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Joe Stoddard

Joe Stoddard

Joe Stoddard is an industry consultant and the director of builder operations for Dynamic Solutions. Technology, computers

Joe Stoddard's Posts

Computerized Layouts Provide Structurally Sound Building Plans Computerized Layouts Provide Structurally Sound Building Plans

Computerized layouts help builders meet stricter codes and control lumber costs. Read more

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Three Steps to Bulletproofing Your Data Before the Next Natural Disaster Three Steps to Bulletproofing Your Data Before the Next Natural Disaster

Industry consultant Joe Stoddard offers solutions for data storage — before there's an emergency to contend with. Read more

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Social Media Puts Builders Where Their Customers Converge and Converse Social Media Puts Builders Where Their Customers Converge and Converse

Companies look to create a sense of community about their products and neighborhoods. Read more

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To-Go Menu

Still fond of the days of clipboards and pencil stubs? Home building's subdivision culture can find mobile communications and its host of buzzwords, acronyms, and mutating “form factors” more than a little geeky scary. Nostalgia can't compete, however, with the strategic imperatives that wireless communication promises. As dramatically slower absorptions and weakening pricing threaten to compress margins, home builders are relying on reduced cycle time and increased efficiency, accuracy, and productivity to make up some of the gross profits they're losing on the volume and pricing side of the equation. Hoping to achieve those imperatives, big builders are embracing wireless technology and tools. The embrace can be hesitant, with good reason. Wireless technology suffers from drawbacks that seem almost intentionally designed to chafe builders. Connectivity, also known as coverage or service, is unreliable or nonexistent in many remote spaces where builders operate. Read more

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Guilty With Explanation Guilty With Explanation

Why should home builders care about information technology (IT)? Well, when IT is properly tied to business processes, it helps field supers stay on schedule, professionalizes the salespeople, and strengthens communications with subs—all factors that can help home builders double productivity without adding staff. Read more

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