before working for a construction software company, I had very little appreciation of the complexities involved in some of the changes that I thoug...

How Will The Digital Age Affect The Trades Industry & Apprenticeships?

How Will The Digital Age Affect The Trades Industry & Apprenticeships?

As we are currently staring into those big, red and intimidating eyes of the ‘digital age’, I thought it would be good to go over how the trades in...

Welcome to the digital age: technology in the construction industry

Welcome to the digital age: technology in the construction industry

Today, new technologies are being developed at breakneck speed in all markets from IoT (the internet of things) to medical and transport. What seem...

What does the Hackitt report mean for compliance in the construction industry?

What does the Hackitt report mean for compliance in the construction industry?

14th June 2017: a date that will live with people in the same way that 9/11 and 7/7 will. The loss of lives and homes in the Grenfell tragedy highl...

How to use timesheets in construction

How to use timesheets in construction

Timesheets are a great way of tracking the shifts that your staff work. However, in the hectic modern construction environment, it can be tough to ...

Is there value in BIM mentality for the SME?

Is there value in BIM mentality for the SME?

What is BIM? If you work in the Architectural, Engineering or Construction (AEC) industry, you will have heard of BIM (Building Information Modelli...

You’ve got 9,001 problems but tax credit FOMO ain’t one

You’ve got 9,001 problems but tax credit FOMO ain’t one

If two things have become particular FoMo (fear-of-missing out) issues in AEC social-media space these days, here they are. Not a day goes by witho...

Using Dropbox in construction and why it doesn’t work for construction document management

Using Dropbox in construction and why it doesn’t work for construction document management

There are many reasons why we feel that it’s not the best idea to try and use generic software when there are specific software packages out ...

Don’t ignore the trades, kids (is it time to learn a trade skill?)

Don’t ignore the trades, kids (is it time to learn a trade skill?)

When growing up, it’s easy to form a preconception that the trades industry is second best. After all, how often do you hear a child wanting to bec...

7 common construction delays you need to overcome to run a successful construction project

7 common construction delays you need to overcome to run a successful construction project

Mention construction delays to anyone in the industry and you’ll hear endless stories of projects which run on for weeks, months and years over sch...

Benefits Of Using Project Management Software

Benefits Of Using Project Management Software

When it comes to construction, it is very difficult to manage all the resources manually by an individual. However, the advancement in technology h...

Brexit and buying British; why local is better.

Brexit and buying British; why local is better.

Understanding the challenges our industry faces is crucial, especially as we head into a cloud of uncertainty in March and beyond. Construction in ...

4 Reasons Why Construction Projects Fail

4 Reasons Why Construction Projects Fail

From client appraisals, neat profits and completing on time and within budget, it sounds easy for a construction project to be a success, right? Wr...

Maintaining a construction industry blog and how SEO can improve your reach

Maintaining a construction industry blog and how SEO can improve your reach

Should you be going to these lengths to drive SEO as a construction SME?! As a S...

Is the high street the answer to the housing crisis?

Is the high street the answer to the housing crisis?

Not a week goes by without another high street big name either falling into administration, going bust or declaring a loss and slow business. Just ...

The BIM Myth

The BIM Myth

If you work in the Architectural, Engineering or Construction (AEC) sector, you have probably heard of BIM. Some of you will probably know what it&...

Is construction ever going to embrace software and technology?

Is construction ever going to embrace software and technology?

In a previous life, I used to be a web developer. My time spent as a developer saw me work on projects in both the public and private sectors. ...

Putting the customer at the forefront of what we do as a construction project management software company

Putting the customer at the forefront of what we do as a construction project management software company

Here at Builderstorm, customer service is a key part of our business. We believe customer service should feel more like a customer experience R...

Why construction isn’t just for boys

Why construction isn’t just for boys

When we think of the construction industry, we usually picture a bunch of lads on a construction site, strutting around in their safety helmets. It...

Drones in construction: the growth really is exponential… will you be getting on board?

Drones in construction: the growth really is exponential… will you be getting on board?

Due to the advancements in technology and the ability to create small, unmanned aircraft for an affordable price, the popularity of drones has skyr...

