10,000 Users: Happy Birthday, Touchplan!

Touchplan had a lot to celebrate on its fifth birthday this week: a milestone of 10,000 users! As of Friday, August 17, the tool has seen over 10,000 construction and design professionals sign up. While it has been five years since Touchplan was first created, the company has been out of beta for only three years, and over that time has seen its user base double each year. The tool has been used...
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Your Guide to a Strategic ConTech Investment

Welcome to the second installment of Touchplan’s ConTech series. In this piece, we take stock of current construction technology offerings, discuss how market forces shape the ConTech landscape, and explain how to evaluate return on investment.
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How to Future-Proof Your Company Against Challenging Industry Trends

Welcome to the first installment of Touchplan’s ConTech series. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring how technology is changing the construction industry. In this first piece, we consider the industry trends that are driving the increase in development and funding of construction technology, and what barriers to adoption remain.
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How to Schedule Projects Better with CPM and LPS

Critical path method (CPM) scheduling has been part of the construction industry for decades, and is a widely used form of schedule management. A CPM schedule is created by compiling a list of the activities and milestones necessary to complete a project, determining the durations of individual activities, and tying these together in a network of dependencies to establish schedule dates, a...
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Touchplan Vlog: The New Solution for Project Planning

The Last Planner® System is a uniquely effective way to plan your project and organize your team, but the pull planning process itself can be time-consuming and inefficient. Typically, participants have to wait while one person at a time places their sticky notes on the wall. "You're getting up, you're getting down. Up and down constantly, that's taking a lot of time when you're trying to...
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An Intro to the Last Planner® System: Part II

This post originally appeared on PlanGrid's Construction Productivity Blog It is exciting to discover a new process that will take your company to new heights, but also daunting to get buy-in and widespread implementation. Here are a few ways to get the idea of the Last Planner® accepted within your organization and spreading to every project team.
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An Intro to the Last Planner® System

This post originally appeared on PlanGrid's Construction Productivity Blog The Last Planner® System (LPS) is a realistic way to collaboratively manage project-based production. It enables issues to be identified and resolved and increases the chances that workflows and projects are completed on time. Simply put, LPS is exactly what its namesake suggests, a system that engages last planners—the...
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