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What Safety Standards Apply on Your Construction Project?

June 18, 2019

What Safety Standards Apply on Your Construction Project_

Every construction project and client seem to have different safety standards. Some clients can be quite slack when it comes to safety, while other construction projects have numerous rigorous rules. Even the authorities don’t always apply safety standards in an even and consistent manner. The client has their safety standards, then there are the national […]

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Why Safety Is Important on Our Construction Projects

June 11, 2019

Why Safety Is Important on Our Construction Projects

Many see safety as a pain, additional costs, rules, an impediment to construction progress, paperwork, something that the authorities and clients focus on as a reason to torment contractors, and more. In fact, there are probably some readers already yawning thinking “not safety again”! But, if you want to know about additional costs, wasted time […]

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10 Ways to Boost Productivity on the Field

June 4, 2019

10 Ways to Boost Productivity on the Field

Every construction project is a chain of numerous stakeholders and tasks that should be completed within a set timeframe and budget. Of course, the complexity of each project is vastly depended on its type, size, and available resources. Regardless of the above-mentioned criteria, though, construction projects seem to constantly struggle with low productivity, fragmented communication, […]

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Is Your Construction Project All Drama & Noise?

May 28, 2019

Is Your Construction Project All Drama & Noise?

Recently I watched a live stage show which had lots of special effects and cost heaps of money to produce. But the show was disappointing. The music was too loud and the singers had to shout to be heard. In fact, the singers generally seemed to lack ability. The show was overly complicated and tried […]

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6 Key Areas to Simplify Business with Online Solutions

May 21, 2019

6 Key Areas to Simplify Business with Online Solutions

The world of business looks drastically different today than it did twenty, even ten years ago. You don’t need a brick building to operate, all you need is a website. You don’t need paid advertisements, you just need great online reviews. You don’t need a customer service line, you just need to engage with clients […]

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10 Steps to Ensure Quality on Your Construction Project

May 16, 2019

10 Steps to Ensure Quality on Your Construction Project

Many construction projects have poor quality work. Poor quality work costs time and money to repair and sometimes contractors have to return long after the project has been completed to repair defects which only became apparent after the project was completed. It negatively impacts the contractor’s reputation and may prevent the contractor from winning further […]

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13 Costs to Include in Your Variation Claim

April 25, 2019

13 Costs to Include in Your Variation Claim

Almost every construction project has changes, delays and extra work and invariably contractors incur additional costs. Many of these costs can be claimed back from clients when the contractor submits a variation claim. It should be straight forward, there was a change and the contractor should be paid their additional costs. But, as we’ve previously […]

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10 Questions to Ask When Preparing a Variation Claim

April 9, 2019

10 Questions to ask When Preparing a Variation Claim

In the course of every construction project, there will be delays, changes, and extra work. In order that the contractor is compensated for the time and additional costs incurred by these events, the contractor must submit a variation claim to the client. Clients don’t usually volunteer to pay contractors extra – even when they know […]

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We All Need Time off Work

April 2, 2019

We All Need Time off Work

Construction is hard work and often involves long hours at work, sometimes lengthy commutes, and some projects even require that we spend nights away from home. We may leave home in the dark and return when after sundown. Often the kids are already tucked up in bed when we get home, or certainly, we’ve missed […]

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Who Is Responsible for Quality on Your Construction Project?

April 1, 2019

Who Is Responsible for Quality on Your Construction Project?

  Poor quality ruins a reputation and it costs money to repair. Frequently contractors remain long after the project has been completed to repair defects. Sometimes contractors have to return long after they left the project site to repair problems caused by their poor workmanship. Think about it… would you want to return to a […]

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