A difficult conversation

A difficult conversation

Having suffered from depression, an ongoing mental health battle that I’m sure a lot of people can relate to, I was surprised recently when the Off...

Development For Dummies

Development For Dummies

When I recently told my old form tutor at my secondary school that I am a Development Project Manager for a UK based Construction Software Company,...

Building Software – The Arising Need for Automation in the Construction Industry

Building Software – The Arising Need for Automation in the Construction Industry

In this ever evolving technology era where everything is automated, the construction industry is also getting a huge makeover. Automation is the fu...

Top 10 Weird And Crazy Facts Within The Construction Industry

Top 10 Weird And Crazy Facts Within The Construction Industry

Top 10 Weird And Crazy Facts Within The Construction Industry If you’re like me, then you love reading facts and conspiracy theories. I’m a sucker ...

Guess who’s back – Return of the mum

Guess who’s back – Return of the mum

  Would you like a cup of tea? I am asked the first day back to work after a 5-year stint with my children at home. My goodness someone is mak...

Social Media Storm

Social Media Storm

When I was a child, I never would have thought that social media would have grown to be such a big factor in most people’s lives – or even in my l...

Buildstorm- A Highly Effective Project Management Software For Construction

Buildstorm- A Highly Effective Project Management Software For Construction

One of the common questions you might have come across is why is project management important? It is an interesting question that is asked by many ...

A brief guide to Architecture Project Management Software

A brief guide to Architecture Project Management Software

An Architecture Project Management Software is a type of software that is designed to ensure the project success for businesses of many kinds. Most...

Building Software: Get acquainted with the future of the Construction Industry

Building Software: Get acquainted with the future of the Construction Industry

Construction businesses are complex to operate as each project involves so many dynamic facets. The industry is faced with unique challenges posed ...

Top 3 Benefits of Contractor Scheduling Software

Top 3 Benefits of Contractor Scheduling Software

Owning and managing a construction business is not an easy task. In the past, pen and paper were the staples of a construction business. However, t...

Day 1 – its just the beginning

Day 1 – its just the beginning

(image) We have all been in that position, made a purchase which will undoubtedly make a significant impact on our business. However, after the sa...

Top 4 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Construction Management Software

Top 4 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Construction Management Software

(image) Let’s face it, to be competitive today, architects, contractors and developers need to do a lot more with a lot less. For that reaso...

ERP vs Project Management Software vs BuilderStorm

ERP vs Project Management Software vs BuilderStorm

(image) I often feel like the man in the middle, I have two daughters, and sometimes I have to referee their arguments over toys and alike. One wan...

Budget for the builders??

Budget for the builders??

(image) No matter what you say about the budget, there seemed to be good news for the construction industry. The promise of more funds available fo...

Expensive does not always mean reliable!!!

Expensive does not always mean reliable!!!

(image) Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you pay for something, its never guaranteed to be reliable. I speak from experience on this one, sever...

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk

At the weekend, a very rare childfree one I might add, my wife and I went out for dinner and some drinks. This is quite literally the first time we...

Top 4 Tips to Choose The Right Construction Management Software

Top 4 Tips to Choose The Right Construction Management Software

Let’s face it, while many construction companies are still using spreadsheets for managing their projects and tracking the volumes of details...

It’s not just about you

It’s not just about you

There’s something to admire about high-level sports teams. They all work together to achieve their goal of winning. Every player has their own role...

RFI Construction Software

RFI Construction Software

Why is RFI Construction Software necessary for today’s construction industry? A Request For Information on a construction companies projects can be...

Construction Document Storage

Construction Document Storage

How construction firms are taking advantage of technology – Construction Document Storage Traditionally a lot of Construction Document Storag...

Build Right! 4 Benefits of Construction Management Software

Build Right! 4 Benefits of Construction Management Software

Build Right! 4 Benefits of Construction Management Software It goes without saying, that to be competitive in today’s construction industry, ...

Small Construction Business Software: Your road to success!

Small Construction Business Software: Your road to success!

