Affordable Apps for the Construction Industry

Solutions for the construction industry are far reaching. More innovative solutions for the industry are being created all the time. Some solutions can get pretty pricey and with all the tools needed to compete today, it can add up. Keeping a budget on track shouldn't be harder than it needs to be. To give you a leg up on the competition, Ryvit has compiled a list of affordable tools in a few categories including timesheets, document management and project collaboration, that will help you save a little so you can spend elsewhere.

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Do you need a Chief Security Officer?

Cyber security is an increasingly important topic. Whether you are in the construction, financial, legal, healthcare, education or many other industries, your data needs to be both accessible and secure. Internal and external security threats can affect your operations, earnings, and level of trust your clients have with your organization. With the growth of cloud-computing and mobile technology the demand to keep sensitive information and data secure will only increase.

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Introducing Ryvit iPaaS+™

Get your Software’s Integration Solutions to Market and Outsell your Competition Ryvit is a new fresh approach to integration for the software industry. Once we have access to your API, we integrate your applications with other business critical applications without additional coding by your developers or implementation teams. We don’t offer toolkits, GUIs, and SDKs to let you build point-to-point integrations . We build the integration for you. Easier. We build software integrations for your company.

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Modern Day Matchmaking in the iPaaS economy

Finding your perfect match means more than just a feeling when we talk about the iPaaS economy. Ultimately your perfect match needs to help you accomplish one task- outsell your competitors. Customers demand all of the workflows be accessible from one interface, they want to use one dashboard, and they want to access it from anywhere. Here’s how to outsell your competition: Focus on the Technology itself Ask your software provider what you are really getting. The technology needs to be:

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Ryvit Announces Partnership with Viewpoint to provide Streamlined Data Management to Construction Industry

LOUIS – June 30, 2016 – Ryvit (https://ryvit.com) today announced joining the Viewpoint Development Partner Program. The partnership formalizes the addition of Vista™ by Viewpoint to Ryvit’s iPaaS+™ platform economy of complementary software solutions. The integrations streamline exchanges between Vista and applications used by the construction industry for CRM, Time, Expense Management, and other point solution applications used by the Construction Industry.

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Sustainability in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Sustainability in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
What does it mean to be a sustainable builder? A grass hut in the desert? Are there grass huts in the desert? Being a sustainable builder means you are building structures with the future and low-energy use in mind. Using products and practices that will waste less and have fewer harmful byproducts is another large part of being sustainable in AEC. Sustainably designed buildings and environments are put through a thoughtful process required to build green such as LEED certification requirements. The projects details are evaluated and optimized down to the smallest and most subtle detail. Sustainability in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) is becoming increasingly important as the earth continues to support growing human populations and larger industry. The positives of LEED building include saving money, creating a healthier environment, and promoting renewable, clean energy. Sustainability in AEC can be done in all different levels, including building design and construction, interior design and construction, building operations and maintenance, and neighborhood and urban development. Through mindful design, AEC is poised to play a big role in sustainability efforts globally. Economic, Environmental, and Equity, or the Triple E Bottom Line is used as a framework for measuring and reporting building performance against economic, social and environmental parameters. Triple E Line also captures a whole set of values around sustainability to minimize the harm that may result from activities to create economic, social and environmental value. This framework is an important guideline in sustainability because it takes a holistic look at the potential damages that could result from reckless AEC policies. Construction technology has the ability to take AEC into sustainable practices now and in the future. Taking construction to the cutting edge of technology will help shape the future of AEC for the better. These practices support a healthier environment while saving money. Find out how you can bring your construction software to the cutting edge and support sustainability in AEC.

The iPaaS+™ Difference

iPaaS Businesses can no longer survive with software operating in a silo. They need their business systems to communicate across the enterprise and deliver meaningful insights to a variety of stakeholders. Doing this in a consistent and cost-effective way is the trick. The scope of developing, monitoring and supporting a single integration can be out of reach for most organizations. This is where iPaaS vendors come in. The services they provide are now more valuable than ever. Businesses are able to leverage iPaaS to enable subscribers to implement integration projects involving any combination of cloud and on-premise endpoints- data sources, applications, web services, APIs and processes. Some iPaaS benefits include:

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The Ryvit Value Proposition

The Ryvit Value Proposition

“Software companies don’t typically have the resources or the time to focus on how other business applications use their data or services. They are focused on developing their product. The iPaaS model allows organizations to decouple from the process. A partner builds their API, exposes the objects and functionality they want to share and we do the rest. Ryvit manages the integrations, handles functional changes, monitors systems and hardware – and ensures every partner in the ecosystem can scale to meet demand with 99.99% reliability.” CEO, Ryvit Partner

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Tiny Houses and Micro Apartments mean Big Opportunity in AEC

Tiny Houses and Micro Apartments mean Big Opportunity in AEC
The trend of living in smaller spaces is really catching on. The tiny house movement has gained a little notoriety after being featured on home improvement shows and national publications. A tiny house builder can easily be found with a quick internet search with floor plans ranging from 115 square feet to 300 square feet. A lot of tiny house residents want the chance to get away from their hectic lives and commune with nature. Their tiny house might be a retreat or a more full-time settlement and usually feature lots of natural light and natural wood. Most tiny houses are mobile and can be found somewhere scenic- with a view of a lake somewhere on the east coast, overlooking beautiful mountains, nestled in a wooded retreat, or within reach of the salty air in the Pacific Northwest. For those who would also like to dwell in 300 square feet, but want a different view entirely, micro apartments in the best urban areas are just starting to catch on too. These apartments are for those who love the vibrant feel of Manhattan, San Francisco, Boston, or Seattle but don’t need or want a big space. Many micro apartment tenants are living alone with a minimalistic feel. This lifestyle choice shows an emphasis on the demand for convenience and location over physical space and the ability to entertain. What do tiny houses and micro apartments mean for the construction industry along with the architecture and engineering industries? Opportunity. These two tiny living choices have made an impact on architecture, engineering, and construction already and while gaining popularity could make even more of a splash. AEC firms have to become increasingly creative to find the right balance of being small and being open in just the right location. A smart use of space is what makes tiny dwellings possible and that starts with the plans. Creative storage and versatile spaces are required in tiny dwellings. If these obstacles can be overcome, however, fewer materials needed with a higher price tag per foot than many other homes leave this market with huge opportunity for AEC firms. Keep in mind, many tiny dwellers are visionaries and want a heavy hand in what their space will be like. They want the beautiful architectural touches that say craftsman or urban minimalism in the tiny spaces they call home. Micro apartments don’t always allow for as much resident input, but the style has to be there. Capturing the spirit of this demographic will bring success to AEC firms who look to make it big in this tiny niche.

Triple Sight in Construction Technology

As a construction specialist working in the technology industry, our Construction Technology Architect Adam realizes the potential tech has to transform the construction industry. To help others best understand how technology in construction has evolved, and therefore where it can lead in respect to app integration, business intelligence, and security, he has broken it down into the three stages of triple sight; hindsight, current sight and foresight. Hindsight Hindsight is all about learning about and analyzing the past.

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Virtual Reality-  Changing the game in Construction

Every building project has its surprises. From a small DIY project to building a hospital, things don’t always go according to plan. This efficiency-sucking truth could change for construction firms through virtual reality. Virtual reality is more than just a cool way to play video games. It has applications across many industries and disciplines from helping veterans cope with PTSD to touring a college campus from across the country. Its application to construction could have a significant impact on building and planning projects.

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