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Your Construction Project is in Trouble – Who are you Going to Blame?

February 26, 2019

Your Construction Project is in Trouble – Who are you Going to Blame?

Many construction projects get in trouble and project managers are good at finding someone, or something to blame. It’s usually the poor estimator who cops the brunt of the blame. Listening to many construction project managers you would think that all estimators make mistakes and every construction project is only completed successfully because of the […]

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What is Construction Material Management?

February 20, 2019

What Is Construction Material Management?

The construction sector contributed US$ 641 billion to the US economy in the second quarter of 2018. This ever-increasing growth has led to excessive competition in the sector making it extremely critical for construction companies to continually reinvent their business strategies in order to stay ahead of competitors. But a persistent problem for most construction […]

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Daily Reporting – How To Do It Right

February 12, 2019

Daily Reporting How To Do It Right

A contractor’s daily reports are critical. In many instances, they are considered key evidence showing what actually occurred at specific times on the job. And since people’s memories fade, those trying to get the truth will likely rely heavily on what the daily reports say happened (especially when presented with a corroborating witness). The problem […]

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Local Plumbing Business Quits Paper Time Sheets and Boosts Profit Margins

February 5, 2019

Royal Plumbing

Editor’s Note: The following article was originally published in Plumber Magazine, written by Ken Wysocky. The Pains of Payroll At Royal Plumbing in Prairie City, Iowa, timesheets, and payroll were a huge problem. Melissa Thomas, an administrative assistant, says “You’ve got 60 or 70 guys and maybe only 50-time sheets. And trying to decipher their […]

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The Best Ways to Finance a Construction Business

January 29, 2019

The Best Ways to Finance a Construction Business

Whether you’re the owner of a long-running construction business, or you just started your venture to take advantage of an accelerating industry, you know that the construction business is booming again. After a slow recovery from the recession, the U.S. construction market is on the rise, and spending on new construction is expected to reach […]

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Is Your Contractors’ Prices Everything It Seems To Be?

January 22, 2019

Is Your Contractors' Prices Everything It Seems To Be?

So you’ve received prices (quotations) from a bunch of contractors or subcontractors! Who do you select to do the work? Well at first look the easy answer may appear to select the contractor with the lowest price. But is their price really the lowest? Not all prices are equal and the cheapest price might become […]

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To Grow or Not Grow Your Construction Company?

January 8, 2019

To grow or not grow your construction company_

I’m sure we have all heard of construction companies that have expanded, become successful, revenue has increased and their profits have increased, then, the wheels have come off. Profits have fallen and share prices collapse! Some companies even go bankrupt. Where did it all go wrong? Of course, we all know of the small local […]

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Selecting The Right Contractors and Subcontractors for Your Project

January 1, 2019

Selecting The Right Contractors and Subcontractors for Your Project

Have you selected the wrong contractor or subcontractor for your project? The contractor performed badly, with delays and poor quality? Perhaps there were hidden extra costs and their final price when the work was complete was much higher than you expected? Regrettably many projects go badly because the wrong contractor or subcontractor is selected. Often […]

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Is Your Company Ready For Year End?

December 18, 2018

Is your company ready for the end of the year.

Wow, where has the year gone? It seems like only yesterday we were starting 2018! I’m sure you all had high hopes and wishes for 2018 – perhaps even new year’s resolutions. Whether you were able to keep your resolutions,  I hope 2018 has been good to you, and you’ve had great success with your […]

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