Photo by Bob Phelan Students in construction cost-management class at Missouri University test uses of iPad app. Photo courtesy of Brinkmann Constructors An iPad app for construction students was developed by Bob Brinkmann. Related Links: Education Special Report Main Story: Engineers and Universities Work To Advance Career-Long Learning The iPad may be the hot tool for Gen Y managers at construction offices and jobsites, but its biggest devotee and chief software guru at Brinkmann Constructors is the Chesterfield, Mo., firm's white-haired CEO, Robert G. “Bob” Brinkmann, 62. Seeing a void in project management software that was efficient and affordable for
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.