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12 Tactics to Win More Construction Projects at The Right Price

December 11, 2018

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Winning more construction projects is often difficult. Winning new projects at the right price is harder. Construction companies regularly go from times of too much work to times when work is scarce. Unfortunately, the times when work is scarce are often far longer than the good times. Then, when work is won, it’s sometimes at […]

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How Can Social Media Affect Your Construction Company?

December 4, 2018

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Today social media is prevalent and almost everyone uses it – politicians, presidents, and even pets. However, many construction companies aren’t familiar with the benefits and problems that social media can bring to their company. Companies work hard at building a good reputation. They sometimes spend huge amounts of money on building their brand, their […]

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4 Easy Tips for Small Business Sustainability

November 27, 2018

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We all realize the value in adopting sustainable practices in order to reduce our impact on the environment. While this typically inspires local shopping, vegan diets, and a few charitable donations, it can be difficult to perpetuate these habits when it comes to your small business and does so profitably. However, a 2015 Nielsen study […]

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What Makes a Good Contractor?

November 20, 2018

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Good contractors are made not born Some construction contractors make the news for all the wrong reasons. They are declared bankrupt, involved in dodgy dealings, don’t pay their suppliers or subcontractors, produce poor quality work, finish their projects late, or seriously injure or even kill people in the course of construction work. Then there is […]

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Construction Marketing 101 – 12 Tips for Finding New Clients and Projects

November 13, 2018

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Construction marketing is one of the main factors that contribute to having a winning construction project. But where do you start? Contractors are really hard workers, which makes them inadvertently bad at marketing their companies. They are often so focused on their projects that they aren’t aware of what’s going on around them. Before they […]

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How to Check Your Project Work Areas Before Construction Begins

November 6, 2018

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You are about to start your project. The owner (or their project manager) hands you access to the work site. You are good to go – or are you? Unfortunately, contractors accept possession of the project site, or work area, and don’t check it. Only several weeks later do they discover that there’s a problem, […]

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Which is Scarier Your Construction Project or Halloween

October 30, 2018

Which is Scarier Your Construction Project or Halloween

Boo! Halloween, a time for kids to enjoy and some grownups to be silly. But sometimes, our construction projects can bear an eerie resemblance to Halloween itself. In honor of the upcoming holiday, we hope you enjoy this fun list of the spooky similarities between your construction project and Halloween that you should watch out […]

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Is There Bullying on Your Construction Projects

October 23, 2018

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Bullying is harmful. Bullying is rife on some construction projects. Workers bully co-workers. Managers and supervisors can even bully those working for them. Clients bully contractors. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Coincidentally we also have World Mental Health Day on October 10 and we have Global Diversity Month. Bullying takes many forms, from physical […]

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How to Choose the Right Construction Software for Your Company

October 9, 2018

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It’s happening all around you. You’re hearing about all these construction companies that are getting smart hard hats, drones, implementing software, and making all kinds of technological moves. Although the construction industry has been one of the last industries to fully adopt technology, the wheels have certainly hit the ground and adoption is in full […]

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Encouraging Diversity in Your Construction Company

October 2, 2018

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Diversity in Construction Construction is a melting pot of people of different colors. Our employees herald from different nations and varying economic backgrounds. When we employ people on our projects, or promote people, or award salary increases or bonuses, how many of these decisions are made completely without bias or regard to the person’s appearance? […]

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