The Story of SiteMax

Like many companies, SiteMax has a humble origin. Based in Vancouver and launched over five years ago, the company began as a software solution specifically for streaming information from job site to head-office via cameras and wireless internet — allowing project managers and stakeholders to monitor construction throughout the day and be able to correct

Construction Buzzwords in 2019: Stay On Top Of It

You’re in a meeting, terminology is being tossed around, and you get hit with one of those buzzwords everybody else seems to know (or pretends to know), but you’re not really sure what it actually means. It happens. Especially in 2019, with new tech being introduced constantly — countless acronyms and buzz terms that could

SiteMax Takes on BuildEx 2019

Meeting clients, industry experts and a lot of new faces at one of the largest building events in Western Canada. SiteMax — yellow shirts, tagline and all — was busy at this year’s BuildEx in Vancouver, BC, sharing our story and message in a convention centre full of leading builders and contractors. With a team

Contractor Guide: Five Common Construction Delivery Methods

For company owners within the construction industry, there are a few asset delivery methods they can choose to use depending on the unique demands of a given project. Whatever they move forward with, it’s so important to ensure, prior to breaking ground, that their project reaches its ultimate goal; successful and efficient completion—planned, budgeted, managed

How to recruit and keep the best talent in the Construction Industry in 2019

It’s not about hiring workers faster than the other guy, it’s about retaining your workers for the long term. You might think that’s easier said than done, since the Construction Industry (and almost every other industry) is facing a skilled labour shortage. Based on a 2016 study, (93 percent of construction businesses), believe that their

Stop competing on price, start winning on value.

When every contractor looks the same, acts the same and operates the same way, there is only one factor for a client to base their decisions on when choosing who to work with: price. But what that translates into is a race to the bottom—the contractor with the lowest price point wins. It decreases the

Technology that is Changing the Construction Industry

The construction industry is notorious for jumping in slow to new technology. Sure, sometimes that hesitation is a good thing. A lot of new technologies comes and go, and a chunk of what were built-up to be the next big thing turn out to be short fads that don’t really accomplish much. But the old-school

Marijuana + Construction

What effect will the legalization of marijuana have on construction site personnel dynamics? To say that this is a controversial issue is an understatement, legalization of Marijuana in Construction will be a hot topic as we all have our own beliefs on this matter. Some are against marijuana being labeled as a drug, and others

Time Tracking Your Employees with GPS in Construction… is it worth it?

Time Tracking your employees with GPS in construction… is it worth it? What are the positives and negatives and what other factors are impacted by this HR move. What options are there, and is it necessary for all types of construction companies to utilize this level of big brother-ism? In this article we raise some

Connect Your Construction Workers to the Office

As a General Contractor you need to know what is going on at your projects. SiteMax boasts electronic onsite Purchase Orders, a Timecard System for self performance work, Interactive Safety Reports, Punch list, a myriad of Site Reports, plus the capability to have your own special forms added. The system is designed to centralize the site