Some years back, the use of construction software applications wasn’t too well known and encouraged either, by people who oversaw and supervised construction projects. Building a home, they thought, was a relatively easier affair, which it was. But with time, as the complexity of the architecture increased and with the advent of newer technological advancements, a residential construction software application is considered paramount to any construction project setup.Here are 5 benefits of using residential construction software:1. Help in maintaining books and facilitates easier record keeping process – The verdict is if a construction company doesn’t have a good book and a record keeping practice, the chances of it going down are high. With a lot of modern day residential construction software, you would find that the entire process of maintaining the books is easy.2. Works as an excellent estimating tool – It is important for construction contractors to have an accurate estimate of their budget and also be able to stick to the forecast. For an activity as varied as residential construction, you would find new variables setting in, which needs to be tackled by a good estimating tool. The good news is most construction software applications are good at this.3. Easy to use – Given the fact that, contractors are good with constructing buildings and are not so much computer-geeks by nature, these applications don’t knock off too many grey cells. They are very simple to use, so any contractor who has some money would be able to use them.4. Allow you to work backwards – Now, with these software applications, you could start with the prospective completion date and track the project back to milestones that need to be accomplished on the way to meeting the end objective. This is a new advancement in most of these applications, which is welcomed by contractors.5. Residential construction projects get completed, without many delays – Post the mortgage crisis when housing developments stagnated, a lot of developers and contractors have used these software to increase the efficiency of their execution of the building projects.If more than 50% of developers and contractors are clamoring to invest in these software applications, we know why! These applications make the life of contractors so easy that in some years from now, they could be termed indispensable tools.
Did you know that AI or artificial intelligence is getting better and smarter each day? It’s true, and these AI news synthesizers are incredibly advanced. In fact, some of what is to come in 2011, is almost scarier than what is already here and operating behind the scenes. Some things you probably didn’t know. Oh, so now I have your curiosity, do I? Okay so you are wondering if what I am saying is true? Indeed it is.In fact there was a great article on this topic in the New York Times on December 22, 2010 titled; “Wall Street Computer That Trade on the News,” by Graham Bowley. In the article it stated that academic and business teams had put together almost 4,000 words that might be found in a business news story about a company, how so you ask?Well, words and phrases, and the article stated; “Feel-good or Feel Bad words include obvious ones like; Ingenuity, Strength, Winner, Litigious, Colludes, Risk, etc.” and “The software typically identifies the subject of a story and then examines the actual words. The programs are written to recognize the meaning of words and phrases in context, like distinguishing between; terribly, good and terribly good.”Perhaps you are aware that most large companies have “resume readers” now, which look for key words such as MBA, University of, 10 years at, etc, etc. and this saves time from reading through 10,000 job applicant resumes, weeding it down to 20-50 or so, to be looked at as a second review? And perhaps, you didn’t know that there is now derivative software which re-writes articles changing wording to make new versions of the same article.Further, some writing software now allows newbie reporters to punch in the; who, what, when, where, and how, and create the entire news story, obituary, traffic accident, fire incident, arrest, political even, etc. – Indeed, other news software now scours many news sources, and creates the new article borrowing re-written derivative phrases from several articles, and thus, totally eliminates the need for reporters or writers at all?What’s that famous line, “if you steal content from one person it is plagiarism, but if you steal content from many sources its research.” Apparently, there is a whole LOT of research going on in the online news scenery these days? Indeed, I sincerely hope you will consider all this and I hope you will please think on it.