The Top 5 Surveyor Posts of 2017


The new year has arrived, and we’re looking forward to another exciting year in the construction software industry! It’s the time of year when everyone makes plans for the future, but before we get off and running, we wanted to take a quick look back at the most popular blog posts from Viewpoint’s Surveyor in 2017. These posts provide a good mix of fun reads, impressive feats, and useful information so you can head into 2018 with both inspiration and helpful advice.

Without further ado, here are our most popular posts from last year.

  1. 20 Songs About Construction

We’re starting off with a fun one. Almost everybody loves listening to music, often on the way to work. It turns out plenty of musicians like writing about work, too. Check out our list of songs about construction, which spans classic rock, alternative, country, bluegrass, and more. We bet you’ve heard some of them, and you might even have some more to add to your playlist.

  1. The Top 10 Takeaways from Viewpoint Collaborate 2017

Were you able to attend our Viewpoint Collaborate User Conference in October? Nearly 2000 people gathered in Portland, Oregon, to learn, network, and share best practices. Whether you were there or not, this post sums up some key insights from the conference about software user experience and integration, brand image, the cloud, productivity, and more. It was an inspiring event, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again at the conference in 2018.

  1. 10 Most Common Contractor Mistakes

January is the season for resolutions, and here’s a good one for contractors: Avoid common mistakes, especially easily avoidable ones. For instance, forgetting to schedule regular safety trainings and not having enough water on-site to keep crews hydrated are problems you can easily remedy, or better yet, avoid with a little planning. Take a look at this post for the other most common errors and head into the new year prepared.

  1. 5 Cool Bridges You May Not Have Heard Of

Here’s some inspiration for 2018: impressive bridges of the world. These bridges demonstrate the way architects, designers, builders, cities, and planning commissions come together to build something both creative and useful for their communities. In this post, you can travel to Asia, Europe, and South America to see some truly spectacular creations.

  1. Using Business Intelligence to Gain a Competitive Edge

In 2018, informed business decisions are the name of the game. When contractors have access to analytics data and insights, they can strategically plan and make smarter choices. In this post, you’ll learn about three areas where analytics and insights can help contractors be more competitive:

  • Cost control
  • Scheduling, planning, and collaboration optimization
  • Risk management

Read this post so you know what data to pay attention to at your construction business so you can kick off 2018 ready for success.

2017 was a great year of learning and discussion at Surveyor, and we’re excited for a new year of exploration and insight. If you’re ready to find new ways to improve collaboration and streamline processes at your construction business, explore our construction software solutions.

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Andy is Marketing Content & PR Manager at Viewpoint. He has worked in the construction software arena since 2011. Previously, he netted multiple awards as a newspaper and trade media editor.