The GoCanvas Blog: Construction

Two men on construction site using land surveyor equipment
By: The GoCanvas Team May 5, 2021

Getting Started with Land Survey Apps

Land surveyors are tasked on job sites with making precise measurements to determine the physical property boundaries. They provide all of the relevant data needed to understand the shape and contour of the Earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects, according to the Department of Labor.   Is there an app for land surveying? […]

Men looking at construction plans
By: The GoCanvas Team April 6, 2021

How to Increase Productivity with Apps for Contractors 

  Your business can’t afford to lose productivity on paper-based processes or inefficient workflows. That’s why more contractors are starting to rely on mobile apps that help them efficiently complete tasks.  The construction industry is using apps built for contractors that help with paperwork, employee management, and everything else in between. Instead of keeping track […]

Construction workers on job site.
By: GoCanvas Team March 31, 2021

How Digital Construction Inspections Improve Safety

Why are construction inspections required? Construction inspections are performed during all phases of a project to ensure that health and safety standards are being met. Employee health and safety is a top priority for construction companies and there are regulations in place set by OSHA to ensure compliance. In addition to the inspections that companies […]

Man and woman on construction site
By: The GoCanvas Team March 29, 2021

16 Construction Safety Stats to Know in 2021

Why is construction safety important? The construction industry tops the list when it comes to workplace injuries and fatalities, even with tightened safety regulations over the years. It’s important for companies to prioritize construction safety to minimize these risks and keep employees safe. When employees are safe, it strengthens your company’s reputation, and it leads […]

Man holding smartphone on construction site
By: The GoCanvas Team March 24, 2021

What are the Main Stages and Processes of Incident Reporting?

Incident reports are effective tools to promote safety in the workplace. You want to do everything in your power to fill out your incident reports as professionally and effectively as possible. We have compiled a thorough list of the main incident reporting stages so you can ensure you’re taking every step to foster a culture […]

Colorful stacked construction helmets
By: The GoCanvas Team March 18, 2021

How to Write an Effective Incident Report

Writing effective incident reports takes time and skill. Because these documents are so in-depth, you can feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to include. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide to writing incident reports. Below we’ve outlined everything you need to know about writing incident reports—and how to do so effectively.    Procedure for […]

Two construction workers viewing mobile tablet
By: The GoCanvas Team March 14, 2021

What are Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)?

What is a SDS and what is its purpose? The term SDS refers to a Safety Data Sheet that is used by chemical companies to stay in compliance with the regulations set by OSHA in the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Companies that manufacture, distribute, or import chemicals are required to provide Safety Data Sheets to […]

By: Nick Mirisis February 27, 2021

What is Modular Construction and How Will it Change How We Build?

According to the Modular Building Institute (the MBI), modular construction is “a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in modules that, when put […]

By: Nick Mirisis February 24, 2021

​​​Construction Companies Need Disruption More Than Ever

Industry disruption entered the global lexicon in 1995 and shaped the way we think about innovation in various industries. Startups, new technologies, digitization, and other digital disruption are incredible agents of change for many business models. In the construction industry, disruption comes in many forms, some of the most impactful may not be a reinvention […]

man on construction job site
By: Nick Mirisis February 19, 2021

Job Safety – A Key Focus for the Construction Industry in 2021

The construction industry relies heavily on key safety measures to protect workers and to achieve compliance. Common safety measures include the use of PPE (e.g. hard hats, respirators, etc.) on construction sites, lockout tagout controls before equipment maintenance, and fall-arrest systems to protect against fall hazards. These are all key ways construction companies can mitigate […]

By: Nick Mirisis February 18, 2021

Construction Innovation: 4 Tools To Help You Succeed

Construction projects and the construction industry stand to benefit from access to various innovative technology tools.  Construction companies that integrate real-time data and analytics can leverage automation to improve safety, decision-making, and knowledge management. This intelligence is critical for the protection and optimization of human resources and building materials allocation. In a traditional model, construction […]