DAVID “CRAIG” YEACK
Co-Founder, BCMI Corp
BCMI President Craig Yeack is passionate about using technology to transform the ready-mix industry. Over the years, he has shared his deep knowledge of software development and professional service through multiple trade publications, providing construction materials producers with insightful knowledge on how to use cloud-based technology solutions to improve their business. He was a contributing columnist for The Concrete Producer (Tech Talk column) and now writes the Tech Trends column for Concrete Products.
in Concrete Products magazine
Albert Einstein famously mused “If you can’t explain it to a 6-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This can be applied to how many in the construction industry view ultra-high-performance concrete, or UHPC, and why the industry does not regularly use a material that can make buildings and infrastructure stronger and longer-lasting.
Modern precast is critical infrastructure, immense and, by definition, hidden. A hidden asset presents a huge problem.
Producers must decide between sticking with batching systems that do a good enough job and upgrading to one that runs masterfully with improved accuracies and uptime.
Ready-mix concrete is a “now” industry. Real time. No delays. It’s time for us to catch up with what our kids already have: Instant access to information and collaboration with everyone all the time.
Modernizing the business of ready-mix, part 3 of 3.
Running a ready-mix concrete operation is tough. Pat yourself on the back for exactly three seconds. Now for the crushing reality: Running a concrete construction operation is just as tough, if not more.
Modernizing the business of ready-mix, part 2 of 3.
Managing construction materials is a complicated “now” business. Dozens of independent factors must be tamed to achieve on-time, on-site, on-spec fulfillment.
Modernizing the business of ready mix, part 1 of 3
Many concrete producers are considering the merits of upgrading their software and hardware for concrete batching.
H.R.3684, all 1,372 pages using size 12 Robo font, is a whopper. Every dollar sign is followed by at least six zeros, and it’s pretty much hopeless to sum up the total to be spent.
Technology plays a unique role in small markets
in The Concrete Producer magazine
Case study: Cloud computing reduces costs
Case study: Reduce cancelled loads, and everyone wins.
Case study: Minimize the cost of being your customers’ “bank.”
Case study: Getting drivers in and out of job sites quickly is a win-win for concrete producers and contractors.