Addressing the Skilled Labor Shortage in Construction

Throughout my time in high school, college was the only post-graduation option taught to me and my classmates. While college is a fantastic investment in your future and your overall professional development, it, of course, is very expensive and the cost of many colleges in the United States continues to rise. Trades and skilled labor … Read More

Why your Construction Firm Needs Productivity Software

       Inefficiency in construction is a massive problem throughout the United States and globally in today’s world. This inefficiency problem wastes an incredible amount of time and money in the construction industry for construction professionals worldwide every single year.You’d think in this ever-changing world of tech, many construction firms would be quick to … Read More

Birmingham Can be the Construction Capital of the United States

Birmingham and the Construction Industry   When most people think of Birmingham, Alabama, their first thoughts are of Nick Saban Crimson Tide Football, the Civil Rights movement, delicious BBQ(of course) and a once vibrant city significantly affected by the Great Depression and recessions past. In this post, I’ll make the argument that Birmingham is a … Read More

Terane app matches those who have dirt to those who need dirt

Colt Byrom knows that excess dirt – or the need for additional fill – is a pain on a jobsite. A fourth-generation homebuilder based in Birmingham, Alabama, Byrom found the process a manual struggle as a project manager. Colt Byrom, Terane founder and CEO. “I always needed to either haul dirt out or bring it … Read More

Velocity Accelerator firm rebrands, aims to expand services

Local construction technology startup and Velocity Accelerator Dirtbook has officially rebranded as Terane. The rebranding comes as the company evolves the focus of the business. Terane’s main objective is to develop a tech product that will automate the connecting of contractors who have dirt or raw materials to contractors who need them. “The name change … Read More

Birmingham construction logistics firm rebrands as Terane

A Birmingham startup and Velocity Accelerator graduate is rebranding. Terane is the new name of Dirtbook, and the change reflects a shift in philosophy toward construction logistics. Dirtbook was founded on connecting construction contractors who needed dirt with those who had it. While dirt is one of the fundamentals of construction work, locating it for … Read More