Viewpoint’s Top Construction Blogs of 2020

A look at the 12 most popular blogs over the past 12 months


Readers flocked to the Viewpoint blog in droves in 2020, viewing it as a trusted resource for industry news and learning.

Yet, it wasn’t ALL bad news. In fact, construction professionals across the country have not only shown their ability to adapt to change, but also grow their professional (and their organizations’) opportunities. We’ve seen leading contractors embrace technology and innovation to ensure business continuity and better scale for the future. Construction professionals are effecting real change in our industry with regard to diversity, inclusion and peer-to-peer support. And, we’re seeing more people not only considering long-term construction careers, but diving deeper into educational and informational materials in order to do so. 

Which, of course, leads to our own Viewpoint Blog. Over the past few years, we’ve significantly ramped up this blog space to provide the construction industry with the latest construction technology news and developments, best practices, key industry voices and resources and much more. Today, thousands of readers flock to this blog each month to keep up to date. As we continue to improve and grow this blog in 2021, we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at some of 2020’s most popular blog posts:

ATG's Jim Voss and Lindsey Jones-Robinson share their technology transformation story.

1. Why Advanced Technology Group Moved to the Cloud with ViewpointOne

One thing is for sure — our readers love reading about real-world success stories from their industry peers. So naturally when we shared this Q&A style blog with Advanced Technology Group’s CFO Jim Voss and data systems manager Lindsey Jones-Robinson on how they modernized their entire operations to become a more data-driven company, this blog became one of our most-read blogs of the year. Look for more customer success stories in 2021!

Viewpoint's Daniel Griffith walks through just how easy it is to get started in Viewpoint Analytics.

2. Ready, Set, Report: Getting Started in Viewpoint Analytics is Easier than You Think!

When most folks think of construction analytics and business intelligence they tend to think of data scientists with a wall full of advanced degrees. But as Viewpoint’s Daniel Griffith shows in one of the year’s most-shared blogs, modern technologies are making it easy for virtually anyone to easily set up analytics in their organization and begin self-serving their own advanced data and reporting needs. Learn how you can open a whole new world of possibilities for your construction role.

Readers now have a one-stop shop to learn about all of the latest Viewpoint product releases and enhancements.

3. Viewpoint Product Releases

A new addition to the Viewpoint Blog this year, our Viewpoint Product Releases proved to be an instant hit. This single blog post is consistently updated with the very latest Viewpoint product announcements, solution enhancements and more technology news. Make sure to bookmark this post to stay up to date on all the new features and functionality you want to know about!

Learn how digital construction HR workflows are removing traditional employee management headaches.

4. No Country for Old Construction HR Processes

With both the continued skilled labor shortage, more complex projects, and even pandemics to contend with, construction HR teams are pushed to the max. Another of our most-shared, this blog looks at why traditional HR processes may no longer be good enough, and how modern technologies are allowing construction HR teams to streamline work and breathe a little easier.

This Viewpoint Collaborate recap is chock full of highlights, takeaways and more from the 2020 virtual conference.

5. 2020 Viewpoint Collaborate in Review!

The pandemic made everyone shift in 2020 and Viewpoint was no exception. This year, we took our annual Collaborate conference — which typically draws several thousands of construction professionals to Portland, Ore. each year — made it virtual, made it free and jam packed it with some of the best construction technology and best practices content ever over two days! The result? Nearly 7,500 attendees from more than 2,500 construction companies, making Collaborate one of the industry’s premier events. Revisit the conference in this complete recap blog, featuring key session takeaways, highlights from keynote speakers, customer success stories and much more!

Viewpoint takes you behind the scenes to show you the leading technology architecture the connected, cloud-based ViewpointOne suite is built on.

6. Democratizing the Data: The Modern Infrastructure and Cutting Edge Technologies Behind ViewpointOne

We’ve received a number of questions around the technologies behind our connected, cloud-based ViewpointOne suite of solutions. This blog, authored by our vice president of product development, Dan Farner, gives you a true look under the hood of ViewpointOne’s technology stack — and how we’re continually delivering new features and functionality to help our clients every day.

Want to become a modern, data-driven contractor? This blog shows you the path.

7. 7 Key Ingredients of a Data-Driven Contractor

More and more contractors say they want to become more data driven, but often have questions about what that entails or where to start. This blog looks at seven different traits and strategic initiatives that today’s leading contractors have and how they’re leveraging technology to work smarter, faster and more intelligently.

Learn how today's modern contractors are redefining their change management processes with technology and more strategic planning.

8. How to Get Change Orders in Order

Change order management is one of the industry’s most discussed topics. Another of our most-read blogs of the year, we look at the flaws in traditional change management processes, share proven, best of breed strategies to better control project changes and make the case for why a cloud-based connected software quite like ViewpointOne can turn change order headaches into profitable pivot opportunities.

Are your current construction software solutions and processes leaving you behind? Find out!

9. 5 Questions About Your Construction Software You Should Be Asking Right Now

Even before a pandemic flipped traditional construction management on its lid, contractors have been reevaluating their own software and workflows as the world modernizes around us at a rapid pace. If you’re still using manual processes and disconnected software solutions — especially through extended business disruptions like we’ve seen this year, this blog breaks down why it might be time to modernize.

Learn why Viewpoint's Service Tech Mobile solution was the hype at this year's AHR trade show. Finally - a work order management solution built with techs in mind.

10. Service Tech Mobile Unveiled at AHR

The unveiling of our Spectrum Service Tech Mobile solution at this year’s AHR convention and trade show in Orlando was a big hit. And so was this blog in which we break down the features behind this mobile work order and service management solution. Be sure to watch the live demo video from the Viewpoint booth at the show.

Viewpoint put together an extensive list of resources and best-practices content for contractors to help them adapt during the COVID pandemic.

11. COVID-19 Contractor Resources

Early in the year, when the COVID-19 pandemic first began impacting business and construction in the United States, Viewpoint jumped into action, providing a host of blogs, webinars, industry articles and much more aimed at keeping contractors informed and helping them adjust. While our clients and industry professionals alike flocked to all of these assets, this blog, where we culled together all of the available resources that contractors needed to know about, was the most visited blog. We received countless feedback from readers about how valuable and timely the information was — and remains to this day.

New photo capabilities in Viewpoint Team make it easier to take, store, share and connect photos directly to project data and collaborative workflows.

12. Why New Photo Capabilities in Viewpoint Team Could be a Game Changer for Construction Collaboration

One of the most asked for and anticipated new technology enhancements of the year was the addition of new photo storing and sharing capabilities within our Viewpoint Team collaborative project and document management solution. This blog breaks down these new features and how they’re redefining workflows on, and off of, construction sites.

We’re excited to share even more news, best practices, customer stories, product developments and more in 2021. Look for even more easily digestible content like videos, Q&As, webinars and more to keep you engaged, and check back often to make sure you’re not missing out!

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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.