The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Young Professionals 2011 survey polled Construction Industry Owners, Contractors, Designers, and Users on the topics of Technology and Professional Development. A snapshot of these survey results are discussed below.Moore’s Law describes, in general, the effect by which our technological capacity doubles every two years. We asked, what is the most important technology tool in your company? The results:• 23% Email• 22% Database Software such as Microsoft Excel or Access• 18% CM or Scheduling Software• 16% BIM/ CAD• 12% Other (miscellaneous)• 7% Smart Phones• 2% Tablet Devices such as iPadAcross all age groups, Email and Excel
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.