Small Construction Business Software: Equal Opportunities – Your road to success! These days, smaller construction companies are often overlooked ...

Mobile Construction Software – Secrets towards success!

Mobile Construction Software – Secrets towards success!

Mobile Construction Software: The Construction Industry’s Biggest Secrets To Success (image) Traditionally, construction professionals depen...

Project Cloud Storage – Best Offer On The Net – Better Than Dropbox For Construction

Project Cloud Storage – Best Offer On The Net – Better Than Dropbox For Construction

(image) BuilderStorm Document Hosting Sign Up Now To BuilderStorm’s Exclusive Summer Deal! From now until the end of September you can take ...

Keep Track of your Employees Progress Anywhere, Anytime

Keep Track of your Employees Progress Anywhere, Anytime

To Keep track of your employees progress, every single on of them, whilst monitoring their progress is one of the keys to a successful construction...

All New Collaborative Drawing Software from BuilderStorm

All New Collaborative Drawing Software from BuilderStorm

Real-time communication is one of the keys to successful management of a construction project. In the old days making changes to drawings and plans...

Are you being effective with your inductions?

Are you being effective with your inductions?

BuilderStorm’s On-line Induction system BuilderStorm is changing the way inductions are be carried out across the UK.  We are always looking ...

Create your own Construction Recruitment Database

Create your own Construction Recruitment Database

Create your own Construction Recruitment Database (image) If you are a construction recruitment agency looking for a straightforward way to organi...

File Sharing For Construction Projects Ensures Lasting Success

File Sharing For Construction Projects Ensures Lasting Success

(image) File Sharing For Construction What are the biggest problems that construction organisations face when it comes to their projects? If you’re...

Easy Construction Photo Storage at your Fingertips

Easy Construction Photo Storage at your Fingertips

Another one of the many benefits of BuilderStorm’s construction project management software is construction photo storage or the ability to s...

Construction Software: Who Knows Best?

Construction Software: Who Knows Best?

Construction Software: Who Knows Best? At BuilderStorm, we are always looking to better understand the market that we cater for. We believe that un...

BuilderStorm: Save Time, Save Money

BuilderStorm: Save Time, Save Money

A construction project which lacks precise management and effective communication can quickly become costly. You can burn a lot of time and waste a...

The Best Construction Document Management Software

The Best Construction Document Management Software

After The Best Construction Document Management Software? Construction Document Management Software – There are two things that every constru...

Everything You Need To Learn About SMSTS Courses

Everything You Need To Learn About SMSTS Courses

(image) Let BuilderStorm Manage Your SMSTS Courses The construction industry in the United Kingdom is currently being called upon by various corner...

Silica Dust HSE Safety Measures – Easy Online Management

Silica Dust HSE Safety Measures – Easy Online Management

(image) Silica Dust HSE Safety Measures – Easy Online Management Silica dust HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is a subject that is at the forefron...

Construction Document Storage

Construction Document Storage

(image) Construction document storage For Building Sites Gone are the days when you would have to wait for drawings to be posted to the site before...

Construction Document Storage

Small Builder Construction Software Benefits

Running a small construction company can be challenging; even small builders can have a lot of complex information and paperwork to manage and keep...

BuilderStorm’s New Construction Online Support

BuilderStorm’s New Construction Online Support

When your company begins using a brand new piece of software, it can seem overwhelming at first, especially if there are a lot of customisable feat...

Free Construction Text/SMS Management

Free Construction Text/SMS Management

If you are construction agency involved in multiple construction projects, keeping track of everything and keeping everyone up to speed on whatR...

Top 5 ways BuilderStorm can improve your business.

Top 5 ways BuilderStorm can improve your business.

(image) Improve Your Business With BuilderStorm BuilderStorm has many unique features, each of which will change the way your team manage their si...

Construction File Storage

Construction File Storage

(image) Flexible and Cheap Construction File Storage Ideal Online Construction File Storage and Hosting From BuilderStorm It’s a well-known fact t...

Construction Epic Fails

Construction Epic Fails

(image) “Measure twice, cut once” has been handed down from tradesman to apprentice over the years. The idea is that you double check ...

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